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2009 Policy Resolutions

GMOs, Food Labeling Practices and Consumer Knowledge

WHEREAS there is currently no requirement in Canada for the labeling of genetically modified products (GMO), products sold at regular grocery stores, as being such; and

WHEREAS there is good reason to believe that GMOs are potentially harmful to human beings and the environment overall; and

WHEREAS Canadians are unable to make informed purchasing decisions that affect them most directly because of the non-existence of a disclosure requirement in this regard;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT there is a revision and a subsequent amendment to the current legislation which would require sellers to disclose to Canadians whether the products that they are selling are GMOs or not.

The Creation of Spending Limits on Advertising Between Elections

WHEREAS currently the elections expenses act places limits on campaign advertising spending by political parties and candidates in order to curtail runaway spending during election campaigns and to introduce a measure of financial equivalency among candidates and political parties; and

WHEREAS currently there are no laws that govern the amount that political party’s and candidates may spend on advertising between elections;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge to Government of Canada to create laws placing spending limits on advertising done by political party’s and candidates between elections in order to create more financial equivalency between all political party’s and candidates.

Meeting the Dietary needs of Senior Adults in Long Term Care (LTC) Homes

WHEREAS dietary needs of senior adults are not being met. There is a lack of quality and variety for food in LTC homes

WHEREAS residents in LTC homes receive less funding for food; food is found to be lacking in taste as food is puree’d

WHEREAS cultural and religious dietary needs are not met

BE IT RESOLVED that the dietary needs of senior adults in LTC homes are accommodated

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that funding for advocacy projects are allocated to advance the interests of senior residents in LTC homes.

Investment in youth entrepreneurs to develop Ontario’s knowledge economy

WHEREAS the youth are recognized as the agents of the future economy

WHEREAS entrepreneurs are found to be the primary agents to generate wealth and capital

WHEREAS youth and young adults ages 17-25 have the most potential and capacity to shape Ontario’s knowledge economy

WHEREAS business and trade skills classes are currently offered in secondary schools across Ontario

BE IT RESOLVED that additional funding is granted towards the creation of more business classes and entrepreneurial programs in Ontario secondary schools

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that youth are encouraged in all areas of studies to consider taking on entrepreneurial and creativity-led activities

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Ontario government encourages and supports mentorship projects and programs to allow for young individuals in society to work alongside with the private sector.

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