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2008 Policy Resolutions

Expanding the National DNA Data Bank

WHEREAS the National DNA Data Bank is an important resource in solving crimes; and

WHEREAS currently only the profiles of those convicted of primary and secondary offenses are put in the National DNA Data Bank; and

WHEREAS research has shown that often the crimes of repeat offenders escalates in the severity over time;

BE IT RESOLVED that the National DNA Data Bank should be expanded to include the profiles of all convicted offenders.

Investing in Wind Power for Northern and Remote Communities

WHEREAS northern and remote communities currently rely on fossil fuels that must be transported to the community for energy; and

WHEREAS Canadians should be looking to move away from fossil fuel consumption to more environmentally friendly energies;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Young Liberals of Canada urge the Liberal Party of Canada to establish a yearly fund that may be tapped by remote municipalities who’s applications are accepted by the federal government, for the purpose of replacing fossil fuel generated energy with wind generated energy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the fund will be adjusted for inflation; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the municipality must contribute an equal stake to the project.

Proactive Health Regulations

WHEREAS there is a growing epidemic of obesity in Canada and in developed nations around the world and most problematic in young people that will begin shortening their lifespan; and

WHEREAS physical education is right now only mandatory until grade nine; and

WHEREAS there is a growing correlation between physical activity and better grades in school and better health later in life.

BE IT RESOLVED that there should be mandatory physical education all the way through grade 12 and it should count towards a university or college level credit as an important incentive to keep active and healthy and have a healthier and more active life.

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