Ministers Chagger and Lametti on Conversion Therapy Bill

In Committee from the House of Commons

Ministers Chagger and Lametti on Conversion Therapy Bill

Justice and Human Rights – December 1, 2020:

Ministers Bardish Chagger (Diversity and Inclusion and Youth) and David Lametti (Justice) face questions over Bill C-6, legislation to amend the Criminal Code regarding banning conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is a practice that tries to change an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The practice has largely discriminated against members of the LGBTQ community, mainly targeting youth.

Also speaking to the committee are the Department of Justice’s François Daigle; CT Survivors’ Matt Ashcroft; MacEwan University’s Dr. Kristopher Wells; the University of Toronto’s Dr. Kenneth J. Zucker; as well as Pour les Droits des Femmes du Québec’s Ghislaine Gendron and Dr. James Cantor.