Support FWIO Advocacy: Current Resolutions
- The Ontario Highway Traffic Act states only white or amber lights may be used on the front of a motor vehicle
- There are high density discharge conversion kits that fail to meet the Canadian Motor Vehicle Standards Act
- It is not illegal for Auto Shops to sell the bright headlight bulbs. What is illegal is their use on city streets and highways
- The glare from the HID bulbs is dangerous for drivers on the road
- FWIO supports the Renfrew South District’s Statement re HID headlamps
- LRC Press Release at the Lighting Research Center is asking for further study.
Resolved that the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario request the Minister of Transportation to disallow the sale of HID headlamp kits and further enforce the installation of these HID headlamps under the regulation of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Act.
- Grant money is given for celebrations that include the purchase and releasing of balloons
- The large number of balloons released across the Country in celebration of Canada Day
- These return to the earth as litter
- The pieces of balloon are eaten by marine and terrestrial animals causing death
- The releasing of butterflies, bees, bats or birds would help the environment
- The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario strongly support the Resolution put forth by the Kemble Women’s Institute and include a copy as well as their back up material
Resolved that the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario request the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister of the Environment to support only environmentally friendly projects for Celebrations like Canada Day and in particular Canada 150.
If you require assistance in writing a letter of support for this Resolution, please contact the FWIO Advocacy Coordinator.
Response from the Premier of Ontario
July 26, 2013:
Response from the Minister of Education
August 23, 2013:
Issue: Locally produced and processed chickens
In Northwestern Ontario there is no processing facility for poultry and no quota. This means no local poultry is available. The current small-flock population is insufficient to support a regional freestanding poultry abattoir. The Provincial Government promotes “buy local, eat local,” but this can’t be done with the chicken industry as it is now.
Resolved that FWIO request the Government of Ontario and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario to support and encourage the development of the Chicken Industry in the Northern Areas of this Province.
Response from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food - April 9, 2013:
Support Ongoing FWIO Advocacy on Small Abattoirs
Members of the Malcolm WI have been active in voicing their concerns to the provincial and municipal levels of government about the closure of small abattoirs.
Help raise awareness about this issue and engage your community by copying this letter (adding your name at the bottom of it) and sending it off to your local press!
ADVOCATE - With the support of local papers voicing the concerns of local citizens we will get the word out loud and clear!
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