John Ibbitson writes at the Globe and Mail:
Advocates for people criminally charged or fired from their government job simply because they were gay are celebrating news that, on Nov. 28, Justin Trudeau will deliver a historic apology in the House for their mistreatment.
“I never thought I’d live to see the day,” said Douglas Elliott, the lawyer who led a class-action lawsuit on behalf of those who lost their jobs. Mr. Elliott has been advocating for the rights of sexual minorities since the 1970s.
But, he added that there is still no agreement in principle on a financial settlement, even though the government has sent out invitations to people who were victims of the purge to come to Ottawa, and Mr. Trudeau has confirmed the date.