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Saskatchewan legislature prepared for final vote on pronoun bill

Saskatchewan legislature prepared for final vote on pronoun bill

Oct 20, 2023 | 7:47am
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. […]
‘Harmful’: Human rights commissioner resigns over Saskatchewan’s pronoun bill

‘Harmful’: Human rights commissioner resigns over Saskatchewan’s pronoun bill

Oct 17, 2023 | 7:55am
Former Saskatchewan human rights commissioner Heather Kuttai says she spoke with her son before she decided to resign on Monday over the province’s proposed pronoun legislation.  Her son, who’s transgender, told her not to go quietly.  “That was kind of my light, I think,” Kuttai told The Canadian Press. “We all hear those stories, but this one, […]
Saskatchewan legislature members prepare for fight over pronouns, Charter rights

Saskatchewan legislature members prepare for fight over pronouns, Charter rights

Oct 9, 2023 | 1:18pm
Saskatchewan politicians are heading back to legislature, preparing for a pronoun fight that some political observers say could alter the province’s electoral landscape.  The legislative assembly is set to resume Tuesday, with the Saskatchewan Party government planning to introduce legislation that would require children under 16 to receive parental consent if they want to change their names or […]
Child Advocate Urges Changes to Child Gender/Pronoun Policy

Child Advocate Urges Changes to Child Gender/Pronoun Policy

Sep 15, 2023 | 5:57pm
Saskatchewan’s child advocate has released a report saying the province’s pronoun policy in schools violates rights to gender identity and expression. “The policy clearly discriminates against transgender children who are unable or unwilling to seek parental consent for the use of their preferred name and pronouns,” said Lisa Broda in a 41-page report released Friday. […]