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e-2289 (Information and privacy)

Initiated by Jennifer Joseph from Oshawa, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • There are no explicit protections for transgender people in Bill C-16. Instead Bill C-16 creates protections for "gender identity" and "gender expression", which have no precise legal definition. This has triggered litigation against women who now need to prove they have a right to women's only safe spaces and sex-segregated activities. Bill C-16 erodes women's sex based rights outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Before Bill C-16 passed in the House of Commons, the current government pledged that no piece of legislation proposed would ever pass without a full and proper gender-based analysis (GBA) report. This report has never been published or made public, and inquiries made through the Freedom of Information Act suggest it was never completed; and
  • As of January 2019, Statistics Canada are no longer recording the sex of criminals, but instead the gender by which they identify. Statistics Canada response when contacted and asked if it would effect any research based on the data was "Statistics Canada consulted extensively, and performed the necessary statistical tests to evaluate the impact of this change. It is expected the change will have no impact on the analysis of the data." Again, the public has not been made aware of what statistical tests/methodology they used, nor has anything been published.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon Candice Bergen to ask for the Gender-Based Analysis report be made public, and for Statistics Canada to explain their analysis or publish the results.
Open for signature
February 14, 2020, at 10:33 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 14, 2020, at 10:33 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Derek Sloan
Hastings—Lennox and Addington
Conservative Caucus
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