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 15 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 15 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 15 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

CCCC’s Recommendation in Response to Government Rejections of CSJ Applications

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

What we have feared has come true:  the government has rejected the applications of Christian Charities who could not, because of conscience, sign the government’s attestation requirement. CCCC’s sent the following message to our ministry leaders in response to the Government’s rejection: Dear Ministry Leader, Over the past days, we… More

Government Extends the Canada Summer Jobs Deadline to February 9

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

The Federal Government has decided to extend the Canada Summer Jobs application to February 9.  This comes as more opposition grows to the new attestation requirement. More