The Senate has Failed Canada's Families

It is a sad day in Canada. Bill C-4, Trudeau's so-called "conversion therapy" bill, which will send parents to jail for not helping their children with gender dysphoria transition (having their healthy bodies mutilated) or refusing to call their biological girls, girls and boys, boys, has passed the Senate.

What we witnessed in the Senate of Canada today was astounding. One of the most memorable moments is when "Conservative" Senator Housakos argued that the "conversion therapy" bill shouldn't have committee hearings and that the bill SHOULD be passed without debate and then right after, the Senate UNANIMOUSLY voted to AVOID committee hearings or further debate on C-4.

This bill WILL send Canadian parents to jail and deny access to Healthcare for those struggling with their sexuality. Shame on all who refused to protect parental rights and in extension, the children who will suffer because of your inaction. 

Our question is, WHERE was the opposition to this horrific bill?! C-6, C-4’s predecessor, had opposition to it in the House of Commons, so where was the opposition to C-4? Do Canada’s parliamentarians no longer value the rights of parents? Their unanimous ‘YES’ vote on this bill answers this question – they do not.

Here is what you need to know about Bill C-4:

 FAMILY IMPACTS:

  • Erodes trust between parents and children as parents may be snitched on for having conversations in their own homes with their own children about their child’s struggle with sexuality. If parents do not promote their children towards identifying with a sexual identity the child feels they are at the time, even if it goes against their biological make up, that conversation could be grounds for jail time.
  • Parents refusing to assist their child's request to take puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones in preparation for mutilating sex change surgery could face up to five years in jail.
  • Parents who bring their child to a pastor or therapist for counselling could face up to five years in jail.
  • Denies Canadians of all ages the right to obtain a healthcare service and their conscience rights.
  • Denies Canadians their God-given right to free speech and free expression.
  • Ensures that the only treatment offered to gender-dysphoric individuals affirms them as transgender and prescribes irreversible treatments such as cross-sex hormones and surgeries.
  • Prevents discussion of childhood trauma in same-sex sexual behavior or attractions.
  • Prevents counseling which seeks to reduce unwanted sexual behavior.
  • May be applied in such a way that would prevent clergy from providing comprehensive, faith-based counseling on sexuality or gender.

 

C-4 DETAILS:

On 29 November 2021, the Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy) in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

Bill C-4 amends the Criminal Code to, among other things, create the following offences:
(a) causing another person to undergo conversion therapy;
(b) doing anything for the purpose of removing a child from Canada with the intention that the child undergo conversion therapy outside Canada;
(c) promoting or advertising conversion therapy; and
(d) receiving a financial or other material benefit from the provision of conversion therapy.

It also amends the Criminal Code to authorize courts to order that advertisements for conversion therapy be disposed of or deleted.

Bill C-4 amends Canada's Criminal Code making it a criminal offence to practice talk therapy or what it has been referred to in the past as "conversion therapy".

The Bill criminalizes counselling for Canadians who identify as LGBTQ+ wanting to reduce unwanted “non-heterosexual behavior.” The difference between the Liberal's previous attempts at passing a "conversion therapy" ban via Bill C-6 and Bill C-4 is that C-4 does not allow any Canadian, regardless of age, to get help in reducing unwanted sexual impulses (this could include the use of pornography or other avenues used to express sexual impulses), whereas C-6 only made "conversion therapy" an option for heterosexual teens and minors (gay or lesbian teens seeking similar help would have been criminalized). This unconstitutional law has the power to criminalize parents, pastors, and therapists. 

READ Bill C-4 here: Government Bill (House of Commons) C-4 (44-1) - First Reading - An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy) - Parliament of Canada

Standing against Bill C-4 is standing up for the rights of ALL Canadians and their right to seek professional help when wanted - Parliamentarians and Senators just denied Canadians this right.