Sunday, December 12, 2021

Bill C4 - Conversion Therapy Passed - Now What?

To my surprise, Bill C4 made it through parliament in record time.  Personally, I think this is a good thing.  However, I also know that Social Conservatives and Gender Critical factions will ally with each other to challenge the legislation in the courts.  

I suspect there was an agreement drawn up in the CPC caucus to allow the bill through with a minimal amount of fuss because they have finally figured out that pushing attitudes that go back to the 1950s probably isn't going over well with Canadian voters.  In a minority parliament, the last thing a party that has lost 3 elections in succession wants is to be tainted again with various members engaging in bozo eruption moments over a hobby horse issue.  

However, let's put political strategy aside and take a look at the likely avenues of attack that will be used in the courts to argue that Bill C-4 is either too broad, or overly intrusive into the lives of Canadians.  

The Cass Review and the WPATH SOC

The Cass Review draws some astonishing conclusions about the WPATH Standards of Care (SOC) . More or less, the basic upshot of the Cass Rev...