Friday, November 14, 2008

Breaking: Policy Resolutions Going to the Floor

Finally some policy news. Straight fromm Dimitri Soudas' release to the media - here are the policies defeated and going forward. Of course he's making me track down the names of each one, so you'll just get their numbers for now but I'll update this post very shortly.

Advancing Constitution Resolutions

C-102 - personal payment of membership
C-103 - 60 day waiting period
C-104 - compulsory identification
C-105 - persons required to be a member (leader, national coujncil members,
etc)
C-110 - regional elections to National Council
C-111 - lobbyists can't be members of National Council
C-112 - National Council elections (preferential ballot)
C-113 - filling vacancies on national council
C-115 - not sure what this one is
C-116 - leadership voting - post and fax ballots (latter not allowed)

Advancing Policy Resolutions

P-106 – Allow provinces to experiment with private health care
P-110 - workers at risk of exposure to infectious disease (AIDS and
firefighters)
P-113 – Dangerous offenders: 3 strikes and you are out
P-114 - remove faint hope clause (jury decides if you can get out after 15 years) for second degree murder (it doesn’t exist for first degree)
P-119 - human trafficking
P-202 - Affirm the Charter: Parliament should override the courts
P-203 - This is the one seeking to essentially defang (ok abolish was too strong) Human Rights Commissions
P-207 – Bring back Ken Epp’s “Unborn Victims of Crime” bill
P-213 – Eliminate recognition of equal work for equal pay
P-222 - Temporary workers
P-223 - Audit of aboriginal programs
P-301 - National securities regulator
P-303 - Capital gains reinvestment
P-305 - Income splitting
P-306 – Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
P-308 – Minimize Right to Strike by Union Workers
P-321 - Agriculture support
P-101 - study and address climate change in the north
P-104 - energy from garbage
P-105 – Offshore Oil and Gas Development (aka Drill Baby Drill!)
P-111 – Health Sciences Research, and Innovation (more support for health research and other innovations in health care)
P-122 - veterans public awareness and memory
P-205 - arctic sovereignty
P-208 - student loans
P-209 - EI for summer students
P-307- innovation and research
P-311 - arctic research
P-312 - long term energy
P-316 - rural family business

Thanks to Kady O'Malley for beating me to labeling the bulk of these!


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4 comments:

KC said...

This is the one seeking to essentially abolish Human Rights Commissions

Really? Removing one section that accounts for 2.2% of the CHRC's caseload will "essentially abolish Human Rights Commissions"? Nevermind that the commissions jurisdiction over acts of discrimination and criminal code provisions respecting hate speech remain in place? Actually sounds pretty modest and moderate compared to what Ezra and his wingnut friends have been calling for.

PGWG said...

Wow, the plenaries should be interesting to watch tomorrow - constitution to watch will include C103 (60 day waiting period for members to vote or really do much of anything), C110 (in large [aka Ontario] provinces, electing national counselors regionally as opposed to provincially), C112 (preferential ballot for National Council), and C113 (Presidents filling vacancies in NC). It won't be as exciting as 2005 with the youth group debate, but it will be fun to see the constitutional wags duke it out.*

Interesting policy will be P203 (CRHC), P207 (extra punishment if unborn child injured/killed when crime committed against mother), P208 (removing mention of CMHC and Income Contingent Loans - expect to see a massive amount of youth mobilizing against this one, which won't be overly effective because Youth have far less power with in the CPC vs. the LPC), P213 (removing the affirmative-action sounding phrases for women), P106 (are people comfortable enough saying, "go Private(ly delivered) Health Care"?), P305 (limits income splitting ideas to couples with children on), P308 (technically the right of workers not to strike, but heck, it's basically pro-scab legislation. Even if this was implemented, I can't see the Harper bringing something like this in).

I wish I could be there to observe it, but I'll be out of town and will have to get the recap from the blogs/at the parties on Saturday night

* Fun meaning, fun to those of us who find CPAC a great prime-time television station.

sharonapple88 said...

Thanks for the update.

Absolutely fascinating to see what they're supporting.

At first glance, not to thrilled about the following:

P-113 – Dangerous offenders: 3 strikes and you are out
P-203 - This is the one seeking to essentially defang (ok abolish was too strong) Human Rights Commissions
P-207 – Bring back Ken Epp’s “Unborn Victims of Crime” bill
P-213 – Eliminate recognition of equal work for equal pay
P-308 – Minimize Right to Strike by Union Workers

PGWG said...

Wow, my brain has already skipped ahead to the suites - CMHC Should read CMSF, and "the Harper" was a typo - sadly I don't see an edit button or I'd just change it without a second post.