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Historic Green legislation to prevent organizations from silencing Islanders experiencing harassment and discrimination through NDAs passes unanimously
Official Opposition
November 16, 2021

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November 16, 2021

Historic Green legislation to prevent organizations from silencing Islanders experiencing harassment and discrimination through NDAs passes unanimously


Charlottetown, PE – The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island made history this afternoon when MLAs unanimously voted in favour of Green legislation developed to protect Islanders who have experienced harassment and discrimination. The Act was sponsored by Green MLA Lynne Lund.

“This is truly an historic day,” said Lynne Lund, Official Opposition Critic for Justice and Public Safety. “With the passing of this legislation – the first of its kind in Canada – Islanders can be confident that their rights and needs are respected and protected when it comes to organizations attempting to silence victims and cover-up misconduct.”

In the past, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have been used to silence victims of unlawful acts. The novel legislation provides critical protections and support for Islanders who have been subject to harassment or discrimination.

“Survivors deserve support and should never be forced to be silent about what happened to them,” explained Lund. “I am thrilled these protections have passed and I look forward to the time when these protections are offered to every person across the country.”

This new Act will become law in Prince Edward Island upon proclamation.

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