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Resolution 2023.01

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The following resolution was adopted by the National Council at the 103rd national annual meeting of members in St. John, New Brunswick in August, 2023.

Resolution

 

Title/Resolved  

Action Plan

2023.01

 

Combating Textile
Waste in Canada

urge the federal government to establish new programs and to expand established subsidies aimed at reducing textile waste in Canada.

  1. Raise awareness that could include inviting speakers, offering informative videos, holding workshops, and providing resources to members, parishioners, and community at large.

  2. Write letters to the prime minister and minister of environment and climate change, with copies to local members of parliament urging the federal government to expand established subsidies aimed at reducing textile waste in Canada.

  3. Encourage members to participate in the annual federal Waste Reduction Week in Canada.

  4. Monitor the federal government’s response to the resolution.

 


 

CWL take concerns to Ottawa policy makers

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CWL delegates Shari Guinta, left, Fran Lucas (second from right) and Rolande Chernichan meet with MP Alexandra Mendes, Assistant Deputy Speaker, House of Commons at Parliament Hill.
CWL delegates Shari Guinta, left, Fran Lucas (second from right) and Rolande Chernichan meet with MP Alexandra Mendes, Assistant Deputy Speaker, House of Commons at Parliament Hill.

A three-member delegation representing more than 63,000 members of the Catholic Women’s League nationwide brought their concerns on national issues to Parliament Hill.

Fran Lucas, National President and Chairperson of International Relations, Shari Guinta, National President-Elect and Chairperson of Organization, and Rolande Chernichan, Chairperson of Resolutions, paid a three-day visit to Ottawa in mid-February for a series of meetings with parliamentarians and policy advisors to make sure their voices are taken into account when enacting legislation on a number of issues of national interest — from food loss and waste to mental health, and the conscience rights of health-care professionals who wish to opt out of assisted dying services.

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Resolution 2022.01

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The following resolution was adopted at the 102nd annual National Convention:

Resolution

Title/Resolved

Action Plan

2022.01

Enact Federal Legislation to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

urges the federal government to enact legislation to reduce food loss and waste in Canada’s agri-food, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors.

  1. Write letters to the prime minister, minister of environment and climate change, minister of health, minister of agriculture and agri-food, with copies to local members of parliament urging the federal government to enact legislation to reduce food loss and waste in Canada’s industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors.

  2. Write letters to provincial, territorial, and municipal governments urging them to collaborate with the federal government to reduce food loss and waste in Canada’s industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. 

  3. Raise awareness that could include inviting speakers and providing information and resources to members and the public about reducing food loss and waste. 

  4. Monitor the federal government’s response to the resolution.

 


 

Archived National Environmental Resolutions 2020

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Each year the National Resolutions Committee meets to consider resolutions suggested for archiving. These archived resolutions will no longer be worked on by the League. Now that they are archived, a council can write a new resolution on the topic. Some of these topics are still relevant but the information, terminology used, and scientific processes have changed since they were written.

In January 2021,  the Diocesan council presented webinars on Laudato Si, the pope’s encyclical on the environment. With the interest on the environment expressed by the participants, I have looked at the 2020 archived resolutions and made a chart of those resolutions that are about the environment. These can inspire an idea for a new resolution on the same topic. If you need any help, please contact the Diocesan Resolutions Chair.

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