Friday, 19 July 2019

An Unplanned Silver Lining

Well, that was a roller-coaster ride, wasn't it?

Unplanned, the movie about the very questionable events around the conversion of a pro-choice Planned Parenthood employee into a howling fetus freak, has mostly finished its run in Canada.

It opened in March in the US, but not in Canada. Some of the cast spoke at the March for Lies in Ottawa in May. Sponsored by some Conservative MPs, it was screened as part of the bun-fest.

The next we hear of it is that it was "banned." No, it wasn't, it just did not have a Canadian distributor. "Wah-wah-wah," from the anti-abortion crowd, "we are being persecuted. Again."

The same gang of MPs, led by Brad Trost, agitated online to bring the movie here. (Now that Trost has lost his nomination bid for re-election, he is free to be all anti-abortion all the time. See his Twitter account.)

So then it got a distributor, who moonlights as a Christian pastor.

A few independent theatres agreed to show it. But then there were
allegations of threats
made to two indy houses. "Aha! See? It's the pro-choice side that's violent!!!"

Then Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas announced they were giving it a limited run in a few of their theatres.

There were protests by pro-choice people against Cineplex.

The protests centred around the fact that the story itself is highly dubious (see first link), the depiction of abortion is misleading, sensationalized and just plain wrong, and the portrayal of abortion providers shows them to be cartoonishly evil. In short, it is USian anti-choice propaganda.

Anyway, the film ran, there were a few protests, and reviews were written. In the opinion of NOW's film critic, Norm Wilner, the whole schmozzle was orchestrated and we were all played.

As is clear from the links above, Canadian mainstream media covered the hoopla.

But what about the reviews?

It has been said that bad reviews are more fun to write -- and read. ALL the reviews of Unplanned here are bad. And fun. Canadian movie critics had a ball with Unplanned.

(The Guardian review has been included because it's fun too.)

Here are five Canadian reviews from mainstream outlets: Maclean's, Winnipeg Free Press, Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, and even the Toronto Sun. A "fact check" piece was done by the Toronto Star.

All the reviewers call the movie "propaganda."

All the reviewers question the truthfulness of the story.

And three of the five reviews, plus the fact check, counter the movie's lies with facts.

First from The Guardian, Jordan Hoffman, March 29.
The deck:
In a dim-witted Christian drama part-financed by the disgraced founder of a pillow manufacturer, a woman discovers abortion is evil.

More:
Despite the many ghastly scenes of blood (so much blood), Abby has her epiphany observing cheap, risible CGI of an ultrasound. A fetus presents what could be misinterpreted as fear or pain during the procedure. As Abby mugs, the callous doctor barks orders and the music swells just as the prayer group is mid-chant outside. We get corny closeups of medical tubes overflowing with what look like raspberry Icees. It’s enough to make anyone turn to a higher power, just to get this movie to end!

Next, from Maclean's Anne Kingston, July 15. Kingston also counters lies with facts and questions the story's truthfulness.

Such [ethical] queries aren’t pondered in Unplanned, a movie whose disturbing content has less to do with gore than its stealthy scare-mongering and misinformation about abortion that could put women’s health at risk.

From Winnipeg Free Press, on July 15, Jen Zoratti:

In Unplanned, abortion is depicted as dangerous, scary and something obtained only by white teenage girls. In reality, the procedure is safe, common and women from all socio-economic backgrounds access abortion care. The thing about propaganda is, it has to be persuasive to be effective. Unplanned is too simplistic to do much more than preach to the converted.

Now for a quite glorious review by Barry Hertz on July 10 in the Globe and Mail.

Headline:
Anti-abortion film Unplanned is a disgusting piece of propaganda that may endanger the health of women

Quote:
Unplanned will make you writhe in agony over how such an ugly, malicious and potentially dangerous piece of religious and political propaganda could have made its way into this world.

On July 11, Chris Knight of the Ottawa Citizen weighed in.

But none of this matters, because the film is preaching to the choir; no one who disagrees with its central tenet will be watching. And even if presented to a mixed audience, Unplanned is neither smart enough to rally anyone to its cause, nor dumb enough to alienate those who believe its message. As propaganda, therefore, it’s basically useless.

And finally, the surprise from the Toronto Sun by Liz Braun on July 9.

People are not protesting the movie here for pro-choice reasons but for pro-truth reasons — the film is said to be full of misrepresentations about abortion procedures (bloody! dangerous! terrifying!) and lies about Planned Parenthood, suggesting the organization pushes abortions. In fact, Planned Parenthood is a crucial health service for women in America and provides cancer screening, birth control materials and counselling, Pap smears, breast exams, STD testing and other services.

Just to round out the coverage, here is the fact check piece by Cherise Seucharan and Tessa Vikander from July 12 in the Toronto Star.

For pro-choice in Canada, while the movie is dangerous, it has proved to have a silver lining. The mainstream media agree: anti-choicers tell a lot of lies that the media is prepared to call out and counter.

And there was a very satisfying response of outrage and protest from ordinary people on social media and letters to the editor. Plus, of course, people who actually turned up to demonstrate.

There is absolutely no doubt. The response to Unplanned proves it. Canada is pro-choice.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Revoke Charitable Tax Status of Anti-choice Groups





The petition signers call upon the government of Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency to:

• Revoke charitable tax status from all anti-choice groups
• Not allow new anti-choice groups to become charities
• Require that charities not work to oppose Charter and human rights, as per the similar requirement for the Canada Summer Jobs program


The numbers:
About 225 anti-abortion groups in Canada have charitable tax status – 71% of all anti-abortion groups. Of these 225 groups, 147 are “crisis pregnancy centres” that try to dissuade women from abortion, 73 are groups that advocate against abortion, and 5 are abstinence education or adoption promotion organizations. In comparison, only 3 of 26 pro-choice groups have charitable tax status.

Anti-choice groups do not meet requirements for charitable tax status because:

• They do not serve any public benefit, act to oppose human rights, and are harmful and discriminatory.

• Abortion has been legal for over 30 years and has become a fundamental Charter right for women and transgender people under Sections 7 and 15 (security of the person and equality). Yet anti-choice advocacy groups oppose these rights and ultimately want to re-criminalize abortion. Anti-human rights groups should not have charity status.

• "Crisis pregnancy centres” (CPCs) provide medical misinformation to their clients and the public, and thereby pose a threat to Canadians’ access to necessary healthcare and their right to unbiased, accurate information. CPCs create societal harm by reinforcing abortion stigma, and fostering feelings of guilt, fear, anxiety, and confusion in clients considering abortion.

• The use of medical misinformation and ideological propaganda by anti-choice charities cannot have any public benefit since it is not based on sound research or evidence, and fails the requirement that charities be “truthful, accurate, and not misleading.” Further, the information provided does not allow for informed decision making or the weighing of competing viewpoints, thereby not meeting the definition of “education.” And contrary to the definition of “healthcare,” anti-choice CPCs do not provide any direct healthcare – only biased counselling by untrained peer counsellors. Instead of “preventing or relieving a mental or physical health condition” – i.e., unwanted pregnancy – they hope to dissuade clients from using contraception and having abortions.


Petition by Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada.

Sign the petition here.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

The Making of a Grassroots Activist



A woman in Haldimand Norfolk County in Ontario has made such a pain in the neck of herself that when a giant inflatable baby went missing, several people suspected suggested that she was involved.

Oddly, it was the same promotional inflatable that first caught Georgia Gamble's attention. Just over two years ago, a local restaurant used a picture of Baby Hope (awww) on its Facebook page to advertise a fund raising campaign for Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre, an anti-choice crisis pregnancy centre.

She says: "The restaurant made it clear that they supported a woman’s choice and that this group they were raising money for 'were not like those kind of groups' which don’t support a woman’s choice.  This just didn’t sit well with me and I started to investigate just what crisis pregnancy centres were all about."

She came across a blog post here at DJ! about 100 Who Care groups and specifically about Women Who Care Norfolk.

(Briefly, here's how 100 Who Care groups work. A bunch of people get together a few times a year to hear pitches directly from good causes in their communities. Most groups require that the good cause be a registered charity. They listen, vote, and write cheques for $100 each. The Women Who Care Norfolk raised $14,600 for the Norfolk Fake Clinic.)

