OTTOWA, Ontario, December 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) –On Friday the Canadian pro-life organization, Campaign Life Coalition, rallied in front of the Canadian parliament to stop radical new anti-family legislation seeking to ban “conversion therapy.”
Bill C-6, which is being promoted by PM Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party, would punish treatment of children for gender dysphoria or homosexuality with up to five years in prison.
Parents seeking to treat their children and priests advertising spiritual counseling would be liable to imprisonment under the bill. C-6 also would rewrite sections of Canadian law to classify what it defines as “conversion therapy” alongside child pornography and obscenity.
Campaign Life Coalition, a top Canadian pro-life and pro-family organization, protested the legislation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., led by Campaign Life’s David Cooke.
“It’s not enough for Bill C-6 to be tweaked, to be revised, just to fix the definition. We can’t do that,” Cooke declared. “This bill has to go, totally and completely, no comprise. There is nothing here that can be good for us or for any Canadian.” Thousands of Canadians have signaled their agreement, adding their names to Campaign Life Coalition’s petition against C-6, which has garnered over 16,000 signatures so far.
As Campaign Life Coalition detailed, the “shocking results” of Bill C-6 would include extreme restrictions on the “freedom of religion, conscience, expression, the press.” Priests and pastors would face jail time “for publicly preaching repentance to homosexuals,” they said.
“Parents will be jailed for five years for teaching their children to accept their biological gender, or to reject sexual immorality,” Campaign Life added. “Books, videos, web sites, TV programs, and perhaps the Bible itself will be censored and banned for espousing the traditional view of sexuality and gender,” as well.
“Every Bible-believing church in Canada practices conversion therapy, that’s what this bill says,” Cooke warned at the protest on Friday. “It’s not called persecution, but it surely is persecution. What else do you call a piece of legislation that denounces and criminalizes our beliefs, our scriptures, and our practices as Christians?” he continued.
Bill C-6 “tries to stop the work of God,” Cooke said.
He also noted that Trudeau’s government has been pushing Bill C-6 alongside Bill C-7, which would allow doctors to euthanize Canadians who have “lost the capacity to consent.” Trudeau “wants to push these radical bills through during a COVID crisis when people are going to have more trouble protesting and speaking out,” Cooke said.
PETITION UPDATE (2/25/2021) -
Not only has the federal Senate in Canada not come to the aid of vulnerable people threatened by the passage of Euthanasia Bill C-7, they have actually voted to make matters worse by EXPANDING provision of euthanasia beyond what C-7 had originally intended.
The bill will now go back to Parliament, where the Senate's amendments can be accepted or rejected.
Please READ LifeSiteNews' analysis of the Trudeau Liberals' latest salvo in their all-out push to expand euthanasia in Canada: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canada-senate-passes-euthanasia-bill-expanding-categories-of-the-killable
Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition. Thank you.
PETITION UPDATE (12/9/2020)
On December 3, 2020, the Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-7 passed with 213 yeas and 103 nays, with a total of 316 votes.
Bill C-7 would expand already existing provisions for assisted suicide. It would "repeal the provision that requires a person’s natural death be reasonably foreseeable."
The Bill is currently in its Third Reading in the House of Commons and will move on to the Senate if it passes.
We are obliged to help people who are suffering, especially the vulnerable, and that’s why we must oppose Bill C-7.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition. Then, please contact your MP and tell them to vote NO on Bill C-7. You can find your MP and their contact information HERE.
We are obliged to help people who are suffering, not kill them.
But, that's exactly what the existing euthanasia law - the so-called "medical assistance in dying (MAiD)" provision - allows.
And, right now, the Trudeau Liberals are pushing for making death even more accessible to our most vulnerable citizens by tabling Bill C-7 in Parliament.
Please SIGN this petition and call for Canada's Members of Parliament to REJECT more euthanasia in Bill C-7, and, instead, provide for more homecare, palliative care, and mental health support.
Bill C-7 would expand existing provisions for assisted-suicide by removing the requirement that a person's natural death be reasonably foreseeable to qualify for MAiD.
