Yesterday, the Opposition called a vote on a motion that concerns the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
Here is the content of the motion they brought to the House of Commons:
That, in the opinion of the House, organizations that engage in non-political non-activist work, such as feeding the homeless, helping refugees, and giving kids an opportunity to go to camp, should be able to access Canada Summer Jobs funding regardless of their private convictions and regardless of whether or not they choose to sign the application attestation.
The House voted against this motion (93 yea, 207 nay). This was to be expected, but the result nevertheless should concern Canadians who believe in religious freedom. Many religious organizations will lack funding this year, which they would otherwise expect, because they cannot affirm our government’s attestation requirement (i.e., they cannot affirm the moral right of abortion).
If you are curious to know how your local representative voted, visit the link provided here.