Saskatchewan legislature prepared for final vote on pronoun bill

Saskatchewan politicians are returning to the legislature today for third reading on the government’s proposed pronoun bill. 

If the bill is passed at third reading, it would become law in the province once it receives royal assent. 

The bill would prevent children under 16 from changing their names or pronouns at school without receiving parental consent.

It uses the notwithstanding clause to override sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code.

The Saskatchewan Party government has a large majority in the assembly to pass the bill. 

Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill says he expects all school divisions to abide by the legislation should it become law.

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