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Justin Trudeau flanked by his two children marches in the July 25, 2017 Toronto Gay Pride Parade.Twitter / Justin Trudeau

(LifeSiteNews) – The Trudeau government is throwing more taxpayer dollars at the transgender lobby, this time in the form of a deal with unions to add up to $75,000 in coverage for “gender-affirming care” to the Public Service Health Care Plan.  

“Gender-affirming care” is the Orwellian phrase trans activists use to describe sex change surgeries and hormone therapy. The deal comes after four years of negotiations. The Partners Committee of the Public Service Health Care Plan sent its recommendation to the Treasure Board on August 3.  

According to a Trudeau government press release from August 8: 

The modernized plan provides enhanced support for members at no additional cost to taxpayers.

New features of the Plan include increased support for mental health and well-being, such as increased coverage for psychological services and an expansion of mental health service providers. For the first time, coverage would be available for gender affirmation, placing the Government of Canada as a leader in modernized employee health care benefits.

The new lifetime plan will cover almost 1.5 million people in the federal public service, including retirees. Mona Fortier, the president of the Treasury Board, stated that the new pro-transgender plan was yet more evidence of Canada’s cutting edge approach to these issues.  

“Our employees, current and former, will benefit from one of the most modern public sector health care plans in the world, with support for mental health services and gender affirmation, in keeping with our commitment to stand up for diversity and inclusion in the public service,” she stated.  

This move simply adds to the Trudeau government’s longstanding record implementing the LGBT agenda, which they consistently tout at home and abroad. The Liberals keep a running list of key accomplishments on their home page, including: 

  • Passing federal legislation to ban discrimination based on “gender identity and gender expression 
  • Trudeau marching in the Pride Parade 
  • Trudeau and other Liberal MPs hoisting the Pride flag on Parliament Hill 
  • Trudeau’s apology to LGBT Canadians discriminated against in the past by any “federal legislation, polices, and practices” 
  • Handing more than $20 million in taxpayer dollars to LGBT groups for community organizing 
  • Passing the so-called “conversion therapy ban,” which also makes it illegal for those with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria to receive the help they desire 
  • Creating a “first-ever Federal LGBTQ2 Action Plan that will guide the work of the federal government on the priorities of LGBTQ2 Canadians” 

If you think that any of this would change under Pierre Poilievre government, by the way, think again. Poilievre voted for the “conversion therapy ban” twice — the first time when the vast majority of the Conservative caucus had been lobbying to fix the definition of conversion therapy in the ban in order to ensure that pastoral and parental conversations would not also be made illegal. Conservatives of Poilievre’s ilk generally tend to conserve whatever status quo progressives have created, and thus it is safe to say that all of Trudeau’s policy-making on behalf of the LGBT agenda will be permanent.  

Just as we say with Rachel Notley in Alberta, progressives understand one thing and they understand it well — when you have power, make progress. When you lose power, your opponents will likely leave your accomplishments alone, and you can pick up where you left off when the electorate tires of them. Yard by yard, you move down the field — while conservatives end up simply being liberals driving the speed limit. 


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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.