Tag Archives: religious freedom

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

This entry is part 13 of 13 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 Response To Government’s Supplementary Information on CSJ

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

​Minister Patty Hajdu called CCCC last evening to inform us of the rationale behind the attestation requirement of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.  We were given an opportunity to express our views.  The Minister then said she would take the information to her staff and see what to… More

Important Notice about the Canada Summer Jobs Program

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Attn.: Christian Charities in Canada If you have received funding in the past but in 2018 it is denied because of your refusal to accept the government’s attestation, please email (mail@cccc.org) or call (519-669-5137) us at the CCCC office as to the next steps. Please keep us informed as to… More

Summer Jobs Program: Further Evidence of The Government of Canada’s Ideological Approach Toward Religious Charities

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Last week it was revealed that the Government of Canada has decided to implement ideological screening on any group that requests funding for its Canada Summer Jobs program.  Only those non-profit groups that hold the same views as the government on matters of abortion, and sexual moral norms will be… More

Bussey – National Post Op-Ed: Courts have no business reviewing religious decisions

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

On November 2, the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to do something Canadian courts never do: review the solely religious decision of a church community. Until now, the courts have recoiled from getting involved in religious disputes—and for good reason. Read more here. More

Standing Committee Votes To Retain S. 176 of Criminal Code

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Section 176.

For as long as Canada has had a criminal code it has been a crime to be violent towards religious officials or to disrupt a religious service. Those “crimes against religion” are contained in section 176 of the code, which makes it an offence to “unlawfully obstruct or prevent… a clergyman… More