Form Letter for Statistics Canada
This is a great form letter. It was created by a Canadian woman who gave me permission to post it here.
For anyone who may be unaware, Statistics Canada has replaced the variable of sex with the variable of self declared gender (meaning gender identity) in the recording of crime. Police departments across Canada are changing their systems to reflect this incoherent and Orwellian change.
The government have not made this information know to the public. Because of this I decided to post screenshots of emails I received last April from Statistics Canada. They can be found here.
Anyone who would like to independently verify this can contact Statistics Canada or the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
Please consider using this letter. Let the government know that recording male perpetrated crime as female crime is an incoherent obscenity.
If you are not Canadian you can add “I am a citizen of …… and I am watching how Canada is treating women since the implementation of Bill C-16.
Dear Statistics Canada
It is my understanding that Police Services measure and collect incident-based information into your Record Management Systems using Form C-Crime Statistics. The information on this form is collected for Statistics Canada’s Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR).
The UCR was designed to measure the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics. The information is used by federal and provincial policy makers as well as public and private researchers.
The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) recommended to Police Information and Statistics (POLIS) that the UCR sex category must be changed to a gender category. As of January 2019, the UCR replaced the sex category with a gender category, and redefined female to mean a subjective and changeable expression of femininity, rather than an objective and unchangeable biological (reproductive) reality.
Some feminists have been discussing this matter online, and we would like to ask that Statistics Canada answers the questions laid out below. We think that these changes are unfair to the group of people under the sex category female, and we plan to try and engage Statistics Canada in dialogue about this. We want the two sex categories, male and female, to remain on Form C-Crime Statistics (for the UCR), and we want the gender categories transgender woman, transgender man, and gender non-conforming to be added to the section person’s data on Form C.
1. Knowing that gender is based on undefinable, changeable characteristics, why doesn’t Statistics Canada fix Form C-Crime Statistics, person’s data, rows 7-10, to create a gender section in *addition* to the pre-existing sex category?
2. Why does Statistics Canada want to minimize, and even make it possible to erase, the one constant, universal, measurable pattern of maleness that underlies violent crime?
3. Why does Statistics Canada think that it is okay (no matter how small the population) to blame male perpetrated violence on female Canadians?
4. Why does Statistics Canada claim that these changes are a response to public demand to get away from binary gender, yet their data collection is limited to binary gender (there is no male to transgender/female to transgender category on Form C).
5. Why does Statistics Canada think that falsely categorizing male offenders as female offenders is a reflection of diversity?
6. Doesn’t categorizing male to female transgender people in the same category as female people violate the ideals set out in The Canadian Multiculturalism Act, section 3 (e) ensure that all individuals receive equal treatment and equal protection under the law, while respecting and valuing their diversity?
7. Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms states”15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.Keeping the charter in mind, how is it not prejudiced for Statistics Canada to assume that male people identifying as women, and female people, are the same category of people?
8. Does this new way of prioritizing gender identity over biological sex mean that males are being housed in women’s prisons or other correctional facilities? If so, how many males identifying as women are currently housed in female correctional facilities?
I look forward to your reply.