Gender identity, gender pronouns, and freedom of expression: Bill C-16 and the traction of specious legal claims

  title={Gender identity, gender pronouns, and freedom of expression: Bill C-16 and the traction of specious legal claims},
  author={Brenda Cossman},
  journal={University of Toronto Law Journal},
  pages={37 - 79}
  • B. Cossman
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • University of Toronto Law Journal
Abstract:Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code was a government bill intended to provide equal protection of the law to trans and gender non-binary Canadians. It protects individuals from discrimination within the sphere of federal jurisdiction, as well as protecting against hate propaganda and hate crimes, on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. The opposition to previous legislative attempts to protect trans rights focused on questions… Expand
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