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Resolutions Communiqué #2 - October 2017

Resolutions Communiqué #1 - July 2017

      


    

  

Resolutions Communiqué #2 - October 2017

  Susan Melchiorre, Provincial Resolutions Chairperson

   

At the 2017 annual national convention recently held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, four resolutions were adopted which can be found in their entirety on the national website cwl.ca. The PDF download HERE entitled Resolutions At-A-Glance highlights key components of the resolution titles with the related standing committee’s responsibility, the resolved clause and accompanying action plans. 

  

2017.01 Full Implementation of the Supreme Court Decision in R. v. Gladue for Indigenous Offenders 

  

  • Urge the federal government to fully implement the R. v. Gladue decision by directing the courts of Canada to ensure that Gladue reports are provided to all judges before sentencing Indigenous offenders.  

  

2017.02 Mandatory Age Verification Mechanisms for Adult Pornographic Websites

  

  • Urge the federal government to enact laws requiring mandatory age verification mechanisms for adult pornographic websites.

  

2017.03 Zero-Rated Status Under the Goods and Services Tax Provisions of the Excise Tax Act for Child Safety Products

  

  • Urge the federal government to grant zero-rated status for regulated child safety products under the goods and services tax provisions of the Excise Tax Act.

    

2017.04 Protection from Coercion of Conscience for Healthcare Professionals  

  

  • Urge the federal government to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to be consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by making it an offence to coerce healthcare professionals into referring for, or performing procedures that are in opposition to their charter rights of freedom of conscience and religion.

  

Meetings with federal government representatives regarding the 2017 and other resolutions are currently being arranged by national office,

  

Diocesan and provincial councils are encouraged to host resolutions dialogue. The results would assist members in understanding the resolutions process at the local Level.  If any council is considering a resolution now is the time to inform your diocesan council of your intention.  Resolutions must be presented to your diocesan council by January.

  

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Resolutions/Legislation Communiqué #1 - July 2017

  Susan Melchiorre, Provincial Resolutions Chairperson

   

Now is the time for parish councils to begin their resolutions process. Supporting their endeavours may require organization, knowledge, and the skills to align resolutions with those requirements outlined in League resources.  I am also attaching a time line for the resolution process in Saskatchewan.  If you wish your resolution to be presented at next year’s conventions it is best to get started now.

  

Resolutions may be targeted for national consideration. Resolutions may be local, diocesan or provincial in nature.  Has it already been considered at some level? Use the National Manual of Policy and Procedure for step-by-step procedures,  and national/provincial/diocesan websites. Parish councils should be encouraged to engage the assistance of other members who may have a common interest in their topic.

  

Please remember media (newspapers, television, magazines) and internet blogs are not always reliable sources, but may reference a study or research. Government documents and scientific journals are examples of reliable sources.

  

Use the checklist properly when receiving submitted resolutions:

  

  • A completed resolution checklist. (Pages 22 and 23)
  • A completed action plan (Page 8)
  • Cited works in MLA format. (Page 7)
  • Flagged, numbered and highlighted all citations in the accompanying research material.
  • Send research and support material in a duo tang folder instead of a binder. It will make things easier for mailing and transportation.

  

Keep in mind that at each level where the resolution is examined, presented, debated and adopted, a thorough examination of all documents should be completed.

  

Resolution packages received at national office will be verified. Any resolutions forwarded without completed “Documentation/Citations” and “Other Information/Materials Required” sections will be returned. Refer to pages 20 and 21 of the Resolutions Supplement to the Executive Handbook, which outlines the criteria for acceptance by the national resolutions committee.

  

Once resolutions have been adopted at your provincial convention, it is then forwarded to National Office. Please contact me if you need assistance.

  

Please pray for all members who give life and service to the issues that may affect us directly or indirectly. 

 

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