Prime Minister's apology to LGBTQ community expected to include new legislation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will back up his promised apology for state-sanctioned discrimination against members of the L-G-B-T-Q community with reparations for the harm they suffered.

Randy Boissonnault, the Edmonton Liberal M-P handling the file, has been consulting with the L-G-B-T-Q community on what the apology should entail.

He says the government is planning to introduce legislation by the end of December to expunge the criminal records of Canadians previously convicted of consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners.

The apology is also expected by the end of the year.

The New Democrats had earlier called on the Liberals to immediately bring in measures to expunge the criminal records and revise the dishonourable discharge records for L-G-B-T-Q people kicked out of the military.