Thank you, Minister.
I was encouraged by something you said earlier. You said part of your motivation was to combat hate and discrimination wherever they are found. Specifically now we're talking about transgender people.
The old section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act was removed by the last Parliament. This section permitted rights complaints to the federal Human Rights Commission for the communication of hate messages by telephone or Internet.
The Canadian Bar Association and other human rights groups have argued that section 13 was an important tool in helping to combat hate speech.
In your efforts to combat hate and discrimination wherever you find it, including hate and discrimination and hate speech in messages against transgender individuals, would you, in your view, consider looking at section 13 again? It was an important tool to combat these types of messages.