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Participants in a Pride parade are pictured. Conservative MP Tamara Jansen recently made comments about 'lesbian activity' and counselling to stop doing it during debate on Bill C-6, which seeks to ban conversion therapy. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Conservative MP Tamara Jansen hasn’t had a good run recently with her comments about LGBTQ2 people.
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Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.