EGALE applauded today the Government initiative in bringing forward and ensuring the swift passage of amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act to protect lesbians and gays from discrimination.
“This is a great day for all those who care about equality”, said John Fisher, Executive Director of EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere). “The Government has fulfilled a long-standing commitment to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act. This promise has been made and broken by every previous government for the last ten years. We are delighted to see this Government make good on that commitment and affirm the dignity and worth of lesbian and gay Canadians.”
EGALE was particularly pleased that all amendments to restrict the scope of the Bill were decisively rejected by the House of Commons yesterday.
“We congratulate the Government for ensuring the swift and effective passage of this legislation,” added Fisher. “This Bill sends the important message that discrimination against gays and lesbians is just not acceptable in Canadian society.”
Members of Egale will be available for comment immediately after today’s vote in the foyer of the House of Commons
For further information:
John Fisher, Executive Director, EGALE: (613) 230-1043
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