As expected, I received a rejection letter from Service Canada for an application for Canada Summer Jobs. This is the first time funding for our organization has been rejected. We have received funding since 2009.
The reason for this rejection is that as a Christian church, we reject human abortion and the marriage rights of those who of the same sex.
The 2018 application required a signed attestation that reads:
“Both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”
Below is a screenshot of the repairs I made to the application I submitted. I marked over the words in bold above:
Yesterday I received an email from Service Canada:
“Your application must be resubmitted because the attestation cannot be altered or modified. The “I attest” box must be checked and the application signed. You can resubmit the last page only, which contains the requested jobs, the attestation and the signature.”
So, this year we will not receive a Canada Summer Jobs grant because of a conscience objection to sodomy and the murder of infants. Bad idea for the Government of Canada: Ontario has just raised the minimum wage 22% on January first, and now has lost 59,000 jobs since then, mostly part-time.
This is unconstitutional and against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Follow this blog until it’s deemed illegal.