Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, I have five petitions to present today with regard to the definition of marriage as being the lasting union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others and that it cannot and should not be modified by a legislative act or a court of law.
The first petition is signed by 116 residents of Saskatchewan.
The second petition is signed by 326 residents of Calgary, Alberta, and it is also in favour of marriage as being between one man and one woman.
The third petition, which contains 313 signatures of residents of Saskatchewan, once again is asking that we do not change the definition of marriage.
The fourth petition is signed by 228 residents of Pictou, Nova Scotia, who state that marriage is the lasting union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others and cannot and should not be modified by a legislative act or a court of law.
The fifth petition has 314 signatures of residents of Ontario, who are also asking that marriage be the union between one man and one woman.
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