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The following resolutions were adopted at the 98th annual national convention:

  • 2018.01: Attestation Requirement on Canada Summer Jobs Program
  • 2018-02: Setting a Standard for Products Marketed as Flushable
  • 2018-03: Legislate Designation of Hospice/Palliative Care Services in Facilities to Exclude Medical Assistance in Dying
Resolution Standing Committee Title / Resolved Action Plans
2018.01 Community Life Attestation Requirement on Canada Summer Jobs Program

urges the federal government to:
Remove the attestation for all future Canada
Summer Jobs programs.

  1.  Write to the prime minister, the minister of employment and social development with copies to your local member of parliament urging the removal of the attestation from the Canada Summer Jobs program to respect the rights of freedom of religion and conscience as set in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  2. Educate members on the importance of understanding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as it applies to the lives of Canadian citizens and encourage members to speak to family and friends. Have them contact relevant government officials to support removal of the attestation for all future Canada Summer Jobs programs.
  3. Sign available petitions, or in absence of one in your area, start a petition following the current federal government guidelines:http://www.ourcommons.ca/marleaumontpetit/DocumentViewer.aspx?Lang=E&Sec=Ch22 &Seq=3
  4. Monitor the federal government’s response to the request contained in this resolution.
2018.02 Education and
Health
Setting a Standard for Products Marketed as Flushable

urges the federal government to:
Establish a national standard of testing and labelling of products marketed as “flushable”;

encourage provincial councils to:
become aware of this issue as it pertains to their province/territory, and to act on it, as deemed necessary / prudent.

  1. Write letters to the prime minister and the department of environment and natural resources with copies to your local member of parliament urging the federal government to establish a national standard of testing to be met by manufacturers of products marketed as “flushable”.
  2. Request an awareness campaign of the consequences of inappropriate disposal of products in our sewer system through municipal and  provincial governments.
  3. Hold a speaker presentation on the harmful effects of flushing so-called “flushable” products.
  4. Monitor the federal government’s response to the request contained in the resolution.

 

2018.03 Legislation Legislate Designation of Hospice/Palliative Care Services in Facilities to Exclude Medical Assistance in Dying

urges the federal government to:
legislate the designation of hospice/palliative care
services in facilities to exclude medical assistance in
dying;

encourage provincial councils to:
become aware of this issue as it pertains to their province/territory, and to act on it, as deemed necessary / prudent.

  1.  Write to the prime minister, ministers of justice and health, and your member of parliament, urging the federal government to legislate designation of hospice/palliative care free from medical assistance in dying.
  2. Educate members on keeping hospice and palliative care free from medical assistance in dying
  3. Where hospices are performing medical assistance in dying, withdraw all funding. Write to the board of directors of hospices stating the reason for the withdrawal of donations.
  4. Monitor the federal government’s response to the request contained in the resolution.

 

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