Item - 2020.MM24.32
- City Council adopted this item on September 30, 2020 without amendments.
MM24.32 - Supporting Bill C-8, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code to prohibit Conversion Therapy - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Paul Ainslie
- Decision Type:
City Council Decision
City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2020, adopted the following:
1. City Council urgently request the Prime Minister of Canada, the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General, and the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth to express support for the reintroduction of Bill C-8, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Conversion Therapy) as soon as possible in the upcoming session of Parliament, and to encourage the Government of Canada to pass and implement this legislation in an expeditious manner.
Background Information (City Council)
Motions (City Council)
That Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning:
Supporting Bill C-8, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code to prohibit Conversion Therapy
Reason for Urgency:
This Motion is urgent because conversion therapy is a harmful practice rejected by all credible health agencies and it’s important for the Government of Canada to reintroduce this bill as soon possible and to amend the Criminal Code to legally prohibit further physical and psychological violence inflicted on LGBTQ2S+ people, especially youth.