Conversion therapy ban

Gemma Hickey, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. When they were a teenager, they underwent conversion therapy, which drove them to attempt suicide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Liberals set to bring in tougher version of bill to ban conversion therapy

Legislation targets discredited practice to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity

 

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast (left) and Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis both voted against a bill created to outlaw the practice of conversion therapy. (File photo)

Fraser Valley MPs vote against banning of conversion therapy

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, MMFC MP Brad Vis part of 63 MPs voting against Bill C-6

 

Conservative MP Derek Sloan attends a Conservative caucus retreat on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A proposed bill banning forcing someone into therapy to alter their sexual orientation is turning into a political fundraising tool. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Bill to ban conversion therapy being turned into political fundraising tool

Conservative MP and failed leadership candidate Derek Sloan is asking his supporters to help him raise $25,000

 

Justice Minister David Lametti is seen during a news conference Monday October 5, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

In pushing to amend conversion therapy bill, Tories seek to bridge caucus divide

Some members were concerned discussing the topic could become illegal

Justice Minister David Lametti is seen during a news conference Monday October 5, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on June 17, 2019 in Ottawa.The federal government is urging all provincial governments to put an end to conversion therapy as it looks at changes to the Criminal Code. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on June 17, 2019 in Ottawa.The federal government is urging all provincial governments to put an end to conversion therapy as it looks at changes to the Criminal Code. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld