News Release

February 16, 2024

Last Fall, the Government of Saskatchewan took the unprecedented and disgraceful step of passing legislation invoking the Notwithstanding Clause to implement a school pronoun policy  the Court of King’s Bench of Saskatchewan had held would cause irreparable harm to gender diverse youth in the province. Today, the Court held that this invocation is not the end of the story: we will be allowed to continue our case to ensure that all students in Saskatchewan have access to a safe and inclusive environment at school.

The legislation passed by the Saskatchewan government continues to cause irreparable harm to gender diverse young people in Saskatchewan. It also violates their rights to equality, to be free from cruel and unusual treatment, and to security of the person. We are grateful that we will have the opportunity to continue our fight against it.

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Learn more about UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity v. Government of Saskatchewan et al.