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e-2760 (Justice)

Initiated by Gillean Payge from Langley, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Bill C-8 conflates "sexual orientation" and "gender identity", two separate topics requiring different medical and legal treatment;
  • In Bill C-8, "conversion therapy" is vaguely defined and overreaches established safeguarding principles by criminalizing therapies offered by medical professionals and normal conversations between children and parents, counsellors, caregivers, and educators; and
  • Bill C-8 lacks clarity as to how provincial Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons are to, under the suggested treatment restrictions, formulate science-based guidelines on best treatment options for gender-questioning, gender-dysphoric, or de-transitioning children and adults while still maintaining the Hippocratic Oath.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to address the issues outlined above and to complete and make public a gender-based analysis of the impact the legislation could have on women, children, professionals and families in health, education and caregiving roles.
Open for signature
July 23, 2020, at 12:15 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 20, 2020, at 12:15 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Tamara Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City)
December 9, 2020 (Petition No. 432-00382)
Photo - Tamara Jansen
Cloverdale—Langley City
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia
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