Parents of transgender youth urge Senate to back Bill C-16

May 6, 2017

OTTAWA – Parents of Canadian transgender youth are pleading with senators to back the Liberal government’s legislation on gender identity and gender expression.

Some members of the Senate, including Conservative Sen. Don Plett, have expressed misgivings about the bill, including the notion that “gender expression” is not an identifiable group.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybouldsays the government is following discussions and debates in the Senate around the legislation, adding it is important to speak loudly about the purpose of the bill.