A nationwide warrant has been issued for a suspect associated with the fire that broke out at Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie in Montreal earlier this month.
Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42, from Kelowna is wanted in connection with the fire that has cost the medical center damages estimated to be around $700,000.
The clinic, which is the only one in Canada that performs gender reassignment surgery (GRS) among other medical procedures much needed by the transgender community, is forced to close after the incident.
Montreal police spokesman Constable Manuel Couture said that investigators have ruled out hate crime as a motive for the fire but offered no further information, reports CBC News.
According to Journal de Montréal, authorities believe that Heideck, who is trans, caused the fire because she was dissatisfied with the results of a procedure she had gotten at the clinic.
Some members of the trans community are worried that the fire would lead to an even longer wait for the surgical procedures they have booked with the clinic.