Policy Resolutions

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The Liberal Party of Canada is committed to engaging Canadians, to considering a wide variety of perspectives, and to contributing new ideas to a more open, accountable, and responsive democratic process.

The Winnipeg 2016 Biennial Convention will consider resolutions that have been submitted by grassroots Liberal supporters from across Canada, and moved by Commissions, Provincial/Territorial Associations, or other member associations or boards of the Party. Their prioritized resolutions, in addition to policy resolutions moved forward by the convention policy workshops, will be considered by delegates at the Policy Plenary on Friday, May 27th at the 2016 Biennial Convention in Winnipeg.


E-03

National Emergency Preparedness Strategy

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (British Columbia)

WHEREAS Canada will experience disasters such as catastrophic earthquakes, forest fires and damaging storms that will threaten the wellbeing of communities and the nation; WHEREAS such disasters, whether natural or man-made, are unplanned and unpredictable and will require on-the-ground innovative and mobilized response and deployment of national, provincial and community resources and services; WHEREAS over […] More

C-01

Improving the Prevention, Reporting, and Prosecuting of Sexual Assault

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS approximately 460,000 sexual assaults occur in Canada each year; WHEREAS out of every 1,000, it is estimated that 997 assailants walk free; 12 see charges laid; six are prosecuted, and just three lead to conviction; WHEREAS the costs are estimated in the billions of dollars: costs to government to meet the needs of victims […] More

C-09

Early Childhood Development Programs

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada: Work with the provinces to develop a National Childhood Educational Development Strategy that will ensure that all provinces have equal access to affordable high quality, and accessible childhood development programs. Rationale: In countries such as Finland, where every child born has the “right” to quality early […] More

C-08

A National Housing Strategy for Canadians

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)

WHEREAS federal leadership is required to address a comprehensive and nationwide housing strategy; WHEREAS Canada is the only G8 country not to have a National Housing Strategy; WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada along with housing advocates and numerous organizations across Canada have long requested action on this issue; WHEREAS the social and economic costs […] More

E-09

Pharmacare

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS many Canadians cannot afford the drugs they need to maintain their health; WHEREAS health outcomes are diminished when Canadians cannot afford to buy the pharmaceutical products they need; WHEREAS Canada is the only industrialized country with a universal health plan, but no PharmaCare plan; (C. D. Howe Institute, 2013) WHEREAS Canada has the second […] More

C-10

Visa-Free Business and Tourism Travel for Ukrainian Citizens

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS Canada has a deep and long-standing relationship with Ukraine, including 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent after 125 years of Ukrainian immigration to Canada, several bilateral programs and, most recently, the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA); WHEREAS Ukraine unilaterally eliminated the need for short-term visas for Canadian citizens in 2005, while Ukrainian citizens still […] More

D-05

Value Added Development of Canada’s Resources

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (British Columbia)

WHEREAS Canada is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that have been and will continue to be an important component of Canada’s prosperity; WHEREAS value-added processing is, where practical, preferred over shipment of raw product promoted by the Harper government; WHEREAS accelerated capital cost allowance (ACCA) is deferment of tax rather than a general […] More

E-10

Universal Pharmacare

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)

WHEREAS health is a requirement for productive involvement in the economy of Canada; the well-being of citizens, their families and their communities requires an equitable No Co-Pay Universal Prescription Drug Plan. Roughly 24% of Canadians have no prescription drug coverage and approximately 8% admit they have not filled prescriptions due to cost; WHEREAS it is […] More

D-08

Transition to a Global Zero-Emission Vehicle Fleet

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS governments around the world are implementing policies to promote electric vehicles to reduce oil consumption, climate-related emissions, and local air pollution and to stake out an industrial leadership position in the new advanced technology; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada invite the Government of Canada to take the necessary steps, in […] More

A-12

Supporting New Farmers

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS the number of farms with revenues in excess of $1 million dollars increased 36 percent between 2006 and 2012; WHEREAS these farms constituted 49 percent of Canada’s food production; WHEREAS these farms are almost all family owned; WHEREAS the average age of farmers in Canada increased from 47.5 to 54 between 1991 and 2011; […] More