Georgia contacted the restaurant and explained what CPCs were about and from the response, she suspected the Norfolk centre hadn't been entirely candid with the restaurant about its true agenda.

Which we know is to lie to, manipulate, and shame pregnant people out of exercising their right to abortion.

Someone alerted Georgia to the fact that United Way of Halidimand-Norfolk also supported the anti-abortion group (page 6 here in United Way Annual Report 2017). When Georgia tried to enlighten UW, it insisted it was supporting parenting programs.

And an activist was born.

She began to research what other community groups and businesses were supporting CPCs. There is another fake clinic in the area -- Haldimand Pregnancy Care Centre, which by the way, received $36.4K in Canada Summer Job Grants, putting it in the top 5 nationwide. Until pro-choice activists put a stop to the practice.

She shared this information via social media like Facebook and Twitter. The Haldimand Norfolk Pro-Choice Coalition was created.

"My goal was to expose fake clinics and the harm they do in the community. I wanted people to know that they were donating to anti-choice groups.

"And it’s not always about raising money. Some groups and people continue to support the CPCs by allowing them to participate in local events. The Dunnville Bell Let’s Talk allows the Haldimand Pregnancy Centre to have an information booth at the Mental Health Fair.  The CAMHS Wellness and Recovery Centre in Simcoe allows the Norfolk Pregnancy Centre to have a information booth at their Wellness Event. For two years I have contacted them and let them know about the inaccurate information these two groups share but they continue defend their decision.

"The RBC Port Dover branch collected money from clients.  We contacted corporate and they defended the partnership saying they 'don’t take a stand on women’s reproductive healthcare'.

"The Norfolk Rotary and Haldimand-Norfolk Soroptimists International continue to donate to them."

But there have been successes. The United Way’s allocation committee did not choose either of the CPCs to receive any money this year. Domino's Pizza in Simcoe went from supporting the Norfolk centre with a Family Fundraising event, complete with bouncy castle, to denying that it was going to support them in the first place.



And of course, the Norfolk fake clinic is pretty unhappy with these efforts. Its website is pretty slick.

Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre is a non profit, non-judgmental, safe place where anyone in the community experiencing pregnancy, parenting issues and/or related concerns, can come for loving, professional, FREE help and support.
It gets around the religious "mission" issue with this FAQ.
Is NPC a branch of a church or churches?

NPC is an independent organization with its own charitable status. We are a provincially incorporated organization.  Although many churches support the work we offer to those who choose our services we are not affiliated with any one church, denomination or business. 

But elsewhere on the site there's this.



And about that "abducted" inflatable baby? It was returned with a ransom-style note saying the abduction was a prank.

As for Georgia, she is finding this grassroots activity very satisfying. She continues to check social media and share information with her community. The Facebook page is growing.

She has some advice for others who might want to take up a similar hobby. "Just keep at it. Don't give up. Keep exposing organizations that are partnering with the CPCs. Share the disinformation, lies and harm that CPCs spread in communities. Let people know that CPCs aren’t what they appear to be. They say they aren’t faith based but that couldn’t be farther from the truth."

Follow Haldimand Norfolk Pro-Choice Alliance at @Prochoice_HN.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Anti-Choice in Our Schools

New school year, new challenges and questions. For parents and students alike.

In Ontario, the Fraud government is trying to axe the "new" sex ed curriculum and is running into more trouble than it expected.

In Calgary, the school board has severed ties with a fake clinic that taught sex ed in PUBLIC schools.

A couple of other school boards in Alberta have done the same. @ABProchoice tweeted a thread of other anti-choice organizations that offer sex ed. I used Threadreader (very easy, even for TechnoDork) to compile the info more permanently.

The information comes from Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada's study of Fake Clinics' (aka Crisis Pregnancy Centres) websites updated. (The study was in 2016.)

I plan to get to work on compiling similar info for the rest of Canada, but if any reader knows of anti-choice groups teaching sex ed in a public school board or school, please let us know.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Lawless Abortion: No, We Do Not Need a Law



We Need a Law, the astroturf wing of Dominionist group Association for Reformed Political Action*, has put up its first billboard in Dartmouth, NS.

No doubt to the group's delight, it is causing controversy.

Pattison Outdoor, which rents the space, says it has received complaints, but will not take it down unless instructed to by Ad Standards.

So, friends of truth and choice, we need to complain. Ad Standards has made this relatively easy.

Go here and read the instructions. There is a handy online form.

For this ad, I think the section of The Code that applies is 1(a) under "Accuracy and Clarity."
In assessing the truthfulness and accuracy of a message, advertising claim or representation under Clause 1 of the Code the concern is not with the intent of the sender or precise legality of the presentation. Rather the focus is on the message, claim or representation as received or perceived, i.e. the general impression conveyed by the advertisement.

(a) Advertisements must not contain, or directly or by implication make, inaccurate, deceptive or otherwise misleading claims, statements, illustrations or representations.
Section 14 "Unacceptable Depictions and Portrayals may also apply and has been successfully used against anti-choice advertising in the past.

Getting back to "Accuracy and Clarity," while technically accurate, the ad has two misleading implications:

1. That there is no regulation of abortion. This is not true. Like all other medical procedures, abortion is regulated by the practitioners, in this case the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. Here are the guidelines.

2. That patients and providers are doing something wrong or illegal. Also not true. Abortion was decriminalized in 1988. It is a common medical procedure, fully covered by Canada's universal health insurance.

On the second point, Section 14(c) and (d) may apply.
(c) demean, denigrate or disparage one or more identifiable persons, group of persons, firms, organizations, industrial or commercial activities, professions, entities, products or services, or attempt to bring it or them into public contempt or ridicule;
(d) undermine human dignity; or display obvious indifference to, or encourage, gratuitously and without merit, conduct or attitudes that offend the standards of public decency prevailing among a significant segment of the population.

Let's do this. We Need a Law (Like a Hole in the Head) plans to put up 70 of these billboards across Canada.

Complain. Complaining works.

(Note: The online form takes a while to load. It's not loading for me at all, so I'm going to email. info @ adstandards.com)

ADDED: ARCC also has a guide to lodging complaints with Ad Standards.


*I've written about ARPA a lot. It is a political action group devoted to imposing Christian theocracy.

The mission of ARPA Canada is to educate, equip, and encourage Reformed Christians to political action and to bring a biblical perspective to our civil authorities.
They lobby the hell out of government, meddling in abortion matters, assisted dying, freedom of religion, and other shit that is none of its business.

It is not a benign influence on civic debate.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Canada Summer Jobs: The Round-Up (for now)

I'm still laughing about this.

Visitors to DJ! over the past two or so weeks may have been bored to tears by noticed my rather compulsive compilations of apparently religious outfits that appear on the Canada Summer Jobs list of successful employers, i.e. groups that signed the evil abortion clause.

My point, of course, was to demonstrate that many, many religious organizations understood perfectly well what the government was trying to accomplish with the attestation despite the shrieking and spin from Conservatives, media, and the Church. The point was made by Michael Coren who had access to "official documents."
Official documents show that of the 2,728 faith-based organizations that applied for summer jobs funding this year, 58 per cent were willing to sign the attestation. Of the 115 Anglican groups that applied, only 10 refused so sign, and only two of the 199 United Church-affiliated organizations refused. Even more startling, none of the 89 Jewish or 130 Muslim groups withheld their support. Which leaves evangelical groups and, of course, Roman Catholics.

Opposition to abortion has become an absolute of conservative Catholic opinion even though, it should be noted, Canadian Catholics in general do not share this view and progressive Catholics have a far more nuanced approach.

Also, there is far more ambiguity in the Catholic response to the program than we have been led to believe. Contrary to what many critics of the policy have claimed, of the 365 Catholic organizations applying for funding, the overwhelming majority signed on, with less than a third (32 per cent) refusing to do so.
Indeed, the Catholic website, LieShite did their own compilation and came up with the number "157 identifiably Catholic groups" who checked the box.
“We didn’t start this controversy,” [Cardinal Thomas] Collins told Vatican Radio in February. “We’re trying to be cooperative, but we cannot check off the box.”

