Genetic Non-discrimination Act PASSED 3rd reading in the House of Commons

On March 8th, 2017, Bill S-201, the Genetic Non-discrimination Act PASSED 3rd reading in the House of Commons. It still has to pass through the Senate, which it likely will.

This legislation makes it a criminal act to discriminate against a person based on their genetic test information. The Canadian Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act were also amended to protect individuals from such discrimination. Canadians are now closer to being able to undergo genetic tests without fear that the results will be used against them.

For more information, please read the coverage by the National Post and the CBC.

If you have any questions or concerns about genetic testing, please speak with your medical provider.