E-08

Sugar as a Public Health Concern

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS there are compelling health and economic reasons why reducing sugar consumption should be a priority public health objective, including: due to the way it is metabolized in the body, sugar should be considered a dose dependent toxin, similar to alcohol and other drugs; excessive sugar consumption causes diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease and […] More

A-11

Special Committee on Grain Transportation

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS railways have failed to provide the shipping capacity required to transport grain products to port; WHEREAS many grain farmers have had difficulties selling their products; WHEREAS grain processors have previously cut back operations due to a lack of raw product; WHEREAS importers of Canadian grain are turning to alternative suppliers; BE IT RESOLVED that […] More

B-13

Social Policy for the North

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Yukon)

WHEREAS the north faces substantial challenges in many areas of society: mental health; early childhood development; reductions in programming for youth; affordability of living for many in society, including seniors and many families; effects of residential schools on Aboriginal families; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada will work to ensure social programs […] More

A-15

Small Business Creation for Female Entrepreneurs in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Rural Areas

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS self-employment among Aboriginal women is just over half that of Aboriginal men (37% and 63% respectively); WHEREAS a minimum of post-secondary education and full-time employment create self-reliance and help to reduce poverty and economic dependency; WHEREAS the Aboriginal Business Development Program Survey reports only 31% of funding available through Aboriginal Business Canada (managed by […] More

D-06

Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund (SOPF)

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)

WHEREAS the SOPF provides the primary means of compensation for oil spill clean-up and remediation in Canadian waters; WHEREAS it is the owner’s responsibility for clean-up of ship sources oil pollution; WHEREAS the SOPF provides clean-up funds in situations where the owners is unable to pay or appropriate insurance runs out; WHEREAS the SOPF is […] More

A-13

Rural Infrastructure Initiative

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS the infrastructure needs of rural Canada are significant; WHEREAS the cost to upgrade rural infrastructure should be shared by federal, provincial and municipal governments; BE IT RESOLVED that the federal government ensure that rural Canada be included in the infrastructure development plans by devoting a portion of funding specifically to rural roads and communities. More

A-10

Restore Prairie Farming Programs

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS the Prairie Shelterbelt Program provided crucial support for carbon sequestration, biodiversity, soil and water conservation and preservation of wildlife habitat; WHEREAS the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration included initiatives to deal with erosion, water access, irrigation and grass management through the Community Pastures Program; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada restore the […] More

C-02

Restoration of Funding to Women’s Advocacy Groups

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS the closure of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1995, and the demise of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women subsequently, deprived Canada of two of its premier feminist research organizations; WHEREAS the Conservative Government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper cut funding for advocacy purposes to women's […] More

D-07

Registry of Ship Wrecks

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)

WHEREAS Global News program 16 X 9 investigation of thousands of ship wreck data in Canadian Waters over the last century identified over 700 ships at risk of polluting; WHEREAS many of these ship wrecks have leaked oil in the past and are in a high risk of leaking again due to excessive corrosion under […] More

C-05

Reducing the Voting Age

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Nova Scotia)

WHEREAS early engagement in civic affairs is believed to lead to the establishment of a pattern of engagement that endures throughout life; WHEREAS by the age of 16, Canadian citizens are legally permitted to be employed on a full-time basis, to pay employment insurance and Canada Pension Plan premiums, and to be married with or […] More

E-13

Reaffirming Women’s Right to Reproductive Health Services

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS the LPC in 2012 overwhelmingly supported Resolution #58, Reaffirming Women’s Right to Reproductive Health Services; WHEREAS access to reproductive health services is uneven across Canada, notably in northern, rural, and Atlantic Canada, despite some welcome changes; WHEREAS New Brunswick remains out of step because it offers limited hospital service and does not pay for […] More

B-10

Public Library Services in Aboriginal Communities

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS every Canadian deserves access to a local public library; WHEREAS an estimated 85% of Canadian First Nations communities do not have a local public library; WHEREAS most Canadians know that a strong public library provides an opportunity to improve ongoing learning skills, literacy skills and social skills; WHEREAS most First Nations are dependent on […] More

