Conservative Party of Canada Delegates Vote to Protect Children from Gender Ideology, Ban Medical Gender Transitioning
In a recent convention, Conservative Party of Canada delegates voted overwhelmingly to oppose the medical transitioning of minors and protect children from gender ideology. This move comes amidst concerns about the increasing use of irreversible gender transitions, such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and gender reassignment surgeries, which have resulted in problematic outcomes and cases of de-transitioning.
During the convention, two resolutions were advanced to address the issue of gender transitioning in minors. Resolution C-7, which received 87% support to proceed with a formal policy vote, aims to ban irreversible gender transitions for children and teenagers. Instead, it encourages the provision of positive mental and physical health support for individuals suffering from gender dysphoria and related mental health challenges. The resolution was supported by 69% of delegates, with 31% against.
Delegates expressed their concerns about allowing children to make life-altering decisions, highlighting that our brains do not fully develop until our mid-20s. They emphasized the need to protect children from brainwashing and argued that decisions about medical transitioning should be left up to individuals and their families. However, some members voiced opposition to the resolution, claiming that it infringed on bodily autonomy and parental rights.
Another resolution, C-15, received 82% support during the closed-door workshop. It seeks to define a woman as a “female person” and asserts that women are entitled to the safety, dignity, and privacy of single-sex spaces. This includes spaces such as prisons, shelters, locker rooms, washrooms, as well as the benefits of women-only categories in sports, awards, grants, and scholarships. The motion was approved with 87% support from delegates.
During the discussions, delegates passionately supported the resolution on gender segregation in single-sex spaces and the need for a clear definition of what constitutes a woman. They expressed concerns that female-only zones and spaces are disappearing in Canada, and stressed that it is neither safe nor fair. Some delegates highlighted instances where women were being pushed out of spaces to accommodate individuals who identify as women but are biologically male.
While most delegates supported the resolution, a few expressed concerns about potential transphobia and argued that they never felt threatened by biological men. They emphasized that they do not need the government to define their womanhood and suggested focusing on holding the Trudeau government accountable instead.
The Conservative Party’s strong stance against the medical transitioning of minors and their commitment to protecting children from gender ideology reflect growing concerns among the grassroots membership. By adopting these resolutions, the party aims to safeguard the well-being of young individuals and ensure that decisions about their bodies and identities are made with careful consideration and support.