IN THE HOUSE ~ Petitions from Constituents on Falun Gong practitioners, Children with Autism, and the Rights of Refugees
May 18th, 2007 - 2:10pm
39th Parliament, 1st Session
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting three petitions.
The first is from several dozen community members in Burnaby—New Westminster and other locations in the Lower Mainland of B.C. who call on the government to condemn the Chinese government's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners.
Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls upon the government to amend the Canada Health Act and corresponding regulations to include IBI and ABA therapy as a medically necessary treatment for children with autism. The petition is signed by residents of Burnaby—New Westminster and other areas in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Mr. Speaker, the final petition is signed by a number of constituents in Burnaby—New Westminster and other parts of the Lower Mainland. They call upon Parliament to accept the larger number of refugees and to lift barriers that prevent refugees from reaching Canada.