Pass Bill C-279 - The Trans Rights Bill
  • Petitioned Members of Canadian Parliament and Senate

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Members of Canadian Parliament and Senate
Prime Minister of Canada
Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Hon. Bob Rae
Thomas Mulcair
Speaker of the House
Hon. Andrew Scheer
Peter Goldring
Elizabeth May

Pass Bill C-279 - The Trans Rights Bill

    1. Dale Cope
    2. Petition by

      Dale Cope

      Surrey, Canada

Right now, in Canada, a country that prides itself on inclusiveness and diversity, it is still legal to discriminate against people for aspects of who they are due to the nature of their birth. Where, it is difficult for them to access housing, healthcare, employment and even protection under the law as the reason for the discrimination is currently not protected.

Bill C-279 seeks to "amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of gender identity or gender expression, as well as amending the Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression as a recognized group when offences are motivated by bias, prejudice or hate."

Everyone in this country should be able to feel safe, find housing, and be protected equally under the law. A country is best judged not on the comfort of its most secure and well off, but by how it treats the minority and marginalized citizens.

Recent signatures


    1. Final reading is coming soon

      Dale Cope
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone. I thank you for your initial support of passing bill C-279. The bill is going towards its third reading, I have heard as early as March 20, 2013. There is a new petition that will send letters to all members of Parliament as well as all members of legislative assemblies in Canada. I please ask you to sign the new petition and stay up to date.

      If you can, send e-mails or call your members of Parliament directly. Information can be found here:

      The new petition is here:

      Thank you all, you are great people.


      Dale Cope

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Yannick Poirier CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe that trans people's rights should be protected.

    • Isabelle Lamontagne QUEBEC, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I may be cisgendered (although not straight), but it should never matter what someone's identity is, people are people and they deserve to be treated like human being.

    • Cathy Harrison DECATUR, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      The sooner all people are granted basic protections under the law the sooner this world will be a better place to live.

    • Lakota Harrison DECATUR, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      I am an androgyne. I cannot say this without fear. It's high time equal rights really did mean equal.

    • Alison Telford TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a transwoman, and proud to be one.


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