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Our Child Rights Legislation Tracker keeps elected officials accountable to Canada’s 8 million children and youth by highlighting what bills related to young people are being tabled, how they measure up and how you can influence their progress through the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada.

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to, among other things, create the following offences:

  • causing another person to undergo conversion therapy;
  • doing anything for the purpose of removing a child from Canada with the intention that the child undergo conversion therapy outside Canada;
  • promoting or advertising conversion therapy; and
  • receiving a financial or other material benefit from the provision of conversion therapy.

It also amends the Criminal Code to authorize courts to order that advertisements for conversion therapy be disposed of or deleted.


S-201: An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum (voting age)

This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum to lower the voting age from 18 years to 16.


This enactment establishes criteria in respect of early learning and child care programs that must be satisfied before transfer payments may be made by the Government of Canada to a province in support of those programs. It also provides for the establishment of an advisory council to advise the Minister of Employment and Social Development on matters relating to early learning and child care.


This enactment provides for the development of a national school food program to ensure that all children in Canada have access to healthy food.


This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act to lower the federal voting age in Canada from 18 to 16 years of age.

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