Nov 28, 2021
By Gavin Day
The Trudeau Liberals are going to take a second crack at banning conversion therapy for adults.
Conversion therapy is the discredited practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
The previous attempt was approved by Parliament and got to the Senate. It became stalled there and eventually died when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called September’s election.
The UN human rights council said in 2020 that conversion therapy can be considered torture in some instances.
The NDP have said they would support the bill but the first time the bill passed through Parliament, half the Conservative caucus wasn’t in favour.