Manitoba rejects funding for trans surgeries – Kaj Hasselriis

Manitoba’s NDP government refused a proposal to fully fund sex reassignment surgeries for trans people, has learned. The policy would have brought the province in line with British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec by covering the costs of hormone therapy as well as procedures like chest reconstruction and clitoral release.

The proposal, brought forward by the province’s Ministry of Healthy Living, was created after consultation with queer community members. It was approved by top bureaucrats but rejected by NDP cabinet ministers at a Treasury Board meeting earlier this year.