But despite this, at least 157 identifiably Catholic groups have done just that, according to the database of Canada Summer Job grant recipients for 2018, available online for some weeks.

Of these, the majority — 107, or 68 percent — are parishes, but charities, school boards, religious orders, hospitals, a day care, and care homes are also listed.
And even Jesuits!

LifeShite links to a PDF documenting who's keeping the dough, who's returning it, and who didn't bother to respond to LieShite's demand for explanations.

The site says that 30 groups intend to return the money. But sadly, not before:
They have now disappeared, but not, unfortunately, before a pro-abortion blogger gleefully displayed a screenshot of their names, with the derisive comment: “Make up you [sic] mind, guys.”

Of course that was me here. The typo was gratuitous.

The same day LieShite broke the news that 157 Catholic groups wanted the dough more than the martyrgasm, it also published a story about people "knowingly" ticking the box.

So, it looks like the evil-doers are getting spanked in public. I wonder if we'll ever know if they do actually return the money.

I've checked out the whole country now and I must say that we have an impressive array of do-gooders and entrepreneurs out there. As Coren says, not only Catholics, but other Christians, Jews, and Muslims will hire students with government help this summer.

In my perusal, I found Buddhists in Thornhill, atheists (!) in Lanark, and Knights of Columbus (!!!) in Miramichi and Sydney-Victoria. Coren doesn't mention a large number of Sikh groups, mostly in BC and Ontario.

Remember, this all started with Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada volunteers examining Canada Revenue charitable tax filings then matching the "government" funding up with Canada Summer Jobs.

Here are the info sheets. Funny, but absolutely nobody has picked up on the fact that ARCC also identified dozens of groups who did not properly report government funding. There is also a searchable PDF of which anti-choice groups got CSJ money, in which ridings, from which MPs and parties.

Finally, I'm happy to report that only one (maybe two) identified anti-choice group -- a fake clinic in Kitchener -- got approved this year. (The maybe second one is a maternity home partnered with a fake clinic in Calgary.

A friend had noted anti-LGBTQ groups that got CSJ money previously. They were happy to report that only three such groups succeeded this year, including Echo Lake Bible Camp in Saskatchewan.

So. The attestation is working as intended. We are pleased.

ADDED: Lists of religious groups getting Canada Summer Jobs money by province.

Ontario religious groups, part 1

Ontario, part 2

Alberta religious groups

Saskatchewan

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador

British Columbia

Manitoba

PEI and territories

Nova Scotia

Quebec

New Brunswick


Quebec Religious Groups That Will Get Canada Summer Jobs Grants

And for the grande finale, Quebec. My French stinks, but I had some help in recognizing key words (thank you, deBeauxOs). Nonetheless the website search was critical. I almost included an orchard.

The usual reminders on process: I was going by name only, quite literally. All (known) religious groups got tagged. Others that sounded "churchy" got checked. Caps and quotation marks from original document. Where "no website" is noted I could not find a website for that particular group. (Obviously there is a website for "United Church of Canada" but sometimes I couldn't find one specific to that riding.) Where a link is not provided, it is elsewhere in this blogpost. I haven't done the hyperlink thing, because there are too many. Sorry, you'll have to copy and paste.

Asterisks indicate a Catholic organization. And hoo-boy are there a lot of them!

Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou
MP Saganash, Romeo, NDP
None

Abitibi-Témiscamingue
MP Moore, Christine NDP
Fabrique de la paroisse Saint-Joseph de Notre-Dame-du-Nord
http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-quebec/12862.htm ***
Paroisse Sainte-Trinité de Rouyn-Noranda
http://www.paroissesaintetrinite.com/ ***
Paroisse de Saint-Édouard-de-Fabre
http://diocese-rouyn-noranda.org/spip.php?article137 ***
Fabrique Notre Dame du Rosaire de Ville Marie
http://diocese-rouyn-noranda.org/spip.php?article65 ***

Ahuntsic-Cartierville
MP Joly, Mélanie, Lib.
Eglise Arménienne Sourp Hagop http://www.sourphagop.net/
Centre Chabad Chabanel
https://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/aid/117805/jewish/Centre-Chabad.htm
Église des disciples du Christ de Montréal
http://www.eglise-du-christ.org/cnadr.html
First Armenian Evangelical Church http://hayavedmontreal.com/
MOSQUEE MARKAZ-UL-IMANE no website
Muslim Association of Canada http://www.macnet.ca/English/Pages/Home.aspx
"Soeurs de la Providence, Prov. Émilie-Gamelin"
http://providenceintl.org/en/ ***

Alfred-Pellan
MP Iacono, Angelo, Lib
Le Relais du Quartier de St-Vincent de Paul http://rqsvp.com/ ***
La Fabrique de la Paroisse Saint-Sylvain
http://diocesemontreal.org/leglise-a-montreal/nos-lieux-de-culte/nos-paroisses/paroisse/saint-sylvain.html
***
Argenteuil-La Petite-Nation
MP Lauzon, Stéphane, Lib.
None

Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia
MP Lauzon, Stéphane, Lib.
Fabrique de la paroisse St-Jacques-le-Majeur no website **
Fabrique de l'Ascension-de-Patapédia no website **
Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Edmond
http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/paroisse-st-edmond-les-plaines/
**
Fabrique de la paroisse Coeur-Immaculé-de-Marie
http://www.dioceserimouski.com/egl/st-redempteur.html   **
LA FABRIQUE DE SAINTE-FLORENCE
http://www.dioceserimouski.com/egl/ste-florence.html ***
Fabrique de Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici
http://www.fabrique-sainte-angele.com/ACCUEIL.html ***
Fabrique de la paroisse Sainte-Luce
http://www.dioceserimouski.com/egl/ste-luce.html ***
Fabrique de la paroisse de St-Tharcisius no website   ***
La Fabrique de la paroisse Saint-Pierre-du-lac
https://www.valbrillant.ca/tourisme/attraits/l-eglise-saint-pierre-du-lac
***
La Fabrique de la Paroisse du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-quebec/13623.htm ***

Beauce
MP  Bernier, Maxime (Hon.), Con
Fabrique Saint-Georges http://www.upbs.ca/stgeorges ***

Beauport-Côte-de-Beaupré-Île d'Orléans-Charlevoix
MP Boucher, Sylvie, Con.
La fabrique de la paroisse St-François-d'Assise
https://www.psfa.ca/fabriques/ **
Fondation Ste-Thérèse-de-Lisieux
http://petitetherese.org/fr/sanctuaire/fondation **

Beauport-Limoilou
MP Clarke, Alupa, Con.
La Fabrique de la Paroisse de Notre-Dame-de-Beauport
https://www.notre-dame-de-quebec.org/home **
La Société Saint-Vincent de Paul de Québec http://ssvp-quebec.org/ ***
Église Saint-Charles de Limoilou: Espaces d'initiatives
http://www.espacesdinitiatives.com/  ***

Bécancour-Nicolet-Saurel
MP Plamondon, Louis, Groupe parlementaire québécois
Fabrique de Notre-Dame-de-l'Espérance
https://www.becancour.net/citoyens/repertoire-des-organismes/2192/fabrique-notre-dame-de-l-esperance
***
Fabrique Saint-Laurent-Rivières-du-Chêne  https://www.stlaurent-duchene.ca/ **
Fabrique St-Jean Baptiste de Nicolet http://www.diocesenicolet.qc.ca/ **
Le Sanctuaire de l'être no website
Fabrique de la Paroisse Immaculée-Conception de Saint-Ours
http://www.paroissesaintours.com/services **
Christ Church, Sorel-Tracy
http://www.montreal.anglican.ca/eglise-christ-church-sorel/
paroisse St-Jean Paul II http://www.ecdq.org/paroisse-saint-jean-paul-ii/ ***

Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis
MP Blaney, Steven (Hon.), Con.
Corporation du patrimoine et du tourisme religieux de Lévis
http://www.patrimoinereligieuxlevis.com/

Beloeil-Chambly
MP Dubé, Matthew, NDP
Fabrique de la paroisse St-Hilaire http://www.paroissesainthilaire.com/ ***
Les missionnaires Oblats de Marie Immaculée https://www.omi-qc-on.com/ **

