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February 1st, 2017

Randall Garrison LGBT Refugees QP Question 02-01-2017

Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke and the NDP Critic for LGBT Issues, rose in Question Period today to ask the Minister about how the Government of Canada will respond to LGBT refugees affected by the ban imposed by American President Donald Trump's Executive Order.

October 18th, 2016

C-16 (Gender Identity) Second Reading Speech

Today I rose in the House of Commons to speak in favour of Bill C-16: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code. This bill will add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.

May 10th, 2016

IN THE HOUSE: Question to the Minister of Justice

Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, during the election, the Liberals promised to add gender identity to the human rights code and to the hate crimes section of the Criminal Code.

April 13th, 2016

Randall Garrison's Statement on Day of Pink - April 13, 2016

Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today marks the Day of Pink, a day to raise awareness about bullying and a day to stand up to call for an end to bullying. New Democrats wear pink today to stand collectively with the victims to say no to homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and all forms of discrimination that provide tools and targets for bullies.

February 18th, 2016

Statement on LGBT Syrian Refugees

Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in November, when the government announced it would recognized LGBT refugees as among the highest risk Syrian refugees, I was among the first to praise the government for changing Caanda's policy to recognize the fact that LGBT refugees are subject to extra risks simply because of who they are.

December 11th, 2015

Randall Garrison's Statement on Bill C-204 (Gender Identity & Gender Expression)

Please see below the statement made by Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt - Sannich - Sooke and NDP Critic for LGBTQ Issues on December 9th, 2015 introducing Bill C-204: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression).

December 9th, 2015

NDP RE-INTRODUCES TRANS RIGHTS BILL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 9, 2015

OTTAWA — Canada’s new parliament will once again have the opportunity to add gender identity and gender expression to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.