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.
Calgary, Alberta, bans anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy in the Canadian city of 1.2 million. Conversion therapy is fraudulent, injurious, and often lethal.
Born Perfect co-founder Mathew Shurka spoke to the Calgary city government May 12-13, 2020, on behalf of survivors harmed by anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy.
Canadian Minister of Justice David Lametti and Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth Bardish Chagger introduced legislation that would ban conversion therapy nationwide in Canada. Bill C-8, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)”, would amend Canada’s criminal code to make it illegal for therapists or organizations to engage in conversion therapy.