Alberta to reinstate funding for sex-reassignment surgery

Beginning mid-June, Alberta is reinstating coverage for sex-reassignment surgery three years after having cut the $700,000 in annual funding from the provincial budget. Researcher with the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta. Kris Wells, noted that this comes on the heels of a federal bill receiving second reading to include gender identity in the Canadian Human Rights Act.

“[It’s] pretty significant news and a huge step forward for human rights in the province,'' Wells said.