Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today. The first is on the subject matter of hate crime.
The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that all Canadians abhor hate motivated attacks and believe that promoting hatred toward any person or group is wrong.
The petitioners are concerned about the possible impact of the proposed amendments to section 318 of the Criminal Code. Therefore, they call upon Parliament to take all measures necessary to protect the rights of Canadians to freely share their religious and moral beliefs without fear of prosecution.