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Flash 13 – Gracia Janes – Genetic Diversity Update

Flash Sheet #13 Genetic Diversity Update / February 2005

Gracia .Janes

This past spring environmentally concerned Canadians and farmers were jubilant, when agri-business giant Monsanto bowed to broad- based, world- wide, pressures and withdrew its application to market Round-Up-Ready wheat. Hold the cheers! Monsanto is part of another agri-industry push towards seed control, that according to the […]

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Flash 12 – Gracia Janes – The Great Lakes

FLASH SHEET #12 The Great Lakes

Gracia Janes Environment Convener

Over the past several months, the Great Lakes have been in the centre of complex and challenging public discussions and hearings , which will set the course of their protection, or lack of same, for the foreseeable future. These are ‘shared’ waters between Canada and the […]

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Flash 11 – Gracia Janes – Nuclear Energy Future

FLASH SHEET #11 NUCLEAR ENERGY FUTURE-
Gracia Janes Environment Convener

The issue of our nuclear (or not) future is so important that I felt you should all know what our new updated policy is. We will be needing good, well documented, policy to argue strongly against any expansion of the use of nuclear, and for the […]

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Flash 10 – Gracia Janes – Water

FLASH SHEET #10 WATER

Municipal/Provincial/Territorial/National/International by Gracia Janes

“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!”

This old saying could be used by some as a doomsday prophesy, given the obvious perception of many that we have lots of water on the surface of the earth, especially in Canada, versus the equally valid reality […]

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Flash 09 – Gracia Janes – Genetically Modified Organisms and Products

FLASH SHEET #9-Genetically Modified Organisms &Products-Gracia Janes Environment Convener

Controversy surrounding further development and promotion of genetically modified organisms and products is boiling up around the world. At stake are many important issues such as:

* Organic farmers are at risk of not being able to continue to call their crops organic, since genetically modified plant pollen […]

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Flash 08 – Gracia Janes – Disaster Planning

FLASH SHEET # 8 –           DISASTER PLANNING

Gracia Janes Environment Convener

Disasters such as the horrifying fires in British Columbia this summer and fall and the almost province- wide power black out of up to 2 days, in Ontario, ought to make us all pause ( once more) to consider how frail our level of physical […]

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Flash 07 – Gracia Janes – Pesticide Use and Abuse

Flash Sheet #7 Environment -Pesticides –
Gracia Janes, Convener

The issue of pesticide use and abuse is high on municipal radar screens this year, as the Supreme Court ruling allowing Hudson Quebec and some Ontario Municipalities to protect their citizens through restrictive by-laws begins to sink in. Councils of Women members across the country are following […]

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Flash 06 – Gracia Janes – Rupert River Diversion / Nuclear Waste Disposal

FLASH SHEET # 6 – Gracia Janes Environment Convener April 5, 2003

In February’s Flash Sheet, I warned of the looming threat of proposed mega-projects which are being offered as a panacea to energy shortages, and to reduce global warming gases i.e. nuclear plants and dams in Quebec and Newfoundland/Labrador. This month I bring you […]

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Flash 05 – Gracia Janes – Nuclear Power

FLASH SHEET #5

Gracia Janes Environment Convener February 28 , 2003

As global warming issues heat up and alternatives to traditional sources are coming to the fore, we must be cautious that the seemingly simple solutions of “clean” nuclear, or mega-dams, on the supply side, do not forge ahead to the detriment of the environment.

NUCLEAR […]

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Flash 04 – Gracia Janes – Gobal Warming – Energy Conservation, Our Role

FLASH SHEET #4 Gracia Janes , Environment Convener January 30 2003

GLOBAL WARMING – Energy Conservation, Our Role

Ten years ago, NCWC was deep into its Energy Conservation Project . A survey had been sent to over 3000 people across Canada; research was done on energy conservation initiatives in Universities, schools, cities, Native communities, by the private […]

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Flash 03 – Gracia Janes – Global Warming – Step One Achieved – We Have Much More to Do!

FLASH SHEET #3

Gracia Janes, Environment Convener Dec. 09, 2002

GLOBAL WARMING- Step One Achieved – We Have Much More To Do!

My thanks to all of you who so energetically engaged in efforts to convince the Federal Government to ratify the Kyoto Protocol! Through letters, e-mails, phone calls, petitions, and personal contacts, you helped […]

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Flash 02 – Gracia Jones – Global Warming – Urgent Message to Send to The PM Through your MPs

FLASH SHEET #2 –

Gracia Janes, Environment Convener, Nov 14P/02

GLOBAL WARMING – URGENT MESSAGE TO SEND TO
THE PM THROUGH YOUR MPS!

