Reaffirming his support for LGBTQ Canadians would help repair his persona as a moderate among conservatives.
The federal conversion therapy ban has yet to be debated in the House of Commons.
The pseudoscientific practice has been widely discredited.
Defining conversion therapy, then targeting known practitioners, will be the Trudeau government’s challenge.
Experts call it a “real opportunity” for Canada to lead on the issue.
The events are organized by a group of nine Canadian LGBTQ organizations.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also said his party would ban the practice, while Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said he would protect LGBTQ rights.
Faith communities need to acknowledge the harm that has been done, speak out and act justly towards LGBTQ people.
The UCP have no immediate plans to continue the working group established by the NDP in February
The federal government called the issue a provincial and territorial one months earlier.