Seven Tories opposed the bill and Andrew Scheer didn't show up.
Conservative MP Eric Duncan called conversion therapy a “terrible, inhumane, dangerous practice” that needs to come to an end.
This is an important step for LGBTQ rights, Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger says.
Reaffirming his support for LGBTQ Canadians would help repair his persona as a moderate among conservatives.
The federal conversion therapy ban has yet to be debated in the House of Commons.
The pseudoscientific practice has been widely discredited.
Defining conversion therapy, then targeting known practitioners, will be the Trudeau government’s challenge.
Experts call it a “real opportunity” for Canada to lead on the issue.
The events are organized by a group of nine Canadian LGBTQ organizations.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also said his party would ban the practice, while Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said he would protect LGBTQ rights.