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e-466 (Canadian Human Rights Act)

E-petition
Initiated by Shelby LeBlanc from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • To this day, it is legal to refuse or fire someone from their job solely due to the fact that they are transgender;
  • It is legal to refuse or kick someone out of residency solely due to the fact that they are transgender;
  • It is legal to discriminate against someone solely due to the fact that they are transgender;
  • We need to help put a stop to the discrimination transgender individuals face;
  • We call upon the House of Commons to take this petition into consideration in helping pass Bill C-16, to help make the world a safer place for the transgender community;
  • This is not only a transgender right, it is a human right. This is a significant step in creating the awareness necessary to counter the widespread discrimination transgender people faced everywhere from the workplace to the health care system; and
  • We call upon the House of Commons to help make this important step. Anti discrimination laws covering gender identity and expression are an important part of the solution because they can aide in stopping the discrimination before it happens. We call upon the House of Commons to pass Bill C-16 to help make our world a better place.
We, the undersigned, Transgender Identifying and/or Transgender Supporting Canadian Citizens, call upon the House of Commons to support Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.
Government response tabled on January 30, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-117-01)
Open for signature
July 25, 2016, at 9:40 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 22, 2016, at 9:40 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Colin Fraser (West Nova)
November 28, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00982)
Government response tabled
January 30, 2017
Photo - Colin Fraser
West Nova
Liberal Caucus
Nova Scotia
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