A-04

Public Hearings on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS the Trans Pacific Partnership [trade] Agreement (TPP), signed but not yet ratified by Canada, sets binding rules for regulating commerce between its 12 member countries in the 21st century; WHEREAS concerns about the TPP publicly expressed in Canada include the following: climate change is not mentioned in the TPP’s more than 6000 pages, and […] More

C-04

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)

WHEREAS the PNP is a collaborative and cooperative effort between the federal government and other provinces of Canada; WHEREAS the PNPis conducted against fundamental criteria designed for Canadian immigration; WHEREAS the PNP provides for varying degrees of autonomy for provincial engagement in immigration; WHEREAS provinces of Canada can utilize the PNP to facilitate provincial population […] More

P-13

Protecting LGBTQ2+ Rights and Refugees

Passed

Moved by Young Liberals of Canada

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS LGBTQ2+ refugees fleeing persecution still face a complex array of challenges and threats at all stages of displacement, including discrimination, prejudice, violence, difficulty accessing humanitarian services, and barriers to articulating their protection needs during asylum procedures and other interactions with protection and humanitarian workers; WHEREAS the Government of Canada has honored international agreements on […] More

C-03

Promoting a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS the Government of Canada has a constitutional responsibility for "peace, order and good government" (British North America Act, 1867, Article 91), making the federal government’s pursuit of peace an obligation, not an option; WHEREAS Canada is a member of the United Nations (UN), which was founded "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of […] More

P-05

Poverty Reduction: Minimum Income

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

Priority Resolution

BE IT RESOLVED: That the Liberal Party of Canada, in consultation with the provinces, develop a poverty reduction strategy aimed at providing a minimum guaranteed income. Rationale: The ever growing gap between the wealthy and the poor in Canada will lead to social unrest, increased crime rates and violence. Research indicates that a guaranteed basic […] More

A-05

Pension Reform

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)

WHEREAS many Canadians save for their retirement through pension plans offered by their employers and the employer contribution to the company pension plan represents deferred earnings for the employee, constituting employee savings; WHEREAS this participation is a condition of employment so not voluntary; WHEREAS the contributions including both employee earnings and deferred earnings are currently […] More

P-08

Palliative and Home Care

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS thousands of Canadians suffer unnecessarily each year because they have no access to palliative care, which unduly increases the use of emergency healthcare1; WHEREAS palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and families; WHEREAS publicly funded and administered health care is increasingly under pressure to cut services2; WHEREAS delivery of long-term care, […] More

B-11

Policy on Official Languages

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS the United Nations recognizes that cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature and it is generally accepted that language is an integral part of cultural identity; WHEREAS Article 13 of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) stipulates that States are required to take effective […] More

D-13

Off-shoring of Taxable Income

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS the Canadian Government loses individual and corporate income tax revenue from the shifting of profits and income from Canada into low-tax countries to an estimated $6-7.8 billion each year; WHEREAS Canada currently neither measures the revenue lost nor publishes tax gap estimates; WHEREAS the Mandate Letter of the Minister of National Revenue calls for […] More

D-12

Ocean Acidification and CO2 Emissions

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS increased atmospheric CO2 increases dissolved oceanic CO2, thereby increasing ocean acidity concurrently with other chemical and thermal oceanic changes related to anthropogenically generated CO2; WHEREAS due to the higher solubility of CO2 in cold water, the oceans near Canada undergo acidification at faster rate than do warmer oceans; WHEREAS these combined chemical and thermal […] More

P-11

Northern Infrastructure

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Yukon)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS investments in infrastructure is critical to the advancement of northern economies; WHEREAS the North is a significant contributor to the future of Canada both nationally and on the international stage (sovereignty); WHEREAS there are unique engineering challenges faced in the north due to climate change, permafrost and cold conditions; BE IT RESOLVED that the […] More

