Justin Trudeau apologises to the LGBTQ community, compensate them with up to $85 million

Justin Trudeau apologises to the LGBTQ community, compensate them with up to $85 million

Like This Video 0 709275 rauf shola
Added by November 30, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, wiped away tears as he delivered an apology on behalf of the government for decades of discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2) community. The prime minister said he wants to ensure such oppression never happens again.

He said:

“Today, we offer a long overdue apology to all those whom we, the Government of Canada, wronged. We are sorry. We hope by acknowledging our failings we can make the crucial progress LGBTQ2 people in Canada deserve. We will continue to support each other in our fight for equality because we know that Canada gets stronger every single day that we choose to embrace diversity,”

The government also introduced a legislation to expunge the criminal records of those convicted of having consensual same-sex activity.

Canada decriminalized homosexuality in 1969, but records of the convictions of these people remained. The bill set aside 4 million Canadian dollars ($3.11 million) over the next two fiscal years to carry out the destruction of these criminal records.

Trudeau also announced that an agreement had been reached in a class-action lawsuit for 110 million Canadian dollars ($85.80 million) to be paid out to former civil servants and members of the military who lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation.

Justin Trudeau apologises to the LGBTQ community, compensate them with up to $85 million

Similar Videos

Everton Unveil Allardyce As New Manager

0 1103538 0

Everton have unveiled Sam Allardyce as their new manager following the confirmation of his appointment on Wednesday. “Everton FC can confirm the appointment of Sam Allardyce as the Club’s new manager on a deal until June 2019,” the club said.

Tinubu Commends Buhari’s June 12 Declaration

0 834903 0

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his decision to give a national award to late MKO Abiola. Tinubu said he received the news that June 12 will replace

Jonathan Congratulates Abubakar On 76 Birthday

0 677157 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), on his 76 birthday, describing him as a great patriot and a man of peace. In a message of goodwill, Jonathan noted that the retired

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

No Comments Yet!

But You can be first one to write one

Write a Comment

Your data will be safe!

Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person.
Required fields are marked*