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


Maurice Vellacott


Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Wanuskewin, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today containing a total of 2,862 signatures.
The petitioners object to the violation of the rights of religion and freedom of conscience by those in the health care profession where they have been stripped of those rights. They cite examples of hospitals where nurses are forced to assist in abortion against their deeply held religious and moral convictions and some have lost their jobs in this matter.
They call on parliament to enact legislation against such violations of conscience rights by administrators in medical facilities and educational institutions.

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