Resolution 1990.07: Environmental Concerns

Whereas, The federal government has taken some steps to reverse damage that has been done to the environment; and

Whereas, Members of the League are deeply concerned about many environmental issues that require action from both the federal government and the people of Canada; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 70th annual national convention assembled, commends the federal government for the efforts they have taken towards correcting the damage done to the environment, including the introduction of Bill C-78, an Act to Establish a Federal Environmental Assessment Process; and be it further

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 70th annual national convention assembled, expresses to the federal government the following concerns of our members regarding damage to the environment: the reluctance of pulp and paper mills to convert to alternate bleaching technologies, which will eliminate dioxins and furans from the effluent of the mills and from their paper products; the accumulation of solid waste in existing landfill sites; the continued use of substances that damage the ozone layer; the pollution of our oceans, rivers and lakes; the depletion of our forests; and be it further

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 70th annual national convention assembled, asks the federal government to continue to develop guidelines and to take the necessary action, including penalties, to protect the environment from further damage; and be it further

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 70th annual national convention assembled, asks each provincial council to approach their provincial and territorial governments to express these and local environmental concerns and to seek action to correct and prevent environmental damage within their jurisdiction.

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