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  1. Denis LeBlanc
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    LGBT activists met privately with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. CTV News reported that: “Trudeau met Thursday with Commonwealth gay-rights activists at the Canadian High Commission to reassure them of his continued support.

    “The LGBT issue is one of the most outstanding issues that demonstrates maybe the Commonwealth isn’t as good at bringing people together around shared values and principles as we should be,” he said.

    “I’m very much looking forward to hearing from all of you on how I can continue to be an ally, what would be most impactful for me to be challenging and exhorting and nudging and encouraging the leaders to move forward.”

    In an interview after the meeting, the activists, who are all members of the Commonwealth Equality Network, welcomed Trudeau’s continued work but lamented the continued opposition voiced by other leaders.

    “I can’t even get close to my prime minister or my president,” said Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, executive director of Sri Lanka’s Equal Ground rights group and co-chair of the Commonwealth Equality Network.

    “So we need to use international platforms with help from leaders like Prime Minister Trudeau.” ”
    Complete report at: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trudeau-sidesteps-questions-on-plastic-straw-ban-at-commonwealth-summit-1.3892016


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