News Candice Bergen

Liberals Shut Out Dissenting Organizations from Canada Summer Jobs Funding

Candice Bergen News

December 18, 2017

MORDEN, MB – The Liberal Government appears to be trying to exclude certain organizations who disagree with them from receiving funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, by making it a requirement to support abortion in order to be eligible.

"Canada Summer Jobs is an important program that helps organizations create good local jobs while providing great workplace experience for young people.  It’s extremely worrisome to think that an organization would be excluded from receiving taxpayer funded resources because they disagree with the Liberals’ view on particular issues,” said Bergen.

 

The Liberals have changed the Canada Summer Jobs application to require that applicants sign an attestation saying that their core mandate respects reproductive rights (code for being pro-abortion).

 

"A Government should never be telling its citizens what they should and should not believe. What we’re seeing when it comes to this Liberal Government is that if you don’t share exactly the same views that they do, you are likely to be left out in the cold,” said MP Bergen.

"We are seeing a pattern of disrespect towards religious Canadians from this Liberal Government; first, with their attempt to remove protection for religious freedoms from the Criminal Code and now with this. It is extremely troubling and un-Canadian, and my Conservative colleagues and I will continue to stand up for Canadians’ right to hold contrary beliefs, and for their right to be free to express them without fear of being discriminated against by their Government.”

 

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For more information, contact:

Office of the Hon. Candice Bergen, P.C., M.P.

613-995-9511

candice.bergen.a1@parl.gc.ca