Canada is gradually making it’s progress with all the needful sincerity required. It’s laws and terms are always in support to the varied citizens.
The Liberal government headed by Justin Trudeau denied funding pro-life activities or projects under its revamped national youth volunteer initiative.
Prime Minister Trudeau revealed the first phase of the Canada Service Corps initiative during a live Instagram video on Tuesday describing it as creating “an opportunity for any young person who wants to serve their country in meaningful ways, sources reported.
Reportedly, Canadian government is investing $105 million into the program over the next three years. But the service corp won’t be fully implemented until 2019, the government is already taking funding applications.
The Canada Service Corps will deny funding for any projects deemed not to “respect existing individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” including reproductive rights.
The values are conserved for 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.
Campaign Life Coalition president Jim Hughes disclosed the Liberal criteria that excluded pro-life projects.
“This new policy change is discriminatory. First, pro-life MPs need not apply [to be part of the Liberal party], now young Canadians need not apply.” He said. “Insisting Canadians adhere to his particular ideology is totalitarian,” he said.
The Liberals exclusively won’t be require that applicants sign an attestation that their “core mandate” supports abortion and transgender rights, as they required for Canada Summer Jobs program grants.
According to Faith-based groups, the policy violates their Charter rights of freedom of religion and equality to which Toronto Right to Life has launched a court action that the attestation be quashed as unconstitutional.
The Canada Service Corps includes volunteer opportunities with 10 organizations approved by the government — 4-H Canada, Apathy is Boring, Boys and Girls Club of Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Chantiers jeunesse, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Canada, Katimavik, mindyourmind, Ocean Wise, and the YMCA.
People from local and regional organizations, including schools, not-for-profits, municipal governments, indigenous organizations and Crown corporations, can also apply for funding for projects in their communities. Conditionally granting small amounts for service -related projects.
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