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e-3553 (Justice)

Initiated by Mitesh Patel from Toronto, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Conversion “therapy” is not a form of therapy in any way;
  • This act causes direct, permanent, and serious harm to the victim;
  • Conversion “therapy” is the systematic removal of an individual’s identity that targets an entire minority group for erasure;
  • Bill C-6 is an attempt to end this cruel form of misguided treatment;
  • 63 members of Parliament (MPs) voted against Bill C-6 at third reading;
  • There is a lack of knowledge, awareness and sensitivity to the needs and rights of the 2SLGBTQ+ individuals; and
  • All MPs should provide equal representation to constituents, including 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to:
1. Ensure the word “therapy” is placed in quotations in Bill C-6 and in any future use of this term in reference to 2SLGBTQ+ individuals;
2. Establish formal training for all MPs and their staff with respect to the health and well-being of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals; and
3. Establish protocols for MP offices to ensure that their offices are safe spaces where 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are welcome and can express themselves to their elected representatives.
Open for signature
July 22, 2021, at 9:33 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 20, 2021, at 9:33 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Beaches—East York
Liberal Caucus
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