27 November 2017

On 28 November 2017, the Government of Canada officially apologized to thousands of Canadians who, until the 1990s, had been jailed, fired, denied a job, or harassed because of their gender or their sexual orientation. Even though the apology is a watershed moment for LGBTQ2 equality in Canada, 2017 scholar Daniel del Gobbo thinks it needs to be accompanied by meaningful reforms. In an op-ed co-published with Professor Brenda Cossman in The Globe and Mail, Del Gobbo suggest continuing to reform Canada’s criminal-justice system to make it more sex-positive and accepting of gender difference and while also transforming the social, cultural, and economic conditions that continue to foster discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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Daniel Del Gobbo

Daniel Del Gobbo (law, University of Toronto) is researching the role of alternative dispute resolution in addressing campus sexual violence in Canada.

2017 Scholars