Though medical facilities may soon become overtaxed for everyone, the coronavirus pandemic has shed light on how transgender people's care can be treated as "non-essential."
Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42, had expressed "strong dissatisfaction" after her surgery. She turned herself in earlier this week, and now faces arson charges.
The wait list for a referral for gender reassignment surgery in the province is currently about two years.
VICE talks to the transgender patients desperately battling for fair treatment in the Canadian healthcare system, and the doctors who say providing this care is not only possible, but could mean the difference between life and death.