CURRENT ISSUES AND ACTIONS


September 2017

The Current Issues and Actions Committee will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, Septem-ber 13 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Local, national and international issues are discussed. The Cana-dian Federation of University Women (CFUW) advocacy is an important aspect of the committee work. Committee recommendations may be made to the UWC Board for action on various topics.

There will be an Express Supper provided at a cost of $12.00. Kindly advise either Joan Stone or the UWC office at uwc@mymts.net if you would like an Express Supper and arrangements will be made. All club members are welcome to attend.

May 2017

The Current Issues and Actions Committee met on April 12, 2017. We reviewed a number of Resolution Amendments received by various CFUW clubs. Several agreed to continue with the Amendment phase of the CFUW Resolution process in compliance with the 2016-2017 CFUW Guidelines. The Committee reviewed CFUW Resolution #2-Universal Pharmacare proposed by the University Women’s Club of North York and a motion to support this motion and take it to the club Board meeting was passed. (This motion was subsequently passed at the April Board meet-ing.).

The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be an Express supper provided at a cost of $12.00.

April 2017

The Current Issues and Actions Committee met on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The regular format for the meeting had been changed as Dr Paul Thomas had agreed to come and speak to the Committee and other interested club members concerning issues of Electoral Reform. Dr Tho-mas included in his discussion the ten points he had provided to the Parliamentary Commission on Electoral Reform-these can be found on-line.

https://openparliament.ca/committees/electoral-reform/42-1/26/dr-paul-thomas-2/only/

The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm. An Express Supper for $12.00 can be arranged upon request. Please advise either Joan Stone or the UWC office at uwc@mymts.net if you plan to attend so that appropriate arrange-ments can be made. Kindly note that everyone interested is welcome to attend.

March 2017

The Current Issues and Actions Committee met on February 8, 2017. The CFUW Resolutions Committee has advised that the Winnipeg club’s Proposed Resolution concerning ‘The Right to Safe, Clean, Accessible and Affordable Drinking Water and Sanitation on First Nations Reserves in Canada’ would be sent to all CFUW clubs in Canada. The Committee reviewed the CFUW 2016-2017 Resolution Guidelines regarding the Amendment process. Any club may submit amend-ments to the Resolved clauses of the Proposed Resolution by April 15th. The Committee agreed to handle any Amendments as they are received.

The next Committee meeting will be held on *Wednesday, March 8th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. An Express Dinner is available for $12.00-please reserve by contacting either Joan Stone or the UWC office at uwc@mymts.net.

*Note: The March 8th meeting will be a different format than usual as political scientist Dr Paul Thomas has agreed to attend the meeting to speak on Electoral Reform issues including a question and answer discussion. All club members are welcome to attend.