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Canada’s first transgender judge being his ‘authentic self’

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 06:31 AM | By Donalee Moulton

When Kael McKenzie was named to the Manitoba provincial court in 2015 his appointment was reported by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and numerous other media outlets. What made the seemingly routine announcement so newsworthy: McKenzie was Canada’s first self-identified transgender member of the judiciary.

Judge Kael McKenzieWhile his appointment is historic, it is not what defines Judge McKenzie’s tenure on the bench. Indeed, he told The Lawyer’s Daily he cannot be a voice for the transgender community across the country. “There’s a...