Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Report

Bylaw No. 19/029 - Conversion Therapy Bylaw

Information

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Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 1. CPA 2015 Policy Statement on Conversion Therapy
  3. 2. Proposed Bylaw No. 19-029 - Conversion Therapy Bylaw (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  4. Dr. K. Wells Letter re Conversion Therapy Bylaw Letter

Body

1.     THAT Bylaw No. 19/029, being a Conversion Therapy Bylaw, be read a second time.

2.     THAT Bylaw No. 19/029 be read a third and final time.

 

Meeting History

Dec 10, 2019 4:00 PM Video Council Meeting

THAT Bylaw No. 19/029, being a Conversion Therapy Bylaw, be read a first time.

RESULT:CARRIED AS FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]Next: 1/14/2020 4:00 PM
MOVER:Mike Allen, Councillor
SECONDER:Phil Meagher, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Sheila Lalonde, Keith McGrath, Phil Meagher, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud
ABSENT:Bruce Inglis, Verna Murphy, Claris Voyageur
Jan 14, 2020 4:00 PM  Council Meeting

Deanne Bergey, Director, Community Services, and Kurt Stillwell, Municipal Legal Counsel, provided a summary of the proposed Conversion Therapy Bylaw and recommended amendments to the Bylaw.

Pastor Brian Coldwell, Edmonton Clergy Member, suggested that the proposed Conversion Therapy Bylaw be amended to define abuse and to clearly allow for the fundamental right of religious counseling.

Jose Ramos, Calgary resident, spoke to amending the proposed bylaw to extend the right to be able to provide written consent for conversion therapy to emancipated and mature minors.

Pastor Dennis Glenon, Fort McMurray Clergy Member, spoke to the fundamental right for persons to receive religious counseling.

Point of Order

Councillor V. Murphy called a Point of Order, noting that the comments made by the delegate were not specific to the bylaw. Mayor D. Scott upheld the Point of Order and reminded the delegate to confine comments to the proposed bylaw.

The following motion was moved by Councillor K. Balsom and seconded it by Councillor V. Murphy

“THAT Bylaw No. 19/029, being a Conversion Therapy Bylaw, be read a second time.”

Exit and Return

Councillor S. Lalonde exited the meeting at 5:13 p.m. and returned at 5:15 p.m.

Recess

A recess occurred from 5:19 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.

RESULT:CARRIED [8 TO 2]
MOVER:Krista Balsom, Councillor
SECONDER:Verna Murphy, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Bruce Inglis, Keith McGrath, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud
AGAINST:Sheila Lalonde, Phil Meagher
ABSENT:Claris Voyageur
Jan 14, 2020 4:00 PM  Council Meeting
RESULT:CARRIED [8 TO 2]
MOVER:Verna Murphy, Councillor
SECONDER:Jane Stroud, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Bruce Inglis, Keith McGrath, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud
AGAINST:Sheila Lalonde, Phil Meagher
ABSENT:Claris Voyageur