If my Facebook feed is any indication, Monday night's tears of relief soon dried into squints of skepticism, at least for some. I think it's a healthy place to be. Neither defeated, nor blinded by optimism, however sincere our approachable and charming new prime minister may be.
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Robin Perelle is the managing editor in Vancouver of <a href="http://dailyxtra.com/" rel="nofollow">Daily Xtra</a>, Canada's source for gay and lesbian news, arts and culture, sexual politics, travel and event listings. She's been the managing editor there since 2005, having started as the staff reporter in 2001. <br> <br> Robin loves coaching up-and-coming reporters and is always looking for new talent and great story ideas. Email her at <a href="mailto:email@example.com" rel="nofollow">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or find her on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/robinperelle" rel="nofollow">@RobinPerelle.</a> <br> <br> In her spare time, Robin is an average jock, a lazy cyclist, a cat lover and an adventurer.
It's easy to be charmed by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. He's affable, approachable, and seems to exude sincerity -- a breath of fresh air after 10 years of Conservative rule. More so than his stiff NDP opponent Tom Mulcair, it's increasingly Trudeau who seems like the natural choice for change in Ottawa. Until you remember the 1990s.
10/18/2015 05:30 EDT
It's not as if this particular pledge -- to support equal rights for trans people in federal and provincial legislation -- presents too onerous a moral stretch. At least it shouldn't if you're planning to walk in a parade celebrating lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people.
07/24/2015 12:55 EDT
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