The Right to Life Association of Toronto v. Canada (Minister of Employment, Workforce and Labour) case considers whether the federal government can require employers to explicitly support reproductive rights including the right to abortion in order to access a grant for hiring young people for jobs during the summer. The Right to Life Association of Toronto (RLAT) challenged this requirement on the basis that demanding organizations attest to holding certain beliefs in order to receive government benefits violates their Charter rights to freedom of expression, to freedom of conscience and religion and to be treated equally under law.
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