Tag Archives: Liberal Party

CANADA: Attorney General Announces Plan To Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law Used To Prosecute LGBT Teens

Agence France-Press reports: Canada’s attorney general announced Tuesday a move to repeal legislation used to effectively prosecute gay youths who engage in anal sex, calling it “discriminatory.” Section 159 of the Criminal Code makes anal sex involving youths who are above the age of consent but not yet 18 punishable by up to 10 years in prison. It was quashed …

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To Apologize For Government’s History Of Anti-Gay Persecution

The Globe & Mail reports: As early as this autumn, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize on behalf of all Canadians to those who were imprisoned, fired from their jobs or otherwise persecuted in the past because of their sexuality. That apology is a key element in a broad range of reforms that will collectively represent one of the greatest …

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Makes PM Acceptance Speech: “I Didn’t Make History Tonight, You Did” [VIDEO]

CBC News recaps Trudeau’s acceptance speech: This will be the second time for Canada to be led by a Trudeau, as the 43-year-old Liberal leader follows in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who served as prime minister for almost 16 years before retiring in 1984. “Sunny ways my friends. Sunny ways,” Trudeau told his enthusiastic supporters in …

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