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Published On: Sat, Apr 21st, 2018

Chestico Museum and Heritage Society loses funding for not agreeing to Canada’s pro-abortion, transgender affirmations

A small museum in Canada is making headlines for losing funding for not agreeing to Justin Trudeau’s pro-abortion attestation required to receive summer job grants.

The Chestico Museum and Heritage Society in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, relies on the federal program to hire one of two summer students, president Susan Mallette told the Cape Breton Post.

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Mallette noted that the group isn’t affiliated with any religious organization, and isn’t trying to make a moral statement about reproductive or sexual freedoms, but said the museum, which offers a glimpse of life in the seaside hamlet 150 years ago, is located in “a very Catholic community,” who object to the compelling language to hire students.

“It was just the fact that the federal government has no rights asking such a question on an application to hire a summer student,” said Mallette, 66, who has been with the Chestico Museum and Heritage Society for more than 20 years.

The application now requires charitable organizations requesting grants to check off a box confirming they “respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights.”

It states those other rights include “reproductive rights, and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.”

Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition spoke to Life Site News: “This is just more evidence that Justin Trudeau is transforming the Liberal Party into a hate group against Christians…The Liberal party is the party of intolerance, exclusion – and yes, hatred towards Christians.  Please God – deliver us from this tyrant before he takes away all our rights.”

Chestico Museum has been approved for a provincial grant to hire a student, Mallette said. The museum is located in a two-room school house, where it displays archives and artefacts from Port Hood’s storied past, and runs a gift shop.

“We’re not closed-minded — we’re open to every type of student because you learn something from them, as well as teaching them certain things at the museum like cataloguing and putting on concerts or fundraising,” she told the Cape Breton Post.

“So they learn something, and we learn something from them. Every student is different, and we value every one of them.”

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  1. Joyce Arthur says:

    The museum is eligible. The attestation requirement has nothing to do with beliefs or values. As long as the primary mandate of the museum is not to oppose abortion or LGBT rights, and as long as they don’t discriminate in hiring or use the grant money itself to actively oppose human rights, the museum is eligible. Period. The museum has totally misunderstood the criteria – which btw are defined in the guidelines on the government website.

    Failure to read or understand the guidelines is a poor excuse to go crying to the media, and definitely no reason to deprive students of summer jobs.

  2. Lee says:

    Grammatical error in the title. Please fix.

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