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The Conservatives in their own words

“In the 1950s buggery was a criminal offence. Now it’s a requirement to receive benefits from the federal government.”
-Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz in 2000, accusing the Liberals of pandering to homosexuals

“The danger in having sexual orientation just listed, that encompasses, for example, pedophiles. I believe that the caucus as a whole would like to see it repealed.”
-Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant in 2004, talking about including gays and lesbians in hate propaganda legislation

“I think if people want this medically unnecessary treatment, they have that right. But taxpayers should not have to pick up the tab for it.”
-Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre in 2008, promising to ask Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to withhold from federal transfer payments any money spent by the Ontario government on sex reassignment surgery