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 711352 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

I Still Want To Go To Europe – Libya Returnee

0 713350 0

A Nigerian returnee from Libya identified as Joy says he left Nigeria because the ”country has nothing to offer.” She also said she would re-attempt to go to Europe even after her ordeal in Libya. While narrating her ordeal in

Fayose Knocks Osinbajo Over Fuel Subsidy

0 881818 0

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has slammed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over his comment regarding fuel subsidy. It would be recalled that Osinbajo had said the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) bears the cost of fuel subsidy and not

Fifa Docks Nigeria Three Points In W/Cup Qualifier

0 1104304 0

Fifa has punished Nigeria for fielding an ineligible player in their final World Cup qualifier against the Desert Foxes of Algeria in November. The match in Constantine originally ended in a 1-1 draw but that has now been overturned and

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*