Each year, CWL members are invited to discuss resolutions with provincial and federal ministers. There currently are 97 active resolutions listed the www.cwl.ca website.
Resolution topics include religious freedom, renewable energy, toxic substances in household or garden products, abolition of the death penalty, suicide prevention, fighting child poverty, protection of human life, pornography awareness, supporting legislation against prostitution and human trafficking, fighting for rights of conscience for health care professionals in light of Canada’s assisted suicide law and advocating for quality care at the end of life by supporting palliative and hospice care. All active resolutions posted on the national CWL website have specific action plans.
Examples of recent resolutions that are influencing changes to our laws.
RESOLUTION 2015.02, BAN MICROBEADS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS.
The federal government says it will ban the sale of shower gels, toothpaste and facial scrubs containing plastic microbeads, effective July 1, 2018.
RESOLUTION 2015.03, BANNING THE USE OF NEOCONTINOID PESTICIDES.
Health Canada is currently studying its effects on the declining bee population.
RESOLUTION 2016.02, EATING WELL WITH CANADA’S FOOD GUIDE
This resolution has has contributed to pending federal Food Guide changes.
We're not without success. Here are examples of some past resolutions (archived) that have already achieved their purpose:
RESOLUTION 2005.01, CHRISTMAS POSTAGE STAMPS.
These are now available each year.
BC RESOLUTION 2008.01, BAN THE USE OF CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING.
This is now law in BC.