Some talk here from Alberta Minister of Culture and Community Spirit Lindsay Blackett re changing section 3 of the Alberta Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act, which is the local equivalent to Section 13 of the CHRA. His arguments against are the same old same old. Probably the most important part of the story is where Mr. Blackett's hints at a time-table:
His plans have not been taken to Tory MLAs for a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, but he is preparing and sounds confident.
"We haven't talked about it at caucus or cabinet yet, but I've already gone through a few steps. Generally there's support, the support to make a change and do something and not just sit back and say because it's a tough subject we should stay away from it.
In a province with a permanent Tory majority, they are preparing to prepare to discuss. Reform on the slow-track, obviously.
On the other hand, we can already see the effects of this kind of musing.
In any case, a higher priority for Blackett and new Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission Chief Commissioner Blair Mason seems to be writing sexual orientation explicitly into the act.