Rogers continues questioning on whistleblower legislation and gender identity
In the House of Assembly today, Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. Johns’ Centre) asked government to strike an all-party legislative committee to review whistleblower legislation.
“Other provinces have been able to bring forward legislation,” said Rogers. “There’s no reason we can’t do the same here.”
Rogers also asked the justice minister about including gender identity in the province’s Human Rights Code.
“If gender identity is not explicitly in the Act it covers discrimination and hate crimes only after they have happened,” said Rogers. “The Act must be amended so it will have the authority to undertake measures for prevention and education.
“I ask the Premier, will you task the Social Sector Committee with developing a formal definition of gender identity to include in the human rights legislation so we can move on?” asked Rogers in the House.