Berthier-Maskinongé
MP Brosseau, Ruth Ellen< NDP
La Fabrique de la paroisse de Saint-Laurent
http://upsaintlaurent.org/Unite_pastorale_Saint-Laurent/St-Laurent.html
**
Fabrique de Saint-Cuthbert
http://www.diocesedejoliette.org/fr/parish/eglise-saint-cuthbert ***
Féd. Guides Cath. district/diocèse Trois-Rivières
http://www.diocese-trois-rivieres.org/Trois-Rivières ***
Fabrique Notre-Dame-de-l'Alliance
http://www.dioceseml.com/notre-dame-de-l-alliance ***

Bourassa
MP Dubourg, Emmanuel, Lib
Église Primitive de la Foi Chrétienne
http://www.diocesemontreal.org/Egliseprimitive---accueil.html ***

Brome-Missisquoi
MP Paradis, Denis, Lib
Résidence du presbytère St-Patrice
http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-quebec/13781.htm ***

Brossard-Saint-Lambert
MP Mendès, Alexandra, Lib.
Mission Nouvelle Génération http://missionnouvellegeneration.org/en/
Islamic Community Center, brossard http://www.iccbrossard.com/
St. Barnabas Anglican Church http://www.st-barnabaschurch.com/

Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles
MP Paul-Hus, Pierre, Con.
Fabrique Saint-Charles-Borromée http://pscb.ca/ **
Fabeique de la paroisse Bon-Pasteur
http://paroissebonpasteur.quebec/fr/accueil/ ***

Châteauguay-Lacolle
MP Shanahan, Brenda, Lib.
Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Joachim http://www.saintjoachim.org/paroisse
Fabrique de la paroisse Ste-Philomène
http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-quebec/13234.htm ***
La Fabrique de la paroisse de St-Cyprien
http://www.semainierparoissial.com/paroisses/800/800B_frame.html **
Fabrique de la paroisse Sainte-Martine no website ***

Chicoutimi-Le Fjord
La Fabrique de la paroisse Sainte-Anne
http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/paroisse-ste-anne-chicoutimi/
**
L'INSTITUT DE FORMATION THÉOLOGIQUE ET PASTORALE (IFTP) http://www.iftp.org/
Fabrique de la Paroisse St-François-Xavier
http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/paroisse-st-francois-xavier-chicoutimi/
***
Fabrique de la paroisse Sacré-Coeur de Jésus
http://www.ecdq.org/paroisse-sacre-coeur-de-jesus-en-bellechasse/ **
LA FABRIQUE DE LA PAROISSE SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE
http://www.saintjeanbaptiste.org/ ***
Conseil Pastoral Paroisial Rivière-Éternité
http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/unite-du-fjord/ ***

Compton-Stanstead
MP Bibeau, Marie-Claude, Lib.
One Hope Ministries of Canada (Quebec) https://onehopecanada.ca/quebecfield/
Fabrique de la paroisse Saints-Apôtres http://saintsapotres.com/ ***

Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle
MP Dhillon, Anju, Lib.
Jeunesse pour Christ Montreal Inc. http://jslmontreal.org/apropos.php
United Church of Canada Lachine http://summerlea.ca/

Drummond
MP Choquette, François, NDP
none

Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
MP Lebouthillier, Diane. Lib.
Church Society of the Diocese of Quebec Gaspe
http://quebec.anglican.org/?page_id=180
Sanctuaire Diocesan de Pointe Navarre
http://diocesegaspe.org/le-sanctuaire-pointe-navarre/ ***
Fabrique de la paroisse de Saint-Maxime de Mont-Louis no website ***

Gatineau
MP MacKinnon, Steven, Lib.
COMPTOIR FAMILIAL ST-VINCENT-DE-PAUL PTE GATINEAU INC
http://www.comptoirstvincentdepaulhull.org/ ***
Fabrique de la paroisse Sainte-Trinité https://www.stetrinite.ca/ ***
Eglise St Francois de Sales Gatineau
http://www.diocesegatineau.org/fr/parish/saint-francois-de-sales ***
Eglise baptiste évangélique Le Sentier https://www.egliselesentier.com/

Hochelaga
MP Boutin-Sweet, Marjolaine, NDP
none

Honoré-Mercier
MP Rodriguez, Pablo, Lib.
Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre https://dbylc.com/

Hull-Aylmer
MP Fergus, Greg, Lib.
Centre Islamique de l'Outaouais
http://www.elfath.ca/centre-islamique-de-loutaouais/

Joliette
MP Ste-Marie, Gabriel,  Groupe parlementaire québécois
La Société Saint-Vincent de Paul de Joliette
http://www.ssvp-joliette.com/accueil.php

Jonquière
MP Trudel, Karine, NDP
none

La Pointe-de-l'Île
MP Beaulieu, Mario, BQ
none

La Prairie
MP Poissant, Jean-Claude, Lib.
Paroisse La Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge http://www.lanativite.org/

Lac-Saint-Jean
MP Hébert, Richard, Lib.
Ermitage Saint-Antoine http://www.st-antoine.org/fr/
Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean no website
Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame du Lac-St-Jean
http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/paroisse-notre-dame-du-lac-st-jean-roberval/
***

Lac-Saint-Louis
MP Scarpaleggia, Francis, Lib.
L'Eglise Copte Orthodoxe de St-Georges & St-Joseph, Pierrefonds
http://www.stgeorgestjoseph.ca/framePage.htm
St Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church, Pointe Claire http://stcolumba.ca/
St. Timothy's Anglican Bible Church https://www.sttimothysabc.org/

LaSalle-Émard-Verdun
MP Lametti, David, Lib
Christian Direction Inc, Montreal http://direction.ca/en/home/

Laurentides-Labelle
MP  Graham, David de Burgh, Lib
Jeunesse pour Christ Montreal Inc. http://jslmontreal.org/apropos.php
"Conférence Marie-Reine-des-Coeurs,
https://www.meditationchretienne.ca/evenement/conference-la-sante-defi-spirituel-pour-le-corps-et-lame/
Paroisse St-Sauveur http://www.paroisse-st-sauveur.ca/ ***
Camp Jardin D'Hannah (Pardas Chanah) https://www.camppc.com/
Communaute juive des basses Laurentides no website
centre communautaire juif des laurentides no website

Laurier-Sainte-Marie
MP Laverdière, Hélène , NDP
Les Petits Frères des pauvres, Montreal http://www.petitsfreres.ca/en/
Société de St-Vincent-de-Paul de Montréal https://www.ssvp-mtl.org/en
Emmaus Anglican Church https://www.emmausanglicanchurch.com/

Laval-Les Îles
MP El-Khoury, Fayçal, Lib
Association Islamique des Projets Charitables, Laval http://www.aicp.ca/about/
Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church
http://www.armenianchurch.ca/en/events/annual-assembly-of-holy-cross-church-of-laval

Lévis-Lotbinière
MP Gourde, Jacques, Con.
Fabrique Saint-Laurent-Rivières-du-Chêne http://stlaurent-duchene.ca/ **
La Fabrique de la paroisse de Saint-Nicolas-de-Lévis https://sndl.org/
Fabrique de Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Lotbinière
http://www.ecdq.org/paroisse-sainte-elisabeth-de-lotbiniere/

Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne
MP Romanado, Sherry, Lib
LIGUE POUR LA LECTURE DE LA BIBLE http://llbquebec.ca/
Eglise baptiste de la rive-sud, Longueuil http://www.ebrs.ca/
La Fabrique de la paroisse de Saint-Jean XXIII
http://www.diocesegatineau.org/fr/parish/jean-xxiii  ***

Longueuil-Saint-Hubert
MP Nantel, Pierre, NDP
Congrégation des Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie
https://www.snjm.qc.ca/cms/ ***
La Paroisse de de Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue https://www.cocathedrale.ca/ **
Eglise baptiste de la rive-sud, Longueuil http://www.ebrs.ca/

Louis-Hébert
MP Lightbound, Joël, Lib
Congr.Catholics Que.speaking English language no website
Collège Jésus-Marie de Sillery http://www.collegejesusmarie.com/
La Société Saint-Vincent de Paul de Québec ***
Fabrique/Paroisse St-Félix-de-Cap-Rouge http://communautedes3clochers.com/ ***

