February 15, 2018

Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood)
2018-02-15 14:08 [p.17312]

Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government changed the rules around which employers could qualify for funding for the students through the Canada summer jobs program by requiring applicants to sign on to the Liberals’ values test.
I have spoken extensively to groups in Saskatoon—Grasswood. Let me share one of the many comments from my office.
Pastor Eldon Boldt wrote, “The concern is the intent to stop funding groups that oppose matters of conscience. This is a slippery slope for the Government to blatantly deny funding to groups who hold opposing values. What happened to diversity and tolerance?”
The right to freedom of belief and opinion is guaranteed by Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I join my constituents in the call for the government to immediately remove this shameful attestation from the Canada summer jobs application.