March 23, 2000 (36th Parliament, 2nd Session)

REF

Jim Pankiw

Reform

Mr. Jim Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt, Ref.)


moved for leave to introduce Bill C-460, an act to amend the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act in order to protect the legal definition of marriage by invoking section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce this bill entitled an act to amend the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act in order to protect the legal definition of marriage by invoking section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The purpose of this enactment is to legally define marriage as being a union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and will protect the legal definition of marriage from challenge in the courts under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in section 33.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act
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