Canada Scheer accuses Trudeau of 'imposing' values on abortion with summer jobs grants

08:22  13 january  2018
08:22  13 january  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Opposition leader Andrew Scheer is accusing the Liberal government of " imposing " the prime minister's views on faith groups that fear they will be denied funding for summer jobs due to their positions on abortion . On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a town hall in Hamilton

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer is accusing the Liberal government of " imposing " the prime minister's views on faith groups that fear they will be denied funding for summer jobs due to their positions on abortion . On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a town hall in Hamilton

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer said it's inappropriate for the federal government to decline funding for faith groups because of their positions on abortion.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer said it's inappropriate for the federal government to decline funding for faith groups because of their positions on abortion.

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer is accusing the Liberal government of "imposing" the prime minister's views on faith groups that fear they will be denied funding for summer jobs due to their positions on abortion.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a town hall in Hamilton that groups are welcome to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program, but if those groups infringe upon a woman's right to choose, "that's where … we draw the line as a country."

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Opposition leader Andrew Scheer is accusing the Liberal government of “ imposing ” the prime minister’s views on faith groups that fear they will be denied funding for summer jobs due to their positions on abortion .

Scheer accuses Trudeau of ' imposing ' values on abortion with summer jobs grants . The abortion clause: Should groups that work against reproductive rights get public funding? Video. Hajdu on Summer Jobs funding.

Scheer was asked about the policy Friday following his speech at an event hosted by the Mississauga Board of Trade, telling reporters his party has heard from concerned groups who are opposed to the application process. The revised application requires employers to attest that they uphold fundamental rights, including "women's rights and women's reproductive rights."

Under the program, MPs allocate federal funds to non-profit organizations and small businesses in their ridings. The change in the application process comes after a review last year that was prompted by revelations MPs approved tens of thousands of dollars in grants to anti-abortion groups in two ridings.

"I believe that the federal government should respect the freedoms that Canadians enjoy to have different beliefs and that by imposing personal values of Justin Trudeau on a wide variety of groups is not an appropriate way to go," Scheer said.

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Scheer : PM trying to impose his 'personal values '. MORE:Canada Summer Jobs program canada summer jobs program abortion Julia Beazley liberals abortion News Politics trudeau abortion Trudeau Summer Jobs .

The Trudeau government has over-reached on the issue of abortion and summer jobs . At the very least, it should reword the “attestation” now attached to applications for summer - job funding so that organizations seeking grants don’t have to sign on to a broadly worded values statement.

"They fear that they would not be able to provide those much needed services within their communities or provide young people with the experience. We've been talking with those groups and listening to their concerns," Scheer said.

"We have concerns with the way this Liberal government is treating people with different opinions on different issues."

Bible camp faces loss of $40K in funding

The Southern Alberta Bible Camp said it couldn't agree to the attestation and, as a result, now stands to lose approximately $40,000 for six summer counsellor positions.

"We don't believe that abortion is right and we're being told that in order to be able to access these [federal summer job] grants we need to affirm that," Jon Gartly, executive director of the SABC, told CBC News.

Another camp, Camp Evergreen in Sundre, Alta., said it is unsure how it will proceed. "The initial reaction is that it would be very difficult for us to sign that," said executive director Bob Kroeker. He said he isn't sure if he will apply without the affirmation or forego applying entirely.

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Scheer accuses Trudeau of ' imposing ' values on abortion . Liberals ' imposing ' values on groups seeking summer job grants , Andrew Scheer says.

Andrew Scheer . Ontario Election. Justin Trudeau 's Ill-Fated India Trip Cost Over .5 Million. A student asked him if he values freedom of speech. And with that, he pointed to a "kerfuffle" around changes to the Canada Summer Jobs grants that have outraged social conservatives.

'We think this is a fair process'

Employment minister Patty Hajdu defended the application process Friday at a cabinet retreat in London, Ont., affirming groups are encouraged to apply for funding but must not "discriminate" against fundamental rights.

"We think this is a fair process," the minister said.

"I'm saying our ministry believes in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and these are fundamental expectations of Canadians, and we stand up for those rights — and that we ensure that the money that we disperse on behalf of Canadians is not used in a way that violates those hard-won rights."

The deadline for applying for 2018's Canada Summer Jobs program is Feb. 2.

Liberal MP says abortion clause in summer jobs program 'not right' .
MP Scott Simms, who represents the central Newfoundland district of Coast of Bays — Central — Notre Dame, says groups are being asked to disavow "core beliefs."The Liberal MP said its unfair that churches and Christian groups are being asked to violate their fundamental beliefs in order to receive funding for jobs and programs that are non-political, or unrelated to reproductive rights.

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