No compromise on Canada Summer Jobs policy
Catholic agencies that alter the controversial reproductive rights attestation on the Canada Summer Jobs application will be denied grant money, according to a government spokesperson.
Several organizations submitted forms that altered the attestation. In Toronto, for example, rather than attest that their “core mandate” respects “reproductive rights,” Catholic organizations were advised to cross out the government’s wording and instead “attest that my organization will abide by the law in our hiring practices and all our other activities.”But that strategy won’t work, according to an official at Human Resources and Development Canada (HRDC). “Organizations, including faith-based groups, are required to meet the