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/ BRANDON SUNPoor and transgendered to be protected under Manitoba human rights code
By: The Canadian Press | 23/05/2012 4:15 PM |http://www.brandonsun.com/national/breaking-news/poor-and-transgendered-to-be-protected-under-manitoba-human-rights-code-153235525.html
WINNIPEG - Manitoba is expanding its human rights code to cover gender identity, homelessness and the poor.
Justice Minister Andrew Swan introduced a bill Wednesday that would prevent people from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and "social disadvantage" — a broad category that includes low-income earners, the homeless and people with little education.
"If somebody is looking for an apartment and they can show they can pay the rent, but because they've been unemployed for a period of time, the landlord simply decides on that basis alone they're not going to rent to them, that could be something the (human rights) commission could consider," Swan said.