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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

General meeting - March 13th 2006 / Réunion générale - 13 Mars 2006

Hi everybody,

I am pleased to report that the University of Ottawa Young Liberals have had our general meeting in preparation for this year's Eastern region Policy Parliament (ERPP) and have chosen two policies to be presented there. The ERPP will be held in the Tory building at Carleton University at 12:00pm on Saturday March 18th. Any young liberals who are interested in attending are encouraged to come out and make your voices heard! The following policies were adopted at Monday's meeting.

Salut tout le monde,

J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que les jeunes libéraux de l'université d'Ottawa ont tenu une réunion afin de se préparer pour le parlement politique de la région de l'est, et nous avons choisis deux politiques pour ce réunion. Ce réunion aura lieu dans l'édifice Tory à l'université Carleton à midi le samedi, 18 Mars. Les jeunes libéraux qui aimeraient se présenter à ce réunion sont encouragés de s'exprimer! Une version française des politiques qui ont été adoptés au réunion de lundi seront affichés sur ce site aussitôt qu'ils seront traduits.

#1: Aboriginal affairs:
i) Whereas there are poor living conditions throughout Canadian aboriginal reserves, which have been brought to light particularly by media coverage of the drinking water crisis at the Kasechewan reserve in Northern Ontario.
ii) Whereas many aboriginal communities are situated in remote areas of the country.
iii) Whereas many Canadian reserves have a lack of clean drinking water.

Be it resolved that action be taken to pressure the conservative government to improve the living conditions of Canada’s aboriginal people.

Be it further resolved that the conservative government be pressured to provide the necessary funds that would facilitate the care of all Canadians that live in remote regions of the country including aboriginal reserves.

And be it further resolved that standards equal to those enjoyed by most Canadians should be set in place for people that live on Canadian reserves.

#2: Waste management:
i) Whereas many municipalities in the province of Ontario have mandatory recycling and composting services on a weekly basis, and/or weekly bag limits per household.
ii) Whereas the more comprehensive waste management and recycling programs have proven to reduce the number of garbage bags needed per household/per week.
iii) Whereas other cities do not have mandatory recycling weekly bag quotas, there is a need to evaluate this system in order to protect the environment.

Be it resolved that the OYL call for mandatory curb side waste pick-up programs to be phased in gradually within all municipalities in the province of Ontario following feasibility studies. Such programs should include:
a) A blue box for plastic cans
b) A grey box for paper
c) A green box for kitchen waste, compost
d) Maximum one bag pick-up per household, with ability to purchase tags
e) Yard waste pick-ups will be included
f) Monthly chemical and dangerous goods waste pick-upsThere will be exceptions at certain times of the year for increased garbage pick-up including: spring cleaning week and holidays such as Christmas.


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