A bill has been introduced in the legislature, which features a number of changes when it comes to vital statistics in Alberta.
Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean says it features 80 changes to birth, death and marriage records, along with other related documents.
The proposed legislation will allow those who don’t identify as either male or female to put an ‘x’ on government documents.
It also clarifies that parents can choose any last name for their child and can also put the family name before the given name.
Other changes will lead to a future online birth registration system that would save parents time and taxpayers nearly $460,000 over four years.
The government is also removing the requirement for a doctor’s letter to marry the person of one’s choice.
Privacy rules will also be enhanced, to restrict who can access your vital records.