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Thursday, June 22, 2006

News: Canadian Federal Bill considered

Legislation has been introduced in Canada's House of Commons to include "gender identity and expression" in the country's Human Rights Act. The current federal practice is to include discrimination complaints on the basis of transgender identity as a part of "sex" discrimination. The Northwest Territories already provide explicit protections. Others, like Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia, have interpreted laws to include protection. A similar bill was introduced last year, but not passed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Transex people are presently covered throughout Canada's various provinces and TTW as well as federally under the section, SEX.

If this new change does indeed take place, doubtful at present, then no new protections or rights will actually be afforded transex people. The only change will be the wording and that is all.