Update: on May 18, C16 sailed through the Canadian Senate with no amendments.
Senate hearing on Bill C16 - Jordan B. Peterson, 18 May 2017
The following is an explanation from Jordan B. Peterson as to his testimony to the Canadian Senate’s Hearing on Bill C16:
I served as a witness at the Canadian Senate yesterday, regarding Bill C16, which adds the ill-defined categories of gender expression and gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Federal government, in a website which has since been taken down, stated clearly that this legislation would be interpreted in keeping with the policies of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, which I regard as one of the most dangerous institutions in Canada, in relationship to all rights other than those of “equality,” including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of association.
The Bill Amends the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.
I was partnered with lawyer Jared Brown, whose courageous and detailed analysis of Bill C16 can be found here: https://litigationguy.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/d-jared-brown-and-dr-jordan-b-peterson-testifying-before-the-senate-legal-and-constitutional-affairs-committee/ which amends the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.