Statement - Government must take lead on fighting gender inequality: CHRC

February 1, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

“The Canadian Human Rights Commission calls on the Government of Canada to fully implement recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). 

“Canada has championed feminism and shown a strong commitment to eliminate deeply entrenched barriers to gender equality. But the fight for women’s equality is not over. It still requires the full weight and support of the government.

Statement - Canada’s human rights watchdog welcomes First Nations child welfare decision

May 26, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

In response to the most recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision that the federal government implement the ruling in the First Nations Child Welfare Case, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement:

Statement - Trans rights are finally human rights in Canadian law

June 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement:

“This is an historic moment for trans rights and for human rights in Canada. Today, we join the thousands of human rights advocates, trans individuals, families and children across Canada, as we welcome and celebrate the passage of Bill C-16.

Statement - After 40 years of human rights progress, many people in Canada are still waiting for equality

July 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Human Rights Commission

Upon the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the creation of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement:

“Forty years ago, on July 14, 1977, Parliament made it illegal for people in Canada to be discriminated against because of who they are, where they come from, and what they believe. 

Lettre d’opinion : « Nous devons toujours dénoncer la haine quand elle se manifeste » — Marie-Claude Landry

La fin de semaine passée, à Montréal, les Canadiens de partout au pays se sont réunis pour célébrer les progrès importants vers l'amélioration des droits de la communauté LGBTQ2I. Il s’agissait de la première célébration nationale de la fierté pour le Canada, et nous avons été témoins d’une expression d'appui dynamique et moderne à un groupe historiquement marginalisé. Au milieu de toutes les affiches et slogans, un t-shirt en particulier a attiré mon attention. Il dit simplement : " « Humankind – be both »

Op-Ed: Landry – “We must always call out hate when we see it”

This past weekend, in Montreal, Canadians from across the country came together to celebrate the significant strides towards improving the rights of the LGBTQ2I community.  It was the first national Pride celebration for Canada, and it was a spirited and modern display of support for a historically marginalized group. Amid all the posters and catchphrases, one t-shirt in particular stood out for me. It simply said: “Humankind—be both.”