Canada’s Trans Rights Bill C-389 is expected to come up for Third Reading in December. Keep the Quick Facts handy, because Charles McVety is trying to push the bathroom predator scare tactic into the mainstream media. Fortunately, some papers recognize that this isn’t a whole lot different than the arguments used to justify racial segregation in washrooms in the south decades earlier or the panic raised in the early days of HIV, so it might not be given the same kind of airplay that it gets in the US.
In the meantime, Bill C-389 is receiving more positive support. The Public Service Alliance of Canada has expressed its support and set up a web form through which people can contact their Member of Parliament if they haven’t already.
“PSAC has negotiated contract language prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression and the Northwest Territories territorial human rights legislation, provides these protections to its residents.
“It’s time for the federal government to do the same. Everyone deserves dignity and respect in the workplace and on the streets.”
Additionally, the Straight reports that Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth was to table a motion today to express that city’s support for Bill C-389. There’s no indication in the media of the result? I’ll update as soon as I hear anything.