These acts are quasi-constitutional laws that override ordinary laws as well as regulations, contracts and collective agreements. Quebec's provincial law thus states that "no one may harass a person on the basis of any grounds" relating to sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
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In its hearings that began in Octoberthe Supreme Court of Canada accused the government of using the court for other goals when it declined to appeal rulings supreme court rules same sex marriage legal in Nova Scotia altered the definition of marriage in several provinces.
July 21, Views Read Edit View history. Given the populations of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, more than two-thirds of Canada's population lived in provinces where same-sex marriage had been legalized after the Quebec decision. LGBT people have been authorized to serve openly since A June poll, conducted by Ekos, asked respondents if the debate on same-sex marriage should be reopened.
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More precise regulations vary by province and territory, respectively. Sexual orientation is not defined in any human rights act, but is widely interpreted as meaning heterosexuality , homosexuality and bisexuality. The business licence bylaw applies to all licence holders, including religious groups.