House of Commons Hansard #118 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was standing.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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Canadian Alliance

Scott Reid Lanark—Carleton, ON

Madam Speaker, today I am presenting a petition on behalf of a number of constituents from several ridings close to my own in Ontario. These are petitions that were circulated by members of provincial parliaments, specifically Marcel Beaubien and Bob Runciman. They relate to the question of gun control and particularly the firearms long gun registry.

The petitioners draw to the attention of the House of Commons the wild cost overruns in the firearms registry, which they regard as turning the long gun registry into a metaphor for government waste. They also draw to the attention of the House of Commons the complete ineffectiveness of the firearms registry in keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals. This relates to the issue of property rights.

Madam Speaker, I wanted to mention as well, because this is our last day in the House of Commons before the House rises, that I hope you personally and all my colleagues have a very good summer this year.

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Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Madam Speaker, as you know, ministers are unable to present petitions in the House. Therefore, on behalf of my hon. colleague, the member for Elgin—Middlesex—London, I am pleased to present a number of petitions.

The first group of petitions call upon Parliament to take all measures necessary to protect the rights of Canadians to freely share their religious and moral beliefs without fear of prosecution.

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Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Madam Speaker, the next group of petitions is regarding Iraq. The petitioners request that Parliament resolve that Canada continue to insist that the UN authorize inspections for weapons of mass destruction and that they be conducted without any undue haste.

Petitions
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Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Madam Speaker, the next group of petitions calls upon Parliament to pass legislation to recognize the institution of marriage as being the lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Madam Speaker, the next group of petitions calls upon Parliament to use the notwithstanding clause to protect marriage.

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Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Madam Speaker, the next group of petitions calls upon Parliament to support adult stem cell research.

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Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Madam Speaker, the last group of petitions calls upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed.

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NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Madam Speaker, I literally have a tonnne of petitions, with thousands of signatures, that I wish to table in the hope that the government will pay attention to them over the recess.

The first petition is stating total opposition to any participation by Canada in Bush's dangerous missile defence program and calling upon Canada to play a more proactive role in the fight for nuclear disarmament and the total banning of missile defence flights.

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NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Madam Speaker, I take pleasure in tabling a second petition calling for the full implementation of the Romanow commission recommendations to ensure that our health care system remains firmly rooted in the universal public not for profit principles so valued by Canadians.

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NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Madam Speaker, my third petition is signed by well over a thousand Canadians. They are requesting that Parliament take specific action to stop the imprisonment and deportation, without cause, of Canadian citizens by other countries to a country of previous citizenship.

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NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Madam Speaker, my last petition, with literally tens of thousands of signatures, declares Bush's invasion of Iraq unjust, immoral and illegal. It urges Canada to reinforce its traditional role as a broker of peace, and continue to respect and uphold the authority of the UN charter and international law in the context of the Iraqi war, which goes on killing.

Questions on the Order Paper
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June 13th, 2003 / 12:40 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

Don Boudria Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Madam Speaker, I believe that if you were to seek unanimous consent, the House would be disposed to call it 1:30 p.m. in order to move to private members' hour.

Questions on the Order Paper
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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is that agreed?