Canada's newest senator adds his voice to summer jobs funding protest

Posted April 26, 2018 10:53 pm by Editor

Canada's newest senator adds his voice to summer jobs funding protest

Canada’s newest senator refuses to be bound by partisanship, so he doesn’t hold back when the subject is the Canada Summer Jobs funding policy that has unleashed much debate the last few months.

“I am opposed to it. I think it is arrogant and disastrous,” says David Adams Richards, a prize-winning Catholic author from Newcastle, N.B., who is just the third senator appointed since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau initiated the new non-partisan selection process for the Senate in 2015.Since taking his seat last August, the 68-year-old Richards has looked for ways to bring some of his long-held social concerns to the

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