Stop anti-LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’

We challenge this harmful pseudo-medical practice promoted by some religious groups.

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Challenging Alberta's Religious Privilege

It's Time To End Conversion Therapy.

June 25th, 2021

Conversion therapy ban passes House of Commons

HUMANISTS URGE THE SENATE TO PASS BILL C-6 BEFORE SUMMER BREAK

In a recorded vote on June 22nd, Members of Parliament voted 263-63 to grant third reading to a bill that would ban conversion therapy in Canada.

Bill C-6 is the second time Parliament has considered banning the harmful and pseudoscientific practice. A previous bill died when the legislature was prorogued in August 2020.

The Bill now moves to the Senate where it's unclear if it will complete the necessary stages before the Chamber rises for the summer. If the rumors of a snap election bear out, then the bill will again die on the order paper.

 

 

 

How Did Alberta Vote?

 

31 votes by Alberta MP's were cast and 19 of them voted against a conversion therapy ban. All Conservatives. Here is a list of those who voted against the bill:

Red Deer-Mountain View’s Earl Dreeshen and Red Deer-Lacombe’s Blaine Calkins

 

Lethbridge MP:  Rachael Harder

Foothills: John Barlow

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Calgary Heritage Mr. Bob Benzen

 

St. Albert—Edmonton: Mr. Michael Cooper

 

Edmonton Griesbach: Mr. Kerry Diotte

 

Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan: Garnett Genuis

 

Calgary Shepard: Tom Kmiec

 

Battle River—Crowfoot: Damien Kurek

Calgary Midnapore: Stephanie Kusie

 

Sturgeon River—Parkland: Dane Lloyd

Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner: Glen Motz

 

Bow River: Martin Shields

 

Yellowhead: Gerald Soroka

 

Lakeland: Shannon Stubbs

 

Peace River—Westlock: Arnold Viersen

 

Grande Prairie—Mackenzie: Chris Warkentin

 

Fort McMurray—Cold Lake: David Yurdiga

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The Secular Humanists of Calgary is asking all supporters of a ban on conversion therapy to write to their Senators and ask them to support the passage of Bill C-6.

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SENATOR PATTI LABOUCANE-BENSON
Province: Alberta (Alberta)
Affiliation: Non-affiliated
Telephone: 613-943-8282
Email: Patti.LaBoucane-Benson@sen.parl.gc.ca  vCard
Staff: Gorsche, Madison; Bédard, Sylvie
Personal Website: http://senlaboucanebenson.sencanada.ca/

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SENATOR SCOTT TANNAS
Province: Alberta (Alberta)
Affiliation: Canadian Senators Group
Telephone: 613-943-2240
Email: scott.tannas@sen.parl.gc.ca  vCard

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SENATOR DOUGLAS BLACK
Province: Alberta (Alberta)
Affiliation: Canadian Senators Group
Telephone: 613-996-8757
Fax: 613-996-8862
Email: doug.black@sen.parl.gc.ca  vCard
Staff: Mason, Kevin; Komarnicki, JoAnna
Personal Website: http://dougblack.ca/

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SENATOR PAULA SIMONS
Province: Alberta (Alberta)
Affiliation: Independent Senators Group
Telephone: 613-943-8242
Email: Paula.Simons@sen.parl.gc.ca  vCard
Staff: Wagner, Cynthia; Charnalia, Ameya
Personal Website: http://senatorpaulasimons.ca/en/