Louis-Saint-Laurent
MP Deltell, Gérard, Con.
Fabrique de la Paroisse de Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation
https://paroissendda.org/
Fabrique de la paroisse Saint-Ambroise de la Jeune Lorette
http://www.saint-ambroise.org/

Manicouagan
MP Gill, Marilène, BQ
Corporation église Sainte-Amélie...ouverte à la vie
http://www.eglisesainteamelie.ca/en/corporation
Church Society of the Diocese of Quebec http://quebec.anglican.org/
L'Évêque Catholique Romain de Baie-Comeau http://www.diocese-bc.net/ ****
Fabrique St-Luc de Forestville
http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-quebec/13047.htm  ***
Cimetière catholique de Port-Cartier no website ***
Fabrique Paroisse de Sainte-Anne de Portneuf
https://www.facebook.com/fabsteanne/ ***
La Fabrique de la paroisse de Sacré-Coeur http://paroissesacrecoeur.ca/ ***

Marc-Aurèle-Fortin
MP Gill, Marilène, Lib.
Paroisse Sainte-Rose-De-Lima http://www.paroissesainterose.org/ ***
the180 church http://theoneeighty.ca/

Mégantic-L'Érable
MP Berthold, Luc, Lib.
Fabrique de la Paroisse Saint-André-Bessette
http://www.paroissestandrebessette.ca/  **
Fabrique de la Paroisse Sainte-Agnès
http://semainierparoissial.com/paroisses/062/062a_frame.html ***
Fabrique Saint-Joseph-des-Monts
http://www.semainierparoissial.com/paroisses/044/044_frame.html ***

Mirabel
MP Marcil, Simon, Groupe parlementaire québécois
Les Petits Frères des pauvres http://www.petitsfreres.ca/ ***
Fabrique de la paroisse Saint-François-d'Assise, OKA
http://stfrancoisdassise.maparoisse.info/la-paroisse/ ***
La Fabrique de la paroisse Saint-Colomban
http://www.paroissesaint-colomban.org/ **

Montarville
MP Picard, Michel, Lib.
LA FABRIQUE DE SAINT-BRUNO http://www.unitesaintbasilesaintbruno.org/ ***
Fabrique de la paroisse de St-Basile-le-Grand
http://www.unitesaintbasilesaintbruno.org/?page_id=1079

Montcalm
MP Thériault, Luc, Groupe parlementaire québécois
Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame-de-l'Acadie
http://www.paroisse-nda.ca/ ****

Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup
MP Généreux, Bernard, Con.
La Fabrique de St-Louis de Kamouraska
https://www.facebook.com/Fabrique-Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska-114360729222213/
***
La Fabrique de la Paroisse N-D de Bonsecours https://camappartient.ca/ **
Fabrique de la Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Liesse
http://www.leseglisesdemonquartier.com/1261.html **
La fabrique de Saint Roch des Aulnaies no website **
La Fabrique de la Paroisse de Saint-André
http://diocese-rouyn-noranda.org/spip.php?article151 ***
Fabrique de St-Jean-Port-Joli http://www.eglisesaint-jean-port-joli.com/ ***
Fabrique de St-Pascal
http://diocese-ste-anne.net/?paroisse=saint-pascal-de-kamouraska ***

Mount Royal
MP Housefather, Anthony, Lib.
Congregation Beth Chabad C.S.L. http://www.chabadcsl.com/
B'nai Brith National Organization of Canada https://www.bnaibrith.ca/
Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel https://www.cmdai.org/en/
L'Academie Hebraique Inc. https://www.ha-mtl.org/fr/
Hebrew Day School Montreal Inc.
https://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/aid/120252/jewish/Hebrew-Day-School.htm
Camp Ilan Inc http://www.campilan.com/
The Reconstructionist Synagogue of Montreal https://www.dorsheiemet.com/
Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff Congregation
http://www.adathcongregation.org/
CENTRE DE LA PETITE ENFANCE YESHIVA LEVI YITZCHAK no website
Centre de la petite enfance des écoles juives populaires et des écoles
no website
Centre Chabad Chai http://www.thechai.com/
Shomrim Laboker Beth Yehudah C https://www.shomrimlaboker.org/
Jewish Public Library http://www.jewishpubliclibrary.org/splash.php
Federation CJA https://www.federationcja.org/
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors https://cummingscentre.org/
Centre de la petite enfance du Centre Communautaire Juif no website
Congregation Anshei Yisroel http://caiaz.org/
Chabad etudiants juifs francophones
http://www.chabaduniversitedemontreal.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2537838/jewish/A-Propos-de-Chabad-Universit-de-Montral.htm
Centre Chabad de Ville Mont-Royal
https://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/aid/117805/jewish/Centre-Chabad.htm
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs https://cija.ca/
Life Renewal Charismatic church http://lrccministries.com/

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount
MP Garneau, Marc, Lib.
Organisation CHABAD Westmount http://www.chabadwestmount.com/
Kensington Presbyterian Church, Montreal https://kensingtonchurch.ca/
Mosquée de Montréal http://www.naqshbandi.ca/mtl/mosquees.shtml
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim https://www.shaarhashomayim.org/
"Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal" https://www.templemontreal.ca/
Emmaus Anglican Church https://www.emmausanglicanchurch.com/

Outremont
MP
Mulcair, Thomas, NDP
Organization Rav Chesed http://www.torahindex.com/en/article/default.aspx
The Museum of Jewish Montreal - Le Musée du Montréal juif http://mimj.ca/
Young Israel of Montreal http://www.youngisraelmtl.com/
Congregation Belz no website
BNOTH JERUSALEM KINDERGARTEN AND GIRLS' SCHOOL no website
Armenian Holy Apostolic Church http://www.armenianchurch.ca/en/

Papineau
MP Trudeau, Justin, Lib.
Temple Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha Montréal
http://www.shrigururavidassjivienna.com/about-us/list-of-all-temples/shri-guru-ravidass-temple-montreal
Fabrique de la Paroisse Notre-Dame du Saint-Rosaire
http://www.diocesemontreal.org/leglise-a-montreal/nos-lieux-de-culte/nos-paroisses/paroisse/notre-dame-du-saint-rosaire.html
***
MOSQUÉE ASSUNA ANNABAWIYAH http://assuna.org/

Pierre-Boucher-Les Patriotes-Verchères
MP Barsalou-Duval, Xavier, BQ
Fabrique de la Paroisse Sainte Famille
http://www.paroissesdeboucherville.ca/ ***
Fabrique de la Paroisse Saint-Antoine de Padoue
https://www.cocathedrale.ca/ ***
La Fabrique de la Paroisse Sainte-Anne
http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/paroisse-ste-anne-chicoutimi/
***

Pierrefonds-Dollard
MP
Baylis, Frank, Lib.
Hindu Mandir of Quebec http://hindu-mandir.org/

Pontiac
MP Amos, William, Lib
Gracefield Christian Camp and Conference Centre http://gracefieldcamp.ca/
Paroisse Sainte-Marie-de-l'Incarnation
http://paroissebonpasteur.quebec/fr/calendrier/details/article/sainte-marie-de-lincarnation/
***
Camp des Bouleaux de l'association d'églises baptistes évangéliques au
Québec http://campdesbouleaux.com/
Paroisse Ste-Cécile
http://diocesemontreal.org/en/the-church-in-montreal/our-churches/our-parishes/paroisse/sainte-cecile.html
***
Shawville United Church https://shawvilleunitedchurch.ca/

Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier
MP Godin, Joël, Con.
Fabrique Saint-Joseph de Deschambault no website ***
Fabrique de la Paroisse Saint-Charles-de-Grondines
http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/paroisse-st-charles-borromee/
***
Les petits frères des Pauvres http://www.petitsfreres.ca/quebec/ ***
Fabrique Bienheureuse Mère-Saint-Louis
http://www.ecdq.org/paroisse-bienheureuse-mere-saint-louis/ ***
https://www.ecdq.org/paroisse-saint-raymond-du-nord/ ***
Fabrique paroisse St-Augustin http://paroissesaintaugustin.com/pstaug02/ ***
Fabrique de la paroisse de Saint-Casimir
http://diocesemontreal.org/leglise-a-montreal/nos-lieux-de-culte/nos-paroisses/paroisse/saint-casimir-40lituaniens41.html
***

