“It’s a fantastic day,” Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti told reporters after the vote. “This is what we can do when Parliament works together.”
“I dream of the day when LGBTQ2 issues are no longer political footballs. And we are one day closer to that future,” said MP Randy Boissonnault.
The passing of Bill C-4 now has made it a crime punishable by up to five years in prison to cause another person to undergo conversion therapy. The 11-page bill also criminalizes promoting, advertising, or profiting from providing the practice, with those found guilty of these offences facing up to two years in prison.
WOOHOO! Finally, some good fucking news in this world! Think of how many lives will not be ruined and can be saved as a result of this decision! As Oprah would say: