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House of Commons Hansard #116 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was religious.

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National Acadian Day ActRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Liberal Ottawa—Vanier, ON

moved that Bill S-5, an act respecting a National Acadian Day, be read the first time.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)

National Acadian Day ActRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member for Acadie—Bathurst on a point of order.

National Acadian Day ActRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

Mr. Speaker, I would ask if you might seek unanimous consent of the House to proceed to the consideration of Bill S-5 at second reading, because Acadian Day is celebrated on August 15.

National Acadian Day ActRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Liberal Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, discussions are underway between the parties in this House about an agreement to perhaps deal with this tomorrow.

I am encouraged by these discussions. I might ask the hon. member to wait until tomorrow, because I think we will be able to come to an agreement.

National Acadian Day ActRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Speaker

This is not a point of order. The matter is actually being negotiated, and can no doubt continue to be.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

June 11th, 2003 / 3:20 p.m.

Halifax West Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties, and I think if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move that the second report of the Standing Committee on Health be concurred in.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Speaker

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

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Canadian Alliance Wild Rose, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition sent to me on behalf of several hundred people who live within the county of Mountain View in my beautiful riding of Wild Rose. They recognize that the House passed a motion in June 1999 which established the fact that marriage continues to be recognized as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. The petition calls upon Parliament to uphold the decision that was made in 1999.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Jerry Pickard Liberal Chatham-Kent—Essex, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition pursuant to Standing Order 36 from petitioners in the Leamington area in my riding of Chatham--Kent Essex. They ask that the House maintain the status of marriage between one man and one woman. They recognize that the House passed a motion in June 1999 which called for marriage to continue to be defined as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. The petitioners ask Parliament to recognize that and pass a law in order to confirm that.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Guimond Bloc Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-De- Beaupré—Île-D'Orléans, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions on two completely different matters.

The first one was signed by 92 citizens of my riding and the greater Quebec City area. These petitioners ask that the federal Minister of the Environment review the whole issue of waterfowl management and hunting in Quebec. They also call upon Parliament to undertake to correct the situation regarding various aspects of game hunting.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Guimond Bloc Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-De- Beaupré—Île-D'Orléans, QC

Mr. Speaker, my second petition was signed by 607 students at Académie Sainte-Marie, in Beauport, calling on the government—in light of the current situation in Iraq and given that the U.S. and Great Britain have achieved their objective of overthrowing Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, in spite of the fact that there was no UN resolution to that effect—to put pressure on the United States and Great Britain to that the UN Security Council will oversee reconstruction in Iraq.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Andrew Telegdi Liberal Kitchener—Waterloo, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting petitions on behalf of my constituents. The petitioners call upon Parliament to enact legislation that would provide legal recognition and protection of Canadian children from fertilization to their birth.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Andrew Telegdi Liberal Kitchener—Waterloo, ON

Mr. Speaker, I also have another set of petitions that call upon Parliament to focus its legislative support on adult stem cell research to find cures and therapies necessary to treat the illnesses and diseases of suffering Canadians.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie NDP Winnipeg—Transcona, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions that I would like to present today.

The first petition calls upon Parliament to focus its legislative support for stem cell research on adult stem cell research to find the cures and therapies necessary to treat the illnesses and diseases of suffering Canadians.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie NDP Winnipeg—Transcona, MB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls upon Parliament to adopt a motion with the following purposes: to continue to oppose the U.S.-led war on Iraq and to play a positive role in finding a political solution to the crisis. The petition also calls on Parliament to recognize war as a crime against humanity and the need to follow any of the following alternatives to war: negotiations for mutual disarmament among all nations; respect for the basic principles of international law, including non-aggression and respect for national self-determination; and support for the International Criminal Court proceedings for crimes against peace.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie NDP Winnipeg—Transcona, MB

Mr. Speaker, these petitions 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 being between one man and one woman.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Janko Peric Liberal Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 it is my privilege to present to the House a petition signed by hundreds of concerned citizens in my riding of Cambridge.

In Canada one out of four children dies before birth from induced abortion. More than half of all Canadians agree that human life needs protection prior to birth, yet there is still no law protecting unborn children.

The petitioners pray and request that Parliament enact legislation that would provide legal recognition and protection of children from fertilization to birth.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Dick Harris Canadian Alliance Prince George—Bulkley Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to present three petitions to the House today signed by hundreds of people from my riding of Prince George--Bulkley Valley.

The first petition is signed by petitioners who are very concerned about Bill C-250. The petitioners call upon Parliament to protect the rights of Canadians to be free to share their religious beliefs, whatever their religion, without fear of prosecution.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Dick Harris Canadian Alliance Prince George—Bulkley Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from people in my riding who are very concerned about the pornography issue.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to protect our children by taking every step necessary to ensure that all materials that promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed absolutely.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Dick Harris Canadian Alliance Prince George—Bulkley Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, in the third petition the petitioners pray that Parliament legislate the definition of marriage passed by motion in the House of Commons on June 8, 1999 as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Mr. Speaker, it may come as a bit of surprise that even though I support the positions that have been enunciated with respect to Bill C-250, I am actually going to present a petition on something else.

Pursuant to Standing Order 36 the petition is certified correct as to form and content. To illustrate the cooperative manner of members in the House, this petition relates to an initiative undertaken by a member of the opposition with respect to herbal care products.

The petitioners draw to the attention of the House that Canadians deserve freedom of choice in health care products, that herbs, dietary supplements and other traditional natural health products should be properly classified as food and not arbitrarily as drugs and that the weight of modern scientific evidence confirms the mitigation and prevention of many diseases and disorders through the judicious use of natural health products.

The petitioners are calling upon Parliament to support Bill C-420, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Canadian Alliance Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions that I wish to present to the House today.

The first petition calls upon Parliament to refrain from including sexual orientation as an amendment to the hate propaganda section of the Criminal Code of Canada. The petitioners are concerned that parts of the Bible will be considered as hate literature and therefore be in violation of the Criminal Code.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Canadian Alliance Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

John Maloney Liberal Erie—Lincoln, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of my constituents of Erie--Lincoln.

The petition deals with former Bill C-15, now Bill C-250. The petitioners feel that passage of this legislation will lead to violations of freedom of speech and religious freedom in our nation. They call upon the House to strongly oppose the passage of Bill C-250 and not to allow it in any form to be passed into federal law.