MP Calls Decision To Close Clare Museum "Unfortunate"

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:59 PM

The MP for West Nova says it's unfortunate that a museum in the region has closed for the season.

The Bangor Sawmill Museum in Meteghan River decided it was better to close than to agree to an attestation on an application for a summer student.

Board of directors spokesman Gerald Comeau, a retired Conservative senator, told Acadia News last week that they felt the section, requiring employers to declare that their core mandates do not violate rights, including abortion, was totally unacceptable.

Colin Fraser says it's there to ensure that the job for the student is appropriate to be funded by the federal government.

"The summer jobs application doesn't ask about anyone's personal beliefs. It asks that they respect the Charter of Rights, so unfortunately the (museum) board made the decision it made. I agree that the wording could possibly be better and maybe there's a better way to do it."

Fraser says he's disappointed by the museum board's decision saying it's a very nice historical attraction.

Follow the link to see the 2018 Summer Jobs Application: https://catalogue.servicecanada.gc.ca/content/dam/eforms/en/ESDC-EMP5396...