Registration Now Open!

Beginning in fall 2018, after-school programming will be offered in eight HSD schools.  Learn More...

2018 01 ted  falkTed FalkProvencher MP Ted Falk says a number of local organizations are struggling with the new application form for the Canada Summer Jobs program. Ted Falk says a clause was added to the form this year that requires applicants to check off an attestation that they respect reproductive rights along with other human rights. Falk says reproductive rights means abortion and a number of faith-based organizations that typically apply for the grants refuse to agree to that condition.

"We know of at least eleven organizations that would be directly affected. So what we've done is, we've encouraged them to print off the application in hard copy, fill it all out and then send a little note along to the department saying that they are unable to, in good conscience, check off the box that is the attestation, agreeing with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as reproductive rights, which is abortion, send a little note along explaining that and that they would still like to receive government funding on a non-discriminatory basis for their organization so that they can continue to run the programs as they have in the past."

Falk adds the Conservative Party is continuing to fight this issue at a national level saying it's unfair to force people to agree to something that is contrary to their beliefs in order to access a government grant.

"One of the fundamental principles of the Charter is that people shall be free from discrimination. And now, we're seeing this Liberal Government discriminating against people that don't share their ideology and their values. And they've been very clear about it. They're attacking pro-life groups from receiving government funding because they say, 'We're the Liberal Government and we're very pro-abortion and any groups that don't support our position shouldn't be receiving government funding.' And that's very discriminatory."

More Local News

Cause Of Quonset Fire Released

The Office of the Fire Commissioner has released the findings of their investigation into a Quonset fire east of Steinbach. Steinbach Deputy Fire Chief Ron Chausse says the metal Quonset caught fire…

Tenth Annual Summer In The City Draws Huge Crowds

The Board Chair of Summer In The City is confident the festival this past weekend was the best-attended one to date. Jon Sawatzky says this past weekend was the tenth annual Summer In The City and…

Registration Now Open!

Beginning in fall 2018, after-school programming will be offered in eight HSD schools.  Learn More...

Stabbing In Steinbach

RCMP have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man from Tolstoi following a stabbing in Steinbach. Steinbach RCMP responded to the stabbing Saturday morning at approximately 7:30 am. It happened in…

Summer In The City 2018 In Photos

The festivities really ramped up once again at Summer in the City as bands started to play on the SCU Mainstage once again. From there the festival was humming along with thousands of people taking…

Goertzen Reflects On Proposed Changes In Riding Boundaries

Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen has mixed feelings about a proposed change in his riding boundaries for the next provincial election. The Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission is proposing…
2018 06 rcmp inset

Multiple Impaired Charges In Steinbach Over The Weekend

A number of drivers were charged with alcohol-related offences during RCMP checkstops in Steinbach during the summer in the city weekend. On Friday evening at 10:30, a 31-year-old male from the…
RCMP Logo

Witnesses Sought In Assault Near Fire Hall

RCMP are searching for two suspects who are wanted in connection with an assault Friday night in Steinbach. They report it happened around 11:30 p.m. near the fire hall. An adult male and two male…

La Broquerie Council Denies Subdivision Due To Poor Drainage

Council for the RM of La Broquerie Voted to deny a subdivision on Boreland Road South of Sarto Road. Reeve Lewis Weiss says the proposed subdivision was actually a reapplication for a subdivision…

Fire In Aquarium Equipment Causes Significant Smoke Damage

The Steinbach Fire Department was called to a fire inside a house on Rosewood Drive in Steinbach around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. Steinbach Deputy Fire Chief Ron Chausse says the fire department…
2015 04 steinbach fire

Quonset East Of Steinbach Burns Down

A metal quonset approximately four miles east of Steinbach on Park Road was a total loss following a fire late Saturday morning. Steinbach Deputy Fire Chief Ron Chausse says there was a small amount…
2018 06 study

Traffic Study Conducted At Busy Ste. Agathe Intersection

Manitoba Infrastructure spent some time in Ste. Agathe earlier this month, staring at the Highway 75 and Provincial Road 305 intersection. (Manitoba Infrastructure spent time earlier this month…
Chaplain Lydia Summerville

New Chaplain Hired At Bethesda

Bethesda Regional Health Centre and Bethesda Place in Steinbach have a new chaplain. She is Lydia Summerville who has called Steinbach home for the past 24 years. Summerville says she has studied…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login