The Canada Summer Jobs program has new requirements for funding. Applicants and employers must sign a document to attest that they agree with abortion and transgender “rights.”
The Unfair Requirements Placed on Canadian Businesses
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government changed the application process for Canada Summer Jobs after vowing last year to stop pro-life groups from receiving grants through the federal program.
Employment Minister Patty Hajdu added the requirement that employers sign an attestation that their “core mandate” supports reproductive and transgender “rights.”
Online applicants must check off the attestation or the application is void.
What This Means in Real World Terms
According to Brad Trost, a conservative MP, this is blatant discrimination against people of faith:
“In practical terms, this means you have to be with the Liberal Party position on abortion, gay marriage, transgendered rights, all sorts of legislation in the House of Commons, otherwise, you will be an ineligible employer for this program. That’s wrong. That’s discrimination.”
He goes on to point out an additional problem with the new regulations:
“The second problem with this is it automatically excludes all faith-based organizations that are traditional on their values of human life and sexual morality. That includes millions and millions of Canadians.” ProphecyNewsWatch
Anti-abortion Group Lawsuit
The Toronto Right to Life Association is taking the federal Liberal government to court over its decision to limit Canada Summer Jobs Program funding to groups whose “core mandate” respects charter rights, including the right to have an abortion, according to government officials…
The change prompted anger among many. Campaign Life coalition declared on its website that the Trudeau government wants people to “renounce your faith.”
“Trudeau is using the Canada Summer Jobs Program to compel and coerce Canadians to renounce their deeply held religious or moral beliefs, in exchange for federal funding,” said Jack Fonseca, spokesperson for Campaign Life Coalition, in a statement posted online. “This reeks of a deep-seated, anti-religious bigotry. Increasingly, Justin Trudeau is transforming the Liberal party into a hate group against Christians, whom he clearly wants to suppress. This program change must be stopped.”
Reached late Friday, a spokesperson for the Toronto Right to Life Association said the lawsuit argues the group’s charter rights to freedom of conscience and religious belief, to free speech, and its right to equal treatment under the law are violated by the government’s new requirement that it sign the attestation before it can be eligible for money. TheStar