Petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada draw the attention of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau to the following:
Whereas Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms identifies, among other things, freedom of conscience, freedom of thought and freedom of belief as ‘fundamental freedoms’;
The Government of Canada must defend the rights of all Canadians regardless of whether the current Liberal Government agrees with specific views held by individual Canadians; and
We believe the current Liberal Government’s proposed attestation requiring Canada Summer Jobs Program applicants to hold the same views as the Government would contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Therefore, your petitioners call upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to defend the freedoms of conscience, thought and belief and withdraw the attestation requirement for applicants to the Canada Summer Jobs Program.