Conservative MP raising funds off his opposition to conversion therapy bill - 2020-11-13
Conservative MP and former party leadership candidate Derek Sloan is asking his supporters to send him money to "protect Canada's kids" from a proposed law that would ban some aspects of so-called conversion therapy.
Sloan has previously voiced his fears about the legislation, which passed its second reading in the House of Commons last month and would outlaw the discredited practice of using therapy to attempt to change someone's sexual orientation. But today's email fundraising pitch shows Sloan trying to raise cash on an issue that puts him offside with party leader Erin O'Toole and the vast majority of the Conservative caucus.
Sloan, who represents the riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington in Ontario, was among seven Conservative MPs who voted against the bill, told his supporters in the email that he's looking to raise $25,000 this month for the next federal election.