Evangelical conservatives and pro-lifers in Canada are voicing concern that a new requirement put in place by the federal government would force organizations to “attest” to liberal beliefs on abortion and LGBT rights in order to receiving funding to give kids summer jobs. Pro-lifers and social conservatives are speaking out against a new rule that has been enacted to a federal program to help local small businesses, nonprofits and charities provide summer jobs to over 70,000 students nationwide.
The government run by liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enacted a new rule requiring that all organizations that apply to receive funds from the Canadian Summer Jobs program prove they don’t violate Canadian Charter Rights, “reproductive rights” and the “right to be free from discrimination” on the basis of social identifiers such as sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. “CSJ applicants will be required to attest that both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights,” an application for the 2018 CSJ program reads. READ MORE