Parliament Hill, Ottawa (Credit: Shutterstock)
Parliament Hill, Ottawa (Credit: Shutterstock)

Ottawa, Ontario, Mayor Jim Watson has asked the city council to denounce conversion therapy and demand federal reintroduction of a bill banning the practice nationwide.

The mayor’s motion is expected to be debated in early September, according to CBC News.

If the mayor’s motion is passed, Watson will write to the prime minister and attorney general, asking that Bill C-8, which would amend the federal Criminal Code to outlaw conversion therapy, be reintroduced to Parliament.

No Conversion Canada is leading efforts to ban conversion therapy across Canada.


Born Perfect is the leading campaign to end conversion therapy. We are survivors, lawyers, and policy experts working together to protect LGBTQ+ people nationally and around the globe. Born Perfect is a program of National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

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