Monday, November 20, 2017

Canada to Apologize, Provide Compensation to LGBT Citizens for Past Injustices

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Vice News Canada reports:

A long-awaited apology to LGBT people who were criminally charged or fired from their government jobs because of their sexual orientation will be delivered by the Canadian government next week.

“On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for the persecution & injustices they have suffered, and to advance together on the path to equality & inclusion,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Sunday [November 19, 2017] on Twitter.

Some form of financial compensation is also expected to be offered following a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were either fired or pressured to quit the military or their public service jobs because they were gay or lesbian.

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