Gwendolyn Landolt of REAL Women of Canada, reports that without a vote or debate, the country's lower house, the House of Commons, has sent to the Senate Bill C-4, a measure to ban so-called conversion therapy.
"This will criminalize any action by a pastor, by a therapist, or a counselor for counseling an individual, or even discussing with an individual, any of the problems that he or she might have with their sexuality," Landolt explains.
If it passes, the bill will even prohibit parents from discussing their child's orientation.
"If a homosexual who is unhappy in his orientation wants to change, or if someone's raising questions about whether or not they should be transgender, they are prohibited by this legislation from getting appropriate counseling," the conservative advocate continues.
Such individuals can, however, obtain counseling that encourages them to remain homosexuals or transgender. Landolt calls that discriminatory.
Nevertheless, the measure has the support of a number of Conservative Party members.