This literally just happened a couple hours ago, so coverage at the moment is minimal, but Bil C-279 (The trans rights bill) passed this evening in the Canadian parliament by a rather narrow margin. This means the next step is to go to the committee review stage. Despite my work to gain support for this bill, I must say I had concerns, and also doubts that it would get this far due to our Conservative majority elected last year. With this said, yes, it passed this evening, however, there have apparently been some revisions towards the term "gender expression" in the legislation. Originally, the bill was intended to amend the criminal code to extend hate crimes towards gender identity and expression, so I'm going to have to look into this more; I haven't had a chance to read about the concessions the New Democratic Party made to gain support on this yet. I know these revisions have had some mixed reactions within the trans community, but I also believe that tonight was definitely a victory of sorts; at the very least, a step forward in our country for the equality of trans individuals.