Saturday, November 16, 2019

On Williams' Defence of Bill 207

In today's Calgary Herald, UCP MLA Daniel Williams has published a defence of his recently introduced legislation on Bill 207.

I've already discussed my concerns after reading the First Reading draft of this legislation here.  The head of the Alberta Medical Association has stated that the legislation is unnecessary, and the troubling breadth of this legislation has been discussed here.

However, I do think it's worth exploring Mr. Williams' comments about his bill and to examine them more carefully.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Alberta's Bill 207 (Conscience Rights)

Now that Bill 207 has been tabled in the Alberta Legislature, we can look at the bill and its implications more closely.  What follows here is my personal analysis of this bill and the potential implications for Albertans.  Since it isn't a very long bill (8 sections, 8 pages of legislation), I'm going to go through it one piece at a time.

I will foreshadow my comments with a general statement that this bill is extremely broad in its wording, and that has significant implications for Albertans accessing health care.

The Cass Review and the WPATH SOC

The Cass Review draws some astonishing conclusions about the WPATH Standards of Care (SOC) . More or less, the basic upshot of the Cass Rev...