Bussey Op-Ed: Keep your money. Our religious conscience is worth far more.

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Here is an excerpt of Barry’s recent National Post Op-Ed – Three young prisoners of war stood defiantly in the desert. They knew the consequences: they could literally feel the heat already. But when the music played, they refused to kneel. Their faith was even more precious than the golden… More

Canada Summer Jobs Motion is Defeated But The Issue Remains Very Much Alive

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Far from being a “kerfuffle,” the opposition from faith-based and other groups to the Canada Summer Jobs has become a real headache for the Government of Canada. On March 19, 2018, the government was required to vote on the Opposition’s motion to allow all applicants to apply without having to… More

Freedom or Funding: Intersection Moments

Check out Intersection Moments on YouTube this week, for video highlights on the Canada Summer Jobs program and how this situation relates to religious freedoms in Canada. In the first part of the series, host Barry W. Bussey explains the long legacy of religious rights in Canada. Those fundamental freedoms… More

Parliament to Vote on March 19 on the Canada Summer Jobs Program

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

The Opposition Conservatives surprised many today by using their Opposition Motion in the House of Commons to address the Canada Summer Jobs issue. The federal government has struggled to keep this controversy under wraps. But the story will not die. There is too much at stake, as I explained in… More

URGENT: Watch Live Now Debate at the House of Commons

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

The House of Commons has opened up today with a debate about Canada Summer Jobs program’s controversial attestation requirement. The uproar over the Canada Summer Jobs program has exposed a government blind spot.  It does not understand nor   listen to the concerns of religious communities. We have watched with dismay… More

What the fuss about ticking a box on the Canada Summer Jobs application is about

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

When the success of your government grant application depends on agreeing with a government opinion, then there is bound to be a fuss. Canada is a democracy and Liberal democrats, by definition, do not take government-imposed opinions lightly. The Canada Summer Jobs is a government program that funds non-profits, small… More