Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Vriend v Alberta

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March 29, 2018
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April 2, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Vriend v Alberta, the landmark equality rights case that is among the most important civil rights moments in Canadian history. Delwin Vriend fought an uphill battle on his journey to the Supreme Court of Canada to challenge discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

LGBTQ Parental Equality Legislation in Ontario: Coming Soon?

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June 9, 2016
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On May 31, 2016, Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne announced that the Ontario government will be tabling new parental recognition legislation in September 2016, rather than pushing though the existing Bill 137, commonly referred to as Cy and Ruby’s Act. Cy and Ruby’s Act was tabled in the Ontario Legislature in October 2015, with the primary purpose being to make birth registration services accessible to LGBTQ families and removing the legal barriers to same.