Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces ban on transgender discrimination


May 17, 2016, I was present at the special event for the Fondation Émergence. Our Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was there to receive a prize for his support against homophobia and transphobia.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new federal legislation which will guarantee legal and human rights protection to transgender people across Canada.

“We have worked too hard for us to stop here,” Trudeau said. “Too hard to stop with the progress we have made because I sincerely believe that in Canada we can and we should do more.”

Trudeau made this announcement after he received the Laurent McCutcheon Award. This award highlights Trudeau’s continued support for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual individuals in Quebec and across Canada.

-Christiane Perrault