OTTAWA, June 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will introduce a law to expunge the criminal records of persons convicted of homosexual-related offences when buggery or sodomy were banned under Canada’s Criminal Code.
“Our government believes in equality and equal treatment for all Canadians,” Trudeau announced June 14.
“That is why we are moving forward on legislation that makes it possible to erase the convictions of Canadians who were unjustly convicted of a crime – simply for who they were, or who they loved.”
The legislation will expunge convictions on charges of gross indecency under “historical, unjust laws for sexual activity with a same sex partner,” according to the press statement.
But Gwen Landolt of REAL Women of Canada says Trudeau manifestly does not believe in equality for all Canadians.
“The ordinary Canadians are absolutely irrelevant to him,” she told LifeSiteNews. “It’s the special friends, the homosexuals, the feminists, the wealthy who pay him money” who get the “special advantages.”
Trudeau “doesn’t seem to understand that he’s to govern for all the people in Canada. His idea is ‘I’m prime minister, I can do whatever I like, because I’m anointed.’”
And in this case, Trudeau’s move will set a “very troubling precedent, and perhaps a dangerous one,” Landolt said.
It’s also a “fraud” because the Canadian government prosecuted people under a law on the books at the time that “reflected the times and also concerns for public security,” she noted.
The Liberals passed an omnibus bill in 1969 under Trudeau’s father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, that legalized abortion and decriminalized buggery, or sodomy, between two consenting adults age 21 and over, and between a husband and wife.
The age of consent for buggery was lowered to 18 in 1987.
This latest Trudeau announcement is unsurprising as the Liberal government signaled last August that it would adopt most, if not all, recommendations in the June 2016 Just Society Report produced by the pro-homosexual lobby group Egale.
The report recommended repealing the Criminal Code ban on anal sex, and in November, Liberals tabled legislation to repeal Criminal Code Section 159, a bill that was absorbed into Bill C-39 in March.
Section 159 permits anal sex in private between any two consenting people age 18 and over, or between a husband and wife, but prohibits it between more than two people, in public, and for anyone under age 18.
The effect of repealing Section 159 would be to lower the age of consent for anal sex to 16, putting it on par under the Code with the age of consent for all other sexual activity, but it could also allow group anal sex, and leave young male adolescents unprotected and vulnerable, Landolt said at that time.
Landolt noted that despite court rulings that the ban on anal sex was unconstitutional, no previous government, Liberal or Conservative, had made any move to lower the age for anal sex to 16, because the need to protect teenage boys, not to mention girls, trumped any so-called need for equality.
Indeed, Conservative justice minister and attorney general Ray Hnatyshyn noted in 1987:
Medical evidence does indicate different kinds of psychological or physical harm may attach to different types of intercourse for young persons. Medical experts are not certain at what age sexual preference is established, and many argue that the age is fixed only in the later teen years.
Also the question here is that heightened danger of contracting Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or other sexually transmitted disease from anal intercourse since the tissues are more susceptible to physical damage from penetration.
The Just Society Report also recommended the government apologize for its perceived past transgressions against homosexual persons.
Liberal special adviser on LGBTQ2 issues, Edmonton MP and openly homosexual Randy Boissonnault, reiterated May 17 that the Liberals will apologize to homosexual individuals in the public service or military who were fired or otherwise penalized between the 1950s and 1990s, the CBC reported.
Homosexual individuals in the military or civil service were considered vulnerable to Soviet blackmail in the Cold War years, it reported.
As for Just Society Report, the lead writer is homosexual activist lawyer Douglas Elliott, who in November 2016 launched a $600 million class action suit against the Canadian government on behalf of persons fired from the civil service and military because of their sexual orientation.
The courts ruled in 1992 that banning homosexual persons from the military was unconstitutional.