Resolutions

Over the years, the Humanist Association of Ottawa has supported a variety of resolutions passed by Humanist Canada. Here is a long list of the positions we have supported:

Abortion/Birth Control

  • Statement on Abortion Laws 1970
  • Statement on Abortion Law Reform 1972
  • Statement on Abortion Law Reform 1973
  • Support for the Canadian Women's Coalition for the Repeal of Abortion Laws 1973
  • Family Planning and Abortion 1974
  • Dr. Henry Morgentater's Abortion Trial 1974
  • Birth Control and Abortion 1975/76
  • Abortion Services 1977
  • Removal of Abortion Laws from the Criminal Code 1977
  • Universal Access to Legal Abortion 1983
  • Free-Standing Abortion Clinics 1983
  • Repeal of the Abortion Law 1984
  • Removal of Abortion from Criminal Code 1985
  • Prosecution of Abortion Clinics 1986
  • Abortion - The Powell Report 1987
  • Manned Parenthood Federation of Ontario Brief 1987
  • Support for Abortion Rights 1988
  • Opposition to New Abortion Law 1989
  • Population Control 1989
  • Release of RU-486 for Testing 1991
  • World Population and Family Planning 1995

Boycott

  • Boycott of Nestle Products 1981

Capital Punishment

  • Abolition of the Death Penalty 1973
  • Abolition of Capital Punishment 1975/76
  • Opposition to Capital Punishment 1985

Child Support

  • In Favour of Enforcement of Support Orders 1993/94

Citizenship

  • Statement on Citizenship Law Reform 1973

Constitution

  • Limiting the Power of the Senate in the Canadian Constitution 1971
  • Statement on Replacement of the Preamble to Canada's Constitution 1992

Corporal Punishment

  • Corporal Punishment in Schools 1973
  • Corporal Punishment in Schools 1974
  • For the Abolition of Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada which Permits the Physical Punishment of Children 1994

Education

  • Moral and Ethical Education 1973
  • Religious Instruction in Public Schools 1989
  • Teaching of Creationism in Schools 1991
  • Opposing the Teaching of Creationism in Schools 1993/94

Environment/Ecology

  • Pollution 1971
  • Native Rights and Renewable Forest Resources 1991
  • Conservation of Natural Energy Resources 1991

Euthanasia

  • Voluntary Euthanasia 1991
  • In Favour of Voluntary Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide 1993/94
  • In Favour of Dying with Dignity - Neonatal 1993/94

Federal Budget

  • Alternative Federal Budget 1996

Female Genital Mutilation

  • Female Circumcision (Female Genital Mutilation) 1991
  • For the Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation 1994

Freedom of Information

  • Freedom of Information 1977

Government Lotteries and Casinos

  • Opposing Government Lotteries and Casinos 1994

Gun Control

  • Gun Control 1991 In Favour of Gun Control 1993/94

Health

  • In Favour of the Declaration by the International Women's Health Coalition 1994

Human Rights

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1974

Humanism

  • Editorial Policy of the Humanist in Canada Magazine 1973
  • Humanist Manifesto II 1974
  • Non-Exclusivity in IHEU Affiliations 1986
  • Pulling Together and Presenting a Balanced Image to the World 1989
  • Non-Religious (Humanist) Weddings 1991

Humanitarian Aid

  • Post-War Humanitarian Aid to Iraqi Civilians 1991

Hunger

  • World Hunger 1977

Law Reform/Legal System

  • Statement on Law Reform 1972
  • Law Reform 1973
  • Strengthening of the Jury System 1974
  • Threat to the Jury System 1975/76
  • Compensation for Dr. Henry Morgentaler 1977

Medicare

  • Medicare - User Fees and Extra-Billing 1986

Morgentaler

  • Dr. Henry Morgentaler's Abortion Trial 1974
  • Compensation for Dr. Henry Morgentaler 1977

Narcotics

  • Oral Presentation to the Royal Commission on the Non-Medical Use of Drugs 1969
  • Discussion Paper on Narcotic Drugs 1969
  • Statement on the Interim Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs 1971
  • The Law Concerning the Use of Marijuana 1974

National Anthem

  • Statement on the National Anthem 1972

Native Rights

  • Indian Rights 1971/73
  • Protection of Native Rights 1974
  • Native Rights and Renewable Forest Resources 1991

Obscenity/Pornography

  • Statement on Obscenity Law Reform 1973

Population

  • Population Control 1989
  • World Population and Family Planning 1995

Prisons

  • Rehabilitation in Prisons 1973
  • Improvement of the Prison System 1991
  • Prison Conditions 1993

Proportional Representation

  • In Favour of Proportional Representation 1993/94

Religion/Religious Schools

  • Public Funding of Sectarian Schools 1984
  • Public Funding of Sectarian Schools 1985
  • Opposition to Support of Religious Schools 1988
  • Public Funding of Religious Schools 1989
  • Public Funding of Religious Schools 1991
  • In Favour of Eliminating Public Financial Support of Religion 1993/94
  • For the Abolition of Government Funding of Religious Schools 1994

Science

  • Science in the Daily Press 1977

Separation of Church and State

  • Protest Against Recognition of Vatican 1970
  • Statement on Separation of Church and State and Call for Non-Denominational Public Hospitals 1970
  • Separation of Church and State 1971
  • Taxation of Churches 1971
  • Taking of Oaths 1973
  • Separation of Church and State 1980
  • In Favour of Eliminating Legal Recognition of God 1993/94

Senate

  • Limiting the Power of the Senate in the Canadian Constitution 1971

Sexual Orientation

  • Sexual Orientation 1989
  • Discrimination re: Sexual Orientation 1991
  • Gay Community Outreach 1991
  • In Favour of Gay Rights 1993/94
  • Social and Legal Equality for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals 1996

Social Action/Social Justice

  • Social Action and the Humanist Association of Canada 1971
  • Alternative Federal Budget 1996

Torture/Terrorism

  • Use of Torture 1974
  • Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism 1986

United Nations/UNESCO

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1974
  • Canadian Participation in UNESCO 1985

War and Peace

  • Chemical-Biological Weaponry 1970
  • Statement on War Measures Act 1971
  • Statement and Resolution on Canada's Role in the Vietnam War 1973
  • Global Referendum on Disarmament 1980
  • Banning of Nuclear Weapons/Disarmament 1982
  • Security and Disarmament 1982
  • Nuclear-Free Zones 1983
  • Peace Petition Caravan 1984
  • Campaign to Boycott Military Toys 1984
  • Opposition to the Arms Race 1985
  • Opposition to Nuclear Submarines 1988
  • Support for Palestinian Peace Conference 1988
  • Peace and Disarmament 1989
  • Stopping the Production of Land Mines in Canada 1994

Women

  • Support for the Canadian Women's Coalition for the Repeal of Abortion Laws 1973
  • In Favour of the Declaration by the International Women's Health Coalition 1994

Work

  • Unemployment 1977
  • Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value 1986