top of page


Never miss a story, the fury, nor the glory. Click here to sign up to my newsletter.

Alberta to 'spark change' in Canada to protect women's sports: Powerlifter April Hutchinson

April Hutchinson, a Canadian powerlifter, has been persecuted for trying to ensure that her sport stays fair. After speaking out against biological males competing in lifting competitions against biological females, April was initially suspended for two years by the Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU).

Her ban was recently reduced on appeal, and her activism for sports fairness spurred the resignation of the president of the CPU and forced the organization to adopt stricter guidelines on male-born athletes who identify as female. However, she'll still be serving a one-year prohibition on competing in CPU events. I was joined by April to discuss the sweeping new policies Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced that will prohibit transgender women from competing in biological women's sports leagues, among other changes. The province will also ban hormone blockers and 'gender-affirming surgeries' in children under 15. 


April Hutchinson Danielle Smith, Opinion

51 views0 comments


bottom of page