NDP calls on Conservatives to approve six initiatives to promote equal rights for LGBTQ community

Vancouver East NDP MP Libby Davies calls it the "NDP gay agenda". In an interview with the Georgia Straight from Ottawa, the veteran parliamentarian said that her party has brought forward six measures to advance equal rights for the LGBTQ community. "What we're saying with these initiatives is that although Canada has had many victories and many milestones, it's not over yet and there's still work to be done," Davies said. "We want to draw attention to that." The NDP held a news conference today in Ottawa to announce these measures, which comes just two days before the start of the WorldPride 2014 Toronto festival.