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e-3296 (Social affairs and equality)

Initiated by Joyce Arthur from Vancouver, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Recent media coverage has revealed that several hate groups and anti-LGBT groups and at least 45 anti-choice groups received CEWS funding (through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy so companies can pay staff during the pandemic);
  • The Canada Summer Jobs program has criteria that disqualify applicants whose activities “actively work to undermine or restrict a woman’s access to sexual and reproductive health services” and those who restrict access to programs, services, or employment via discrimination; and
  • Public funds of the government should not be directed to organizations that support discrimination and are anti-choice.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Change the criteria for the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy funding to exclude anti-choice groups and hate groups; and
2. Revoke CEWS funding previously given to anti-choice groups and hate groups.
Open for signature
March 26, 2021, at 4:12 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 25, 2021, at 4:12 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Lindsay Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe)
May 26, 2021 (Petition No. 432-00981)
Photo - Lindsay Mathyssen
New Democratic Party Caucus