House of Commons Hansard #3 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was industry.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4 p.m.

Liberal

Janko Peric Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 it is my privilege to present to the House a petition from over 200 constituents urging the passage of anti-strike-breaking legislation to protect the rights of workers.

The petitioners wish to draw to the attention of the House the fact that anti-strike-breaking legislation will balance the power relationship between management and employees and help to foster and maintain civilized negotiations during labour conflict.

Therefore the petitioners request that Parliament adopt legislation prohibiting employers under the Canada Labour Code from hiring replacement workers to perform the duties of employees who are on strike or locked out.

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Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour and the privilege to table several thousand signatures on petitions calling upon the House to protect the sanctity of marriage as being that between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. I am certainly pleased to present this petition and I am supportive of it.

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Canadian Alliance

Lynne Yelich Blackstrap, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have several petitions on preserving the definition of marriage with many signatures from my riding.

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Canadian Alliance

Lynne Yelich Blackstrap, SK

Mr. Speaker, I also have a petition that addresses the beef industry, asking Parliament to immediately constitute internationally credible protocols to reinforce international confidence in Canada's healthy beef products, thereby replacing damaging political posturing relating to borders with sensible, agreeable rules for all concerned.

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Canadian Alliance

Lynne Yelich Blackstrap, SK

Mr. Speaker, I also have a petition with many signatures regarding the date rape drug. Petitioners ask that the date rape drug be introduced as a weapon.

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4:05 p.m.

NDP

Svend Robinson Burnaby—Douglas, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting two petitions today. The first petition is signed by hundreds of residents of British Columbia, including those from my own constituency of Burnaby--Douglas, from communities on Vancouver Island, from Kelowna, British Columbia and elsewhere. The petitioners note that same sex couples form loving and committed relationships but are denied the equal ability to celebrate their relationships through marriage in a number of Canadian jurisdictions. They point out that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees equality to all Canadians and that denying same sex couples the equal right to marry reinforces attitudes of intolerance and discrimination.

They therefore call on Parliament to enact legislation that provides same sex couples with the equal right to marry. I know it is against the rules of the House for me to say that I fully support that call, so I will not do that.

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NDP

Svend Robinson Burnaby—Douglas, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by hundreds of people from Quebec and concerns the issue of star wars.

The petitioners are calling on the government not to participate in a star wars program and to strongly condemn George Bush's destabilizing plans.

They are also calling on Parliament to work with its partners for peace and the promotion of arms control and to peacefully convince the international community to bring an end to the production and sale of weapons of mass destruction and to say no to star wars.

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The Deputy Speaker

Let me take the opportunity afforded me to thank the member for Burnaby--Douglas for reminding the House of its practices with regard to being either in favour or against a petition which we are called upon to present and, most of all, for respecting those procedures.

The member for Saskatoon--Wanuskewin.

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Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

Mr. Speaker, I will not make the comment in respect to that particular petition, as we have just been reminded that I cannot comment in the House, at least, that I oppose same sex marriage in that particular petition, but I do want--

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The Deputy Speaker

Order. Albeit even the Chair, myself, from time to time could be and probably am guilty of trying to make light of what might be a more serious matter, certainly the Chair will not tolerate members, first of all, making comments about their own petitions and, second, certainly will not accept that members begin commenting on someone else's petition. I want to be clear on that.

Let us resume with the tabling of petitions.

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4:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

Mr. Speaker, the petition that I have in hand is on the issue of child pornography. The petitioners draw attention to the fact that the creation and use of child pornography has been condemned by a clear majority of Canadians and that the courts have not applied the current child pornography law consistently. They call upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all the necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children be outlawed.

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Canadian Alliance

John M. Cummins Delta—South Richmond, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition that calls on Parliament to fully reinstate the Canadian airborne regiment. The petitioners note that the regiment throughout its history exhibited exemplary skill and discipline and provided great service to Canada and that its disbandment was in fact political. They say that in the current situation in the world and with Canadian Forces involvement globally it would be wise to fully reinstate the Canadian airborne regiment.

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Canadian Alliance

John M. Cummins Delta—South Richmond, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition I have is one in which the signators call on Parliament to recognize the institution of marriage as a union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Questions on the Order Paper
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February 4th, 2004 / 4:10 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

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

Questions on the Order Paper
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The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?