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 employers and projects.

Attestation

1. I have read, understood and will comply with the Canada Summer Jobs Articles of Agreement;
2. I have all the necessary authorities, permissions and approvals to submit this application on behalf of myself and my organization;
3. The job would not be created without the financial assistance provided under a potential contribution agreement;
4. Any funding under the Canada Summer Jobs program will not be used to undermine or restrict the exercise of rights legally protected in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

Ineligible Employers:
• Members of the House of Commons and the Senate
• Federal Government Departments and Agencies
• Provincial and Territorial Departments and Agencies
• Organizations that engage in partisan political activities

Ineligible Projects and Job Activities:
• Projects consisting of activities that take place outside of Canada;
• Activities that contribute to the provision of a personal service to the employer;
• Partisan political activities;
• Fundraising activities to cover salary costs for the youth participant; or
• Projects or job activities that:
– restrict access to program, services, employment or otherwise discriminate, contrary to applicable laws, on the basis of prohibited grounds, including sex, age, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression;
– advocate intolerance, discrimination and/or prejudice; or
– actively work to undermine or restrict a woman’s access to sexual and reproductive health services.

Thoughts on Breaking News on Canada Summer Jobs

  1. Merv Budd

    I have questions about point #4 of the attestation. If we teach values which encourage people not to get drunk, although it is their right or children to remain abstinent although that is their right are we failing to meet the attestation. Many morals “undermine” the rights they are afforded. If we encourage youth not to smoke marijuana, or not to watch porn. Do we not have the legal right to influence others in order to change the laws which now make up those legal rights?

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  2. Mel Middleton

    Well said Merv. This looks like the same attestation requirement in different wording. The lack of clarity in the points you raise make it very troubling indeed. Thank you Barry Bussey and all at CCCC for keeping us informed and advocating for religious an political freedoms. God bless you for your efforts.

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  3. Tim Larson

    As far as I can tell, this doesn’t change what the former attestation says, it just changes the format in which they state it. Ridiculous.

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