[Georgia Straight] Pierre Trudeau showed leadership when he declared that “the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.” Canadian judges showed leadership when, first in Ontario and then in six other provinces, they held that same-sex marriage was a constitutionally protected right.
But don’t expect any leadership from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Harper opposed same-sex marriage. He refused to speak at the International AIDS conference in Toronto in 2006. He has never, ever marched in a Pride Parade.