B-12

NIHB – First Nations and Inuit Health Equality

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS First Nations have formulated Treaties with the Crown and Canada that included fiduciary responsibilities, such as health care insurance for non-insured health care benefits; WHEREAS Inuit peoples have concluded a comprehensive land claims, which provides for non-insured health care benefits; WHEREAS the health of Indigenous peoples in terms of qualitative and quantitative standards is […] More

P-06

National Water Security Strategy

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS water is a fundamental requirement for life, liberty and the security of the individual; WHEREAS numerous Canadian communities have, or continue to have water shortages and water quality challenges; WHEREAS water security faces increasing risk due to climate change; WHEREAS commercial water rights and permits are being sold for much less than fair value […] More

E-05

National Framework for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (British Columbia)

WHEREAS a primary objective of Health Canada is to reduce health inequalities in Canadian society; WHEREAS LGBT Canadians are disproportionately burdened by health concerns, including mental illness and suicide, substance misuse, disability, and sexually transmitted infections; WHEREAS LGBT Canadians continue lack access to safe and culturally-competent healthcare services, and in particular, transgender Canadians face unique […] More

A-09

National Farmland Ownership Investigation

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS no comprehensive tracking of foreign ownership of farmland is currently undertaken; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada undertake a national investigation commission into foreign farmland ownership; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada consult with the provinces to implement a national strategy based on the outcome of the […] More

E-03

Medicare Coverage for the Treatment of Autism

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (British Columbia)

WHEREAS the rate of autism spectrum disorder (“ASD”) among Canadian children is 1 in 68 and rising; WHEREAS Canada’s health care system currently excludes from coverage the recognized, science-based treatment for ASD called Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), despite the incidence of this neurological condition and advocacy from numerous citizen groups; WHEREAS the BC Supreme Court, […] More

B-01

Measure to Improve the Situation of Indigenous People in Canada

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS it is the responsibility of every Canadian to work towards reconciliation; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada invite the Government of Canada to: push for equitable funding for improving the welfare of Indigenous children in Canada; that the government look towards working with local care providers when delivering health and welfare […] More

P-03

Maritime Immigration

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Nova Scotia)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS the Nova Scotia population is dwindling, and, as the Ivany Report indicates, one pathway to progress is through immigration; WHEREAS there is a federal cap on the numbers permitted for immigration to Nova Scotia; BE IT RESOLVED that the federal government remove the cap, encourage immigration to Nova Scotia and the Maritimes, especially in […] More

A-02

Marine Safety

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Nova Scotia)

WHEREAS the waters in and around the Cabot Strait, the Northumberland Strati, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and all areas near the Atlantic Coast are vulnerable to mishaps involving marine vessel traffic, whereas these waterways are challenging ones through which to navigate, in order to deal with disasters like that of the MV Miner; BE […] More

E-07

Mandatory Labelling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Foods

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety of 2003, signed by Canada, enshrines a "precautionary approach" regarding the transboundary movement of GMOs; WHEREAS the protocol takes into account possible risks of genetically modified foods to human health, also negative effects on biodiversity; WHEREAS few independent studies have been carried out monitoring long term, cumulative risks of […] More

E-11

Long-Term Care Policy

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS insufficient capacity in long-term care has been identified as a current problem and looming crisis in Canada given Canada’s aging population; WHEREAS there is no mention of long-term care in the Canada Health Act, the principles of public administration, comprehensiveness, universality, portability and accessibility are not necessarily adhered to; WHEREAS all Canadians regardless of […] More

P-02

Infrastructure Spending Long Term Planning and Co-ordination

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS the Federal government has designated $11.9 billion over the next two years and $125 billion over the next ten years for new and renewed infrastructure; WHEREAS the Provincial Governments of Ontario and Quebec have recognized the importance of engaging in long term strategic planning for infrastructure and have passed legislation to facilitate such embedded […] More

B-07

Indigenous Definition Equally Inclusive of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS the Government of Canada has a long history of excluding the Métis people from being fully recognized and included as one of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada; WHEREAS the Métis people advocated, at length, to ensure their inclusion in the Constitution of Canada under Section 35(2), which reads, "In this Act, 'aboriginal peoples of […] More

