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John Turner

John Turner was Prime Minister for 11 weeks in the 1980s. As Justice Minister in 1969 he stated that Bill C-150 did not condone or endorse homosexuality but instead lifted the stigma of the law for private, consensual sex acts. He also stated that psychiatric intervention rather than legal intervention was best for homosexuality. During an election campaign in 1974 Turner stated that including sexual orientation in the Canadian Bill of Rights would not lessen discrimination against gays.

Names John Turner (Main)
BE [n69.7] John Napier Turner (altName)

BE [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/john-turner/(http://goo.gl/Iw8V5m)]

Related Pages https://lglc.ca/person/JTUR/
https://viaf.org/viaf/33240094/
Birth Date 1929/06/07
Birth Place https://lglc.ca/place/RICH/
Identities English

BG [“Profile: The Right Hon. John Napier Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.,” Parliament of Canada, n.d., https://lop.parl.ca/sites/ParlInfo/default/en_CA/People/Profile?personId=2909]

Canadian

BG [“Profile: The Right Hon. John Napier Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.,” Parliament of Canada, n.d., https://lop.parl.ca/sites/ParlInfo/default/en_CA/People/Profile?personId=2909]

Occupations Minister of Justice Government
1969/04/16 - 1969/05/14

https://lglc.ca/event/n69.7

Liberal Party Leader, Federal Politician
notAfter(1986/01)

“Opposition leader wants gay-positive reading of charter,” Body Politic, no.122 (1986), p. 19

Orders of Merit Companion of the Order of Canada (1994-10-19)
Associated Organizations https://lglc.ca/organization/LIB/ (Member)
notAfter(1974/06/18)

BC [n74.118]

https://lglc.ca/organization/DOJ/ (Member)
notAfter(1969/04)

BCE [n69.7]