House of Commons Hansard #221 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was trade.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Ronald J. Duhamel St. Boniface, MB

Mr. Speaker, Canadians of the Islamic faith want the government to consider guardianship as an option to adoption. They point out that guardianship, as they see it, would include the same legal and moral obligations as adoption.

The petitioners point out that guardianship, as they would want it, is in accord with their religious beliefs. They would like the government to begin discussions to see how this might be done.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Ronald J. Duhamel St. Boniface, MB

Mr. Speaker, a second petition is with respect to violence and abuse in all forms, be it verbal, physical or other in society in general. It is not seen as necessary to educate, to inform or to entertain.

The petitioners call on the government to ensure that the CRTC regulates the amount of violence and abuse. They point out that there have been some gains made. They applaud that but they want even more for the future.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I should like to table three petitions.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Barry Campbell St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have the pleasure of presenting to the House a series of petitions.

The first is a petition signed by 100 residents of Toronto calling on Parliament to make a firm commitment to supporting the Harbourfront Centre. I am sure they look forward to the government's answer.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Barry Campbell St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am also tabling six petitions signed by almost 1,800 Canadians calling on Parliament to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to include sexual orientation as a prohibitive ground of discrimination.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a bushel of petitions to present on behalf of the constituents of Vegreville.

In two petitions the petitioners recognize that public safety is a number one priority in the criminal justice system. They also recognize that the existing controls on law-abiding responsible gun owners are more than enough to ensure public safety.

The petitioners are requesting that Parliament support laws that will severely punish all violent criminals who use weapons in the commission of a crime, support new Criminal Code firearms control provisions that recognize and protect the right of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms, and support legislation that will repeal and modify existing gun control laws that have not improved public safety.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, in the third petition the petitioners request Parliament to hold a binding referendum to accept or reject two official languages.

Petitions
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3:30 p.m.

Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, I also have six petitions to present wherein the petitioners are requesting that Parliament not increase taxes.

Petitions
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3:30 p.m.

Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition to present. It asks Parliament to oppose any amendments to the human rights act or the charter of rights and freedoms that provide for the inclusion of the phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have two further petitions to present which ask Parliament to oppose any legislation that would directly or indirectly redefine the family.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Allan Kerpan Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have five petitions to present today.

The first two petitions are signed by 77 people who ask Parliament to enforce the present provisions of the Criminal Code respecting assisted suicides and that no changes in the law be contemplated by Parliament.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Allan Kerpan Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I also table the wishes of 96 people who humbly pray that Parliament not amend the human rights code to include in the prohibitive grounds of discrimination the undefined phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Allan Kerpan Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have a further petition signed by 200 constituents who pray that Parliament target for all gun control in the Criminal Code of Canada the criminals who are either a danger to the safety of the public or those who have a criminal intent, not law-abiding, responsible firearms owners.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Allan Kerpan Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by 51 constituents in full support of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly powers with relation to marketing wheat and barley for export.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Jim Hart Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have six petitions to present today. The first is from an area in my riding known as boundary country.

These 42 petitioners are concerned that the rights and authority of parents over their children have been eroded by legislation and other acts of the Government of Canada. Therefore they are asking Parliament to ensure the rights of parents, teachers and people in authority to exercise judicious control over the actions of their children.