Trudeau’s government will fund groups that spew anti-Semitic hate–but not churches that help the poor

By Jonathon Van Maren The Liberal decision to insert an ideological purity test into the Canada Summer Jobs Program continues to dog them, as this exchange in the House of Commons a week ago highlights beautifully: Hon. Candice Bergen (Portage—Lisgar, CPC):  Mr. Speaker, last Saturday, in downtown Toronto in what can only be described as…

Here are the latest casualties of Justin Trudeau’s “abortion attestation”

By Jonathon Van Maren As I noted last week, the number of organizations hurting from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent demand that applicants to the Canada Summer Jobs Program sign off on an “abortion attestation” affirming their support for a variety of progressive projects is continuing to grow. Last year, 126 organizations were rejected—so far…

Trudeau Liberals punish MP who stood up for his constituents on Canada Summer Jobs attestation

By Jonathon Van Maren In public, the Liberals are trying to blunt the fallout from their “abortion attestation” in the application requirements for the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Employment Minister Patty Hadju essentially admitted that the attestation, which she and Trudeau have defended in the face of nearly universal backlash, was problematic when she promised…

Liberal MPs break rank with Trudeau over Canada Summer Jobs “abortion attestation”

By Jonathon Van Maren Behind the scenes, Liberal Members of Parliament have been panicking about Trudeau’s insertion of an “abortion attestation” into the application requirements for the Canada Summer Jobs Program for months already. One Liberal MP, Scott Simms, broke rank and voted with the Conservatives on their motion protesting the attestation—the NDP’s David Christopherson…

Trudeau Liberals reject final overtures from Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and evangelical leaders on CSJ “abortion attestation”

By Jonathon Van Maren Despite the fact that many Liberal Members of Parliament desperately want their government to back off the abortion attestation they inserted into the Canada Summer Jobs Program, it seems that Employment Minister Patti Hadju is refusing to back down. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops posted a statement yesterday indicating that…