Government to Introduce Legislation to Address Historical Injustices Faced by LGBTQ2 Communities

Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister has announced that the government will introduce legislation to make it possible to erase the convictions for Canadians who were found guilty under historical, unjust laws for sexual activity with a same sex partner.

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This legislation – expected to be introduced later this year – will be another concrete step by the Government of Canada to acknowledge and address injustices faced by LGBTQ2 communities. Other steps include the introduction of legislation to end discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression, and to remove discriminatory Criminal Code provisions regarding consensual sexual activity that are unconstitutional.