Canada’s Armed Forces Want to “Eliminate Binary Uniform”
Greetings from members of the Canadian Armed Forces. (Brent Just / Getty Images)
Canada’s armed forces should dispense with gender-specific uniforms and allow soldiers to choose what is most “comfortable” for them.
According to a memo from Blacklock’s reporter, a news agency that covers the gist of government action.
The information note titled “Diversity and Inclusion” states that new uniform guidelines will abolish gender-specific accessories such as the bowler hat that have long been seen on women in the Navy.
Overall, the new guidelines will “eliminate binary uniforms and appearance choices” and allow non-binary soldiers, sailors and aircrew to choose their clothing.
The Department of Defense promises to ensure that all employees feel “safe and secure”
Department officials said Blacklock’s reporter that it is unclear when the new dress code will be introduced.
“We will continue to work hard to build a defense team where all members feel safe and secure,” said a spokesman.
ONE Statistics Canada 2016 questionnaire On behalf of the Canadian military, 0.2 percent or around 200 of the 104,000 employees at the time said they were transsexual.
The move follows the Canadian Coast Guard, which similarly throws away gendered clothing categories in their uniform catalog.
As of 2020, all labels on Coast Guard uniforms are now gender neutral. The styles are simply labeled with “A” or “B”.
Canada, long a pioneer in gender equality legislation, recently banned conversion therapy.
After several unsuccessful attempts, the ministers submitted proposals to the government that they said Canada’s protection against conversion therapy would make it one of the most robust in the world.
With the law coming into effect on Friday, January 7th, Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau tweeted: “As of today, it’s official: Conversion therapy is banned in Canada.
“Our government’s legislation has gone into effect – which means it is now illegal to promote, advertise, benefit from, or expose anyone to this hateful and harmful practice.
“LGBTQ2 rights are human rights.”