Stop the Values Test

But the Prime Minister wants to pick and choose whose rights are respected. His government has imposed a values test on groups that apply for a Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

The Canada Summer Jobs program has, for many years, provided funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years.

This year, however, applicants for a summer jobs grant will be forced to sign an “attestation” that amounts to a declaration of their values. If they don’t sign, they don’t get money to hire summer students.

That’s unfair. And it’s un-Canadian.

This values test has no place in our tolerant, inclusive society.

It has already hurt community organizations that use these grants to provide important services to people who need them. Like help for refugees and recent immigrants. Or programs for Canadians with disabilities. And even summer camps for children.

We know this is wrong.

All Canadians should be treated equally, regardless of
their personal faith or deeply-held beliefs.

You can always depend on us to defend every Canadian’s fundamental freedoms.

But we need your help.

Many Canadians have
already spoken out.

You can help by sending

this letter

to your local MP to let them know you’re against these changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Lookup your MP’s mailing address by clicking here.

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