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Pass Bill C-279 - The Trans Rights Bill


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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Members of Canadian Parliament and Senate
  • Leader, Green Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Vert du Canada
    Elizabeth May
  • Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada / Chef, Nouveau Parti démocratique du Canada
    Tom Mulcair
  • Member of Parliament Calgary Southwest
    Stephen Harper
  • Elizabeth May
  • Peter Goldring
  • Speaker of the House
    Hon. Andrew Scheer
  • Thomas Mulcair
  • Hon. Bob Rae
  • Prime Minister of Canada
    Right Hon. Stephen Harper
  • Leader, Conservative Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Conservateur du Canada
    Stephen Harper

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