Canada Passes Law Criminalizing Use of Wrong Gender Pronouns

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a media availability on the middle class tax cut on December 9, 2015. Canada passed a law Thursday, June 15, 2017 making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns.

By Published on June 20, 2017

Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.

Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-16, which puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11, according to LifeSiteNews. The bill now only needs royal assent from the governor general.

“Great news,” announced Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister. “Bill C-16 has passed the Senate — making it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity or expression. #LoveisLove.”

“Proud that Bill C-16 has passed in the Senate,” said Jody Wilson-Raybould, the country’s attorney general and minister of justice. “All Canadians should feel #FreeToBeMe.”

“[There’s an argument] that transgender identity is too subjective a concept to be enshrined in law because it is defined as an individual’s deeply felt internal experience of gender,” said Grant Mitchell, a conservative senator, in November 2016. “Yet we, of course, accept outright that no one can discriminate on the basis of religion, and that too is clearly a very deeply subjective and personal feeling.”

Jordan Peterson, a professor at the University of Toronto, and one of the bill’s fiercest critics, spoke to the Senate before the vote, insisting that it infringed upon citizens’ freedom of speech and institutes what he views as dubious gender ideology into law.

“Compelled speech has come to Canada,” stated Peterson. “We will seriously regret this.”

“[Ideologues are] using unsuspecting and sometimes complicit members of the so-called transgender community to push their ideological vanguard forward,” said the professor to the Senate in May. “The very idea that calling someone a term that they didn’t choose causes them such irreparable harm that legal remedies should be sought [is] an indication of just how deeply the culture of victimization has sunk into our society.”

Peterson has previously pledged not to use irregular gender pronouns and students have protested him for his opposition to political correctness.

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“This tyrannical bill is nothing but social engineering to the nth degree, all in the name of political correctness,” Jeff Gunnarson, vice president of Campaign Life Toronto, a pro-life political group in Canada, told LifeSiteNews.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the director of communications for the House of Commons, but received no comment in time for publication.

 

(Editor’s note: This post has been updated.)

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  • LYoung

    Just say goodbye to cultural literacy, Canada.

  • Gary

    The same kind of people live in Canada that live on the US west coast, NY, and the bigger cities in the US. They hate God and his people.

  • Wayne Cook

    I wonder how long before they start arresting pastors….

    • Aliquantillus

      This is an anti-cultural, anti-historical, and anti-religious law. It is symptomatic of the self-destructive craziness of the modern West. We are suffering from a massive collective cognitive dissonance. But despite all the warnings it will not stop. When a culture begins to celebrate sexual liberty, it is headed for destruction. Sexual perversion has no natural end-point. What happens now is only the beginning. The next step will be to confiscate your children if you dare to teach them traditional morality. The West will end in a similar way as Sodom and Ancient Rome. Faithful Christians will be raped and burned in the streets by LGBTQ&c mobs, because of committing the “hate crime” of obeying God’s commandments.

      • Daniel

        Is it not ironic that they will not tolerate us but expect us to tolerate them!?!

    • Howard

      No need to worry about them arresting bishops, though!

  • Howard

    Religion is not a “subjective feeling”.

    • itsnotaboutme

      James 1:27
      Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

      • Howard

        Yes, but understand that that is not meant to be a definition of the word “religion”.

  • itsnotaboutme

    I’m going to visit Canadian stores that give senior discounts.
    I may not look like I’m elderly, but I identify as a 99 year old.
    I think I need to join the Canadian Senior Olympics, too.

    • Mary Elizabeth

      CARP wants us to identify as seniors by age 45! Lol

  • itsnotaboutme

    If they were consistent, they would make it illegal for hospitals to refuse liposuction for anorexics.

  • KC

    Canada must have rainbow stew and kool-aid served to their government officials daily – they are a lost group.

  • Daniel

    Oh, Canada! What a sad state you are in! 150 years old this year, no law protecting unborn Human Beings, basically no law against euthanasia for the past year, and now you are rejecting the very truth about how God created us male and female (notice there are only 2 genders) and God said that it was very good…… God make our land Glorious and Free again!

  • Jeff Shane

    And so the beginning of the collapse of Western Society begins.

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