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Many faith groups, who hold pro life views, feel that their charter rights are being discriminated against in these changes to theCanada Summer Jobsprogram for students.
To be fair to the changes to theCanadaSummer Job there is a disclaimer that states”an organization that is affiliated with a religion does not itself constitute ineligibility for this program.”
I view this as a positive indicator, given that faith groups perform many valuable community services, such as running soup kitchens,
youth programs, sponsoring private refugees and other community charity related activities that help our most vulnerable.
The challenge is that many organizations of faith who may not necessarily be excluded from the summer jobs program have expressed a reluctance of applying due to their belief that the new restrictions discriminate against those who have pro life views.
Although I am clearly not a member of the Liberal government, I believethese changes were more intended to prevent organizations that actively campaignfor lawsagainst the termination of a pregnancy from being eligible to receive summer student job funding.
Herein is another challenge because the right to oppose abortion is also protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The bottom line is the Trudeau Liberals have politicized theCanada Summer Jobsprogram for students jobs by deciding certain charter rights have priority over others.
These kinds of decisions often end up before our Supreme Court.
As I write this week’s report, I believe a legal action against these changes may already be underway.
My question this week: do you agree with the changes to theCanada Summer Jobsprogram for students, that reinterprets the Charter in this way?Dan Albas is the MP representing Central Okanagan Similkameen Nicola.