Edmonton councillors ban conversion therapy
EDMONTON -- Edmonton councillors passed a bylaw Tuesday to ban conversion therapy.
Conversion therapy is a practice that attempts to change one's sexual orientation or gender identity.
In April, Ward 4 Coun. Aaron Paquette introduced a motion to ban the "fraudulent" practice. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson called conversion therapy "unprofessional."
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St. Albert and Spruce Grove are in the process of banning the practice; however, the Alberta NDP's working group created to ban conversion therapy was not supported by the UCP government.
The federal government has promised to ban the practice.