When I woke up yesterday morning, I wasn't sure how long it would be before the torture of LGBT kids would finally be over.
For Erin O'Toole was promising his Cons a free vote on the Bill to ban the horror of conversion therapy.
And goodness knows his party reeks of bigotry.
So imagine my surprise, when the Cons suddenly surrendered, the bill was passed unanimously.
The federal government's updated bill to ban the practice of conversion therapy has been adopted unanimously by the House of Commons.
MPs voted to fast track Bill C-4 on Wednesday afternoon. The Commons erupted in applause after the vote and several Liberal cabinet ministers walked across the floor to shake hands with and — in some cases — hug their Conservative counterparts.
And for a while at least, the Commons never looked better, or more Canadian.
But sadly all was not what it appeared to be.
As Dale Smith points out, it was all a cynical ploy.
Let’s not kid ourselves. This wasn’t a magnanimous gesture or one that showed true allyship—it was a pretty cynical ploy to avoid a recorded vote and further embarrassment of the party.
And many of their MPs did not join in the standing ovation, including the sinister SoCon Leslyn Lewis...
Who according to those who were there looked very very unhappy and very very angry.
So who knows what O'Toole had to promise her and the others to keep their mouths shut.
For you can be sure that sooner or later those SoCons will be demanding their pound of bloody flesh, and it will make the Cons look even more ugly and evil than they already are.
And their lying leader look even more monstrous.
But that will come later, right now I am just happy and grateful.
Grateful that we have a decent Prime Minister who has done more for LGBT Canadians than any other other Canadian leader before him.
And happy that after so much pain and suffering.
And so many suicides.
The kids are free at last...
P.S. I'd like to end my post with that, but I couldn't help noticing that none of the old geezers at Progressive Bloggers bothered to write a word about this significant step in the human rights struggle in this country.
Including those who are retired TEACHERS.
How dare they call themselves progressives? Why do they bother to blog?
What bloody FRAUDS...