Boissonnault represents Edmonton Centre and is the first out gay MP elected in Alberta. His new role is the first of its kind in federal politics. The appointment from Justin Trudeau’s office comes along with an announcement the government has introduced legislation to repeal Canada’s anal sex laws. Under section 159 the Criminal Code, anal sex is only legal if it takes place between a husband and wife, or by two consenting adults over the age of 18. It’s also illegal if more than two people “take part or are present.” The age of consent for other types of sex is 16.
November 15 / BuzzFeed