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Published: January 9, 2018

Pro-life group sues Trudeau gov’t for tying pro-abortion pledge to summer job funds

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TORONTO, January 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Toronto Right to Life Association is suing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for violating the Charter by requiring employers sign an “attestation” supporting abortion and transgender rights to receive summer job funding grants.

“Toronto Right to Life feels it’s important to defend our rights and fight back against this discrimination, so that we can continue to be a voice for voiceless preborn children,” said group president Blaise Alleyne.

Calgary-based constitutional lawyer Carol Crosson filed an application January 4 with the federal court asking the Liberals’ pro-abortion attestation requirement be quashed on the grounds it is “compelled speech.”

“Compelling individuals to adopt certain beliefs in order to receive benefits…is a breach of their conscience rights, religious rights, expression rights and right to equality under the Charter,” Crosson told LifeSiteNews.

“And of course, this doesn’t just affect individuals with certain beliefs, it affects everyone in Canada,” she said.

This is “because if one individual with a certain set of beliefs can be compelled, anyone can be compelled to agree with the government’s opinion on a particular social issue,” Crosson explained.

Canada Summer Jobs grants funds to non-profit groups, small businesses, and public

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