Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition from approximately 500 people in St. John's East who are very concerned that last year the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal to reinstate subsection 4 of section 163.1 of the criminal code, making possession of child pornography illegal in British Columbia.
The petitioners are very concerned about that. They are requesting that parliament invoke section 33 of the charter of rights and freedoms, commonly known as the notwithstanding clause, to override the B.C. Court of Appeal decision and to reinstate subsection 4 of section 163.1 of the criminal code, making possession of child pornography in B.C. illegal, and by doing so, to reinforce and reaffirm our objection to the B.C. Court of Appeal decision.