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e-1833 (Conversion therapy)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Devon Hargreaves from Lethbridge, Alberta, on September 20, 2018, at 9:16 a.m. (EDT)
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8545-421-236-01 Government Response to petitions concerning Conversion Therapy
Conversion therapy
Legislation
Sexual minorities
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Government of Canada is strongly committed to supporting the equality and human rights of the LGBTQ2+ community and all residents;
  • “Sex”, “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” are prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code;
  • The practice of “conversion therapy” or “reparative therapy”, is seriously harmful to individuals and is opposed by the Canadian Psychological Association, the World Health Organization, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association and others; and
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child indicates that children should not be discriminated against based on what gender they identify with.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to :
(a) enact legislation banning conversion therapy to minors in Canada;
(b) enact legislation prohibiting transporting minors outside of the country for such purposes; and
(c) have conversion therapy included in the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, to protect children from abuse.
Saskatoon West
NDP
Saskatchewan
Petition presented to the House of Commons on February 1, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03168)
Government response tabled on March 18, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : September 20, 2018, at 9:16 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 18, 2019, at 9:16 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
3786
British Columbia
3090
Manitoba
740
New Brunswick
658
Newfoundland and Labrador
283
Northwest Territories
19
Nova Scotia
682
Nunavut
5
Ontario
5688
Prince Edward Island
118
Quebec
2240
Saskatchewan
721
Yukon
73
Other Countries
97
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