Come December, religious groups in Canada might lose one source of income. That source is the Canadian government.
A study on government dollars pouring into faith-based organizations such as homeless shelters was recently ordered by the very liberal Canadian government, and they appear to be laying the foundation for removing tax-exempt status from all faith-based organizations in the country.
REAL Women of Canada, an group committed to protecting human life and traditional families both in Canada and throughout the world, would be just one of the organizations affected by the expected change. One of the founding members and current National Vice President, Gwen Landolt, tells OneNewsNow that for many decades religion has been at the forefront of society.
“In the past 50 years,” explains Landolt, “what has happened is that there's been a denigration and a disrespect for all faiths, because the religious faiths are standing as obstacles to the ‘progressive’ or left wing agenda.”
Recently, the Justin Trudeau government ordered religious groups banned from a summer youth job program financed by the government unless they sign an attestation in support of abortion and LGBT rights. Landolt says that was to test public reaction for a future move to disenfranchise religious groups from tax exempt status.
She continues, “You don't determine eligibility for government funding for whatever the topic is based on the policies of the government. One's values or one's own personal views should have nothing to do with whether one is eligible to receive taxpayers’ funds.”
The report on faith-based tax exemptions is due in December, and Landolt is convinced the liberal government will implement it, freeing millions of dollars for liberal causes and minimizing part of the government's opposition.