Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR10 - (Mba-Weight-Discrimination)

WINNIPEG. x-12s. Some two-dozen people rallied outside the Manitoba legislature today to call for human rights protection for overweight people. The rally was in support of a bill to amend the province's human rights code to ban discrimination based on physical size and weight. Lindsey Mazur, a dietitian, says some overweight people are being denied health care, job promotions and other items because of their size.

("...lose weight first.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Liberal legislature member Jon Gerrard is putting forward an opposition private member's bill to add weight discrimination to the human rights code. The Progressive Conservative government says it is willing to look at the idea, but is not committing to any changes. …

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