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NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says on December 10 we can celebrate what we have accomplished in the field of human rights – and then prepare to continue work on the areas we need to improve. "Our Human Rights legislation must continue to evolve," said Rogers.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) says government’s decision to amend legislation as a result of a court challenge to the Vital Statistics Act is somewhat overdue, but welcome all the same.

 
NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP MHA for St. John’s Centre has now written to four cabinet ministers in just under a month, looking for a common-sense solution to a roadblock facing transgender people in this province. Gerry Rogers wrote the first letter on Feb.

 
NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers

Today is Human Rights Day, and NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants government to change the province’s Vital Statistics Act to help ensure the safety and dignity of transgender individuals. Under current law, individuals have to have fully completed the lengthy and expensive process of gender reassignment before their birth certificates can be changed.

 
NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) is celebrating St. John’s Pride Week with joy, a sense of accomplishment and – well, pride. She says the Board organizing Pride this year deserves major congratulations for the week of activities, celebration, and thought-provoking events scheduled for the people of St. John’s.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

Today NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is applauding government’s announcement that the Human Rights Act will be amended to include gender identity and gender expression on the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.

 
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) asked several questions in the House today.

Rogers started by referencing federal Bill C-279, which passed third reading in Ottawa yesterday. The bill will amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression as grounds of discrimination.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s Centre.

 

Gerry Rogers, MHA, St. John’s Centre
Private Member’s Statement
International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today, International Transgender day of Remembrance, I am proud to stand in this House to acknowledge the courageous and vital work of those working to further the rights of trans people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s Centre.

 

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