Ministers Discuss Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy – October 1, 2020

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Ministers Discuss Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy – October 1, 2020

At a news conference on Parliament Hill, federal ministers David Lametti (justice) Bardish Chagger (diversity, inclusion and youth) discuss the reintroduction of the federal government’s legislation to ban conversion therapy in Canada. The bill would amend the Criminal Code to ban the widely discredited practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual interventions. The legislation was originally introduced in March 2020 but was never debated due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent prorogation of Parliament. (no interpretation)