Mr. Speaker, these two petitions deal with the same subject.
The petitioners request that government bring in legislation, in accordance with the provisions of the Referendum Act, 1992, which would require a binding national referendum to be held at the time of the next election. They ask that parents be allowed to raise their children in the way they see as being appropriate. They ask, in particular, that the government recognize the fundamental rights of individuals to pursue family life free from undue interference of the state, and to recognize the fundamental right, responsibility and liberty of parents to direct the upbringing of their children.
The petitioners urge the legislative assemblies of the provinces to do likewise.