C-11

Improving Youth Participation in Democracy

Passed

Moved by Young Liberals of Canada

WHEREAS significant steps could still be taken to enhance democracy in Canada such as improving accessibility to voting, and extending the right to vote to youth aged 16 and older; WHEREAS there are substantial benefits to extending the right to vote to those aged 16 and above, with increased opportunities to engage and include youth […] More

D-02

Improving the Health of the Lake Winnipeg Watershed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada: Foster co-operative remedial action among the provinces in the Lake Winnipeg watershed (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario) and the relevant US jurisdictions and authorities. This action should be focused on the reduction of nutrient loading and run-offs. This action will result in the remediation of the […] More

C-06

Improving Access to Justice for all Canadians

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS equal access to the justice system is essential to Canadian democracy; WHEREAS a report by the Canadian Bar Association found that middle and lower income Canadians are finding it increasingly difficult to properly access Canada's justice system due, in part, to the high cost of legal representation; WHEREAS research for the Department of Justice […] More

B-09

Immediate repeal needed to Bill C-51

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS the United Nations Human Rights Committee reviewed Canada’s adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights found that sweeping powers contained in the new anti-terror bill, C-51, may not contain enough legal safeguards to protect people’s rights; WHEREAS the United Nations Human Rights Committee explained Canada should refrain from adopting legislation that […] More

E-01

Health Care Strategy

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada: Resume its efforts to re-establish the federal leadership role in strategic areas of concern, including: Review of the appropriate roles and authorities of the Public Health Agency of Canada that would permit the Agency to take decisive and effective action to protect and promote the health […] More

B-06

Governor General Indigenous Inclusion

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS it is acknowledged the appointment of the role of Governor General is appointed by the Prime Minister; WHEREAS it has also been traditional to rotate the Governor General appointment between anglophone and francophone; WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada has agreed to implement the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ including rights […] More

D-09

Geothermal Subsidies

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)

WHEREAS within the Prime Minister’s mandate to the Minister of Natural Resources is to "explore opportunities to enhance existing tax measures to generate more clean technology investments, and engage with provinces and territories to make Canada the world’s most competitive tax jurisdiction for investments in the research, development, and manufacturing of clean technology"1; WHEREAS that […] More

A-01

Fisheries and Aquaculture Sustainability Plan

Moved by Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island

WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada has committed to investing in creating Cleaner and sustainable jobs in all of Canada’s natural resource sectors including fisheries and aquaculture; WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada has committed to addressing climate change and its impact on Canada’s environment; WHEREAS 80,000 Canadians make their living directly from fishing and […] More

B-04

First Nations “Partnerships”

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Yukon)

WHEREAS First Nations have faced serious impacts on their quality of life and ability to determine their own futures as a consequence of European in-migration to the territory and social impacts from programs such as residential schools; WHEREAS many First Nations have reached governance parity with the territorial government thanks to the Final Agreements and […] More

A-08

Farming Business Risk Management Programs

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS under the previous government the Business Risk Management under Growing Forward 2 was decimated; WHEREAS given the enormous input costs facing farmers, the risks taken in today’s farming environment are extreme; BE IT RESOLVED that the federal government initiate with the provinces, and in consultation with producers, the process to improve the farm Business […] More

C-12

Expanding Access to Post-Secondary Education

Moved by Young Liberals of Canada

WHEREAS a strong post-secondary education system is the requisite backbone of a strong economy that can adapt to dynamic global needs and provides individuals with an enhanced standard of living; WHEREAS post-secondary education graduates contribute more to the public treasury through higher income taxes from higher wages, are less likely to partake in criminal activity, […] More

E-06

Expanding Access to Health Services

Moved by Young Liberals of Canada

WHEREAS youth, women, LGBTQ2+ Canadians, HIV+ Canadians, vulnerable communities, narcotic injection users and patients suffering from mental illness, disproportionately experience high costs for health service, societal healthcare-based stigma and a lack of affordable access to gender affirming surgeries, preventative and therapeutic health services; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada encourages the Government […] More

