Trudeau’s Liberals change their “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs Program as election year looms

By Jonathon Van Maren Election year must be coming up: The Liberals are actually admitting that they were wrong for a change. It turns out that the backlash from religious groups over the ideological purity test they inserted into the Canada Summer Jobs Program has worried them a lot more than they were initially willing…

LGBT activists will come after the charitable status of churches next

By Jonathon Van Maren November 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Over the past decade, attacks on Canada’s Christian communities by LGBT activists have escalated significantly. In Alberta, Education Minister David Eggen is threatening to defund and possibly shut down religious schools that do not accept Gay-Straight alliance clubs. Canada’s Supreme Court recently ruled against Trinity Western…

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…