Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR06 - (Mba-Overweight-Discrimination)

WINNIPEG. x-07s. An attempt in Manitoba to offer human rights protection to people who are overweight has failed. The Tory government voted down a private member's bill today that would have broadened the province's human rights code to ban discrimination based on physical size or weight. The man behind the bill, Liberal Jon Gerrard, says the bill would have also helped others who face discrimination because of their size.

("...dwarfism.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Tory legislature members criticized Gerrard's bill as too vague. It did not define at what size people would be considered overweight or very small.

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PR05 - (Mba-Overweight-Discrimination)

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