October 31st, 2020

Conversion therapy on city council agenda


By Kalinowski, Tim on February 8, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge city council will be debating a motion during Monday’s public meeting to prohibit the advertising or business practice of conversion therapy in the City of Lethbridge, and to advocate for a total provincial ban on conversion therapy.

The motion, sponsored by Councillors Jeff Carlson and Rob Miyashiro, states its intent is to protect people in the LGBTQ+ community from risks of significant mental, emotional and physical harm by banning the practice within Lethbridge.

If passed, the local conversion therapy ban would follow similar municipal bans already passed in cities like Calgary and Edmonton.

The federal government is in the process of writing legislation which will ban conversion therapy in Canada and make it a Criminal Code violation if practised. The province has indicated it intends to work with the federal government on the issue.

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John P Nightingale

Agreed.
Rachel Harder has been non-committal on this , so please city council do the right thing and ban it!

biff

hmm, but without conversion therapy being legal/accessible, does that not take away one more reason to be a controlling lout/bigot…er, conservative?

ewingbt

Why are we involved in this if the province and the feds are already putting for legislation?

We do this, but we do nothing to put by-laws in place to clean up our streets? I continue to question this leadership? When is the next election!!!???