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Canada Employment minister hints pro-abortion pledge could be expanded to other grants

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CANADA, January 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian government representative repeatedly refused to say whether the requirement that employers sign a pro-abortion attestation in order to receive summer job grants may be expanded to other government programs.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his liberal government require that employers affirm they support abortion and transgender “rights” in order to receive government grants to hire students during the summer. It is facing backlash around the world, even from liberal media outlets.

“When we’re delivering funding for programs through the Canadian government, we need to be reflective of the rights that Canadians have, and the right for Canadians to (have) employment experiences in a non-discriminatory way.”

Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Patty Hajdu, defended the pro-abortion pledge in an interview with Global News. She repeatedly dodged questions from reporter Vassy Kapelos about whether going along with the pro-abortion attestation might become a requirement for “other areas in the future.”

“At this point my responsibility is for the Canada summer jobs program so we’re focused right now on the unrolling of the Canada summer jobs program,” said Hajdu.

“Are you ruling out adding the attestation box to other government employment programs?” Kapelos pressed her.

“When we’re delivering funding for programs through the Canadian government, we need to be reflective of the rights that Canadians have, and the right for Canadians to (have) employment experiences in a non-discriminatory way,” Hajdu responded. 

When Kapelos pressed her a third time on whether the pro-abortion attestation will be extended to other programs, Hajdu said, “Right now, my focus is Canada summer jobs.”

According to Hajdu, “quality job experiences” for students, subsidized by taxpayers, “should be with organizations that have a respect for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other fundamental rights of Canadians.”

When asked, Hajdu also wouldn’t say whether support for physician-assisted suicide would be added to the attestation in the future.

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