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Ottawa opens new door to expunge ‘historically unjust’ LGBTQ2 convictions

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 3:04 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave an emotional apology for Canada’s long-standing persecution of LGBTQ2 citizens, hours after his Liberal government tabled a bill to enable the erasure of “historically unjust convictions” for consensual same-sex sexual activity that was criminalized for decades via the offences of buggery, anal sex and gross indecency.

Prime Minister Justin TrudeauIn a much anticipated speech punctuated by standing ovations from MPs of all parties, a sometimes tearful Trudeau told the Commons Nov. 28 that discrimination against LGBTQ2 people and communities was codified...