Routine Proceedings: Presenting Petition on the Canada’s Summer Job Program

Presenting Petition

June 11th, 2018

“Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by literally hundreds of folks in my riding and other parts of Southwestern Ontario. Amongst other things, the petitioners say the Government of Canada must defend the rights of all Canadians regardless of whether the current Liberal government agrees with specific views held by individual Canadians. The petitioners believe the current Liberal government’s proposed attestation requiring the summer jobs program to hold the same views as the government would contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights. Therefor, the petitioners call upon the Prime Minister to defend their freedoms of conscience, thought, and belief and withdraw the attestation requirements for applicants for the Canada summer jobs program.”