Today in Politics and Podcast: Debate on Canada Summer Jobs

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Today in Politics and Podcast: Debate on Canada Summer Jobs

UPDATED March 1, 2018 10:02amET

The Conservatives use their opposition day motion on the controversy surrounding the Canada Summer Jobs program and the need for funding applicants to attest support for reproductive rights.

Here is the motion:

That, in the opinion of the House, organizations that engage in non-political non-activist work, such as feeding the homeless, helping refugees, and giving kids an opportunity to go to camp, should be able to access Canada Summer Jobs funding regardless of their private convictions and regardless of whether or not they choose to sign the application attestation.

Debate on Bill C-364, which calls for a return of public financing to political parties, continues at second reading.

In committee:

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses estimates at the Standing Committee on Public Safety. He’s accompanied by top officials from the RCMP, CSIS, CBSA, Correctional Service of Canada, and Parole Board of Canada. Conservative members are expected to question Goodale on Jaspal Atwal and the controversy surrounding his presence at events during the prime minister’s tripto India. LIVE ONLINE at 11am ET / 8am PT

Here’s Mark Sutcliffe with the Today in Politics podcast:

-Andrew Thomson