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e-1484 (Discrimination)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Joyce Stankiewicz from New Hamburg, Ontario, on February 6, 2018, at 9:40 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Canada Summer Jobs
Discrimination
Employers
Freedom of conscience and religion
Student summer employment
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The current eligibility requirements of employers seeking to apply for Government of Canada funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program require organizations to sign an attestation stating that their organization’s core mandate respects individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights, including reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression;
  • We believe that requiring organizations to attest that this is their organization’s “core mandate” would force many organizations to choose between their beliefs, often rooted in their religion, and being able to receive funding; and
  • By its nature, this requirement discriminates against organizations based on their beliefs.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the government of Canada to remove this discriminatory requirement and allow Canadians to continue to exercise their freedom of religion and freedom of expression without facing institutionalized discrimination by the Government of Canada.
Kitchener—Conestoga
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 18, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02505)
Government response tabled on July 18, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-25)
Open for signature : February 6, 2018, at 9:40 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 6, 2018, at 9:40 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
2045
British Columbia
1599
Manitoba
744
New Brunswick
348
Newfoundland and Labrador
91
Northwest Territories
5
Nova Scotia
248
Nunavut
7
Ontario
5520
Prince Edward Island
62
Quebec
340
Saskatchewan
633
Yukon
7
Other Countries
29
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