Original language of petition: English
Former Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, was an important step forward in protecting the dignity, security and freedom of transgender and gender-diverse Canadians. With this Bill, Parliament affirmed that trans and gender-diverse persons are entitled to equal protection from discrimination, hate propaganda, and hate crime; and that every individual is entitled to express their gender identity or gender expression without fear of harm.
The passage of this legislation in no way diminishes the importance of considering the differential impacts of policy choices on specific segments of the Canadian population. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the full implementation of gender-based analysis across federal departments and agencies. With Budget 2019, the Government of Canada published its first Gender Report, which is publicly available online.
The new gender and sex standards released by Statistics Canada, on April 13th, 2018, followed several months of focus groups and testing sessions with cisgender and transgender individuals. Statistics Canada also consulted with transgender and non-binary individuals, representatives of organizations serving the transgender population, academic experts in the measurement of gender identity, as well as several federal departments.
Statistics Canada has analyzed the results of its social statistics surveys, where sample sizes were sufficient, by comparing the results using either sex or gender. No significant impact was found when comparing the effect on the characteristics analyzed. These assessments were performed by analysts responsible for these statistical programs. Statistics Canada is currently in the process of implementing either the sex at birth and gender questions or the gender question only into its different collection vehicles.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||10|
|Prince Edward Island||7|