Well, just as I predicted in the last flash sheet! “… we are surely in for a rough ride, as anti-Kyoto forces flail at the government and the treaty.” This week, the Globe […]

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Flash 14 – Shirley Browne – Public Health Care Cheapest and Best

1. HEALTH FLASH SHEETShirley Browne NCWC VP Health

Public health care cheapest and best :

While debate rages in Canada over private versus public approaches to health care, elsewhere the evidence is pouring in that public is best.

In Britain, a major audit on the financial difficulties at London’s public Queen Elizabeth Hospital shows that so-called P3s, or […]

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Flash 01 – Gracia Janes – Global Warming – What We’ve Done and What we can Do

FLASH SHEET #1

by Gracia Janes Environment Convener

GLOBAL WARMING – WHAT WE’VE DONE AND WHAT WE CAN DO

If the recent firing and re-hiring of medical officer of health Dr. Swan is any harbinger of what will come from the Prime Minister’s stated intention of ratifying Kyoto, then we are surely in for a rough ride […]

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Flash 002 – NCWC Campaign 2002 Update

Flash Sheet: Campaign 2000 Update

On November 24, Campaign 2000 released its 2003 National Report Card. Access to the Campaign 2000 Report Card:www.campaign2000.ca.

Campaign 2000 is a diverse coalition of over 85 national, provincial and community organizations dedicated to eliminating child and family poverty in Canada. The National Council of Women of Canada is a participant in […]

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Flash 003 – NCWC Campaign 2000 Update

Flash Sheet: Campaign 2000 update

On May 5, 2004, Campaign 2000 released an important publication entitled “Pathways to Progress, Structural Solutions to Address Child Poverty”. The Campaign 2000 National Coordinator, Laurel Rothman held an advance briefing session in Ottawa on May 4 for representatives from Campaign 2000 partner organizations.

The full report and a 14 page Executive […]

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Flash 001 – Joyce Ireland – Poverty Amidst Prosperity: Building a Canada for all Children

FLASH SHEET

From NCWC representative to Campaign 2000 Joyce Ireland December 30, 2002

“Poverty Amidst Prosperity: Building a Canada for All Children”

On November 24, 2002, the anniversary of the 1989 House of Commons’ unanimous resolution to ”seek to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000”, Campaign 2000 released its annual Report Card on Child Poverty in […]

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Letter 20100805 Harper Canada’s Census

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

(Established in 1893 )

August 5, 2010

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
House of Commons
Ottawa ON, K1A 0A6
Dear Prime Minister:

Re: Canada’s Census
The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) has long supported the economic value of home and volunteer work. We are currently deeply concerned about the plight of Canada’s […]

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Letter 20100618 Harper Canada’s Prison Farm System

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

(Established in 1893 )

June 18, 2010

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
House of Commons
Ottawa ON, K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister:
Re: Canada’s Prison Farm System

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) has long supported International Human Rights Conventions, the rule of law, the humanization of criminal justice and the protection […]

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Letter 20100407 Harper Omar Khadr

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(Established in 1893 )

April 7, 2010

April 7, 2010

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
House of Commons
Ottawa ON, K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister:
Re: Omar Khadr

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) has long supported International Human Rights Conventions, the rule of law and the desirability of ensuring the national security […]

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Letter 20100327 Harper Closure of Canadian Human Rights Offices

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

March 27, 2010

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

(Established in 1893 )

March 27, 2010

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister:

The National Council of Women of Canada strongly protests the Government’s decision to close Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) offices in […]

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Letter 20100324 Doyle Canada Gazette, Part I, vol. 144, no. 12, March 20, 2010

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March 16, 2010

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

(Established in 1893 )

March 24, 2010

Mr. Ryan Doyle, Manager
Policy Law Enforcement and Policing Branch
Public Safety Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0P8

Dear Mr. Doyle:

Re: Canada Gazette, Part I, vol. 144, no. 12, March 20, 2010
It has come to the attention of the […]

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Letter 20100318 Harper Funding Cuts to First Nations University

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

March 18, 2010

The Right Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Dear Prime Minister:

RE: FUNDING CUTS TO FIRST NATIONS UNIVERSITY
It has come to our attention that funding to the country’s only First Nations University (a federated college of the University of Regina) has been […]

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Letter 20100316 Harper Bill C-474

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

March 16, 2010

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

(Established in 1893 )

March 16, 2010
Dear Prime Minister Harper:

On behalf of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), which represents many thousands of Canadians through our Federation of 15 Local and 6 Provincial Councils of Women and 21 Nationally Organized […]

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Letter 2010030- Harper Inclusive Wording on the National Anthem

