Federal Court rules CSJ unfairly denied Redeemer’s 2019 CSJ application

July 5, 2021
The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that the Canadian government unfairly denied Redeemer University’s Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program application in 2019. The CSJ program had reportedly found Redeemer’s application ineligible on the basis of discrimination and harassment, but Justice Mosley found that the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour had only conducted a “cursory review” of Redeemer’s application, had not provided Redeemer with relevant information, and did not provide Redeemer with the opportunity to give information that would clarify its application. Justice Mosley also found that Redeemer’s application was not reasonably assessed by CSJ. “[Faith-based] institutions must be treated not just with procedural fairness, but also with respect for their Charter-protected rights,” the Court cautioned the government. Redeemer | CBC (ON)