April 3rd, 2019

NDP Statement on Brunei

The NDP Critic for LGBTQ2+ Issues, Randall Garrison, issued the following statement:

"We call on the Government of Canada to condemn the actions of the Sultan of Brunei and the implementation of the new measures making anal sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death. These actions further marginalize the LGBTQ2+ community making violence and death the reality for people living in Brunei.
Canada must stand with the United Nations and the many other countries around the world who have condemned this legislation and echoes that this is a serious setback for human rights.
Canada must act by creating an immediate path to safety for LGBTQ2+ people whose lives are in imminent danger."