MP Eric Duncan tables motion to immediately end gay blood ban

Ottawa, ON – Today, Eric Duncan, Conservative MP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, tabled a private member’s motion calling on the Liberal government to end the discriminatory gay blood ban.

Despite promising in both the 2015 and 2019 election campaigns, Justin Trudeau has failed to end the blood ban. In an effort to spur action on this important issue, Conservatives have tabled a motion that outlines a clear and simple action that the Health Minister can exercise today to end the ban once and for all.

This important initiative also calls on the government to implement a gender-neutral screening process that examines the behaviour and risk of those donating blood, while preserving the safety of Canada’s blood supply.

“It is time to end the discriminatory blood ban in Canada. Conservatives are on record with a safe and easy way to make this change. If the Liberals can promise to end the blood ban during an election, they should use the tools available to them to do so. Stop the virtue signaling and feel-good statements – and follow through on this reasonable and long-overdue change.”

Eric Duncan (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry)

“By failing to end the discriminatory blood ban, the government is endorsing the exact kind of stigma that we should be fighting during Pride month. The government must immediately stop fighting gay men in court and finally live up to their promise to end the ban.”

The Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner
Conservative Shadow Minister for Health

The text of the motion can be found here.


For more information:

Office of Eric Duncan, M.P.

Office of Michelle Rempel Garner, P.C., M.P.