Ministers discuss bill to ban conversion therapy

Ministers discuss bill to ban conversion therapy



Justice Minster David Lametti is joined by Diversity, Inclusion and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger on Parliament Hill to speak with reporters about the 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 Liberal party’s federal election 2019 platform included a promise to make conversion therapy a Criminal Code offence. Some provinces and municipalities have already banned the practice. (no interpretation)