House of Commons Hansard #118 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nuclear.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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Reform

Herb Grubel Capilano—Howe Sound, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to table two petitions signed by constituents of Capilano-Howe Sound, wherein they urge Parliament to amend existing legislation to define marriage as the voluntary union for life of one woman and one man to each other to the exclusion of all others.

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Liberal

Ted McWhinney Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by 2,740 Canadian citizens asking the House to take note of the recent actions in Cyprus resulting in injury and loss of life of innocent, unarmed people and urging support for President Cléridès' proposal for the demilitarization of the Republic of Cyprus; and also urging the Government of Canada to use Canada's influence in pressing for all parties to abide by the UN Security Council resolutions and to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the issues.

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Liberal

Ted McWhinney Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, I also have the pleasure to submit three other petitions. The first one has been signed by 28 citizens of Canada with regard to the condition of the national highways.

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Liberal

Ted McWhinney Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition has been signed by 25 citizens on the question of child custody.

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Liberal

Ted McWhinney Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, the third petition has been signed by 36 citizens asking that convicted criminals not be allowed to profit from the publication of their memoirs.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present today. The first petition is from Abbotsford, B.C.

The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that our police and firefighters place their lives at risk on a daily basis as they serve the emergency needs of all Canadians.

They also state that in many cases the families of officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty are often left without sufficient financial means to meet their obligations.

The petitioners therefore pray and call on Parliament to establish a public safety officers compensation fund to receive gifts and bequests for the benefit of families of police officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, my second petition comes from Edmonton, Alberta. The petitioners draw to the attention of the House that managing the family home and caring for preschool children is an honourable profession which has not been recognized for its value to our society.

The petitioners therefore pray and call on Parliament to pursue initiatives to assist families that choose to provide care in the home for preschool children, the chronically ill, the aged or the disabled.

Mr. Speaker, my third petition is from Kentville, Nova Scotia-

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The Deputy Speaker

Two to a customer today, since there are so many people waiting.

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Reform

Ed Harper Simcoe Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present two petitions today on behalf of the constituents of Simcoe Centre.

The first group of petitioners requests that the Government of Canada not amend federal legislation to include the phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
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Reform

Ed Harper Simcoe Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition concerns the age of consent laws. The petitioners ask that Parliament set the age of consent at 18 years to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to table on behalf of several western Canadians, under Standing Order 36, a petition that calls for an end to the GST on reading materials.

Specifically, the petition asks the Prime Minister to carry out his party's repeated and unequivocal promise to remove federal sales tax from books, magazines and newspapers.

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Reform

Jim Hart Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today on behalf of the constituents of Okanagan-Similkameen-Merritt pursuant to Standing Order 36.

The first petition deals with the concern that the national highway system is substandard. Therefore the petitioners call on Parliament to urge the federal government to join with provincial governments to make the national highway system upgrading possible.

Petitions
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Reform

Jim Hart Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt, BC

Mr. Speaker, my second petition deals with taxing reading materials.

The petitioners ask that the Prime Minister carry out his party's repeated and unequivocal promise to remove federal sales tax from books, magazines and newspapers.

The petitioners are simply asking the government to carry out its promise.

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Lethbridge
Alberta

Reform

Ray Speaker Lethbridge

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions and I will be very brief.

The first two petitions bear 2,889 signatures and call on Parliament to have our present laws on obscenity strengthened, demonstrating the will to protect the men, women and children of Canada from pornography's impact and thereby also fostering recognition and treatment for sexual addictions which most often have been fuelled by the use and impact of pornography.

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Lethbridge
Alberta

Reform

Ray Speaker Lethbridge

Mr. Speaker, the other petition with 25 signatures deals with a national highway system in Canada.