If I were you, I wouldn't be assuming that the same-sex marriage issue in Canada is totally dead. From the Grope and Flail:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has declared the contentious issue of same-sex marriage to be permanently closed.
After a Conservative motion calling on the government to restore the traditional definition of marriage was defeated yesterday by a resounding 175 to 123, Mr. Harper said he will not bring the matter back before Parliament.
Excellent. It's dead. It's an ex-issue. It's pushing up daisies. Um ... hang on (emphasis added):
"I don't see reopening this question in the future," he told reporters who asked whether same-sex marriage would return to the table if the Conservatives won a majority government.
Nor does he intend to introduce a "defence of religions" act to allow public officials, such as justices of the peace, to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
"Don't see?" Doesn't "intend?" Sorry, but those are disturbingly weaselly choices of words and, as we've seen before, the Cons aren't particularly known for keeping their promises.