Wednesday, May 16, 2018


   More than 1,550 applications were rejected for grant money through the Canada Summer Jobs program this year because of “issues” related to a controversial new box on the form, according to the federal government.
     Under rules introduced last winter, organizations must check off a box on their application confirming that both their “core mandate” and the job they want to use federal money to fill respect the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — as well as other rights.
   But some faith-based groups, backed by the Conservatives in the House of Commons, have said they can’t check the box without violating their beliefs surrounding abortion or LGBTQ communities. They’ve argued that the government has no business forcing its own ideology on them.

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