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441-00377 (Social affairs and equality)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled


The Liberal Party of Canada was elected on a promise to revoke charitable status for pro-life organizations, such as Crisis Pregnancy Centres, which counsel young women and save countless lives every year;

Revoking the charitable status of pro-life organizations is a first step towards even more tyrannical measures to eradicate the values and principles of Christian Canadians, meaning churches may be next; and

Revoking the charitable status of pro-life organizations will result in an explosion in the number of brutal abortions committed in Canada each year, slaughtering thousands of innocent babies.

THEREFORE, be it resolved, that the undersigned do hereby call upon Members of Parliament to do everything in their power to prevent, block, organize against, and vote against any effort by the government to revoke the charitable status of pro-life organizations in Canada.

Response by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): The Honourable Chrystia Freeland

Canada's charitable sector is diverse and vibrant. From education to social support services, an estimated 86,000 registered charities engage in public benefit activities that touch almost every aspect of Canadian life. Registered charities are provided important supports under the tax system, including an exemption from income tax and the ability to issue official donation receipts for any gifts that they receive.

All Canadians should have the information they need to freely make decisions over their own bodies and have access to the medical care and services that are their legal right. Registered charities that provide reproductive health services are required to provide accurate and evidence-based information to women with respect to their rights and options at all stages of their pregnancy. In this regard, the Government of Canada is committed to taking action to ensure that organizations that provide dishonest counselling to pregnant women are ineligible for charitable registration, while respecting Canadians’ right to freedom of expression and freedom of conscience and religion under the Charter.

Presented to the House of Commons
Ted Falk (Provencher)
April 7, 2022 (Petition No. 441-00377)
Government response tabled
May 30, 2022
Photo - Ted Falk
Conservative Caucus

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