For years, PSAC has been advocating for the federal government to formally prohibit discrimination against transgender and transsexual persons.
Bill C-16 amends the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code by adding protections against discrimination and violence based on gender identity or expression.
On October 18, 2016, the House of Commons overwhelmingly adopted this bill. It is currently before the Senate, where it faces opposition from many Conservative senators.
We need to ensure that the Senate passes the bill unamended, so it can be officially adopted into law.