House of Commons Hansard #121 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was ports.

Topics

Public Service Staff Relations Act
Routine Proceedings

November 4th, 1994 / 12:10 p.m.

Windsor West
Ontario

Liberal

Herb Gray Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Solicitor General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-58, an act to amend the Public Service Staff Relations Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Petitions
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Reform

Jan Brown Calgary Southeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present four petitions duly signed by constituents from my riding of Calgary Southeast.

The first petition is signed by 54 constituents. The second is signed by 189 constituents. In both petitions they pray that Parliament not amend the human rights code, the Canadian Human Rights Act or the charter in any way which would tend to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships or of homosexuality by including in the prohibited grounds of discrimination the undefined phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
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Reform

Jan Brown Calgary Southeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, the third petition is signed by 41 constituents and the fourth is signed by 221 constituents.

In both petitions they pray that Parliament ensure that the present provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced vigorously and that Parliament make no changes in the law which would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.

Petitions
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Reform

Ed Harper Simcoe Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present two petitions on behalf of the constituents of Simcoe Centre. The first is on the issue of euthanasia. The petitioners request that current laws regarding active euthanasia be enforced.

Petitions
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Reform

Ed Harper Simcoe Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition I wish to present requests that the Government of Canada not amend the Human Rights Act to include the phrase sexual orientation. The petitioners fear that such an inclusion could lead to homosexuals receiving the same benefits and societal privileges as married people.

Petitions
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Reform

Darrel Stinson Okanagan—Shuswap, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition duly certified by the Clerk of Petitions and signed by 36 citizens of my riding of Okanagan-Shuswap.

It asks that Parliament not change criminal law against assisted suicide and euthanasia because such actions would lead to degrading the value of human life. It also asks Parliament to increase pain relieving care for the terminally ill.

Petitions
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Reform

Val Meredith Surrey—White Rock—South Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present three petitions to the House today.

In the first one the petitioners are praying and requesting that Parliament not amend the human rights code, the Canadian Human Rights Act or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in any way which would tend to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships or of homosexuality, including amending the human rights code to include in the prohibited grounds of discrimination the undefined phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
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Reform

Val Meredith Surrey—White Rock—South Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, in the second petition the petitioners are praying that Parliament will act immediately to extend protection to the unborn child by amending the Criminal Code to

extend the same protection enjoyed by born human beings to the unborn human being.

Petitions
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Reform

Val Meredith Surrey—White Rock—South Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, in the third petition the petitioners are praying that Parliament ensure that the present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced vigorously and that Parliament make no changes in law that would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.

Petitions
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Reform

Daphne Jennings Mission—Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I would like to present two petitions, one on behalf of my constituents asking the government to ensure that present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada which prohibit assisted suicide be enforced.

Petitions
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Reform

Daphne Jennings Mission—Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting more petitions on behalf of Canadian grandchildren and grandparents. It is long overdue and I sincerely hope that our government recognizes the urgent need to stop punishing a large percentage of our grandchildren by not allowing them access to their grandparents.

My private member's bill to grant grandparents continuous access to their grandchildren is soon to be debated in this House. I ask all members of this House to support our Canadian grandchildren.

Petitions
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12:15 p.m.

Liberal

John Murphy Annapolis Valley—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased rise today to present three petitions from constituents of Annapolis Valley-Hants.

The first petition calls on Parliament to extend protection to the unborn child by amending the Criminal Code to extend the same protection enjoyed by born human beings to unborn human beings.

Petitions
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Liberal

John Murphy Annapolis Valley—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on Parliament to ensure that Parliament rigorously enforce provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada to prohibit assisted suicide.

The petitioners also call on Parliament to make no changes in the law which would allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or euthanasia.

Petitions
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12:15 p.m.

Liberal

John Murphy Annapolis Valley—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, the third petition calls on Parliament not to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships and homosexuality, including amending the Canadian Human Rights Act to include in the prohibited grounds of discrimination the phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
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Liberal

Rex Crawford Kent, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise again to present a petition on behalf of my constituents who are calling on the government to support ethanol and especially the world scale ethanol plant slated for Chatham, Ontario.

This brings the total signatures from my riding to over 11,000, a tremendous show of support for this environmentally friendly, job creating and renewable fuel industry.