House of Commons Hansard #181 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was budget.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Reform

Werner Schmidt Okanagan Centre, BC

Mr. Speaker, the third petition asks Parliament to oppose any amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which provide for the inclusion of the phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Bloc

Réal Ménard Hochelaga—Maisonneuve, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the relevant provisions of our Standing Orders, I have the pleasure of submitting a petition signed by 41 petitioners who call upon Parliament to act swiftly to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to explicitly proscribe discrimination based on sexual orientation in every area under federal jurisdiction and take the necessary steps to have same sex live-in partners recognized in federal legislation.

Petitions
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Liberal

Andy Scott Fredericton—York—Sunbury, NB

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present a petition signed by approximately 100 residents of Fredericton-York-Sunbury and neighbouring ridings which calls on Parliament to ensure 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 any activity designed to terminate human life.

Petitions
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Liberal

Tony Valeri Lincoln, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to table two petitions signed by the constituents of Lincoln.

The first petition calls upon Parliament not to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act or the charter of rights and freedoms by the inclusion of the phrase sexual orientation.

The second petition calls on Parliament not to amend the Canadian human rights code to extend spousal benefits to same sex partners.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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Bloc

André Caron Jonquière, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by 257 petitioners from my riding who pray and call upon Parliament to ask the government to abandon plans for voice mail for seniors.

Petitions
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Liberal

Barry Campbell St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by over 50 people who live in and around my constituency which calls on Parliament to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to protect individuals from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Petitions
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Liberal

Lyle Vanclief Prince Edward—Hastings, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table two petitions.

The first petition is signed by 53 people. It requests the government not amend the Canadian human rights code and the Canadian Human Rights Act in any way which would tend to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships or homosexuality.

Petitions
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Liberal

Lyle Vanclief Prince Edward—Hastings, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by 46 people and calls on the government to request Parliament to delete section 718.2 from Bill C-41.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

March 31st, 1995 / 12:20 p.m.

St. Boniface
Manitoba

Liberal

Ronald J. Duhamel Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Treasury Board

Mr. Speaker, the following question will be answered today: No. 134.

Question No. 134-

Questions On The Order Paper
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Reform

Garry Breitkreuz Yorkton—Melville, SK

Will the government please provide statistical evidence showing that violent crime has been and/or will be reduced and that public safety has been and/or will be improved by each of the following measures ( a ) the registration of handguns and other restricted firearms, ( b ) the prohibition of various types of firearms, ( c ) Firearms Acquisition Certificates, ( d ) the inclusion of safe storage, handling and transportation provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada, ( e ) restricting the sale of ammunition, and ( f ) the implementation of a universal registration system for firearms and firearms owners?

Questions On The Order Paper
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Cape Breton—The Sydneys
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Russell MacLellan Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

The firearms legislation of 1978, 1992 and the current legislative proposals have all introduced several different firearm control measures concurrently. As such, it is not possible for researchers and statisticians precisely to determine the extent to which specific control measures are or will be responsible for reductions in violent crime and increases in public safety in Canada.

The following reports were produced for the Department of Justice Canada to provide the Minister of Justice and the government with background research and statistical information. These reports are available from the research and statistics directorate of the Department of Justice: "Firearm Ownership in Canada," 1991, by Angus Reid Group, Inc. (TR1991-8a); "Domestic Homicides Involving the Use of Firearms," 1992, by Dansys Consultants (WD1992-20e); "Gun Availability and Firearms Suicide," 1992, by S. Moyer and P.J. Carrington (WD1993-3e); "The Use of Firearms in Criminal Incidents in Toronto," September, 1994, by L. Axon & S. Moyer (WD1994-19e); "Review of Firearms Registration," 1994, by T. Wade and R. Tennuci of RES Policy Research Inc. (TR1994-9e); "Research on the Application of Section 85 of the Criminal Code of Canada," 1994, by C. Meredith, B. Steinke, and S. Palmer (WD1994-20e); "Firearm Statistics," October, 1994, by Kwing Hung, Department of Justice Canada.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

Ronald J. Duhamel St. Boniface, MB

I ask, Mr. Speaker, that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order Paper
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed consideration of the motion.