Once Ottawa passes this bill, if they do, then as a provincial government we have to adhere to the federal laws, and if the federal definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, then we will have to look at that legislation.
The petitioners ask for the retention of section of the Criminal Code. The question is whether that discrimination is justified or not. They ask us to use all legislative means necessary to protect the definition of marriage, as this House decided to do in The Knights of Columbus Hall in B.
Nova Scotia, which ranks 7 th in terms of population amongst the provinces and territories of Canada, ranks 5 th in the amount of funding received under the SDPP. What I do not like about the debate that is unfolding is the fact that instead of pointing out the pros and cons, the merits or demerits of this, they consistently attacked the Prime Minister and ministers.
Tolerance does not mean having to give up individual values. Second, it has also misled Canadians on the fact that the provision on religious freedom protects religious freedoms. This is not a case of her being discriminated against. Daniel Cere said in his committee testimony:.
The assessment of these proposals is not yet complete. In fact, it gives them more meaning. Why can he not enjoy the benefits of marriage and show the world what his relationship means? John Cannis Scarborough Centre, Lib.
In fact, it is that same Charter of Rights which guarantees that the churches can in their realms choose certain activities which in civil society may be seen as discriminatory. I guess the Deputy Prime Minister wants to keep her fancy car and driver.
Indeed, from a sociological perspective, the primary purpose that marriage serves is to secure a mother and father for each child who is born into a society. Today all of us here have that opportunity. Marcel Proulx : Before we call the members in, we will have a mathematical verification of the quorum.
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