Québec
MP Duclos, Jean-Yves, Lib.
"Centre Ozanam, Soc. st Vincent de Paul.inc" http://ssvp-quebec.org/
Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne Région de Québec
http://www.fondation-joc.org/1932-1945-les-deacutebuts-de-la-joc-et-ses-services.html
Jeunesse Étudiante Chrétienne nationale
https://www.ecdq.org/jeunesse-etudiante-chretienne/ ****
Les petits frères des Pauvres ***
EGLISE COMMUNAUTAIRE DE QUEBEC DE L'ARMEE DU SALUT
http://armeedusalut.ca/quebec/eglisedequebec/
CONSEIL DE DIRECTION DE L'ARMÉE DU SALUT DU CANADA
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church http://www.standrewsquebec.ca/
Pôle culturel du Monastère des Ursulines
https://www.museedesursulines.com/ ***
Chalmers-Wesley United Church http://www.chalmerswesleyunited.ca/
The Cathédrale of the Holy Trinity
Bénévolat St-Sacrement inc. no website

Repentigny
MP Pauzé, Monique, Groupe parlementaire québécois
Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Sulpice
http://www.semainierparoissial.com/paroisses/801/801a.html ***

Richmond-Arthabaska
MP Rayes, Alain, Con.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Melbourne, Richmond
http://www.presbyterian.ca/qeosynod/pres_que.html
Fabrique St-Christophe d'Arthabaska
http://www.paroissesboisfrancs.org/conseils-de-fabriques

Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques
MP Caron, Guy, NDP
La Fabrique de la paroisse de Saint-Germain
http://www.dioceserimouski.com/egl/st-germain.html ***
PAROISSE SAINTE-FANCOISE
http://www.dioceserimouski.com/egl/ste-francoise.html ***

Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
MP Lapointe, Linda, Lib.
Paroisse Ste-Marie-du-Lac
http://stemariedulac.maparoisse.info/la-paroisse-2/coordonnees-et-horaires-des-communautes-de-foi/
La fabrique de la Paroisse St-Eustache
http://www.semainierparoissial.com/paroisses/141/141a.html ***


Rivière-du-Nord
MP Fortin, Rhéal, Groupe parlementaire québécois
The Governing Council of The Salvation Army

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
MP Boulerice, Alexandre, NDP
Trinity United Church, Montreal http://trinityuc.net/

Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot
MP Sansoucy, Brigitte, NDP
LA FABRIQUE DE LA PAROISSE DE SAINT-DAMASE no website ***
Corporation épiscopale c.r. de Saint-Hyacinthe no website  ***
La Fabrique de la Paroisse de Saint-Marcel
http://www.diocesemontreal.org/leglise-a-montreal/nos-lieux-de-culte/nos-paroisses/paroisse/saint-marcel.html
***

Saint-Jean
MP Rioux, Jean. Lib.
Fabrique de la paroisse Sainte-Anne de Sabrevois
http://seigneuriesdulac.org/unite-pastorale/les-paroisses/paroisse-sainte-anne-de-sabrevois/
***

Saint-Laurent
MP Lambropoulos, Emmanuella, Lib.
Congregation Beth Ora https://www.bethora.org/
Christian Direction Inc http://direction.ca/en/home/

Saint-Léonard-Saint-Michel
MP Di Iorio, Nicola, Lib.
none

Saint-Maurice-Champlain
MP Champagne, François-Philippe, Lib.
La Fabrique De la Paroisse de Saint-Laurent-de-la-Moraine no website ***
Paroisse Sainte Marguerite D'Youville http://www.semainierparoissial.com/paroisses/093/093_frame.html ***

Salaberry-Suroît
MP Quach, Anne Minh-Thu, NDP
None

Shefford
MP Breton, Pierre, Lib.
Fabrique Notre-Dame de Granby http://eglisecatholiquedegranby.org/ ***

Sherbrooke
MP Dusseault, Pierre-Luc, NDP
Les petits frères des Pauvres http://www.petitsfreres.ca/sherbrooke/
Corporation Archiépiscopale C.R. de Sherbrooke http://diocesedesherbrooke.org/en/index.snc

Terrebonne
MP Boudrias, Michel, Groupe parlementaire québécois
None

Thérèse-De Blainville
MP Ayoub, Ramez, Lib.
La fabrique de la paroisse de Sainte-Thérèse d'Avila http://www.evechedechicoutimi.qc.ca/page/paroisse-ste-therese-avila-dolbeau-mistassini/ ***

Trois-Rivières
MP Aubin, Robert, NDP
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap https://www.sanctuaire-ndc.ca/en/ ***
Paroisse Immaculée-Conception http://diocese-trois-rivieres.org/immaculee-conception-de-la-sainte-vierge.html ***
Musée des Ursulines de Trois-Rivières inc. http://www.musee-ursulines.qc.ca/Église Pentecôtiste Unie de Trois-Rivières http://www.thebridgeupc.ca/

Vaudreuil-Soulanges
MP Schiefke, Peter, Lib.
Parish of Vaudreuil www.parishofvaudreuil.com
Centre Notre-Dame de Fatima http://www.mon-camp.ca/en/
La Fabrique de la Paroisse Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal https://www.paroissesjc.org/ **
centre culturel islamique de vaudreuil-soulanges http://www.islamvaudreuil.ca/cms/
"Fabrique St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Dorion" http://www.paroisses-v-d.com/index.html ***

Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs
MP Miller, Marc, Lib.
Comité chrétien pour les droits humains en Amérique latine https://www.rse-et-ped.info/organisation/ccdhal-comite-chretien-pour-les-droits-humains-en-amerique-latine-canada/
Peoples Church of the Associated Gospel Churches http://www.agcofcanada.com/directory/peoples-church-of-montreal/
"St-George's Anglican Church, Place du Canada" http://www.st-georges.org/
AISHA MOSQUE http://aishaic.org/
Canadian Institute for Jewish Research https://www.isranet.org/
THE CHURCH OF ST.ANDREW AND ST.PAUL, Montreal http://www.standrewstpaul.com/
Christian Direction Inc http://direction.ca/en/home/
Union United Church http://www.unionunitedchurchmtl.ca/

Vimy
MP Nassif, Eva, Lib.
Association islamique des projets charitables http://www.aicp.ca/about/






Saturday, 19 May 2018

New Brunswick Religious Groups That Will Get Canada Summer Jobs Grants

A couple of days ago Michael Coren published an article with the numbers on religious applicants to the Canada Summer Jobs program.

There were a lot and more than half were accepted.

So that kinda puts the lie on media, Church, and Conservative screeching about anti-religion/anti-Christian bias.

Official documents show that of the 2,728 faith-based organizations that applied for summer jobs funding this year, 58 per cent were willing to sign the attestation. Of the 115 Anglican groups that applied, only 10 refused so sign, and only two of the 199 United Church-affiliated organizations refused. Even more startling, none of the 89 Jewish or 130 Muslim groups withheld their support. Which leaves evangelical groups and, of course, Roman Catholics.

Opposition to abortion has become an absolute of conservative Catholic opinion even though, it should be noted, Canadian Catholics in general do not share this view and progressive Catholics have a far more nuanced approach.

Also, there is far more ambiguity in the Catholic response to the program than we have been led to believe. Contrary to what many critics of the policy have claimed, of the 365 Catholic organizations applying for funding, the overwhelming majority signed on, with less than a third (32 per cent) refusing to do so. When we break down those figures, a clear pattern emerges.

In all of Quebec, only nine Catholic groups refused to sign and a massive 108 agreed to the attestation. In Ontario, 63 groups refused to sign, with 32 agreeing to do so, and the vast majority of dissenters, 52, in Toronto.

That's a lot a Catholics.

Coren doesn't mention New Brunswick but there are many Catholic organizations here too. The Knights of Columbus again!

So, here are the New Brunswick religious groups who applied for and will get summer job grants.

