by Emily Douglas
Originally published: November 30, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has publicly apologized on behalf of the government, for the treatment of LGBT workers and veterans throughout Canadian history.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Trudeau shed light on the discrimination gay, lesbian, bi and transgender employees were, and are, subjected to in their careers.
The Prime Minister reminded the Commons of ‘The Purge’, the government-sponsored programme which monitored all suspected gay civil servants from the 1950s to the 1990s, in which thousands of workers were intimidated into giving up their jobs.