May 23: Proposed Changes Would Expand Discrimination Protection

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Proposed changes to the Human Rights Code would protect Manitobans from discrimination based on gender identity and disadvantaged social status, protecting individuals who are, or are perceived to be, undereducated, underemployed, homeless or living in inadequate housing. Other changes would improve and streamline services by:

  • Expanding mediation provisions
  • Allowing for joint Manitoba Human Rights Commission proceedings on similar complaints
  • Letting the Commission sit in smaller panels to make decisions.