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Canada: A church’s ‘core mandate’ must be pro-abortion to get funding

According to LifeSiteNews, “Church groups must support abortion as part of their ‘core mandate’ in order to receive summer student job grants…”

“Justine Trudeau’s Liberal government changed the application process for Canada Summer Jobs after vowing last year to stop pro-life groups from receiving grants through the federal program.

“Employment Minister Patty Hajdu added the requirement that employers sign an attestation that their ‘core mandate’ supports reproductive and transgender ‘rights.'”

The new clause in the grant application demands applicants check a box that says:

My organisation’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada… these include reproductive rights and the rights to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability or sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

The BBC reports that the clause was added after the government was forced to pay a court settlement to three anti-abortion groups after it denied them funding in 2017.

The Canada Summer Jobs website states that women’s rights are human rights, and this includes “the right to access safe and legal abortions.” Access to safe and legal abortion is said to be “at the core of the Government of Canada’s foreign and domestic policies.”

You can read more at LifeSiteNews.

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