A JUST APOLOGY FOR PAST INJUSTICES TO LGBTQ COMMUNITY
November 7th, 2017 - 2:41pm
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is clear the government has a problem knowing who is in charge of this one.
What we are asking is that the Liberals make a commitment today to a just apology for the past injustices to the LGBTQ community. That means an apology by the Prime Minister in the House and one that includes redress measures.
Those who have been kicked out of the Canadian Forces still have dishonourable discharges on their record. Those who were convicted because of who they love still have criminal records for things that are no longer illegal and this continues to limit their ability to volunteer, to travel, and to work.
Will the Liberal government commit today to a just apology for my community to righting past wrongs and not just expressing regret?