Transgendered-rights bill headed for defeat in Tory-held Senate – John Ibbitson – Ottawa – Globe and Mail Blog

If a federal election doesn’t put paid to legislation aimed at protecting the rights of transgendered and transsexual Canadians, the Senate will.

Bill C-389 would amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to protect the rights of transgendered or transsexual citizens. It would prohibit discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” or “gender expression” in the workplace or elsewhere, and would amend the Criminal Code to make crimes committed against people because they are transgendered or transsexual a hate crime.