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Inclusive Wording of the National Anthem

March 4, 2010

The Right Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister:

RE: INCLUSIVE WORDING FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
The original English words for “O Canada” were gender neutral. “All thy sons” was adopted by Act of […]

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Letter 20100218 Flaherty Bill C-20

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Bill C 20

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA (Established 1893)

February 18, 2010

The Hon. James Flaherty, PC, MP
Minister of Finance
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister:
The National Council of Women of Canada urges the government, as you prepare this year’s budget, not […]

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Letter 20091205 Standing Committee on Natural Resources Bill C-20

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Bill C 20

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA (Established 1893)

The Standing Committee on Natural Resources
6th Floor, 131 Queen St.,
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
fax 613 996 1626
RNNR@parl.gc.ca
December 5th, 2009

Dear Committee Chair:

Re: Bill C-20 Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act

The […]

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Letter 20090923 Members of Parliament National Council of Women of Canada Call to Defeat Bill C-391

National Council of Women of Canada Call to Defeat Bill C-391

September 23, 2009

To: Members of Parliament, Government of Canada
Re: National Council of Women of Canada Call to Defeat Bill C-391

Conservative MP Candace Hoeppner’s Private Member’s Bill C-391 is scheduled for second reading debate on Monday 28 September, 2009. Bill C-391 proposes to eliminate long-gun registration […]

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Letter 20090105 Harper Human Trafficking and the 2010 Olympics

Human Trafficking and the 2010 Olympics

January 5, 2009

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:
Re: Human Trafficking and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

The National Council of Women of Canada wishes to express its deep concern that the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics may provide yet another […]

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Letter – 20081112 – Guergis – The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case – Youth Award 2008

The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case – Youth Award 2008

November 12, 2008

The Hon. Helena Guergis,
Minister of State, Status of Women Canada
123 Slater St., 10th Floor,
Ottawa ON, K1P 1H9

Dear Minister Guergis:
The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) would like to register our dismay and displeasure that the criteria this year was […]

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Letter 2005 All Members 2005 a Year for Action and Vigilance

2005 A YEAR FOR ACTION AND VIGILANCE

Greetings to all members and friends of the National Council of Women of Canada. May 2005 be personally fulfilling.

We are all overwhelmed by the disaster that has overtaken so many in South East Asia. I am sure that we all have made personal donations to the many agencies that […]

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Letter 20041221 International Joint Commission Missisquoi Bay

December 21 st , 2004

International Joint Commission,
Secretary Canadian Section,
234 Laurier Avenue West 22 nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
KIP 6K6

International Joint Commission
Secretary, United States Section
1250 23 rd Street NW Suite 100
Washington DC 20440

Comments Re:

International Missisquoi Bay Task Force Final Report to the International Joint Commission (20/10/04 )

As President of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), which […]

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Letter 20040625 Press Election Alert

Election Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 25, 2004 …

IN THIS ELECTION, FEWER WOMEN THAN EVER HAVE BEEN NOMINATED. ASK EACH CANDIDATE “WHY”? WOMEN NEED TO MAKE THEIR VOTES COUNT. Ask questions: get answers!

¢ Does their party support the Canada Health Act? What will they do to ensure that low income citizens, the disabled, the chronically ill, […]

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Letter 20040213 All Members Democratic Dialogue

Message to all members

February 13, 2004

National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) submitted its 2003 Annual Brief to the Government last fall (November 3, 2003) as well as to many other Members of Parliament, including the Leaders of all the Parties. (NCWC is a non-partisan organization and seeks dialogue with all Political Parties). After the […]

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Correspondence – 20031121 – Anderson United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

November 21, 2003

The Honourable David Anderson,
Minister of Environment
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Anderson,

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) is pleased that the Government of Canada has finally ratified the United Nations convention on the Law of the Sea, as we have urged the […]

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Correspondence – 20030904 – Nault – Gender Based Analysis and Bill C7

Gender Based Analysis and Bill C 7

September 4, 2003

Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba, Inc.
630 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3C 3S1
Tel: (204) 992-2751 Fax: (204) 783-3882

The Hon. Robert Nault
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Room 407, West Block

The Hon. Jean Augustine
Secretary of State for Status of Women
Room 583, Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A […]

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Correspondence – 20030318 – Chretien – Peace Building Operations

Peace Building Operations

March 18, 2003

The Right Honorable Jean Chrétien, P.C., M.P.,
Prime Minister
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Chrétien,
The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) wishes to commend you highly for your leadership over these last months as the issue of taking pre-emptive action against the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq has been […]

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Correspondence – 20030214 – Chretien – Peace, Not War

