This is just one day in the House of Commons: www.parl.gc.ca | May 7, 2013
For other days, see Calendar: House of Commons Debates (Hansard)
For example, people are concerned about genetically modified organisms:
Mr. Earl Dreeshen (Red Deer, CPC): … Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition regarding genetically modified alfalfa. It is signed by constituents in my riding and surrounding area.
Mr. Mike Sullivan (York South—Weston, NDP): … Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from numerous people in my riding and beyond. The petitioners are calling attention to the issue of genetically modified organisms. They are calling on the government to conduct an independent inquiry on the safety of genetically modified organisms and to provide clear evidence that genetically modified organisms in food are not a risk to humans or the environment.
So there are many in the public who disagree with that particular agenda.
There are also pro-life petitions relating to abortion, when life begins and “gendercide”. So many people, myself included, disagree with the abortion agenda.
The following petition is also interesting. I didn’t know about this:
Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): … Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today.
Several months ago, the people in my riding of Davenport in Toronto awoke to the fact that for 50 years now, GE Hitachi has been operating a nuclear fuel processing facility right in the middle of the riding, right in the middle of one of the most densely populated parts of the country. Its operating licence states that it is to engage the public in a public information program, which it clearly has not done, and in fact has not done for 50 years.
The petitioners are asking the government to reopen the licence so that the people in my riding and in the city can have their due course of public engagement on this issue.
Another corporate agenda is pressuring people into electronic billing in order to create a cashless society in my opinion:
Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): … Mr. Speaker, the second petition I present today comes from members of my riding who are very concerned, if not angry, over the fact that many people are being charged money, $2.00 and more, just to get their paper bills in the mail.
The petitioners call for the government to take measures to stop this practice.
They beat you over the head with the fees and propaganda about “saving forests” – and other tricks – until we all give in to the pressure to submit to electronic billing. I don’t think most of us realize how highly planned our society and future is.
The other petitions also represent natural concerns about how human beings are treated.
Based on the range of petitions, I don’t think it’s the trees that need protecting.