Conservatives Have Become Advocates for Gay Rights in Canada
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird stood before the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations this month and outlined his aggressive agenda to "stand up to the violent mobs that seek to criminalize homosexuality."
"Draconian punishment and unspeakable violence are inflicted on people simply for whom they love and for who they are," he said.
That same day, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney touted Canada as a haven for gay refugees from Iran. Working with Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, Mr. Kenney's office had fast-tracked 100 gay Iranians into Canada, saving them from possible execution.