Protected: As The 2019 Election Approaches, I have a Question to Justin Trudeau About the Blood Ban

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Tweaks of Oversight and Inclusion Policies Needed at Corrections Services Canada

Corrections Services Canada Western Regional HQ

I made some recommendations to Corrections Services Canada about improving transparency on human rights grievances and about more supports for transgender inmates.

The significance of the Oger v Whatcott ruling

I recorded a video expressing my thoughts about the groundbreaking BC Human Rights Tribunal ruling that finally sets clear limits to our charter rights when it comes to hate propaganda against transgender persons.

We won: Bill Whatcott found to have violated section 7 of BC Human Rights Code

BC tribunal rules that publishing flyers indicating an intention to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and likely to expose an individual and other transgender persons to hatred or contempt violates human rights law.

Audio: Vancouver Rape Relief to be excluded for future contracts until it meets City of Vancouver eligibility criteria on inclusion

On March 13, 2019 the Vancouver City Finance and Programs Committee heard from speakers in favour of and opposed to a grant request by Vancouver Rape Relief. This is the audio of the speakers presentations. The city renewed the grant but listed the organization as ineligible for future funding.

Someone else’s sex or gender identity takes nothing away from yours

We should accept everyone's declared sex and gender for two reasons. The ideal idea that anyone's biology is defined at conception is deeply flawed and in Canada's legal system the recognition of the sex or gender of others as different than at conception causes no negative consequence on anyone.

No Trans advocate: Transgender people who spread anti-Trans propaganda

Jenn Smith and Laura Lynn Thompson at an anti-SOGI rally at the BC Legislature

Even if Transgender themselves, a person who oppresses Trans people should not in my eyes be called a trans activist but a TERF or anti-trans activist.

Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.

Lutheran Church of Canada logo

I was "disappointed" to come across a position today by Glenn Schaeffer of the Lutheran Church of Canada in support of conversion therapy, sometimes called reparative therapy. This is the practice of trying to change the sexuality or gender identity of people. In a recent CBC article, I learned that the Lutheran Church of Canada … Continue reading Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.

Don’t trick the customer

Ken Zucker's Gender Identity Clinic was found to be out of step with modern practices, to listen too much to the desires of the parents over the needs of the child, to be inconsistent in the treatments of clients, to use criteria that raised alarm with the investigators, and to not seek the required consent of clients it used in its research.
It was closed.

Things I’d love to see in a reinstated BC Human Rights Commission

The only province without one since the BC Liberal Government disbanded it in 2002, BC is preparing to re-instate its Human Rights Commission. Here is what Morgane Oger, a BC human rights activist, would like to see.