Dioceses across Canada condemn pro-abortion attestation in federal jobs program
Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has joined many of his counterparts across Canada in recommending employers refuse to sign a controversial and required pro-abortion attestation in applying for a federal Canada Summer Jobs grant.
“This attestation is unacceptable. In effect, it simply excludes any Catholic parish, organization or charity from funding for hiring a summer student,” Archbishop Smith said in a letter released Jan. 23.
The Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa dioceses have made similar recommendations.
“No law confers the right to abortion; in fact, Canada is one of the few Western countries that has no law governing abortion at all,” Archbishop Smith said. “While