Mirror of Justice

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Support for abortion rights (etc.) a condition of publicly funded summer jobs in Canada

Story here.  As a result, Bishop Ronald Fabbro

said he has decided that the Diocese of London will not apply for or accept any money from the Canada Summer Job Grants program.  The program has funded an estimated 70,000 summer jobs for secondary school or college students, granting organizations the money for positions like camp counselors or landscapers. London-area organizations alone received nearly $4 million through the program last year.

This heavy-handed move by the Trudeau government seems to go beyond the kind of "compliance with nondiscrimination rules" conditions that are increasingly being tied to public funds, contracts, grants, and licenses in the United States.  I'm reminded of the "law of merited impossibility" . . . .  


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