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PETITION-MP Punished after Voting for Conscience and Constituents

Dear Roman,

I was absolutely amazed to see the response to our recent petition in support of MP Scott Simms. We launched it on Saturday, and come Monday we had over 8,000 signatures! That tells me this is one issue that really resonates with Canadians. We just don’t like to see people getting shafted for standing up for the rights of others. It is simply unfair and un-Canadian!

As you may know, Mr. Simms was the lone liberal MP who stood up in support of the conservative motion against the discriminatory Summer Jobs grant attestation. As a direct result of his vote, the liberal government cut his position as chairman of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Along with that position, Mr. Simms also lost an $11,900 salary.

It is a real injustice, and I am encouraged to see so many Canadians responding by signing our petition.

Tell Trudeau to Stop Punishing his MPs who Oppose the Coercive “Values Test”

The Liberal Government imposed an ideological values test on Canadians seeking federal grants to hire summer students.Hundreds of community 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) have been discriminated against and prevented from accessing this federal funding program.Many organizations have chosen not to apply rather than check a box agreeing with the Liberal Party on a set of controversial issues.

Justin Trudeau Punishes Dissent

I am also encouraged to see that another petition has been launched to address the same issue. On Monday, conservative MP Garnett Genuis, launched his own CitizenGO petition to call on the prime minister to reinstate Mr. Simms. Mr. Genuis wants to address this issue in parliament himself, and he is asking us to add our support to his petition as well.

Therefore, I am sharing with you the e-mail Mr. Genuis sent out to his constituents on Monday. (See below.) I hope that you will take the time to read it, sign his petition, and share it far and wide. This is an excellent opportunity to amplify our voice in support of Canadian values and one courageous Canadian politician – MP Scott Simms.

Thank you and God Bless.

David Cooke and the entire CitizenGO Team


From: MP Garnett Genuis

Subject: Tell Trudeau to stop punishing his MPs who oppose the coercive ‘Values Test’

Hi Friend,

I have an important update about the Canada Summer Jobs issue for you.
Last month, you’ll remember that my colleagues and I had a vote in the House of Commons about the Canada Summer Jobs ‘values test’ attestation.

After hearing from Canadians all across the country, Conservatives presented a motion “that 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.”

It turns out the imposition of an ideological values test by the Trudeau government on Canada Summer Jobs applicants has even shocked members of the prime minister’s own party. That’s why Liberal MP Scott Simms voted in favour of our motion to scrap the coercive attestation requirement.

When Liberal MP Scott Simms stood up for his constituents and voted against the attestation, he was punished.

Atlantic Canadian MP Mr. Simms was just removed from his position as chairman of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, forfeiting the $11,900 salary increase that comes with the role.

That’s not right.

He should not be punished for defending the fundamental freedoms of Canadians and ensuring a federal program does not become an ideological weapon of any current government.

I need your help to put some pressure on Justin Trudeau about this. Please click here to sign the petition.

Then, please take a moment to share the petition with your family, friends, and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and by email.

Thanks for your help,

Garnett Genuis Member of Parliament

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Roman Sarachman steps into the mayoral race

Long-time Flamborough advocate Roman Sarachman says he will run in the provincial election in June and against mayor Fred Eisenberger in October.

The 70-year-old is currently the chair of the de-amalgamated group, Free Flamborough.

He says he has plenty of energy to carry him through both elections.

Sarachman has already been approved by the newly formed Trillium Party of Ontario.

He will be running against PC candidate Donna Skelly and Liberal candidate Judi Partridge who are both currently city councillors.

Sarachman says he wants a binding referendum to allow Flamborough and Glanbrook to de-amalgamate from Hamilton.

Judi Partridge taking to social media in response to Sarachman’s intentions to run in the spring election saying in part: Welcome to the race. Your passion for Flamborough Glanbrook is undeniable.

Roman Sarachman newest Trillium Party Candidate

Flamborough’s de-amalgamation leader Roman Sarachman considering political options

The chair of the de-amalgamation group, Free Flamborough, is seriously thinking about whether to run for provincial office or the Hamilton mayor’s chair, or even both. “This will be my last hurrah,” said Roman Sarachman, 70. “I still have some energy left.”

Sarachman, who operates a house-building business, was drawn to the Trillium Party because they will allow candidates to represent their constituents’ wishes, and it will offer a binding referendum on amalgamation for Hamilton, a contentious event that still rankles former suburban residents that took place by the Mike Harris Tories in 2000.

OMB rejects city ward boundary plan, orders drastic changes to Flamborough, Mountain

The OMB ruled this weekthat the city has to redraw its ward boundaries. The reconfiguration, drawn by city consultant Watson and Associates, most impacts Flamborough, Stoney Creek and the Mountain.

It eliminates Flamborough’s rural ward and divides it between the Dundas and Ancaster wards. Matteo Patricelli, executive director of the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce, said Ward 14 residents have “unique concerns that require them to be heard.”

Roman Sarachman of Freelton, organizer of the Committee to Free Flamborough, says under the current system, Flamborough at least has some voting power.

This just adds to the loss of identity, he said.

“Flamborough was supposed to stay together,” he said. Once you divide the area, “it’s not Flamborough anymore.”

“They’re going to keep breaking up Flamborough into little pieces, and pretty soon, there won’t be a Flamborough.”

“The only rural ward in the city just got butchered up,” says Robert Pasuta, Ward 14 councillor for rural Flamborough. A recent Ontario Municipal Board decision on ward boundaries eliminates Ward 14 and puts the area in with Ancaster and Dundas.

See the full article HERE