OTTAWA, May 7, 2002 ( – TD Canada Trust, one of the largest banks in Canada, has awarded 20 young Canadians some of the largest scholarships seen in Canada with students receiving awards worth up to $50,000.  The awards were presented for ‘Outstanding Community Leadership’ in a ceremony on Parliament Hill today hosted by Ed Clark, President & COO, TD Bank Financial Group.  One of the awards went to Olivier Poulin of L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC, for “organizing a gay, lesbian and bisexual support and education group at his CEGEP” (CEGEP is a pre-university school for 17-18 year olds).  The event marks the second time this year major Canadian banks have promoted homosexuality.  In February this year LifeSite reported that a shareholders meeting of the Royal Bank held in Toronto defeated a resolution to require the Royal Bank to abandon its policy of refusing services to organizations which object to homosexuality.  In a precedent-setting decision by the Royal Bank in June 2001, the bank refused to permit the opening of an account at one of its Montreal branches, by an organization called which was opposed to the Gay Games, scheduled to take place in Montreal in 2006.  See related LifeSite coverage:  CANADA’S ROYAL BANK OFFICIALLY DISCRIMINATES AGAINST PRO-FAMILY CANADIANS   See the TD Canada Trust press release: