March 23, 2018

Summer jobs program: Liberals penalize people of faith for breaking law that doesn’t exist

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

The Liberals have politicized the summer job, and as a result are penalizing charitable groups that subscribe to a different value-set.

So much for "diversity is our strength."

A recent National Post story reveals that after being defunded for refusing to agree with the Liberals’ “core mandate” values, millions have been forfeited due to exclusion from the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

The Liberals effectively changed the rules of the game in the bottom of the 9th inning with their over-the-top virtue signalling set out in the eligibility requirements:

To be eligible [for a grant], the core mandate of the organization must respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

The most contentious issue is the proviso on reproductive rights which, simply put, means all hiring organizations must pledge that they’re pro-choice, but this bully pulpit position simply makes no sense. Isn’t such an edict unconstitutional to begin with?

A government that administers any kind of grant program is fully within its rights to expect recipients to follow the law of the land, but Canada has no law on abortion.

If the Liberals are so pro-choice and care so deeply about this issue, then why not do the right thing and address this contentious issue by drafting an abortion law in Parliament?

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commented 2018-03-23 19:07:59 -0400
As usual Andrew and Bob completely miss the point.

Is stupidity endemic to the left, or are our resident trolls not so bright.
commented 2018-03-23 17:16:20 -0400
And, what Muslim groups are being cut off???
Shameful devious and wouldn’t it be nice to live in Texas!
The abortion debate is NOT over until every Canadian is finished talking about it! I don’t see that happening. As a matter of fact, the Pro-life movement is growing! Abortion is wrong and it is wrong because of not what “man” says, but because of what God says. And, he says that Murder is wrong. He says I knew you in your Mother’s womb! I formed you in your mother’s womb!
commented 2018-03-23 17:14:53 -0400
And, what Muslim groups are being cut off???
Shameful devious and wouldn’t it be nice to live in Texas!
The abortion debate is NOT over until every Canadian is finished talking about it! I don’t see that happening. As a matter of fact, the Pro-life movement is growing! Abortion is wrong and it is wrong because of not what “man” says, but because of what God says. And, he says that Murder is wrong. He says I knew you in your Mother’s womb! I formed you in your mother’s womb!
commented 2018-03-23 16:12:22 -0400
“Are you smarter than a fetus” reality show is coming to a town near you Andrew, the loser gets aborted.
Care to participate?
commented 2018-03-23 16:02:52 -0400
And, what Muslim groups are being cut off???
Shameful devious and wouldn’t it be nice to live in Texas!
commented 2018-03-23 16:00:32 -0400
And, what Muslim groups are being cut off???
commented 2018-03-23 14:49:30 -0400
The abortion debate is over. You live in a pro-choice North America. That is never going to change.
commented 2018-03-23 14:02:50 -0400
It’s not “murder”. As per Tremblay v Daigle (1989) the fetus isn’t legally a person.
commented 2018-03-23 13:31:08 -0400
“What would be the point? It’s unconstitutional to regulate it,”
At what point should murder not be regulated Almighty all knowing Andrew?
commented 2018-03-23 13:08:26 -0400
We have no Constitution or Charter of Rights other than whatever the socialists Marxist government tells us is constitutional and right.
commented 2018-03-23 12:54:05 -0400
“If the Liberals are so pro-choice and care so deeply about this issue, then why not do the right thing and address this contentious issue by drafting an abortion law in Parliament?”

What would be the point? It’s unconstitutional to regulate it, and provision is a healthcare (ie, provincial) matter. The Libs DID remove the overturned Section 287.

It’s not clear if it’s unconstitutional to withhold funding. Is the government obligated to financially endorse an unconstitutional perspective? It’s an interesting question – ultimately might come down to whether pro-life is a religious opinion, or a personal one. A lot of pro-life groups are only loosely religiously affiliated, if at all.
commented 2018-03-23 11:24:20 -0400
With the liberals and other assorted socialists it is always about control and injecting their agenda into every corner of the citizen’s life. From Stalin to Hitler to Castro and most other socialist dignitaries and their regimes, it is always the same: control, control, control. . . .. . .