A Long-Overdue Apology

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) welcomes today’s apology by the Prime Minister to members of the LGBTQ community harmed by decades of official and unofficial discrimination.

For decades, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer federal employees were the subject of widespread prejudice that left them silent victims and, in many cases, unemployed. No more.

We believe today’s apology represents a significant step towards eventual reparations that will ensure past wrongs and current rights are recognized in the future.