Bill C-279 proceeding to committee for amendments

Offered without comment, other than to say that Bill C-279 is reported to be headed to committee very soon.  No date has been given thus far, and it’s not on the calendar as of yet.

From Xtra.ca:

As federal politicians settle in for the fall session, NDP LGBT critic Randall Garrison is confident his trans rights bill will pass a third reading before Christmas, after the justice committee approves it.

 
In June, trans activists criticized Garrison, unhappy with his move to amend the bill and remove “gender expression” and replace the term with a definition of “gender identity.” Garrison maintains the amendment is necessary to get the bill passed.
 

 

“We have agreed to discuss some amendments to the bill. We’ll see how that goes. If we can get an agreement on the amendments, I’m confident we can get it passed,” he says. “I’m led to believe if it passes the House again, the Senate wouldn’t dare defeat it.”

Read more: http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Amended_trans_bill_heads_to_justice_committee-12562.aspx

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    • Amber Thompson
    • September 20th, 2012

    ““I’m led to believe if it
    passes the House again, the Senate wouldn’t dare defeat it.”

    Led, by what or whom.

      • dentedbluemercedes
      • September 20th, 2012

      Mr. Garrison, Mr. Morin and their staff regularly do head counts, particularly of Conservative MPs (the other parties have all largely supported the legislation). So this would be based in the feedback they have received.

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