Friday, August 25, 2017
The Real Reason Jason Kenney Won't Be Going to the Pride Parade
Well I can't say I'm surprised that Jason Kenney has turned down an invitation to attend Calgary's Pride parade.
Even though the invitation came from an Albertan with way more fans than he does.
Not when Kenney has been an anti-gay bigot for as long as I remember.
For who can forget that disgusting statement?
Or the time when Kenney taunted gay Canadians by telling them if they wanted to get married they could "marry someone of the opposite sex."
Or forget the time he tried to erase any mention of LGBT Canadians from the Harper government's new Citizenship Guide.
Internal documents show an early draft of the guide contained sections noting that homosexuality was decriminalized in 1969; that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation; and that same-sex marriage was legalized nationally in 2005.
But Mr. Kenney, who fought same-sex marriage when it was debated in Parliament, ordered those key sections removed when his office sent its comments to the department last June.
Then deny he had done that.
Asked Wednesday why he blocked any information about same-sex marriage and Charter rights protecting sexual orientation, Jason Kenney said: "I did not do such a thing. No, no, you are wrong."
The minister then disappeared into the Conservative caucus room in the Centre Block of Parliament Hill.
Only to be revealed to be a coward AND a liar.
A memo to Mr. Kenney from bureaucrats at Citizenship and Immigration last June show the sections were removed at the request of the minister's office. Another memo to Mr. Kenney in August indicates bureaucrats were rebuffed when they made a last-ditch request to have gay rights re-inserted in the guide.
And then of course, there's that other reason Kenney probably didn't want to accept k.d. lang's invitation to the Pride parade.
For daring to ask him this question just a few months ago:
After he was accused of trying to out gay kids who joined gay-straight alliances.
Even though some of those some of those kids could be thrown into the street by their own parents, or badly beaten, or even killed.
And you'd think Kenney would know better...
But then that is who he is, and all I can say is this:
May Godzilla help Alberta and Canada if Kenney ever becomes premier.
What a pity he won't go to Calgary's Pride parade.
Because I'm sure he'd look FABULOUS...
And thank goodness we live in a better Canada.
And Justin Trudeau is the prime minister of ALL Canadians....