Liberals Vote Against LGBT Refugees

"How on Earth can the Trudeau Liberals vote against THIS? The only explanation is that a Conservative proposed it. Which is kinda pathetic"

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion with Tina Brown (not shown) at the Women in the World Summit at the David H. Koch Theater of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York on Thursday, April 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Conservative Immigration shadow-critic Michelle Rempel introduced a motion last week calling on the federal government to “increase the ratio of highly persecuted LGBT refugees.”

Surprisingly, the Liberal government voted against the motion.

Don Martin, Host of CTV’s Power Play noticed just how off-brand this move was, when he tweeting out:

Why Does This Matter?

Canadians will not look to kindly on this kind of political gamesmanship, especially when the group that suffers most are LGBT refugees. Consequently, the government in power has a majority mandate to work on exactly these kinds of issues.

The Trudeau government will have to provide good reasoning for why this had occurred, specifically if they have future hopes in maintaining support from their own base.

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Ali Taghva

Business owner, former riding President, and Bachelors in Industrial Relations from Mcgill. Interested in the intersection of politics and culture. I firmly believe in a free media and work to push new stories to your door each day.

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