Simply put: under C-7, people who are not terminally ill can be killed by MAiD!
This is outrageous, as it puts people with disabilities, the elderly, the young, and those who cannot consent (if they had already agreed to MAiD) at serious risk.
Please CLICK HERE to learn more about Bill C-7 and how it would put those vulnerable people more at risk, and allow for more death and more killing.
Then, please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition.
Our elected Members of Parliament should be discussing how to help our disabled, elderly and young people with greater provision for homecare, palliative care, and mental health support, rather than encouraging our most vulnerable to kill themselves with our government's help and endorsement.
Nothing could be more foul and malicious.
And, while it's true that Trudeau's Minister of Justice is sponsoring this atrocious Bill, 40 Conservative Party politicians supported him in the vote on the Bill's Second Reading in late October.
We list these 40 Conservative MPs below, so that, after signing this petition, you can politely and respectfully contact them to let them know you want them to REJECT the expansion of MAiD (which, again, will mean more death and more killing), and to EMBRACE life-affirming provisions, like more funding for homecare, palliative care, and mental health support for our most vulnerable citizens.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'People with disabilities oppose Canada’s proposed expansion of euthanasia law' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/people-with-disabilities-oppose-canadas-proposed-expansion-of-euthanasia-law
Canada's House of Parliament Info on Bill C-7 - https://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=en&Mode=1&billId=10875380&View=5
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto's 'Help the Living' initiative - https://www.helptheliving.ca/
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List of 40 Conservatives who voted FOR C-7 (Expansion of Euthanasia) on the Bill's Second Reading:
SCOTT AITCHISON (Parry Sound—Muskoka) - Telephone: 613-944-7740; Email: [email protected]
DAN ALBAS (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) - Telephone: 613-995-1702; Email: [email protected]
LEONA ALLESLEV (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill) - Telephone: 613-992-0700; Email: [email protected]
MEL ARNOLD (North Okanagan—Shuswap) - Telephone: 613-995-9095; Email: [email protected]
TONY BALDINELLI (Niagara Falls) - Telephone: 613-995-1547; Email: [email protected]
JOHN BARLOW (Foothills) - Telephone: 613-995-8471; Email: [email protected]
LUC BERTHOLD (Mégantic—L'Érable) - Telephone: 613-995-1377; Email: [email protected]
SCOT DAVIDSON (York—Simcoe) - Telephone: 613-996-7752; Email: [email protected]
GÉRARD DELTELL (Louis-Saint-Laurent) - Telephone: 613-996-4151; Email: [email protected]
CHRIS D'ENTREMONT (West Nova) - Telephone: 613-995-5711; Email: [email protected]
TODD DOHERTY (Cariboo—Prince George) - Telephone: 613-995-6704; Email: [email protected]
TERRY DOWDALL (Simcoe—Grey) - Telephone: 613-992-4224; Email: [email protected]
ERIC DUNCAN (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry) - Telephone: 613-992-2521; Email: [email protected]
KERRY-LYNNE D. FINDLAY (South Surrey—White Rock) - Telephone: 613-947-4497; Email: [email protected]
DIANE FINLEY (Haldimand—Norfolk) - Telephone: 613-996-4974; Email: [email protected]
BERNARD GÉNÉREUX (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) - Telephone: 613-995-0265; Email: [email protected]
JOËL GODIN (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier) - Telephone: 613-992-2798; Email: [email protected]
JACQUES GOURDE (Lévis—Lotbinière) - Telephone: 613-992-2639; Email: [email protected]
TRACY GRAY (Kelowna—Lake Country) - Telephone: 613-992-7006; Email: [email protected]
PAT KELLY (Calgary Rocky Ridge) - Telephone: 613-992-0826; Email: [email protected]
PETER KENT (Thornhill) - Telephone: 613-992-0253; Email: [email protected]
RON LIEPERT (Calgary Signal Hill) - Telephone: 613-992-3066; Email: [email protected]
LARRY MAGUIRE (Brandon—Souris) - Telephone: 613-995-9372; Email: [email protected]
RICHARD MARTEL (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord) - Telephone: 613-992-7207; Email: [email protected]
