The Liberal government is set to announce next week that it will propose legislation that would give legal and human rights protections to transgender people, following through on a pledge made during the federal election campaign.
In his mandate letter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Wilson-Raybould [the Minister of Justice] to make it a priority to introduce legislation “to add gender identity as a prohibited ground for discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act, and to the list of distinguishing characteristics of ‘identifiable group’ protected by the hate speech provisions of the Criminal Code.”
“Our government is committed to bringing forward legislation that will respect and ensure that we eliminate discrimination in all forms in this country,” she said on Tuesday.
Trudeau, you so full of contradictions. In one breath, selling weapons to the oppressive Saudi regime, in the next, affirming human rights for trans Canadians. Make up your mind.