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The federal Conservative government continues to attack the rights of Canadians with its latest budget implementation Bill C-59.

Division 20 of Bill C-59 proposes to give the federal government the authority to unilaterally change the sick leave provisions of PSAC’s Treasury Board collective agreements, and impose a short term and long term disability plan, at any time the government chooses. 

Observed on May 17th, this day aims to coordinate events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations.

This date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization in 1990.

“The Declaration of Montreal” created in 2006 and adopted at the 2006 World Out Games, called for the United Nations and all states to recognize May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.