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Liberals all talk, no action a year after LGBTQ apology, say critics, advocates

By Emily Haws      

‘We’ve got a team of six full-time public servants working on LGBTQ matters every day, every week. That’s not something we had two years ago,” says LGBTQ adviser Randy Boissonnault.

Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault, Justin Trudeau's adviser on LGBTQ issues, says lots of action has been taken, but agrees there's more work to do on the file. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

 Advocates and opposition MPs describe the government’s work on the LGBTQ file as all words, no action since it formally apologized for the state-sanctioned purge of sexual minorities from Canada’s Armed Forces, the RCMP, and the bureaucracy more than a year ago. 

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