Liberals revamp contentious anti-abortion test for summer jobs funding

December 6, 2018
Halifax Today

Contentious wording in Ottawa's summer-jobs program that required groups to declare themselves supportive of abortion rights to get funding has been dropped, and new rules put in place to appease faith groups and pro-choice advocates who each fuelled a furor over the policy last year.

Ray Pennings, executive vice-president of Cardus — said questions will likely still be raised of the declaration if it simply says groups will follow the law, which all employers are required to do already.