Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada and leader of its Liberal Party, has vowed to ban "conversion therapy" by criminalizing it under Canadian law. But in the sitting on June 29, the Canadian Senate delayed the vote on the bill that would have banned “conversion therapies” to minors.
So far, the city of Edmonton, Canada, had no “conversion therapy” ban. The goal was therefore to get a favorable vote to improve the protection of LGBTQ youth, especially since Vancouver passed a similar law in 2018. It was also an opportunity to advance rights for our community.
However, no complaints have ever been filed as a result of “conversion therapy” or attempts to “change” a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. So was Edmonton City Council still going to agree to look into the matter?
The LGBTQ community has faced many struggles throughout history, but Canada is one of the more inclusive and accepting places to live. There are still some challenges that a lot of LGBTQ people face, but this listicle will explain what the current progress are in Canada.