Do You Believe that Freedom of Speech and Conscience is a Right that Should be Protected?

Have you heard how Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Government are trying to restrict and limit faith based organizations from having opinions other than his?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Canada Summer Jobs program that would render faith based organizations ineligible for funding. The new criteria requires the applicants to attest that “both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights…”

This is the Liberal Government’s way of saying that if you do not support abortion, you are not allowed to apply for or receive this taxpayer funded program.

I believe that this new Liberal policy isn’t about the activities or services that an organization is engaged in, but instead designed to target the personal beliefs of the individuals who run those organizations.

The right to freedom of belief and opinion is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Liberal’s decision to make funding decisions based on a person’s or organization’s private conviction is outrageous.

The Liberal’s decision to discriminate against applicants based on their beliefs is despicable, and very concerning to many of us. Freedom of speech, and freedom of belief are fundamental Canadian values, that must be respected and stood up for.  

Please help me by signing my petition here and show Trudeau that Portage-Lisgar and Canadians everywhere do not want to be told what they are allowed to believe by him.


Hon. Candice Bergen, P.C.

MP for Portage-Lisgar

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