Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of the constituents of Welland-St. Catharines-Thorold.
This petition adds more names to the growing number of Canadians who are fiercely opposed to the importation of killer cards. Not only do these cards glorify murder and criminals who commit horrific acts of violence but they act as a daily reminder to the victims' families and friends of the brutal violence that struck down their loved ones and struck down their security and faith in humanity.
The constituents of Welland-St. Catharines-Thorold do not want these trading cards in their communities. Those who have signed this petition affirm that: "We abhor crimes of violence against persons and we believe that killer trading cards offer nothing positive for children or adults to admire or emulate but rather contribute to violence. We ask that the laws of Canada be amended to prohibit the importation, distribution, sale, and manufacture of killer cards and to advise producers of killer cards that their products if destined for Canada will be seized and destroyed".
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