Canada's gay rights defence is all hot air

In recent years the Conservative government has positioned itself as one of the most vocal governments in Canadian history in defending gay rights abroad. Whether for ideological reasons or those of personal conviction, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has come out as one of the fervent voices for Canada's new foreign policy to speak out against the persecution of people based on their sexual orientation.

Akim Adé Larcher
Published: Wednesday, 02/01/2012 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/14/2013 4:38 pm EDT

In recent years the Conservative government has positioned itself as one of the most vocal governments in Canadian history in defending gay rights abroad. Whether for ideological reasons or those of personal conviction, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has come out as one of the fervent voices for Canada's new foreign policy to speak out against the persecution of people based on their sexual orientation.

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