I’m proud of our government’s continued effort to promote gender equality, and empower all Canadians. In 2017 alone, key accomplishments include:
Budget 2017 is the first ever federal budget to include a Gender Statement with a focused look at how policies and investments affect women and men differently.
The Ministry of Status of Women launched It’s Time, a strategy to end gender-based violence and better support survivors and their families.
Bill C-16 received royal assent, and is now law. This Bill prohibits discrimination against gender identity or expression, and added them to the definition of “identifiable group” under hate propaganda offences, as well as the list of aggravating circumstances for hate-crime sentencing.
These all add up to strengthened protection so all Canadians can live freely, feel safe to be their true selves, and have a fair and equal shot. We will continue to work hard to build on our accomplishments so far. #promisemade #promisekept