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3,302
Supporters

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.

Letter to
Members of Canadian Parliament and Senate
Prime Minister of Canada Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Hon. Bob Rae
and 6 others
Thomas Mulcair
Speaker of the House Hon. Andrew Scheer
Peter Goldring
Elizabeth May
Leader, NDP / Chef, NPD Thomas Mulcair
Leader, Green Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Vert du Canada Elizabeth May
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Members of Canadian Parliament and Senate.

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Pass Bill C-279 - The Trans Rights Bil

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.
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Sincerely,