The government should consider a total ban on conversion therapy

Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
2020-10-26 12:28 [p.1204]

Madam Speaker, as the hon. member for Fredericton has already put on the record, the Green Party is also very much in support of a complete ban on conversion therapy. I join the member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke in thanking the minister for bringing forward Bill C-6.

How open will the government be to amendments that, without violating the charter considerations, provide moves toward a more complete ban on this monestrous practice? It cannot be called therapy; it is so destructive.

Hon. David Lametti (LaSalle—Émard—Verdun)
2020-10-26 12:28 [p.1204]

Madam Speaker, I agree that one ought to put therapy in quotation marks when discussing this practice. I agree it is a horrific practice.
As I have just assured the member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, I am open to all good faith amendments that seek to clarify or work within the confines of the charter to extend the parameters of the legislation.

We want Canada to be leaders on this and therefore I am willing to work with members across the aisle to make it better.