Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair held a press conference May 17 on Parliament Hill to speak out against discrimination on the 10th anniversary of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The theme for this year’s anti-discrimination day is sexual diversity in the workplace. Mulcair spoke of his hope that Canadian politics will become more diverse in the future.
Mulcair also cited Egale Canada’s National Climate Survey on Homophobia in Canadian Schools, which revealed that 70 percent of students reported hearing homophobic or transphobic comments while at school.
“What we are demanding here today is that all the parties contribute to making the House of Commons representative of Canada in all its diversity.”