Christian university wins against Trudeau government over summer grants

A federal judge has ruled that an Ontario Christian University that was barred access to the Canada Summer Jobs Program did not receive funding simply because…it was a Christian institution. Justice Richard Mosley ruled that the Trudeau Liberals breached procedural fairness in its treatment of Redeemer University which is a private Christian liberal arts university in Hamilton, Ontario. Interim president for the University, Dr. David Zietsma says they responded to the government’s request for more information on their harassment and discrimination policy.  After submitting documentation, including their anti-discrimination policy, the application was denied without the government addressing any additional concerns.  Zietsma  says this ruling is precedent-setting for Christian universities across Canada.

In a rare decision, the judge also ordered the federal government to pay Redeemer University’s full legal costs which amounted to $102,000. Previously, the university had been participating in the Canada Summer Jobs Program since 2006 without incident.

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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