Calgary pro-life group denies graphic images provoked summer jobs controversy
The pro-life organization cited by the employment minister for questionable use of an employment subsidy refutes claims it provoked the government into forcing all Canada Summer Jobs applicants to attest that their “core mandate” supports a woman’s right to obtain an abortion.
A $56,000 grant to the Calgary-based Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform was used to stuff mailboxes with colour pamphlets that showed graphic images of aborted fetuses. The same images were also shown on banners displayed by summer students at major intersections in downtown Toronto.
“Some groups, like the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, for example, were using those government funds