The usual reminders on process: I was going by name only, quite literally. All (known) religious groups got tagged. Others that sounded "churchy" got checked. Caps and quotation marks from original document. Where "no website" is noted I could not find a website for that particular group. (Obviously there is a website for "United Church of Canada" but sometimes I couldn't find one specific to that riding.) Where a link is not provided, it is elsewhere in this blogpost. I haven't done the hyperlink thing, because there are too many. Sorry, you'll have to copy and paste.

Asterisks indicate a Catholic organization.

Most of this was compiled by a diligent volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous. And of course thanks to the Data Monster again.

Acadie-Bathurst
MP Serge Cormier, Lib
Comité de Sauvegarde Église de Bas-Caraquet, http://www.sauvegardeeglisebc.com/ ***
St. Lukes Presbyterian Church, http://pccweb.ca/stlukes-bathurst/
Bathurst Pastoral Charge, http://www.firstunited-bathurst.ca/
Paroisse Saint-Nom-de-Jésus, http://diocesebathurst.com/web/fr/paroisses/beresford-st-nom-de-jesus ***
Paroisse Saint-Polycarpe, http://diocesebathurst.com/web/fr/paroisses/petit-rocher-st-polycarpe ***
L'Évêque Catholique Romain de Bathurst (X5) http://www.diocesebathurst.com/
Sanctuaire Ste-Anne-du-Bocage, http://www.upstjeaneudes.com/pastorale/stanne.html ***
New Bandon Pastoral Charge, https://marconf.ca/presbyteries/miramichi/new-bandon/

Beauséjour
MP Dominic LeBlanc‎, Lib.
Paroisse Saint Jean Baptiste, https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_st-jean-baptiste.html ***
Lutes Mountain Church of the Nazarene, http://www.lutesmtnchurch.com/
Paroisse Saint-Thomas, http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14295.htm ***
Paroisse Ste-Thérèse d'Avila, http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14280.htm ****
Paroisse Saint-Ignace-de-Loyala, http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14321.htm ***
Islington United Church, Sackville no website
Sackville United Pentecostal Church no website
Immaculate Conception Church, http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/parish/rexton-immaculate-conception ***
The Roman Catholic Archbishop, Shediac http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14328.htm ***
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/moncton-office-closed-by-roman-catholic-archdiocese-1.1854667
Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Shediac, https://www.anglicanparishofshediac.com/
Paroisse Notre-Dame du Mont Carmel, http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14323.htm ***
Paroisse Sainte-Anne de Kent http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/parish/sainte-anne-de-kent-sainte-anne ***
Paroisse Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur, http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/parish/notre-dame-de-kent-notre-dame-du-sacre-c-ur- ***
Paroisse Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/parish/richibouctou-saint-louis-de-gonzague ***
Paroisse Saint-Louis-des-Français, http://saintlouisdesfrancais.ca/ ***
Archeveque Catholique Romain de Moncton http://www.diomoncton.ca/ ***

Fredericton
MP Matt DeCourcey, Lib.
Wilmot United Church, http://www.wilmotuc.nb.ca/
St.Paul's United Church, http://www.stpaulsunited.ca/
Pathfinders Christian Fellowship, no website
Forest Hill Pastoral Charge, http://www.foresthillunited.com/
United Pentacostal Church of Geary no website

Fundy Royal
MP Alaina Lockhart, Lib.
Hampton Bible Camp, http://www.hamptonbiblecamp.ca/
Rothesay Baptist Church Inc, http://truelifenb.com/

Madawaska-Restigouche
MP René Arseneault, Lib.
Paroisse Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, http://diocesebathurst.com/web/en/parishes/campbellton-notre-dame-des-neiges ***
Campbellton Pastoral Charge, https://marconf.ca/presbyteries/miramichi/campbellton/
Knox Presbyterian Church, http://presbyterian.ca/
Campbellton United Pentecostal Church, http://www.spiritofpentecost.com/
Paroisse Saint-François d'Assise, https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_clair.html ***
L'Évêque Catholique Romain - Cathédrale Immaculée-Conception https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_cathedrale.html ***
L'Evêque Catholique Romain d'Edmundston, https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/index.htmln ***
Paroisse St.-Jean Marie Vianney de Dundee, http://diocesebathurst.com/web/fr/paroisses/dundee-saint-jean-marie-vianney ***
Paroisse Ste-Trinité, http://diocesebathurst.com/web/en/parishes/eel-river-crossing-sainte-trinite ***
Paroisse Notre-Dame des Prodiges, https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_kedgwick.html ***
Paroisse Saint-Basile, https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_st-basile.html ***
Paroisse du Très Saint-Sacrement, https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_st-quentin.html ***
Paroisse Catholique Saint-Joseph https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_st-joseph.html ***

‪Miramichi-Grand Lake‬
MP Pat Finegan, Lib
The Roman Catholic Archbishop - Paroisse Immaculee Conception, https://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/fr/zp_cathedrale.html ***
Paroisse Sainte-Anne, http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/Parishes/Fredericton-Region/Paroisse-Sainte-Anne-des-Pays-Bas.aspx ***
Camp Sheldrake, https://www.campsheldrake.ca/ ***
Saints Peter & Paul Church, http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14364.htm ***
Parish of Newcastle/Nelson/Hardwicke, http://www.miramichi.jesusanswers.com/
"Diocese of Saint John, St. Raphael's Parish" http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/Parishes/Miramichi-Region/St-Raphael-s-Parish.aspx ***
Chipman United Church, https://marconf.ca/presbyteries/woolastook/chipman/
Camp Wegesegum Inc., http://www.campwegesegum.com/
"Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Fatima, Collette", http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14282.htm
Knox Presbyterian Church, no website
Évêque Catholique Romain de Bathurst(X2), http://www.diocesebathurst.com/ ***
"Knights Of Columbus, Council 3502", http://www.knightsite.org/kc9496/kc9496nb.htm ***
St. Michael's Basilica, https://stmichaelsbasilica.com/ ***
Catholic Health Partners Inc., http://www.rhsj.org/en/miramichi_735_-21.php ***
RC Bishop of Saint John St. Mary's Parish http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/Parishes/Miramichi ***
New Hope Community Church, http://www.newhopemiramichi.ca/index.html
The Salvation Army Community Resource Centre (Miramichi), http://www.miramichisalvationarmy.ca/
Saint James Parish, http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/Parishes/Miramichi-Region/St-James-Parish.aspx ***
Paroisse Saint-François-de-Sales, http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/Parishes/Saint-John-Region/Paroisse-St-Francois-de-Sales.aspx ***
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Saint John, http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/
St. Stephen's United Church, http://www.rbuc.ca/category/st-stephens-church/
Paroisse Saint-Joseph http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/parish/pointe-sapin-saint-joseph ***
St-Peter's Church, http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14330.htm ***
Newcastle United Church https://faithlife.com/nubc/about

Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe
MP ‎Ginette Petitpas Taylor‎, Lib
Paroisse Saint-Anselme, http://www.diomoncton.ca/fr/parish/dieppe-saint-anselme ***
Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/parish/dieppe-notre-dame-de-lorette ***
Paroisse Sainte-Thérèse de l'Enfant-Jésus, http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/parish/dieppe-sainte-therese-de-l-enfant-jesus ***
THE SALVATION ARMY IN CANADA,
First Moncton United Baptist Church http://www.firstmoncton.com/
Moncton Wesleyan Church http://mw.church/
St. Paul's United Churchhttp://www.stpaulsriverview.org/
The Corporation of the Parish of Riverview no website
Religieuses Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur no website ***

New Brunswick Southwest
MP Karen Ludwig, LIb.
Diocesan Synod of Fredericton http://anglican.nb.ca/
Kirk-McColl United Church https://marconf.ca/presbyteries/st-croix/st-stephen-kirkandmccoll/
Oak Hill Christian Centre Inc. http://www.gatewaycathedral.com/ohcc.html
Roman Catholic Bishop of Saint John http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/ ***
Sandy Cove Bible Camp http://sandycovebiblecamp.ca/
St. Augustine's Parish http://www.dioceseofsaintjohn.org/Parishes/Saint-John-Region/St-Augustine-s-Parish.aspx ***
St. Stephen's Association for Christian Education http://ssu.ca/
St. Stephen's University http://ssu.ca/

