Canada: Free Tampons Made Available In All Men’s Restrooms In Parliament Under Trudeau’s New Policy

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OAN’s Abril Elfi
11:38 AM – Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Tampons and sanitary pads will now be available in all men’s restrooms in the Canadian Parliament, due to a new policy by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


The new policy states that tampons and pads be made available for free in all men’s restrooms in the Parliament and other federal workplaces areas with intensive security measures, including airports and military bases.

Canadian conservatives have scoffed at and mocked the new policy.

Canadian Senator Linda Frum commented on the new policy and attached a photo of the products in an all-gender bathroom on X, formerly Twitter.

“Back in the day, when only women menstruated, we had to pay for our own products. But now that men menstruate too, these products, as of this week, are mandated to be free in all men’s washrooms in all federal workplaces, including Parliament Hill — where this photo was taken today,” Frum said. 

The Canadian Labour Code was originally announced in May but went into effect on December 15th, and it states that “menstrual products must be in all toilet rooms regardless of their marked genders.”

“This means that every female-identified, male-identified and all gender toilet rooms will need to have menstrual products,” the regulations stated. “Unrestricted access to menstrual products better protects menstruating employees and makes sure that they feel safe to use the toilet room that best reflects their gender.”

Trudeau’s government officials maintained that “providing employees with access to menstrual products supports better health outcomes and workplace productivity while reducing the stigma often associated with menstruation.”

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