Bill C-16: Gender Identity and Expression Tag

20 Jun 2017 So-called “transgender rights” bill C-16 becomes law despite grave concerns about restrictions on free speech

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="5966" img_size="medium" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]The Senate has wrapped up debate on Bill C-16. That's the law that purportedly entrenches protections for transgendered people into the Criminal Code and the Canada Human Rights Act by adding the terms "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the list of grounds upon which discrimination would be banned. Supporters – including media coverage at the CTV website – claim that the bill simply means that trans-gendered people will now have the same human rights protections as everyone...

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06 Jun 2017 Senate debate winding down on C-16

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="7342" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]In Ottawa, the Senate debate on Bill C-16 is starting to wind down. This is the bill that would entrench protections for transgendered people into the Criminal Code and the Canada Human Rights Act by adding the terms "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the list of grounds upon which discrimination would be banned. Alberta Senator Betty Unger tried to make an amendment to the Bill in earlier debate, which suggested that the idea of “gender identity” could...

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14 Mar 2017 A welcome mat for protestors

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6487" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]There was an unusual scene in New Westminster, BC earlier this month. It happened on Sunday, March 5th, when a group of people decided to protest outside the New West Community Church, a church that has been tied to the Woman Means Something campaign we reported on a few weeks ago. It's a campaign against Bill C-16, the law that would add gender identity and gender expression to the prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Canada Human...

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28 Feb 2017 LN Feature: Woman Means Something

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6487" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]On the feature this week, a conversation with Pastor Paul Dirks of New West Community Church in New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver. Pastor Dirks and his congregation have started what they're calling the "Woman Means Something" campaign. It is a response to Bill C-16, a federal law to add the terms “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the list of grounds under which discrimination will be prohibited in the Criminal Code and the Canada Human Rights...

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16 Feb 2017 FAQ on Bill C-16

What is Bill C-16?  Why does the government say this bill is needed? What stage is the bill at and how did it get there? What is unlawful discrimination according to the Canadian Human Rights Act? What is “hate propaganda” according to the Criminal Code? What’s wrong with prohibiting discrimination and hate? Is a vote against C-16 a vote against protecting transgender people from violence? Is a vote against C-16 a vote against protecting transgender people from discrimination? This bill doesn’t harm you. Why are you concerned about C-16?  ...

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23 Jan 2017 Help stop harmful Federal Bill C-16 ‘Transgender Rights’ in the Senate

Read our first post about Bill C-16 'Transgender Rights' here. Bill C-16, introduced by the Liberal government, seeks to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to outlaw discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” and “gender expression”. If passed, C-16 will also amend the Criminal Code to prohibit “hate propaganda” about people based on their gender identity or gender expression. If you came to one of our tour presentations this past fall, you will understand why this bill may have good intentions but will cause lasting harm. In fact, the people it...

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09 Nov 2016 On Bill C-16: Gender Ideology, Freedom, and our Neighbours’ Good

Take Action: Use one of the three EasyMail letters to share your concerns with your MP before C-16 sails through the House of Commons Bill C-16, if passed, will amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to outlaw discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” and “gender expression”. It would also amend the Criminal Code to prohibit “hate propaganda” about a group of people distinguishable by their gender identity or gender expression. And it would make bias, prejudice or hate “based on gender identity or expression” an aggravating circumstance when it is a motivating...

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