The Correctional Service of Canada is Engaging in a Misogynist Social Experiment

By April Halley 10 comments

On December 29, 2016

The CBC reported that according to a rep for Minister Ralph Goodale the policy for transgender inmates in federal corrections was going to change in respect to sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) and accommodation.

On January 9, 2017

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) released a revised policy on transgender inmates. It made SRS easier to obtain but it did not allow fully intact men the ability to declare they are women and be accommodated in women’s prisons. Such a policy is often called “self ID”.

On January 12, 2017

Prime Minister Trudeau attended a town hall in Kingston, Ontario where he was asked a question by an audience member about transgender prisoners. The PM said that “yes” he would address it despite never having “thought” of it before.

The next day the CBC reported that Corrections had flip flopped on its accommodation policy. Meaning they would now have self ID and any man can simply say he is a women and apply for admission to a women’s prison.

7 out of the 8 men who moved from a men’s to a women’s federal prison from June 1, 2016 to December 3, 2018 are violent offenders. I obtained this information through the an info request. CSC initially denied my request citing “no records”. I appealed this and it was determined that they failed to follow the Access to Information Act.

It is bad enough that the PM is clearly caught in a lie here (how can he not know about a major policy that his gov has already announced) but the way they swooped in and foisted this on Corrections is obscene.

Prisons are serious business. They are often volatile places for both inmates and staff. It is obvious that a seismic shift was forced on the Correctional Service of Canada and little, if any, thought was given to how this would impact female inmates. Female guards are now being forced to search male prisoners. This is state perpetrated violence against women.

The justification for this madness is Bill C-16. Bill C-16 added gender identity and expression as prohibited means of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act. It also amended the Criminal Code to, ironically, label this undefinable entirely bogus concept of gender identity as an identifiable group.

Bill C-16 is nothing more than a Trojan Horse designed to strip women and girls of our fundamental rights.

They won’t be stopping at prisons. If left unfettered there will be no such thing as a single sex space. Single sex spaces protect females from male violence. The lobby pushing this is well aware of that. They don’t care. What does that tell you about their moral worth?

There are thousands of important stories in the shadows of the manufactured gender trend but Canadian journalists are too indifferent to hear them.

10 Comments

Jen L

Oct 10, 2019, 7:26 am Reply

Thank you for researching and reporting this. I’m in disbelief that NO ONE IS LISTENING.

You’ve said it perfectly. Women and girls are being stripped of our rights and our safety and the left is sitting here applauding and calling it progress. INSANITY.

Thank you so much for your voice.

April Halley

Oct 10, 2019, 11:22 pm Reply

Thanks for paying attention to this Jen! More and more women are learning about the ramifications of this everyday and I am hopeful that we can wake people up.

Christine

Oct 10, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

Thank you for reporting in this important issue!!

April Halley

Oct 10, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

Thanks for taking the time to read it Christine!

Joy

Oct 10, 2019, 12:09 pm Reply

April, I’d like to follow up on this and get involved. Would you be open to discussing how I can support your work?

Thank you so much for all that you’re doing on this transgender project.

April Halley

Oct 10, 2019, 3:22 pm Reply

Hi Joy, absolutely. That would be great. You can get through to me via email: aprilhalley709@gmail.com or on twitter : theclash709

Jane

Oct 10, 2019, 11:01 pm Reply

You mentioned on Twitter that all these CBC articles are written by the same woman. I think you should take a really close look at Kathleen Harris’s pic at the bottom of the articles.

I mean, take a *very* close look and tell me what your instinct tells you.

April Halley

Oct 10, 2019, 12:09 am Reply

I think she is actually a woman and that makes it even worse!

Cleveland Sumpter

Oct 10, 2019, 2:33 am Reply

Very good article, every day we keep electing people who don’t give a crap about normal men and women. How do we keep putting them in office. It’s up to women to protect their rights to privacy. These politicians don’t give a damn about average Joe. We have to make them listen and pay attention. In every prison there are those that will never get out, have these women form a vigilante group and deal with these so-called women by any means necessary. Make it very uncomfortable for them. The word will get out.

April Halley

Oct 10, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

Hi Cleveland. Thanks for taking the time to read it. The women inside have a lot to deal with and we can’t expect them to fight this alone. They are sensibly afraid of being penalized and having to stay inside longer if they resist. What we need to do is refuse to be silenced and also it is vital that these women get legal help. They have a Charter case here. Cheers.

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