August 4th, 2019
NDP: Let’s Put an End to Conversion Therapy
Before marching in the Vancouver Pride parade, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement:
"As Pride celebrations continue in Vancouver, I’m proud to stand in solidarity with members of the LGBTQI2S+ community, and wish them a Happy Pride, wherever they may live.
Although Canada has made important strides in upholding LGBTQI2S+ rights, there is more work to be done to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S+ Canadians and make Canada a country where everyone can live free from hate and bias.
When it comes to sexual orientation and gender expression, damaging practices such as so-called “conversion therapy” have no place in Canada. We stand in solidarity with the B.C. NDP government and the LGBTQI2S+ community in calling on the Liberal government to work with the provinces and territories to ban conversion therapy.
New Democrats will develop a national action plan to ban conversion therapy for minors in Canada, and work with provinces and territories to support eliminating this practice in all parts of the country.
New Democrats re-commit to fight for a world where we are all free to be who we are and love who we love."