“With tears streaming down his face and through broken speech, Calgary-Southeast MLA Rick Fraser gave an emotional tribute to his 17-year-old son, who is gay, during question period at the final sitting of the Alberta legislature on Thursday.

“I want to talk about my oldest son, Carson, who is incredibly brave,” said Fraser, an MLA with the Alberta Party.

“He’s one of the strongest people that I know. It’s people like him why we raise the Pride flag. It’s because of the other brave people who paved the way for him to come out to the world.”

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