On Jul 18, 2018 7:30 PM Canada Christian College is hosting a panel discussion on the Bill C-16 controversy. The event will be held at:
Canada Christian College
50 Gervais Drive
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z3
and further information may be obtained via:
|Rights and Freedoms Instiitute|
Tickets may be obtained at: https://billc16.brownpapertickets.com/?cookie_header=1
Bill C- 16 has incorporated gender identity/expression into Canadian Human Rights Law, and in the the Criminal Code of Canada. The rippling effect is being felt in schools, universities, health care system, the law and journalism where questioning or challenging this law now would be seen as bigoted. What does this mean for free speech, more importantly, as famously pointed out by Dr. Jordan Peterson for compelled speech. What punitive measures would the law now impose on those who violate this law? Till date, there exists no scientific data/evidence on gender – fluidity, non-binary identities, and the idea that gender/sex/biology vary independently(exception intersex). Yes, we have instantiated this new reality into Canadian Law. We will discuss all these issues, and more, in a spirited discussion.
The panelists are:
Dr. Debra Soh: Neuroscientist and columnist
Jared Brown: Attorney, testified alongside Dr. Jordan Peterson in Ottawa at the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
Barbara Kay: Well known journalist and author.
Lindsay Shepherd: Wilfrid Laurier Teaching Assistant, President of the Laurier Society for Open Inquiry.
Moderated By: Sarina Singh, political and social commentator, Sarina organized the largest discussion on free speech in Canada On November 11th, 2017.