Regina Councillors Try to Block Trans Person Warning of Dangers of Hormone Treatments for Kids

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on April 30, 2021

On April 28th in a Regina City Council hearing transgender activist, Jenn Smith attempted to speak to the issues of bans on so-called “conversion therapy” in terms of the harm such a ban could cause for children with gender dysphoria, who would be banned from talking about their problem with a professional in a way that doesn’t just affirm their dysphoria, but the political environment in the council did not seem well prepared to hear him.

The city council in Regina has requested that a report by July to study their conversion therapy bylaw, and in doing so has allowed members of the public to come forward to speak about their perspective on the bylaw.

Although Smith identifies as transgender, he strongly opposes gender/sex transitioning children using strong puberty-blocking drugs, and other invasive medical treatments, especially due to the fact that the vast majority of children who identify as transgender in one way or another desist before the age of 18. 

Smith’s attempt to reach the members of the Regina City Council did not go over well with the majority of the board seeming to refuse to hear even the most basic factual overview for why the medical transitioning of children is mentally and physically dangerous to their health. Multiple councillors repeatedly cut Smith’s testimony off claiming it was off-topic or irrelevant.

(The below video contains the whole exchange that took place in the Regina City Council meeting)

Only two councilors tried to reasonably engage with Smith, those two being Lori Bresciani (the councillor who said that it was embarrassing that Smith and others were being shut down), and Terina Shaw (the councillor heard towards the end of the eleven-minute exchange) both wanting to know more about the medical side effects of the drugs being used to gender/sex transition kids

It seems that the councillors most fervently trying to sidetrack Smith during his time to speak had a deep-seated ideological aversion to the hyper-progressive narrative being challenged. They want to believe the way they deal with gender dysphoria in children is morally correct, so it makes it easier for them to shut down any evidence to the contrary in order to not have to reevaluate their positions on the issue, even when a transgender person is trying to provide that contrary evidence to them.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

3 responses to “Regina Councillors Try to Block Trans Person Warning of Dangers of Hormone Treatments for Kids”

  1. Frank says:

    Why is it people refuse to listen to an opposing view. A logical view. A view that is based in science and reason. This ideology is exactly that, an ideology. This is being taught to our children in school as fact. It is a flawed and deeply troubling theory. Homosexuality and Transgenderism is being conflated to be the same where they are definitely not. Please elect officials that will listen to reason and do not just ignore those that shine a light on reason.

  2. Pat Lem says:

    Certain members of Regina city council are behaving exactly the same way as Stalin kangaroo courts used to imprison those with a superior intellect like Jenn Smith. Someone even wrote a book about this Regina Council behaviour, his name was Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn.

  3. Ed Sparrius says:

    We ran a survey from Australia, called Free To Change, to see if people left their LGBT lives . If doing do was beneficial and if such a change was longlasting.

    Ten of the cohortt are detransitioned transgenders.

    We were stunned at how contrary to the current "conversion therapy" bans our results were.

    The resultant study, RESEARCH AND REALITY, its overview, a 4 minute vide and uploaded testimonies of 34 of the 78 people who responded, can be downloaded from our website.