It's this simple. If you don't have money to maintain our Coast Guard stations and our fisheries monitors, you don't have money to squander on an Office of Religious Freedoms.
Sideshow Steve Harper's twisted, theocratic brain thinks depriving Canadians of their basic protections is a dandy cost-cutting measure especially when there's enough left over to fund a little religious dabbling on the taxpayers' tab.
Screw you, Steve. Maybe if you had balanced the federal budget you could mount some barely arguable case for wasting tax dollars on your fundamentalist fetish. You would still be wrong but at least you could argue the point. But you're running deficits and telling us all that we're going to have to tighten our belts for austerity is coming down hard on us. That's no time to be pissing federal money away on your or anyone else's silly religious superstitions.