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A rookie Conservative MP has sponsored a petition calling on the government to halt all gender reassignment surgery for minors and any gender-affirming care for those under 16 years old.

Petition e-5010, initiated by a Whitby, Ont. woman, has amassed over 1,100 signatures since it was posted June 12, sponsored by Durham MP Jamil Jivani.

“We are deeply troubled by the largely unrestricted social and medical options being presented to children struggling with gender ideation in Canada,” reads the petition. 

Jivani has yet to discuss his sponsorship of the petition publicly, but a post to X from a supporter of the petition Tuesday received positive feedback.

Jivani has publicly backed petitions on parental rights, stopping DEI, affordability, and stopping car thefts in his Ontario riding.

The petition says that given the “discredited nature” of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and the recent findings of the Cass Review in the United Kingdom, the House of Commons should “prioritize evidence-based practices and take decisive action to ensure the safety and well-being of all children and adolescents in Canada.”

True North previously reported that a Canadian paediatrician called for an end to gender-affirming treatments for children following the Cass Review’s release.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith called the Cass Review “the most comprehensive review of the medical literature and the science behind this.” She cited the review’s findings in support of her proposed restrictions on gender reassignment surgeries for minors.

The petition sponsored by Jivani calls on the federal government to cease all gender reassignment medical procedures for minors and gender-affirming care for those under 16 years old.

A CBC investigation found that Quebec teens were being rushed into gender transitions, able to get prescriptions in minutes without parents present or referrals from a medical professional.

The petition also calls on the government to “adopt evidence-based guidelines that prioritize non-invasive, reversible forms of intervention until individuals reach an age where they can provide informed consent” and “disengage from any association or endorsement of WPATH and its recommendations, as they have been largely discredited and are not conducive to safeguarding the well-being of children and adolescents,” the third and final demand reads.

True North reached out to Jivani for comment but received no reply.