London, ON – Karen Vecchio, Conservative Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development today issued the following statement:
“Today is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The world has come a long way in fighting discrimination against people simply because of their sexual orientation or gender.
“But too many still face prejudice and even violence because of who they are. That is never OK. Hard work has been done over generations to ensure Canada remains a champion of justice, human rights, and liberty.
“Canada can and must do more to stand up for the LGBTQ2 community in those parts of the world that do not protect basic human rights: places like Iran, Russia, and other countries where the community is the target of terrible persecution. Canada can be a place of refuge for those seeking shelter from that persecution. It is important that we remain so.
“We will always stand up for the rights of each and every Canadian, no matter who they are or who they love. So today, let’s resolve to fight against persecution or bullying and make our world safer for everyone.”
For more information, please contact:
Office of Karen Vecchio, MP 613-990-7769 Karen.Vecchio@parl.gc.ca