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Trudeau and Mulcair both pledge to revive transgender 'Bathroom Bill' if they form gvmt

Expect full-blown government-sponsored transgendered rights legislation if either the Liberals or the New Democrats form government after the October general election.

A private member's bill, C-279, passed both houses of Parliament this year but was amended in the Senate to protect the rights of non-trans people, and the House of Commons rose for the summer without ratifying the changes.

Asked at the Toronto Gay Pride Parade if he would revive C-279, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau told a reporter, "I'm committed to defending trans rights fully and completely but it won't have to be private members bill, it will be part of a government bill."

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