Trudeau is North America’s best leader.
Courtesy of The Independent:
LGBT+ conversion therapy could soon be banned across Canada after Justin Trudeau made this one of the priorities for his new government.
In a letter to the country’s justice secretary on Friday, the prime minister stated that banning the controversial practice of attempting to forcibly change people’s gender or sexuality must be a “top priority”.
He said the Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti must work to ”amend the Criminal Code to ban the practice of conversion therapy and take other steps required with the provinces and territories to end conversion therapy in Canada”.
The order was included in a “mandate letter” from Mr Trudeau outlining his top priorities following the Canadian elections in October, in which he lost the majority he had won in 2015 but won enough seats to form a minority government.
MacEwan University professor and longtime anti-conversion therapy advocate Kristopher Wells said he was “very pleased” to see Mr Trudeau prioritising a ban on conversion therapy so quickly following the election.
“This is a real opportunity for Canada to show leadership on the world stage when it comes to passing the strongest legislation in the world. To clearly demonstrate that conversion therapy has no place in our society or civilization,” he said.
So I guess I get to start this week once again being jealous of Canada’s leadership.
Our leader in America throws children into cages, and is accused of seeking foreign help to win an election, and in Canada their leader is working to protect the some of the most vulnerable citizens in his country.
Quite a stark contrast don’t you think?