Toronto Right to Life Association is suing Justin Trudeau’s government for requiring employers to sign an “attestation” in support of abortion and transgender rights to be able to receive summer job funding grants.
“Compelling individuals to adopt certain beliefs in order to receive benefits…is a breach of their conscience rights, religious rights, expression rights and right to equality under the Charter,” Calgary-based constitutional lawyer Carol Crosson told LifeSiteNews.
To create jobs for students, Canada Summer Jobs grants funds to small businesses, non-profit groups, and public sector employers. It used to be up to individual members of Parliament to approve applications.
“But Liberal employment minister Patty Hajdu introduced new criteria December 19, after making it clear last year she would change how the program is administered to prevent pro-life groups from receiving funds,” Lianne Laurence of LifeSiteNews reported.
Different views than Justin Trudeau’s Liberals? Then as an employer, you won’t be able to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs Program, thus, no funding. pic.twitter.com/Fgdm0ZIjMA
— Brad Trost (@BradTrostCPC) December 13, 2017
Toronto Right to Life are currently raising money to cover the costs of the legal battle to change this.
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