'This is a reasonable proposal that will ensure that the important priorities of Canadians are advanced,' said Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, who intends to move the motion early next week. The Hill Times photograph by Dave Chan
The opposition House leaders said they received no advance notice of the motion, but the Liberals say the routine move is ‘reasonable.’
Transgender children and youth, especially racialized and impoverished transgender children and youth, are among the most vulnerable people living in Canada today. At this moment of rising anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, and transphobia, the Senate has an opportunity to offer not just my kid, but all kids in Canada, a chance to expand their understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of human experience. As Florence herself says, passing this bill is 'just being respectful.'
That is why you will hear no complaints from us about the recent vote. ALPA won fair and square and we wish them all the best in representing WestJet pilots. Now it is up to Senators to ensure workers in all federally regulated sectors get to maintain the secret ballot rights our pilots recently exercised.
Modern death has become a wrenching political dilemma, one that grows more pressing as the population ages. A Good Death confronts our fears about dying, our struggle for meaning, and our dread of being trapped by voracious medical technology in a nightmare world that has abandoned caring in pursuit of curing, no matter the cost or the suffering to patients and their families. A Good Death asks the tough question none of us can avoid: How do we want to die?