Advocates for people criminally charged or fired from their government job simply because they were gay are celebrating news on November. 28, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a historic apology in the House for their mistreatment.
“I never thought I’d live to see the day,” said Douglas Elliott, the lawyer who led a class-action lawsuit on behalf of those who lost their jobs. Mr. Elliott has been advocating for the rights of sexual minorities since the 1970s.
Still no agreement on a financial compensation, even though the government has sent out invitations to people who were victims of the purge to come to Ottawa.