Mr. Speaker, Community Centre 55, a charity based organization in my riding that provides services to the underprivileged, was denied funding for the first time in 30 years. Its summer employment program is based entirely on funding from the federal government.
The minister has politicized the summer employment programs by saying that these may not be “clean” programs.
Can he explain to my constituents why programs such as day care and summer camp will be cancelled?
Specifically, what is wrong with Community Centre 55? Everyone in Beaches—East York knows its work. Why did the minister rule it out?