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Human Rights

June 21, 2017 - 12:00am •
This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Publicly funded festivities will be held in every province and territory. Indigenous People of Turtle Island, however, will have quite a different perspective of this anniversary. For most Indigenous People, Canada Day serves as a reminder of 150 years of colonialism, Indian Residential Schools, treaties not honoured, and the Indian Act. On June 21, National Aboriginal Day, let’s set the stage for a different narrative.
June 16, 2017 - 12:00am •
PSAC members showed their pride during the Winnipeg Pride Parade on Sunday, June 4, 2017. More than 40 people marched with PSAC in the parade, the largest turnout we have seen for this event. Members of the Winnipeg Human Rights Committee planned and created a float for the parade with decorations, music and an excited delegation of volunteers who handed out Pride-themed flags, stickers, tattoos and dog tags to the crowd. Everyone was very excited to be a part of this exciting event and will no doubt return next year as our presence at Pride continues to grow.
June 15, 2017 - 12:00am •
PSAC celebrates the news that the Senate has finally adopted Bill C-16, which will enshrine trans rights into Canadian law. Bill C-16 finally passed the Senate on June 15, after passing the House of Commons in October 2016.
June 12, 2017 - 12:00am •
Regina, SK – A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in memory of the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. “The reason for the vigil is to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and start a conversation about violence towards the the GLBT community,” said Tim Hubick, Chair of the PSAC Regina Human Rights Committee. “These kinds of hate crimes affect our well-being, our families, our friends and our communities.”
May 31, 2017 - 12:00am •
This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Publicly funded festivities will be held in every province and territory. Indigenous People of Turtle Island, however, will have quite a different perspective of this anniversary.
May 30, 2017 - 12:00am •
PSAC is committed to advancing the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Canada. Unions have been powerful forces for equality and justice in the workplace, and have made significant gains for GLBT workers in Canada.
May 16, 2017 - 12:00am •
May 17 is marked worldwide as the day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. PSAC stands in solidarity with our GLBT members against all forms of hatred and prejudice.
May 10, 2017 - 12:00am •
For years, PSAC has been advocating for the federal government to formally prohibit discrimination against transgender and transsexual persons. Bill C-16 amends the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code by adding protections against discrimination and violence based on gender identity or expression. On October 18, 2016, the House of Commons overwhelmingly adopted this bill. It is currently before the Senate, where it faces opposition from many Conservative senators.
April 24, 2017 - 11:36am •
Northern Saskatchewan Regional Aboriginal Peoples Circle 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Prince Albert Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Proposed AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Review Agenda 3. Review Financial Statements 4. Review Work Plan and Budget for 2017 5. Volunteers for “Rise Up” 6. National Aboriginal Day Events Please RSVP to Dave Beeds @ dabeeds@gmail.com
April 24, 2017 - 11:36am •
Northern Saskatchewan Regional Aboriginal Peoples Circle Meeting April 12th, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Prince Albert Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan In attendance: Dave Beeds, Chair of the committee Janette Husak Shauna Bighetty Louise Mardell, PSAC Saskatoon Regional Office Guest: Bev Boe Regrets: Paul Daigneault

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