Every summer in Canada, companies and organizations receive federal grants to help ensure college and university students get an internship. I worked for a pro-life organization that received grants over the summer, but recently, the Liberals started looking into axing these grants for pro-life organizations.
An argument can be made on why these grants shouldn’t be given to any company or organization at all.
But that’s not what this is about.
Watch as I explain why the Liberals are doing this and where the problem is.
The government shouldn’t just fund those they only ideologically agree with. In a free and open society, individuals and groups should have the right to advocate for what they believe.
It’s called free speech and expression. At the end of day, if these pro-life groups aren’t doing anything illegal (and they’re not) they should be able to receive public funding for their student summer internship program.
If they don’t, if they are being singled-out for this, then that’s discrimination. If pro-life groups or politicians did this to you, I’d be staunchly defending your right to advocate and hold your beliefs.
So, do me the favour and don’t discriminate against my advocacy and beliefs.
Let’s not simply discriminate against ideas, Liberals. We’re better than that.
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