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Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission asks province to reconsider pronoun bill

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission asks province to reconsider pronoun bill

Oct 19, 2023 | 10:06am
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is asking the province to reconsider its proposed pronoun legislation, saying it infringes upon the rights of students.  In a letter, the commission says invoking the notwithstanding clause to override the provincial Human Rights Code significantly affects the rights of minors.  It says the code is meant to protect all residents equally […]
Saskatchewan pronoun policy doesn’t do enough to mitigate harms, say legal professors

Saskatchewan pronoun policy doesn’t do enough to mitigate harms, say legal professors

Oct 15, 2023 | 11:41am
Saskatchewan legislation that requires parental consent when children under 16 change their names or pronouns at school fails to ensure gender-diverse youth aren’t harmed, say two legal professors.  The Saskatchewan Party government tabled the bill with the notwithstanding clause last week, overriding sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code. A judge granted […]