Madam Speaker, certainly we have many protections in our country, including within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
What we are talking about here is explicitly recognizing the need to protect gender identity and gender expression within the Canadian Human Rights Act. This is something that advocates in trans society have been moving toward and pressing for for some time.
It clearly places it as a prohibited ground of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act, providing more clarity in terms of that discrimination when potential cases arise. This is a piece of legislation that will protect all Canadians in their daily lives to ensure that all Canadians can feel safe to be themselves.