Alberta Mirror

Monday, December 4, 2023

MPs hug after bill to outlaw conversion therapy claims universally in House

Key takeaways: 

  • The system — meant to change an individual’s physical orientation — is broadly censured.
  • Justice Minister David Lametti, Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau passed the floor to shake hands with Conservative MPs, including party leader Erin O’Toole following the vote.

MPs shake hands: 

The federal government’s renewed bill to halt the practice of conversion therapy has been approved universally by the House of Commons.

MPs decided to fast track Bill C-4 on Wednesday afternoon. The Commons exploded in praise after the vote and some Liberal cabinet ministers walked over the floor to shake hands with and — iBooster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be ready for every grown-up Albertansn some cases — embrace their Conservative analogues.

Conservative MP Rob Moore passed the motion to fast-track the bill, which now moves to the Senate.

“It’s a fantastic day,” Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti reported to reporters after the vote. “This is what we can do when Parliament works together.” Source –

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Lametti was joined by some Liberal MPs who are part of Canada’s LGBTQ community. The crowd took turns speaking during what grew an emotional and celebratory press conference.

“I dream of the day when LGBTQ2 issues are no longer political footballs. And we are one day closer to that future,” stated MP Randy Boissonnault. Source –

MP Seamus O’Regan showed that public support for the bill came as a shock to the minority Liberal government.

“You never know when you come into work in this place what to expect,” O’Regan answered. “We didn’t see this, but I’m delighted for it.” Source –

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