Trudeau Enjoys Homosexual Bar – Max Bernier Denied Debate
Justin Trudeau makes historic visit to Canadian gay bar
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau geared up for his country’s Pride Weekend by stopping by a gay bar Monday night, surprising customers there — and making history, according to local reports. Trudeau may be the first prime minister to visit a gay bar, but this is not his first display of support for the LGBTQ community.
In 2016, he became the first Canadian prime minister to march in a pride parade. Trudeau was seen waving rainbow flags, dancing and taking photos with parade attendees in the streets of Toronto, BBC News reports.
Trudeau wants to repeal law on anal sex, wipe out past convictions
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will introduce a law to expunge the criminal records of persons convicted of homosexual-related offences when buggery or sodomy were banned under Canada’s Criminal Code.
“Our government believes in equality and equal treatment for all Canadians,” Trudeau announced June 14.
“That is why we are moving forward on legislation that makes it possible to erase the convictions of Canadians who were unjustly convicted of a crime – simply for who they were, or who they loved.”
The legislation will expunge convictions on charges of gross indecency under “historical, unjust laws for sexual activity with a same sex partner,” according to the press statement.
New debate commission excludes Maxime Bernier from participating in official election debates — for now
Maxime Bernier, leader of the breakaway conservative party the People’s Party of Canada, may be blocked from participating in the two official election debates unless he can show his party has a “legitimate chance” of electing more than one MP.
That was the preliminary decision announced Monday by the Leaders’ Debates Commission, the body created by the Liberal government to organize two official debates this election, one in English and one in French. The commission is led by former governor general David Johnston.
The commission’s announcement says five parties are cleared to participate at the moment: the Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats, Greens and the Bloc Québécois. All have met the minimum threshold for participating under the criteria established by the commission.