E-14

Environmental Impacts on Human Health

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS some of the tens of thousands of chemicals (many of which are cancer causing) used for several decades in industrial processes and the production of consumer goods now contaminate our air, water, soil, food, and homes, and they are linked to increasing incidences of chronic diseases, such as autism, childhood asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, […] More

B-14

Energy – Northern Initiatives

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Yukon)

WHEREAS nowhere more than the north is energy critical to sustain northern communities and industry; WHEREAS there is a very high reliance on hydrocarbon-based fuels to provide energy today; WHEREAS the renewable sources of energy for heating and light have reached full capacity; WHEREAS Yukon offers opportunities for the establishment of new technologies; WHEREAS Yukon's […] More

D-10

Energy Transition Training

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)

WHEREAS Canada has committed to help keep global warming “well below” two degrees Celsius at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference; WHEREAS this goal has led the Government of Canada to take a leadership role with provinces and territories to put a price on carbon and reduce carbon emissions; WHEREAS the petroleum industry is a significant […] More

A-06

Elimination of Interprovincial Trade and Non-Trade Barriers

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)

WHEREAS an open, free, single domestic market in goods, services and labour is important for the health of the Canadian economy, particularly in times of weak export markets; WHEREAS the free flow of goods, services and labour can strengthen Canada's economy, unity and equality of opportunity for all Canadians; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal […] More

A-16

Economic Infrastructure for Rural Communities

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)

WHEREAS lack of access to basic economic infrastructure such as identification cards, high-speed internet services and banking services is a barrier to an individual’s full participation in the modern Canadian economy; WHEREAS remote rural communities and remote indigenous populations are more likely to have difficulty accessing such services because of lack of proximity to necessary […] More

E-12

Drugs and Addiction as a Healthcare Issue

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)

WHEREAS drug use and abuse has far reaching implications on society; WHEREAS the traditional societal response to misuse of drugs has been traditionally addressed through justice and criminal enforcement measures; WHEREAS emerging evidence points to the need to take a wider approach that considers not only current laws and societal attitudes, but also the impacts […] More

B-05

Development of the Ring of Fire (RoF)

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS the RoF is a vast area of traditional lands and treaty territories of First Nations in Northern Ontario; WHEREAS the RoF is rich in deposits of chromites, nickel and precious metals; WHEREAS mining companies are committed to working in partnership with First Nations to pursue responsible, sustainable exploration and development; WHEREAS the Federal and […] More

D-04

Developing a Coherent Arctic Strategy

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

WHEREAS climate change is affecting all aspects of life in the Arctic, with profound implications for the environment, including all human, plant, and animal life in the region; WHEREAS the effect of climate change means that the impact of any damage can be more severe than elsewhere in Canada because of the fragility of the […] More

P-07

Condemning All Forms of Islamophobia

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada Constitution states that the Liberal Party subscribes to the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of persons under the rule of law; WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada’s core values statement affirms that we believe in the dignity of every person; WHEREAS the 42nd General Election saw a […] More

D-01

Combating Climate Change and Establishing Environmental Rights

Moved by Young Liberals of Canada

WHEREAS the United Nations recognize environmental rights as a basic human right, and on the seventh day of March, the UN CESCR concluded that Canada has failed to provide adequate environmental protections or take action on climate change; WHEREAS the single largest impact to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a global average temperature increase […] More

D-14

Climate Change

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Nova Scotia)

WHEREAS Canada has committed to a long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C (Paris 2015); a price on carbon is a known effective tool to facilitate the transition away from burning fossil fuels; Canada’s previous government cut funding for climate research and monitoring; the IMF has called on […] More

A-03

Canadian Corporate Responsibility Outside Canada

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS Canadian companies have been implicated in human rights violations and environmentally destructive practices in other countries, in contravention of several of both the business principles of the UN Global Compact, and the Sustainability Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development); WHEREAS notwithstanding these practices, Canadian companies operating outside Canada receive support from the […] More

