Pro-life Member of Parliament Tom Wappel (Scarborough West) plans to introduce a Private Member’s bill which will ensure a “valid” marriage includes a single male and a single female.

The bill is titled An Act and the Interpretation Act.

“There is a pressing need for this legislation,” Wappel said, “as the courts have repeatedly pointed out that there is currently no statutory provision that defines marriage in a way that excludes multiple partners or persons of the same sex.”

Wappel pointed to a similar piece of legislation which was recently adopted in the U.S. “I hope all Canadians will support my bill which is intended to preserve the institute of marriage,” Wappel said.