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“There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation”

-Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada, speaking of his Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1968-69 which had provisions for the decriminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults, the legalization of contraception, abortion and lotteries.

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The lead-up to PET’s famous “Just watch me”.

The entire exchange is thoughtful and the journalist actually brought up a few points that hadn’t even occurred to me. 

This is what we’re missing with the Harper government– something that is not necessarily transparency, but the willingness to actually address the media and speak without the use of papers and notes.