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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.

Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti speaks as Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan, Robert Oliphant and Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault look on following Question Period, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Canada's ban on single-use plastic items delayed until 2022

While the government announced in the fall of 2020 that its ban on several single-use plastic items would take effect by the end of this year, Environment and Climate Change Canada now says final regulations will be published some time next year instead.

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