One Year Ago

One year ago, those of us in the religious freedom field were waiting with great anticipation the June 15, 2018 decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) concerning Trinity Western University’s (TWU) bid to have a law school. (One decision on the Law Society of BC’s refusal to accredit… More

2019 Canada Summer Jobs Update

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

The Federal Government has released a list of employers that have been approved for Canada Summer Jobs funding to hire youth. This funding assists charities and small businesses to hire summer students. Over the past two years, the Federal Government has come under criticism for its requirement that all applicants sign an… More

The Beam of Christian Schooling

Attacking faith-based institutions for upholding codes of conduct ignores the Charter, violates the spirit of pluralism, and risks undermining religious freedom, argues lawyer Barry W. Bussey. CBC News “Go Public” ran a story recently about the “dark secret” of religious schools. Initially, the story got a lot of attention, but… More

To Apply or Not to Apply for Canada Summer Jobs Funding?

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

This article will review why 2018 was so offensive; explain what the government did differently for 2019; highlight the unanswered questions the government has yet to clarify; and then, finally, suggest a way forward for Christian charities in the valley of decision on whether to apply. Christian charities in Canada… More

Breaking News on Canada Summer Jobs

Brian Platt, of the National Post, has published the 2019 Attestation for the Canada Summer Jobs program.  I am posting a copy of the form here; read the entire article here.  We will be responding shortly. The 2019 attestation Below is the 2019 attestation in full, plus the eligibility criteria for… More