How Should I Vote – Bill C-285: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act
(Medical Freedom Act)
There are many Private Members’ Bills making their way through Parliament in every session. I review every bill and listen to debates before deciding how I will vote. Part of this process is receiving important feedback from you on these bills to ensure I’m representing your interests.
Private Members’ Bill C-285, the Medical Freedom Act, is coming up for a vote. This bill would amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to add conscientious belief and medical history to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.
If passed, Bill C-285 would protect:
travellers from being banned because of their medical status;
employees from reprisals by their employers because of a medical choice; and
employees’ Employment Insurance (EI) in the event they’re terminated for a medical choice.