Sunday, October 1, 2023

Conservatives should leave transgender people alone

From September 7 to 9, conservative delegates gathered for their convention in Quebec. The rights of transgender and non-binary people are discussed. Is it really necessary?

87% of activists voted to ban mixed changing rooms and 69% of them voted to ban gender transition surgeries for minors.

At the end of the week, I read in an article by my colleague Guillaume St-Pierre that an activist spoke on the microphone against this last proposal during the congress, defending the idea “(…) that the party should focus on economic issues.”Canada is looking at us,” he said.

More worrisome issues

I agree with what this activist said.

There are many issues that concern Canadians. Why spend so much energy on it?

I believe that a variety of topics, such as inflation that affects the daily life of a large part of the population or the housing crisis, climate change, just to name it, is enough to get all the attention of the conservative delegates.

Questionable choice

I can’t help but think about this choice to publicly threaten the rights of transgender people.

Is this choice not motivated by the idea of ​​wanting to increase the attention we give to this party? Could it also further rally an electoral base that has returned to the past?

I always have a touch of disappointment to see that in Canada, as more and more in the United States, the acquired rights are questioned by political parties.

I sincerely believe that it is not by rolling back the rights of transgender people that we can move towards a society that offers young people the opportunity to develop according to who they are.

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