Canadian Oil Refining

Policy Number:
 
2019-1-1
 
Convention:
 
2019
 
Preamble:
 
Canadians do not benefit financially from other countries refining our oil; and,
 
Canadians have had trouble with refineries outside of Canada having stoppages which are a hindrance in managing our continuous ongoing oil supply; and,
 
Canadians are continually improving pollution methods in refining when many other countries do not and it is hypocritical that Canadians as world citizens allow other countries to take the pollution hit when we benefit from the refined oil. Other countries do not have the stringent air and land pollution quality that Canada has; and,
 
Refining Canadian oil in Canada would result in many jobs in the Canadian refining industry, more tax dollars and reducing our fuel costs.
 
Policy:
 
That the NPF calls upon the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of International Trade to keep Canadian business in Canada. Canadian oil should be refined in Canada by Canadian companies.
 
2019
 
Unifor Area Retired Workers Council, Toronto & USCO
 
Section:
 
Environment
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Overhaul Canada’s Environment Assessments

Policy number:
2016-5-1
Convention:
2016
Preamble:
WHEREAS the lack of adequate consultations with Indigenous and directly impacted communities, a clear democratic deficit and a failure to factor in the climate implications tar sand pipeline would trigger, which many reviews have shown, and

WHEREAS our new government is refusing to stop those currently underway on the Energy East and Trans Mountain.

Policy:
That the National Pensioners Federation urge the federal government to start new public reviews of all pipelines and overhaul Canada’s environmental assessment processes.

Section:
Environment

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Towards a Just Transition

Convention:
2015
Policy:
That the NPF urge all levels of government to take all possible action to transition our economy to run on clean, renewable energy and that a “just transition” be offered to all workers whose jobs are affected by this transition.

Number:
13
Section:
Income and Taxation

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Support for “Idle No More”

Convention:
2014
Policy:
That the NPF encourage its members to support (where possible) “Idle No More” organizers to further their environmental protection and indigenous rights activities.

Number:
12
Section:
Income and Taxation

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Environmental Protection from Rail Accidents

Convention:
2013
Policy:
That the federal government immediately put in place and enforce strict regulations to protect Canadians and the environment from rail accidents.

Number:
11
Section:
Income and Taxation

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Energy Conservation and Retrofit

Convention:
2013
Policy:
That the NPF actively lobby (provincially and federally) for funding for improved energy conservation and green energy retrofit programmes which include a “Pay as You Save” (PAYS) programme.

Number:
8
Section:
Income and Taxation

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UN Convention on Drought

Convention:
2013
Policy:
That the NPF call upon the federal government to reinstate Canada’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on Drought.

Number:
9
Section:
Income and Taxation

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Transportation of Nuclear and Toxic Wastes

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF urge the Canadian and USA governments and the Ministers of the Environment to ban the transport of nuclear and toxic waste through the Great Lakes.

Number:
3
Section:
Income and Taxation

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Protect the Great Lakes Ecosystem

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF demand that the provincial and federal Ministers of the Environment ensure that the eco system of the Great Lakes is protected.

Number:
5
Section:
Income and Taxation

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No New Pipelines

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF add its voice in favour of the environment and against any increased construction of pipelines for bitumen and gas.

Number:
4
Section:
Income and Taxation

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