Following the Prime Minister’s apology to LGBTQ2+ communities on November 28th, 2017, there was a commitment to fundamentally offer justice to those who have been hurt by the state. It seems that Bill C-66 was rushed through the House of Commons with no discussion with LGBTQ2+ communities and limited input from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
The CCGSD seeks to highlight specific challenges with Bill C-66, and we hope the honourable Senators will make these changes to make this piece of legislation the most successful it can be.
Standing in solidarity:
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity stands behind the submissions made by Gay & Lesbian Historians (Feb 5th, 2018); AIDS Action Now!, Queer Ontario & Queers Crash the Beat (Feb 13th, 2018), and Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archive March 13, 2018.