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Anti-Transgender Activism in Canada

Wed 7 Dec 2016 In: Comment View at Wayback View at NDHA

As the Canadian transgender community nears the end of its decade long campaign for inclusion within national antidiscrimination laws, the Canadian Christian Right is mounting one last unpleasant, spiteful rearguard action that targets the Canadian Senate. Writing on the far right Canadian anti-LGBT, anti-abortion, anti-feminist and anti-leftist website Lifesite, Lianne Lawrence (24.11.2016) reported on the current hateful rhetoric of Canadian transphobes. As can be predicted, much of it is tiresome regurgitation from the US Christian Right to its immediate south and copies its propaganda, tactics and strategy almost verbatim. Indeed, the title of Lawrence's own article should pose a warning about its subsequent content and what sort of organisations are involved in these hatemongering scare tactics. Given that prior versions of Bill C-16 have had public hearings, the Trudeau administration felt it was wise to save public time and money by side-stepping the select committee stage, so the lower House of Commons enabled it to progress to its third reading and then sent it to the Canadian Senate. As noted in previous P  

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First published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016 - 6:59pm

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