Saint John-Rothesay
MP Wayne Long, Lib
Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Lancaster http://www.anglicanparishstandrewsnb.ca/about-us/
Saint John Jewish Historical Society Inc. http://jewishmuseumsj.com/home.html
St. David's United Church http://www.rothesayunitedchurch.ca/saintdavidsunited/
St. Mark's United Church https://stmarksunited.ca/
The Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Saint John https://www.anglican.ca/about/organization/dioceses/
Sisters of Charity I.C. Ruth Ross Residence http://www.sistersofcharityic.com/associates.html **

Tobique-Mactaquac
MP T. J. Harvey, Lib
Carleton-Victoria United Pentecostal Children's Camp, http://www.bannoncamp.com/
Calvary Tabernacle Inc, http://calvarytabernacle.ca/
Nashwaak Valley Pentecostal Church Inc, https://www.nvpctaymouth.org/
Calvary United Pentecostal Church (Woodstock) Inc. http://www.calvaryupc.com/

All errors are mine. If I've asterisked as Catholic a group that is not, let me know in the comments and I'll fix it.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Nova Scotia Religious Groups That Will Get Canada Summer Jobs Grants

Here are the religious groups in Nova Scotia that did not succumb to the spin and bad-faith arguments on the Canada Summer Jobs attestation or "abortion clause."

I point out again that the attestation could as well be called the "sexuality/gender/gender identification clause" but why bother? The media and the "faith community" (meaning mostly the Catholic Church) chose to see it purely as ABORTION!!!!!

In fact, there are more Catholic groups in this lot that didn't get the memo, including the Knights of Columbus.



The usual reminders on process: I was going by name only, quite literally. All (known) religious groups got tagged. Others that sounded "churchy" got checked. Caps and quotation marks from original document. Where "no website" is noted I could not find a website for that particular group. (Obviously there is a website for "United Church of Canada" but sometimes I couldn't find one specific to that riding.) Where a link is not provided, it is elsewhere in this blogpost. I haven't done the hyperlink thing, because there are too many. Sorry, you'll have to copy and paste.

Asterisks indicate a Catholic organization.

Mega thanks again to the Data Monster.

Cape Breton - Canso
MP Rodger Cuzner, Lib.
"ST. MARGARET'S PARISH, BROAD COVE" no website
Catholic Cemetery Company no website
Catholic Episcopal Corporation
Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/
Episcopal Corporation of Diocese of Antigonish same as above
Holy Guardian Angels Parish http://home.seaside.ns.ca/~hgap/
Saint Joseph's Parish http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14557.htm ***
St. Anne's/St. John's Cemetery http://gbcem.cbns.ca/GB_StAnnes.html
St. Matthew's United Church, Inverness http://inverguyunited.ca/saint-johns/
St. Michael's Parish http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14633.htm ***
St. Peter's Parish http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/index.php/our-parishes/mass-times-by-location
St. Stephen's-Jubilee United Church http://inverguyunited.ca/saint-johns/
United Protestant Church of Sydney River http://www.unitedprotestant.com/about-us/

Central Nova
MP Sean Fraser, Lib.
Camp Geddie - Synod of the Atlantic Provinces of the Presbyterian Church in Canada http://campgeddie.ca/
Lower Musquodoboit Pastoral Charge https://marconf.ca/presbyteries/truro/lower-musquodoboit/
Pictou United Church http://www.pictouunited.com/
Sheet Harbour United Church Pastoral Charge https://marconf.ca/presbyteries/halifax/sheet-harbour/
The Salvation Army
Trenton Church of the Nazarene http://www.trentonchurch.ca/

Cumberland-Colchester
MP Bill Casey, Lib
Atlantic Christian Training Centre https://www.tatacentre.ca/
The Salvation Army in Canada

Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
MP Darren Fisher, Lib.
Corporation of Christ Church https://www.christchurchdartmouth.com/
Stevens Road United Baptist Church stevensroadbaptist.ca

Halifax
MP Alaina Lockhart, Lib.
"Congregation of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax" http://www.cathedralchurchofallsaints.com/
The Salvation Army
Halifax Dartmouth Church of Christ http://halifaxchurchofchrist.com/
Hope United Church http://www.hopeunitedchurch.ca/
Maritime Muslim Academy http://www.maritimemuslimacademy.ca/
Parish of St. George http://roundchurch.ca/
Saint George's YouthNet Society https://www.stgeorgesyouthnet.ca/
ST. MATTHEW'S UNITED CHURCH http://stmatts.ns.ca/
The Atlantic Jewish Council https://theajc.ns.ca/
Wardens St. Paul's Anglican Church http://www.stpaulshalifax.org/our-team/
Mission to Seafarers Halifax http://missiontoseafarershalifax.ca/

Halifax West
MP Geoff Regan, Lib.
Bayers Road United Baptist Church can't connect to website
Bedford Baptist Church https://www.bedfordbaptist.ca/
Beechville Baptist Church http://beechvillebaptistchurch.ca/
Grace Chapel http://www.gracechapel.ca/
Mosaic Church Halifax http://mosaicchurchhalifax.ca/
One Church http://www.onehalifax.com/
Parish of All Saints Church http://www.cathedralchurchofallsaints.com/
Timberlea United Baptist Church https://timberleabaptistchurch.squarespace.com/next

Kings-Hants none
MP Scott Brison, Lib.

Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook
MP Darrell Samson, Lib
"Knox United Church, Lower Sackville, NS" http://www.knoxsackville.ca/
Beacon House Inter Faith Society https://www.beaconhousens.org/node/2
Good Shepherd Church Lawrencetown http://www.goodshepherdchurch.ca/
Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church http://lakeechobaptist.com/
Vineyard Christian Fellowship http://www.halifaxvineyard.com/

South Shore-St. Margarets
MP Bernadette Jordan, Lib.
AEnon Baptist Church https://www.aenonbaptist.church/
Atlantic Jewish Council
Bridgewater Day Care Centre of the Bridgewater United Church http://www.bridgewaterunited.ca/
Central United Church Lunenburg http://www.centralunitedlunenburg.ca/
Milton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) http://www.miltonchristianchurch.ca/index.html
Saint Margaret's Anglican Church https://oakfieldanglican.ca/
Summerville Christian Church http://www.canadadisciples.org/our-congregations.html
The Three Churches Foundation http://www.threechurchesfoundation.ca/
Western Nova Scotia Camp Council - United Church of Canada no website
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church https://www.facebook.com/ZionEvangelicalLutheranChurch/
Lutheran Camp Mush-A-Mush Society http://campmush.ca/

Sydney-Victoria
MP Mark Eyking, Lib
Catholic Episcopal Corp. no website
Holy Cross Cemetery Care Committee https://www.holycrosscemeteryns.com/
Inner City Churches Loaves and Fishes Society http://www.loavesandfishescb.com/
Knights of Columbus http://scotiaknights.ca/about-us/ ****
Parish of Saint Leonard http://parishofsaintleonard.com/home.html
St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Neil's Harbour no website
The Salvation Army

West Nova
MP Colin Fraser, Lib.
Anglican Parish of Clements http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/page/parishes.aspx#.WvxYTYV6KUc
Beacon United Church http://www.beaconunited.org/
Congregational Church of Chebogue Preservation Society no website
Corporation of Trinity Anglican Church http://anglicanpdw.ca/church/trinity-anglican-church/
Immaculate Conception Parish Episcopal Corp. http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/canada-east/14624.htm
Paroisse St-Pierre Epis. Corp. of Yarmouth http://www.paroissesaintpierre.ca/ ****
Restoration Committee for the Argyle Historic Church no website
Weymouth Church of Christ http://weymouthchurch.wixsite.com/weymouthchurch
Old Holy Trinity Charitable Trust http://oldholytrinitychurch.ca/wp

And in a tiny bit of good news, some media outlets have acknowledged -- albeit at the end of otherwise shrieeeeeky articles -- that indeed religious groups have applied and been funded.

The Employment and Social Development Canada website shows hundreds of churches among the employers who were approved for funding this year, along with faith-based camps.