B-02

Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada, in meaningful consultation with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, would: restore and expand the nation-to-nation relationship (including treaties and self-government) between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples; enact the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, commencing with the: implementation of the United Nations Declaration on […] More

C-07

Canada and a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

WHEREAS there are still at least 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world, whose very existence constitutes an unprecedented threat to the continuation of life on Earth as we know it; WHEREAS nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet banned by international agreement; WHEREAS as a member of the Treaty on the […] More

P-10

Homelessness and Affordable Housing

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (British Columbia)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS the objective of housing policy should be to encourage availability of affordable housing for Canadians; WHEREAS the Government of Canada can consider a range of measures to encourage availability of affordable housing; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada make it a priority to have the federal government work urgently with provincial […] More

P-01

Adjacency Principle

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS coastal communities in Canadian provinces and territories have an intrinsic social and economic link to adjacent resources; WHEREAS historic attachment and dependence on resources in Canadian coastal communities have welded a cultural mosaic into the fabric of the people who live there; WHEREAS options required for economic survival and sustainability of coast communities in […] More

A-07

Agriculture Rail Costing Review

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)

WHEREAS the last rail costing review was completed in 1992; WHEREAS there have been numerous cost-saving changes to the grain transportation system since; WHEREAS farmers are paying for competition between inland terminals and use of producer cars; BE IT RESOLVED that the federal government initiate a full railway costing review, while keeping in place the […] More

A-14

Addressing the Wage Gap by Legislating Pay Equity

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

WHEREAS Canadian women working full-time earn $0.82 to every $1 earned by men, a gap of 18%, a figure which shows only “minor improvement” since 1977 (from 77.2% to 82.4%) and which is double the global average; WHEREAS Canada currently ranks 28th out of 34 OECD countries with respect to the gender pay gap, and […] More

E-02

Addressing the Poverty Gap

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada: Adopt a number of initiatives that simultaneously eliminate measures that benefit only 20% of Canadians in the higher income levels, and Take steps to reduce the cost of childcare and housing for Canadians in the poorest quintile, and In partnership with the provinces and territories, introduce […] More

P-12

Acting on Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

Passed

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada has previously committed, through policy resolutions, to pursuing proper and adequate mental health care strategies; WHEREAS Canada’s Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, and the Provincial Health Ministers have agreed to the need to tackle mental health issues, funding, and access; WHEREAS mental health issues impact 20% of Canadians during […] More

B-03

First Nations’ Housing

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada: Work with design and construction experts and First Nations Communities to design and build housing suitable for use in First Nations communities. Rationale: First Nations must be involved in the development of housing for their communities based on historic and current cultural needs. Residents must have […] More

B-08

Development of a First Nations Governance Law

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS the current Indian Act is silent on Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics for elected First Nations Chiefs and Councils as defined in the Indian Act; WHEREAS the current Indian Act and the First Nations Finance Transparency Act is weak in addressing accountability of elected First Nations Chiefs and Councils to their membership; […] More

D-03

A National Sustainable Clean Energy Strategy for Canada

Passed

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada: In consultation with provincial, territorial and municipal governments, establish a comprehensive national sustainable clean energy strategy (following the United Kingdom and Australia energy strategies and models as outlined in the Building Consensus report); and a National Clean Energy Agency dedicated to the development and implementation of […] More

P-09

Gender Parity on Corporate Boards

Passed

Moved by National Women’s Liberal Commission

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS women comprised 47.3% of the paid labour force in Canada but only 20.8% of board directors of companies on the Canadian Stock Index in 2014, so that Canada ranks 15th among major industrialized countries for women on boards, a decline from ninth in 2011 and sixth in 2009; WHEREAS many industrialized countries have made […] More

P-04

Constructing a Bridge on the eastside of NCR

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)

Priority Resolution

WHEREAS the necessity of an interprovincial link on the Eastside of the National Capital Region is recognized since 1950; WHEREAS the most recent Interprovincial Bridge Crossing Study1 financially supported by the Federal, Ontario, and Quebec government, in conjunction with the city of Ottawa and Gatineau, has identified the urgent need of a new interprovincial link; […] More

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