Intention

Present an official apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians

Justin Trudeau’s main intention with his speech “Remarks by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to apologise to LGBTQ2 Canadians” is to issue an apology to LGBTQ2 people for the historic mistreatment they have suffered at the hands of the Canadian government.

To achieve this intention, Trudeau uses logos by providing factual evidence on the oppression of LGBTQ2 Canadians. This adds weight to Trudeau’s apology by showing that the current government is aware of past governments’ discriminatory practices and of their deep impact on Canada’s LGBTQ2 citizens.

The apology’s importance is also enhanced as Trudeau clearly communicates to his audience that the current government condemns past discriminatory practices, which implicitly establish it as a supporter of LGBTQ2 rights

Build LGBTQ2 Canadians’ trust in the present government and criticise former governments

Trudeau also has a more specific politic agenda in mind, as he is interested in presenting his current government as morally superior to past governments. To achieve this intention, he apologises for the government’s mistreatment and abuse of LGBTQ2 Canadians, e...

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