June 23rd, 2019

NDP: Let’s End Employment Discrimination Faced by Members of the LGBTQI2S+ Community

Before marching in the Toronto Pride parade, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following announcement:

"Although Canada has made important strides in upholding LGBTQI2S+ rights, there is more work to be done to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S+ Canadians and make Canada a country where everyone can live free from hate and bias.

We believe that we can do more to end employment discrimination faced by members of the LGBTQI2S+ community.

A New Democrat government will add sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the Employment Equity Act in order to address the disadvantages experienced by the LGBTGQI2S+ community - and particularly transgender people - in finding work.

New Democrats re-commit to fight for a world where we are all free to be who we are and love who we love.”