House of Commons Hansard #77 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was students.

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Business of the House
Private Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. chief government whip have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Business of the House
Private Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Business of the House
Private Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Business of the House
Private Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

April 6th, 2005 / 3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Bernard Patry Pierrefonds—Dollard, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, regarding Bill C-25, an act governing the operation of remote sensing space systems, with amendment.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Conservative

John Williams Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts regarding the Main Estimates, 2005-06, vote 20 under finance, referred to the committee on Friday, February 25, 2005.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc Beauséjour, NB

Mr. Speaker, with all the noise following question period and the circulation in the chamber, I was not able under tabling of documents to present the government's response to five petitions. Perhaps you could ask for unanimous consent to revert to tabling of documents so I could do that.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent to revert to tabling of documents?

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Beauséjour
New Brunswick

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I am tabling, in both official languages, the government's response to five petitions.

Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Gerald Keddy South Shore—St. Margaret's, NS

moved that Bill S-14, an act to protect heritage lighthouses, be read the first time.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a series of petitions with a total of 1,112 names of petitioners not only from my riding but also from other parts of this great country of ours.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to use all possible legislative and administrative measures, including invoking section 33 of the charter, the notwithstanding clause, if necessary, to preserve and protect the current definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Pat O'Brien London—Fanshawe, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions to present today. The first two petitions relate to the subject of marriage.

The petitioners note that the traditional definition of marriage in this country has been changed by certain lower courts but not by the Supreme Court of Canada. The petitioners call on Parliament to define in law marriage as being the lifelong union of one man and one woman.

The other two petitions that I have also relate to the subject of marriage. The petitioners note that marriage has traditionally been defined as the union of one man and one woman in Canada and throughout all civilizations across many cultures and different religious heritages. The petitioners call on Parliament to use all possible legislative steps to protect the current definition of marriage.

I am very pleased to present these petitions. I fully agree with them of course.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Leon Benoit Vegreville—Wainwright, AB

Madam Speaker, I am proud to present this petition on behalf of constituents on the very important issue of marriage.

The petitioners call on Parliament to maintain the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. They recognize that marriage is the foundation for families and for raising children and they want it to stay that way.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Gurbax Malhi Bramalea—Gore—Malton, ON

Madam Speaker, I present a petition in which the petitioners call upon Parliament to support the historic definition of marriage.

The petitioners would like to express their views that marriage should be protected as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.