Transgender Canadians should 'feel free and safe' to be themselves under new Liberal bill
Harassment, discrimination and violence faced by LGBTQ community is 'unacceptable,' PM says
May 17, 2016
'I feel safer'
Bill C-16 would update the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to include the terms 'gender identity' and 'gender expression."
While the inclusion of gender identity and expression has been in the making for over a decade, this is the first time such legislation is being proposed by a sitting government.
Wilson-Raybould was joined by Charlie Lowthian Rickert, a 10-year-old transgender girl, whom she described as "wise beyond her years."