The Transport Committee will be meeting again on Thursday to discuss a motion put forward by Olivia Chow with Randall Garrison and Dany Morin to remove the gender marker requirement from the Aeronautics Act. The motion reads:
“That the Government repeals Section 5.2 (1) 3 (c) of the Identity Screening Regulations under the Aeronautics Act which were introduced in August 2011 and which states that “An air carrier shall not transport a passenger: […] 3. C) if the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents;” as this is a severe discrimination against transgender and transsexual Canadians and a violation of their fundamental right, the freedom of movement, and that this motion be reported back to the House.”
A transcript of Tuesday’s portion of the meeting may follow shortly, but there is audio (the meeting was delayed, so discussion starts at about the 1:38:nn mark).
In the meantime, for those who have been having difficulty obtaining a temporary passport reflecting their proper gender, Angela Reid provides this handy guide which simplifies the process.