N.S.G.R.E.A.  CONVENTION 2008

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

Submitted by Region 3

 

 

 

SUBJECT:               All cellular phone use, hands-free or otherwise, by drivers of motor vehicles in motion.

 

 

WHEREAS:              Research has shown that drivers of motor vehicles using cell phones are 4 times more likely to be involved in a collision.

 

                                    Amended to read:     Research has shown that drivers are 4 times more likely to be involved in a collision if using a cell phone while driving (please see also attached item from September 15/08 edition of Halifax Chronicle Herald entitled “Ban Drivers from cell chat, MDs urge”).

 

 

WHEREAS:              “Doctors Nova Scotia” has resolved to lobby government to ban the use of cell phones by drivers of motor vehicles in motion.

 

 

WHEREAS:              Many countries have banned the use of cell phones by drivers of motor vehicles in motion.

 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:           That the Provincial Executive of the

N.S.G.R.E.A. make a formal request to the N.S. Minister of Transportation and Public Works and the N.S. Minister of Justice to amend the Motor Vehicle Act of Nova Scotia accordingly.

 

 

 

 

N.S.G.R.E.A.  CONVENTION 2008

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

Submitted by Region 3

 

 

 

SUBJECT:               Tax exemption on funeral related expenses.

 

 

WHEREAS:              Funeral related expenses are currently taxed both federally (GST) and provincially (HST).

 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:           That the Provincial Executive of the

N.S.G.R.E.A. approach both the Federal Minister of Finance and the N.S. Minister of Finance to make expenses related to funerals tax exempt.

 

 

 

 

N.S.G.R.E.A.  CONVENTION 2008

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

Submitted by Region 6

 

 

 

SUBJECT:               Seniors’ Pharmacare

 

 

WHEREAS:              There is a potential for a surplus in the SeniorsPharmacare each year, and

 

 

WHEREAS:              There are a number of prescription medications which are not covered under the SeniorsPharmacare Program,

 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:           That the NSGREA writes to the Minister of

                                    Health and the Administrators of the SeniorsPharmacare Program

                                    requesting that any surplus be used to expand the list of approved

                                    medications under the program.