The terms “Mother” and “Father” are going to be gradually removed from Ontario government forms, after a motion put forth by a Liberal MPP in the Ontario legislature. As Thibeault stated, “It’s a motion that’s out there to make sure that government is continuing to look at what we can do to progress and make sure forms are inclusive.” The new forms will replace “gendered terminology with gender neutral and inclusive language on all government forms” as they are updated or replaced.
With the new forms, the Ontario government is trying to create a more open environment towards more welcoming terminology for all kinds of families. As stated by the motion, “The documents should reflect the diverse nature of our province, “including, but not limited to replacing the terms ‘mother’ or ‘father’ with terms such as ‘parent’ or ‘guardian’ to better recognize the rights of LGBTQ parents and others.”
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