The Trudeau Government sure has stepped into it this time concerning the application requirements for youth summer-job funding. Voices right across a broad political spectrum are critical of how this is being rolled out.
The Toronto Star editorial board (of all sources) has honed in on the particular flaw in the process:
…It needs to return the debate to one about actions, not beliefs. Government doesn’t have to fund actions that violate rights, but it shouldn’t try to police what people believe.
Of course we could have a whole other debate on whether or not abortion is an actual “right” in this country, and included in the Charter. Some say no.
But first of all the Trudeau Liberals need to stop trying to punish people with viewpoints that differ from their own.
Like it or not, Justin Trudeau is Prime Minister of all Canadians – not just of the left. He should start acting that way.
Update: Canada Summer Jobs attestation specifically targets activities, not beliefs: Hajdu – Global News.
Well, a lot of people still seem to have trouble believing that.
And then there’s this: Archbishop to Trudeau: You’re ‘confused’ if you think you can be pro-abortion and Catholic. I doubt that Trudeau actually sees himself as Catholic. Probably more of a post-modernist Global Gaia Worshipper.