August 22nd, 2019
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Responds to Andrew Scheer’s Comments on Same-Sex Marriage
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh released the following statement in response to Andrew Scheer’s speech attacking the marriage rights of LGBTQI2S+ Canadians:
“The resurfacing of Andrew Scheer’s disgusting prejudice against LGBTQI2S+ people and families is very painful for many Canadians. This is exactly why, if Canadians deliver a minority government in October, I will not prop up Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives. We can't trust Mr. Scheer or his caucus to champion the fundamental rights of Canadians.
Trudeau’s Liberals have said the right kinds of things, but have let us down by failing to end the ban on blood donation, failing to ban conversion therapy, failing to bolster protections against employment discrimination and failing to take appropriate steps to give trans people better access to gender confirmation procedures and care. It’s time for a government that will take action to move Canada forward, a Canada where everyone is free to be who they are and love who they love.”