Queer Groups Squeezed From Justice Committee Schedule on Raising Sexual Age of Consent
Sex Laws and CLGRO dumped; Egale and The Age Of Consent Committee a go
by Marcus McCann
As the invite list for Parliament's justice committee hearings crystallizes, gay and lesbian groups have been largely dropped from the agenda.
So far, the committee has heard from five police and religious groups in favour of raising the age of consent from 14 to 16. The committee will receive presentations from another fifteen groups on C-22, of which only two -- Egale and the Age Of Consent Committee -- are queer.