...Davies is not yet sure if she will remain NDP House Leader in the next Parliament; she’ll find out when Leader Jack Layton announces his shadow cabinet. But Davies is her party’s senior queer MP and one of four out gays and lesbians in caucus.
“That’s four of us, so hey, we’ve got a team!” she says enthusiastically. “I’m very excited to meet them, and the fact that they got elected is great, and we should be very proud of the history of our party…. I’m still going to miss Bill Siksay a lot.”
And her advice for her new gay colleagues?
“Be out, be proud, be strong, take on the issues, be vigilant about human rights and what the Conservatives are doing,” Davies says. “Our party has an incredible record of standing up for LGBTQ rights, and we'll continue to do that.”
As for Libby's record in standing up for Israel's right to exist and defend itself--that, too, is "incredible," but not in a good way.