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Fierté Montréal applauds the Government of Canada’s Criminal Code amendment to prevent the discrimination of acts of sexual nature

Montréal, November 16, 2016 — The Canadian Government introduced this morning Bill C-32 that amends the criminal code to prevent the discrimination of acts of a sexual nature. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Mr. Randy Boissonnault has been named Special Advisor on LGBTQ2SI issues. Fierté Montréal President Éric Pineault and Vice-President Jean-Sébastien Boudreault attended the announcement and were asked to provide their advice and recommendations for LGBTQ2SI issues, along with some 20 other organizations.

Fierté Montréal’s Pineault and Boudreault said that they are pleased with the amendment and announcement and applaud the Government of Canada’s initiative. They also discussed the Canada Pride Montréal 2017 festival to be held August 10-20 which is a nation-wide celebration of Canada’s LGBTQ movement, reaffirming the position of Montréal, Québec and of Canada as leaders in LGBTQ rights.

About Montréal Pride
Founded in 2007 at the initiative of Montréal’s LGBTQ communities, Montréal Pride is now the largest LGBTQ gathering in the francophone world. Montréal Pride is a community event dedicated to defending LGBTQ rights, promoting our cultural wealth and celebrating our social and legal advances. In 2017, a special edition named Canada Pride Montréal 2017 will span over the course of 11 days and will offer more than 150 activities and events, with something for everyone.

Active all year-round, the organization’s primary mission is to support and promote local LGBTQ communities while serving as a beacon of hope for people around the world living in LGBTQ-hostile areas. Each year, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of local and international visitors. Additional information is available on the the Montréal Pride website. Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter (@fierteMTLpride).

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Louis-André Bertrand
Director of Communications
Montréal Pride
[email protected]
Telephone: 514 903-6193 ext. 3523

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