Trudeau appoints special adviser on LGBTQ issues
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in the Pride flag raising ceremony on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Published Monday, November 14, 2016 9:32PM EST
CTV News has learned that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed a special adviser on LGBTQ issues
MP Randy Boissonnault will be the point person.
Part of his mandate includes addressing the discrimination LGBTQ communities faced both in the past and present and make recommendations.
In the summer, CTV News told the story of several women who were either dismissed from or left the Canadian Armed Forces because of their sexual orientation. Many said they were intimidated and interrogated, leading to a lifetime of issues including PTSD and anxiety.
At that time, under Canadian Forces Administrative Order 19-20, the government banned gay people from the military.