Province working to ban gay conversion therapy
Sarah Hoffman is sworn in as the Alberta Minister of Health and Seniors, in Edmonton, on Sunday, May 24, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Published Friday, February 8, 2019 3:33PM MST
The Government of Alberta has created a working group to ban gay conversion therapy.
Conversion therapy aims to change a person’s sexual orientation. Health Minister Sarah Hoffman calls it a “damaging” and “hateful” practice.
Nicole Goehring, MLA for Edmonton-Castle Downs, and Glynnis Lieb, executive director of the Institute of Sexual Minority Studies and Services at University of Alberta, will co-chair the working group.
They will meet on a regular basis for five months and make recommendations to Hoffman.