Trans* people are ministers and leaders in the United Church and across the country. They are members of our families, our loved ones, our friends, colleagues, and neighbours, and they deserve to have their identities protected by the law.
Bill C-16 would amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression. It will also amend the Canadian Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression as a recognized group when offences are motivated by bias, prejudice, or hate.
Bill C-16 passed its third reading in the House of Commons in November 2016, and is now in its second reading in the Senate. Some groups are actively campaigning the Senate to block this bill. Please take action by contacting your senator as soon as possible, and urge the Senate to make Bill C-16 law.
Saskatchewan Senators: https://sencanada.ca/en/senators
Raynell Andreychuk firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Batters: email@example.com
Lillian Eva Dyck: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Tkachuk email@example.com
Pamela Wallin: firstname.lastname@example.org