I think people have begun to label Canada as a bit of a gay haven, but there's still a lot of work to be done out here in the West. I'm next door to this Manitoba, and my family vacations in Manitoba at one of the provincial parks, and I'm discouraged to hear of this.
If the two decide to leave Manitoba, hopefully they can find a more accepting place to settle. Personally, I'd be glad to have an English chef making Yorkshire Puddings in my community, but Saskatoon has its share of bigotry and closed minds as well...
As I said, still work to be done.