This week, the World Health Organization declared a “Pandemic” with regards to the coronavirus. This should be the top priority for the Government of Canada to the exclusion of just about everything else.
This week, the federal government headed by Justin Trudeau, a left-wing fanatic and friend and ally of former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, unveiled Bill C-8, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)”.
This federal bill appears to be inspired by Ontario’s 2015 “conversion therapy ban” Bill 77, which was introduced by the NDP and backed by Kathleen Wynne.
What exactly does Ontario Bill 77 do? This anti-parental rights bill essentially bans all health care professionals from providing “any treatment that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person under 18 years of age.”
The only exception would be if “the person is capable with respect to the treatment and consents to the provision of the treatment” and that “a substitute decision-maker may not give consent on a person’s behalf…”
In other words, because of Bill 77, parents in Ontario cannot give consent, for example, to have their child – of any age! – receive counseling if their child is confused about their gender. To be clear: if your nine-year old son decides that he is really a girl trapped in the body of a boy, no health care professional is allowed to treat your son at your request, except with your nine year old’s “permission” or consent.
Bill 77 passed UNANIMOUSLY, and with the active support of Christine Elliott, and STILL has not been repealed by the Doug Ford Conservatives.
Now, this past Monday, the Trudeau Liberals proposed a nationwide ban via Bill C-8.
So what does this mean for parents and children across Canada?
Bill C-8 will further trample on parental rights, and potentially jail parents who seek therapy for their gender dysphoric child. And of course this will apply not just to Ontario, but to all of Canada.
Here’s how Bill C-8 defines “conversion therapy”:
conversion therapy means a practice, treatment or service designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender, or to repress or reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behaviour. For greater certainty, this definition does not include a practice, treatment or service that relates
(a) to a person’s gender transition; or
(b) to a person’s exploration of their identity or to its development.
Did you catch the part of conversion therapy being NOT OK “to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender” but OK for “a person’s gender transition”? So, parents can seek counseling for their gender-confused child ONLY if the therapy will help the child transition to a new gender, but NOT if the therapy helps the child accept their own biological sex and gender.
With Trudeau’s “conversion therapy” ban, it’s a one-way street. Kathleen Wynne must be pleased.
And here’s what Bill C-8 says about the punishment which could be applied to parents:
Causing child to undergo conversion therapy
320.103 (1) Everyone who knowingly causes a person who is under the age of 18 years to undergo conversion therapy is
(a) guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or
(b) guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
This means if a parent seeks therapy for their child which has the end of accepting the child’s biological sex and gender, parents could be imprisoned for up to 5 years!
Oh, and one more thing: if you take your child to another country for counseling, and if the government finds out – well, that also could get you a 5 year jail term!
This is an outrage! Parents - not the government - should be the ones making the decisions for their children.
We at PAFE have our hands full with our “No to Gender Identity Theory” campaign and tour. We are also swamped with keeping on top of all the other issues which seem to arise - almost daily - in our mission to help defend parental rights and protect children.
We barely have the resources and time to handle all of that. And now C-8?
We really wish the Trudeau government could have left the children and parents alone. But they didn’t.
The Trudeau Liberal government is now expanding Kathleen Wynne’s vicious attack on the children and the parents of Ontario to new heights, and spreading this infection to the rest of Canada from coast to coast.
We need to campaign fight Bill C-8.
Are you with us?
- Call and write to your Member of Parliament (MP) TODAY telling him/her NOT to support Bill C-8.
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Thanks for fighting!