Harper tells Uganda Canada deplores anti-gay laws..
Good for Stephen Harper....
Uganda's president got an earful from Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the African nation's proposed law targeting gays.Hat tip: Scott...
The Ugandan "anti-homosexuality bill" would imprison and even execute homosexuals.
But the proposed law barely drew a mention at this weekend's Commonwealth summit in Trinidad and Tobago - despite calls before the conference for the country's suspension from the organization.
Harper said leaders generally don't talk about specific laws during the Commonwealth meetings.
But he said he pulled aside Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and "indicated Canada's deep concern, strong opposition of the fact we deplore these kinds of measures."
"We find them inconsistent with, frankly, I think any reasonable understanding of human rights, and I was very clear on that with the president of Uganda," Harper told reporters on the final day of the Commonwealth meetings.