Communique #5 – Legislation
National Chairperson of Legislation Betty Colaneri, September 24, 2019
My sisters in the League,
The summer has gone by so quickly! With the first of the harvest being brought in, it is a sure sign fall is upon us.
Welcome to new chairpersons of legislation! You have been given the gift of working on a committee with the responsibility of monitoring and studying federal government legislation. To seasoned chairpersons of legislation, thank you for your continuing work. I look forward to receiving communiques featuring the work accomplished throughout the provinces.
It was very interesting and fulfilling to be part of the national resolution committee that worked on resolutions gifted to national council from provincial councils. Two resolutions were brought to the floor of the national convention and adopted. Resolution 2019.02 Canadian Support for the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons falls under the legislation standing committee.
- Hold a speaker presentation to inform members of the necessity of banning nuclear weapons and of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
- Provide a list of websites and printed materials to members to increase knowledge of the hazards of nuclear warfare.
- Write letters to the prime minister and local members of parliament indicating support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
- Monitor the federal government’s response to this resolution.
Resolution 2018.03 Framework for Palliative Care
Please ask members to monitor the outcome of the federal election. See which party is elected to govern and what they do to expedite the Framework on Palliative Care in Canada and the office of palliative care. The framework is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-care-system/reports-publications/palliative-care/framework-palliative-care-canada.html#exec. Visit https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/palliative-care.html for further information from the office for palliative care.
May Our Lady of Good Counsel guide us on this legislation journey.