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House of Commons unanimously agrees to pass conversion therapy bill

The House of Commons unanimously agreed to pass Bill C-4, the legislation to ban LGBTQ2S+ conversion therapy, through all stages without study or amendment after a Conservative motion, making it the first bill to pass the House in the 44th Parliament and head to the Senate. This rapid fast-tracking came just two days after the Liberals tabled the expanded legislation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti (left), Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Mark Holland cross the floor of the House of Commons to shake hands with Conservative leader Erin O'Toole and Members of Parliament after the unanimous adoption of legislation banning conversion therapy, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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PART 2: Millions in taxpayer dollars earmarked for Ontario LTC company that allegedly left residents malnourished

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“There's all kinds of stuff in the Act to hold the homes accountable, if that was really the agenda,” she said. “They could suspend licenses; they can suspend admissions, which gets them in the pocketbook."

 

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