DAN MAZIER (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) - Telephone: 613-992-3176; Email: [email protected]
GREG MCLEAN (Calgary Centre) - Telephone: 613-995-1561; Email: [email protected]
CATHY MCLEOD (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) - Telephone: 613-995-6931; Email: [email protected]
ERIC MELILLO (Kenora) - Telephone: 613-996-1161; Email: [email protected]
MARTY MORANTZ (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley) - Telephone: 613-995-5609; Email: [email protected]
ROB MORRISON (Kootenay—Columbia) - Telephone: 613-995-7246; Email: [email protected]
PIERRE PAUL-HUS (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles) - Telephone: 613-995-8857; Email: [email protected]
ALAIN RAYES (Richmond—Arthabaska) - Telephone: 613-995-1554; Email: [email protected]
SCOTT REID (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) - Telephone: 613-947-2277; Email: [email protected]
MICHELLE REMPEL GARNER (Calgary Nose Hill) - Telephone: 613-992-4275; Email: [email protected]
ALEX RUFF (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) - Telephone: 613-996-5191; Email: [email protected]
BOB SAROYA (Markham—Unionville) - Telephone: 613-992-1178; Email: [email protected]
DOUG SHIPLEY (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) - Telephone: 613-992-0718; Email: [email protected]
BRUCE STANTON (Simcoe North) - Telephone: 613-992-6582; Email: [email protected]
KAREN VECCHIO (Elgin—Middlesex—London) - Telephone: 613-990-7769; Email: [email protected]
LEN WEBBER (Calgary Confederation) - Telephone: 613-996-2756; Email: [email protected]
Campaign Life Coalition was joined at the rally by Dr. Anne Gillies, an trauma therapist from Ontario who condemned C-6 earlier this year as “totally totalitarian.”
Gillies spoke to the massive damage done to children by hormone blockers and transgender surgeries. “Young children are being subjected quickly to puberty blockers… and they are not being told the extent of the medical problems that they are going to have,” she remarked.
“The ramifications for that are just starting,” Gillies said, pointing to a recent lawsuit in the United Kingdom that led to the prohibition of puberty blocking drugs for minors under 16.
Numerous experts besides Dr. Gillies have attested to the devastating, irrevocable harm that puberty disruption causes in children. The American College of Pediatricians has said that hormone blockers “arrest bone growth, decrease bone accretion, prevent the sex-steroid dependent organization and maturation of the adolescent brain, and inhibit fertility.”
Dr. Michael Laidlaw, an endocrinologist trained at University of Southern California medical school has related that “lost years of bone development cannot be regained.” For children subjected to puberty blockers, “bone, brain, pelvic, and psychiatric development… may never fully occur.”
Peter Vogel, head of the Christian Heritage Party, spoke at Campaign Life’s protest as well,
observing that “evil” Bill C-6 “is making a value judgment” favoring homosexuality and transgenderism.
“Giving treatment or services to someone trying to become homosexual is not going to be outlawed, but giving treatment or services to someone trying to change… to heterosexuality is being criminalized,” he stated.
“This is the height of insanity,” Vogel said, noting that “in the future, a child with gender confusion issues will be legally allowed to go to a surgeon, but not to a pastor.”
Gillies and Vogel were joined by other speakers, including Campagne Québec-Vie’s Georges Buscemi and Keith Alexander, a Toronto man who escaped the LGBT lifestyle.
Along with organizing Friday’s rally, Campaign Life Coalition recently set up www.stoptheban.ca to help concerned citizens take action against Bill C-6 and similar legislation.
“Stoptheban.ca debunks the myth that so-called conversion therapy is ‘degrading’ and a form of ‘torture,’ as leftists (and even some Conservative M.P.s) like to claim,” said Jeff Gunnarson, national president of Campaign Life Coalition.
“Second only to the 1969 legalization of abortion by Trudeau’s father, this is the most dangerous law ever proposed in Canadian history,” the website states. “This bill is completely unacceptable in a free and democratic society.”