It isn’t law yet; first it has to pass the Senate, which it must do before an election is called. However, even if it fails to do so, we’ll reintroduce it again and again until it passes (it took Svend Robinson 16 years to pass the same protections for sexual orientation).
I’ve been working extremely hard on this for a few years now, especially over the last year (the bill hit second reading in May), and it’s extremely exciting to see it passed.
Besides getting the bill passed, I hope that the debate will lead to human rights protections in the various provinces and territories, as well. Currently, the Northwest Territories are the only one with protection on the basis of gender identity.
I’ve seen the trans community galvanized on the issue and a lot of people are feeling that they may have a hope of having their elected officials recognize their existence, equality as citizens, and human dignity, or at least are feeling that they can demand that of them.