We just received word that MP Stephen Woodworth will be seeking unamimous consent from the House of Commons to bring his motion regarding the equal worth and dignity of human beings this week Thursday, April 10th at 10:00 AM.
See here for more background on this important motion and below for media release just issued by MP Woodworth’s office.
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For Immediate Publication
April 8, 2014
MP Woodworth to Seek Unanimous Consent from House of Commons
OTTAWA – Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre today announced that he would be seeking unanimous consent in the House of Commons for Motion 476 on Thursday, April 10th at approximately 10:00 AM during Routine Proceedings in the House of Commons. Motion 476 calls on all Members of Parliament to affirm that every Canadian law must be interpreted in a manner which recognizes the equal worth and dignity of everyone who is in fact a human being.
Under Parliamentary rules Woodworth cannot, without unanimous consent, bring this Motion to a vote so he will seek the unanimous consent of Members of Parliament. During Woodworth’s Member’s Statement on Monday, March 31, 2014 he noted that “If even one Member of this House refuses to consent to this essential principle of democratic governance it will be a dark and dangerous day for Canada.”
Woodworth said: “Laws like subsection 223(1), which falsely condemn as non-human those we know to be human, are savage and inhumane, a throwback to a more barbarous age.” Any Member opposing Motion 476 is denying the equal worth and dignity of every member of the human family affirmed in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Woodworth says Motion 476 underlines the reason why it is important for Canadians to refuse to accept any law which condemns as non-human anyone we know to be human.