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Feds to table transgender protections legislation on Tuesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: ‘We must continue to demand true equality’


 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with students, teachers, chiefs, and dignitaries at Oskayak High School in Saskatoon, Sask., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with students, teachers, chiefs, and dignitaries at Oskayak High School in Saskatoon, Sask., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith

MONTREAL – Legislation to extend human-rights protections to transgender Canadians will be tabled in the Commons on Tuesday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau confirmed the news in Montreal on Monday as he received an award named after Laurent McCutcheon, a longtime gay-rights activist.

Tuesday happens to be International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

“We must continue to demand true equality,” Trudeau said. “We must carry on the legacy of those who fought for justice by being bold and ambitious in our actions and we must work diligently to close the gap between our principles and our reality.”

Trudeau said he will also attend Montreal Pride this summer, “which is just a regular part of my summer schedule but a very first for a prime minister.”


 

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