Vote on C-389 Trans Protection

Posted on December 8, 2010 by


UPDATE: The vote report is out for C-389. Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield voted against it. Interestingly, Silvie Boucher, Parliamentary Secretary on the Status of Women, who spoke against the bill at the Second Reading, voted FOR it.

UPDATE: C-389 Passed for Third Reading, 143 FOR to 131 against. Bill C-389 goes to a Third Reading and vote in February or March.

FQ will keep you informed on the date of the next vote.

(posted 4:33 PM AT)

UPDATE: MP Ashfield from Fredericton voted AGAINST C-389 the Trans Human Rights Bill.

(posted 4:28 PM AT)

UPDATE: Bill C-389 Report Stage standing vote @ 3:15 EST (approximately) today.

If the bill passes this Report Stage standing vote it will go to two hours of debate and a final vote at Third Reading in late February or March.  However if it is defeated at Report Stage the process stops and the bill dies.

The Report Stage standing vote was called by New Democrat MPs when the Speaker ruled that the preliminary voice vote at Report Stage was won by those MPs who oppose the bill. We believe that the bill could pass on a standing vote, which is why we decided to not let an imprecise voice vote stand and requested a definitive standing vote.

(posted 3:52 AT)

Parliament will vote today on MP Bill Siksay’s bill C-389 to make gender identity and expression a protected status under the Canadian Human Rights law. The vote will take place after Question Period today. You can follow progress on C-389 at MP Siksay’s page on Open Parliament. FQ will have a follow up story after the historic vote this evening.

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