What’s Current: Trans-identified male has applied to transfer to a women’s prison under Trudeau’s new policy

Jean-Paul Aubee, now known as Fallon Aubee, is serving a life sentence in a men’s prison for murder. (Image: CBC)

Trans-identified male, Fallon Aubee (previously Jean-Paul Aubee), has applied for a transfer to a women’s penitentiary based on a new policy prompted by off-the-cuff comments made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this year. The new policy considers trans-identified inmates for placement in prisons based on their “gender identity” rather than their sex. Aubee is serving a life sentence at B.C.’s Mission Institution for first-degree murder.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.