Trudeau’s Liberal govt sends millions of taxpayer dollars to promote ‘gay tourism’

May 25, 2019 by

by Leanne Laurence, LifeSite:

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is giving $1 million each to Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver homosexual Pride Parades in a bid to cash in on the lucrative “LGBTQ2” tourism industry and burnish Canada’s reputation as a “gay”-friendly destination.

Tourism minister Mélanie Joly and finance minister Bill Morneau announced the fund in Toronto Tuesday when unveiling a Liberal tourism strategy that puts “investments in LGBTQ2 tourism” as a top priority.

LGBTQ “travellers, on average, vacation four to six times a year, versus one to two for other travellers, spend 33 per cent more, and are known to return to places where they had good experiences,” says a ministry news release.

“Canada already has an established reputation as one of the most LGBTQ2-friendly countries in the world, and its largest cities are routinely recognized worldwide as popular LGBTQ2 destinations.”

The money comes out of a $58.5-million Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF) intended to help communities boost their tourism sector.

The Liberals have designated promoting homosexual and transgender events as one of the five “pillars” of the CEF.

They gave $100,000 to Fierté Canada Pride to help LGBTQ groups across Canada access the CEF to pay for local Pride events, according to ministry spokesperson Jeremy Ghio.

The Liberal move will benefit all Canadians, Fierté Canada Pride tweeted.

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