The province is considering more changes to the collection and display of gender information on government forms and identification.
Shortly after the Liberal government announced gender-neutral driver’s licences and health cards, public consultations were launched.
The preamble to an online survey says “people with transgender and non-binary gender identity may face barriers and other negative outcomes when trying to access services,” so the government wants to ensure its policies are inclusive.
Starting in early 2017, the government says drivers will be able to select an “X” instead of an “M” for male or “F” for female on their licences.
People can also now obtain health cards without sex information printed on the front of the card.
The consultation survey says the government is proposing to collect gender information as the default and sex information only if needed.
The public can complete the 5 to 10 minute questionnaire until September 16th. The results are expected to be reported early next year.