Peace, Not War

February 14, 2003

The Right Honorable Jean Chrétien, P.C., M.P.,
Prime Minister
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Chrétien,
I am writing on behalf of the members of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) to commend you for the government’s steadfast support of the principle of working with, and in consultation with the United […]

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Correspondence – 20030113 – Chretien – Peace, Not War

Peace, Not War

January 13, 2003

The Right Hon. Jean Chrétien, P.C., M.P.,
Prime Minister
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Chrétien,

I am writing on behalf of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) to inform you of our “grave concerns that Canada is considering going to war without the sanction of a valid UN Resolution.” A […]

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Correspondence – 20021205 – McLellan – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (The Romanow Report)

Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (The Romanow Report)

December 5, 2002

The Hon. Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Health,
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Re: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (The Romanow Report)

Dear Ms McLellan,
The National Council […]

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Correspondence – 20020907 – Chretien – Work for Establishing Peace

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Work for Establishing Peace

September 7, 2002

The Right Hon. Jean Chrétien,
Prime Minister
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Chrétien,
On behalf of the members of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), I am writing to urge that the Government of Canada continue to work for establishing Peace, rather than joining […]

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Correspondence – 20020818 – Commitments Made to the Delegates at the Children’s Conference

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Commitments Made to the delegates at the Children’s Conference

August 18, 2002

Hon. David Anderson, P.C. M.P.,
Minister of the Environment,
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Anderson,

It is very disturbing to receive (as the President of the National Council of Women of Canada) a letter forwarded from the Environment Convener of […]

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Correspondence – 20020808 – Chretien – Kyoto Protocol

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

Kyoto Protocol

August 8, 2002

The Right Hon. Jean Chrétien, M.P., C.P.,
Prime Minister of Canada,
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister Chretien,

On behalf of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), whose many thousands of members are representative of significant and diverse constituencies across the country, may I take […]

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Correspondence – 20020625 – Cauchon – Protecting Children from Physical Violence

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

Protecting Children From Physical Violence

June 25, 2002

The Hon. Martin Cauchon, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada,
East Memorial Building, 4th floor,
284 Wellington Street,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H8

Dear Mr. Cauchon,

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), founded in 1893 with the mission to improve conditions of life for women […]

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Correspondence – 20020614 – Gray – Great Lakes

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF CANADA

Great Lakes

Ottawa

June 14, 2002

Rt. Hon. Herb Gray,
Commissioner of the International Joint Commission,
234 Laurier Avenue,
Ottawa, ON
K1P 6K6

Dear Mr. Gray,

Members of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) have asked me to convey our congratulations to you on your appointment as Chair of the International Joint Commission (IJC). It is […]

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Correspondence – 20020619 – Pettigrew – Tarrifs on Canadian Softwood Lumber Exports

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Tarrifs on Canadian Softwood Lumber Exports

Ottawa

June 19, 2002

The Hon. Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P.,
Minister for International Trade,
Lester B. Pearson Building, Tower B, 5thFloor,
125 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1A 0G2

Dear Mr. Pettigrew,

Members of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) assembled for their 109th Annual General Meeting (June 2002) unanimously passed a […]

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Correspondence – 20020612 – McLellan – Assisted Human Reproduction

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Assisted Human Reproduction

Ottawa

June 12, 2002

The Hon. Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Health,
0916A Brooke Claxton Building, 16th Floor,
Tunney’s Pasture,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

Dear Ms. McLellan,

Members of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC), meeting in Halifax May 30 – June 2, congratulate the government on the introduction of Bill C 56 […]

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Correspondence – 20020620 – Copps – Media Ownership

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Media Ownership

Ottawa

June 20, 2002

The Hon. Sheila Copps, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Canadian Heritage,
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, 12th Floor,
Hull, Québec K1A 0M5

Dear Ms.Copps,

Members of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) wish to raise the issue of the possible negative effects of the concentration and convergence of media ownership […]

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Correspondence – 20020620 – Coderre – Deportation Order

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Deportation Order

Ottawa

June 20, 2002

The Hon. Denis Coderre, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration,
Jean Edmonds Building, South Tower, 21st floor,
365 Laurier West,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1

Dear Mr. Coderre,

Federated members of the National Council of Women of Canada in Edmonton have become extremely concerned about the deportation order for Kateryna Geleta and […]

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Correspondence – 20020620 – McLellan – Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health

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Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health

Ottawa

June 20, 2002
The Hon. Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Health,
0916A Brooke Claxton Building, 16th Floor,
Tunney’s Pasture,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

Dear Ms. McLellan.

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the National Council of Women of Canada, a motion was passed unanimously directing the President to write to […]

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