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.

MP Serge Cormier, Lib
Comité de Sauvegarde Église de Bas-Caraquet, ***
St. Lukes Presbyterian Church,
Bathurst Pastoral Charge,
Paroisse Saint-Nom-de-Jésus, ***
Paroisse Saint-Polycarpe, ***
L'Évêque Catholique Romain de Bathurst (X5)
Sanctuaire Ste-Anne-du-Bocage, ***
New Bandon Pastoral Charge,

MP Dominic LeBlanc‎, Lib.
Paroisse Saint Jean Baptiste, ***
Lutes Mountain Church of the Nazarene,
Paroisse Saint-Thomas, ***
Paroisse Ste-Thérèse d'Avila, ****
Paroisse Saint-Ignace-de-Loyala, ***
Islington United Church, Sackville no website
Sackville United Pentecostal Church no website
Immaculate Conception Church, ***
The Roman Catholic Archbishop, Shediac ***
Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Shediac,
Paroisse Notre-Dame du Mont Carmel, ***
Paroisse Sainte-Anne de Kent ***
Paroisse Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur, ***
Paroisse Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, ***
Paroisse Saint-Louis-des-Français, ***
Archeveque Catholique Romain de Moncton ***

MP Matt DeCourcey, Lib.
Wilmot United Church,
St.Paul's United Church,
Pathfinders Christian Fellowship, no website
Forest Hill Pastoral Charge,
United Pentacostal Church of Geary no website

Fundy Royal
MP Alaina Lockhart, Lib.
Hampton Bible Camp,
Rothesay Baptist Church Inc,

MP René Arseneault, Lib.
Paroisse Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, ***
Campbellton Pastoral Charge,
Knox Presbyterian Church,
Campbellton United Pentecostal Church,
Paroisse Saint-François d'Assise, ***
L'Évêque Catholique Romain - Cathédrale Immaculée-Conception ***
L'Evêque Catholique Romain d'Edmundston, ***
Paroisse St.-Jean Marie Vianney de Dundee, ***
Paroisse Ste-Trinité, ***
Paroisse Notre-Dame des Prodiges, ***
Paroisse Saint-Basile, ***
Paroisse du Très Saint-Sacrement, ***
Paroisse Catholique Saint-Joseph ***

‪Miramichi-Grand Lake‬
MP Pat Finegan, Lib
The Roman Catholic Archbishop - Paroisse Immaculee Conception, ***
Paroisse Sainte-Anne, ***
Camp Sheldrake, ***
Saints Peter & Paul Church, ***
Parish of Newcastle/Nelson/Hardwicke,
"Diocese of Saint John, St. Raphael's Parish" ***
Chipman United Church,
Camp Wegesegum Inc.,
"Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Fatima, Collette",
Knox Presbyterian Church, no website
Évêque Catholique Romain de Bathurst(X2), ***
"Knights Of Columbus, Council 3502", ***
St. Michael's Basilica, ***
Catholic Health Partners Inc., ***
RC Bishop of Saint John St. Mary's Parish ***
New Hope Community Church,
The Salvation Army Community Resource Centre (Miramichi),
Saint James Parish, ***
Paroisse Saint-François-de-Sales, ***
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Saint John,
St. Stephen's United Church,
Paroisse Saint-Joseph ***
St-Peter's Church, ***
Newcastle United Church

MP ‎Ginette Petitpas Taylor‎, Lib
Paroisse Saint-Anselme, ***
Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, ***
Paroisse Sainte-Thérèse de l'Enfant-Jésus, ***
First Moncton United Baptist Church
Moncton Wesleyan Church
St. Paul's United Church
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
Kirk-McColl United Church
Oak Hill Christian Centre Inc.
Roman Catholic Bishop of Saint John ***
Sandy Cove Bible Camp
St. Augustine's Parish ***
St. Stephen's Association for Christian Education
St. Stephen's University

Saint John-Rothesay
MP Wayne Long, Lib
Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Lancaster
Saint John Jewish Historical Society Inc.
St. David's United Church
St. Mark's United Church
The Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Saint John
Sisters of Charity I.C. Ruth Ross Residence **

MP T. J. Harvey, Lib
Carleton-Victoria United Pentecostal Children's Camp,
Calvary Tabernacle Inc,
Nashwaak Valley Pentecostal Church Inc,
Calvary United Pentecostal Church (Woodstock) Inc.

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.

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