Monthly Archives: January 2014

Neglectful Use of Policy

This recent tragedy at the assisted living centre in L’Isle-Verte, Que re-opened an old concern of mine and one I have raised often.  In fact I raised this with the Cowichan Valley Emergency Preparedness Committee in the late 90’s following an extreme storm and major power outage (some places for four days) on Vancouver Island.  Those power […]
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Bullying the Gimp

Let me start off by commenting on the title of this article.  I have used the term “gimp” for the past sixty years and I am not going to change now just so I can be politically correct.  I am known to be political but no one has ever accused me of being “politically correct”. […]
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Human Rights – The Complications!

I was approached almost a year ago by the Alberta Human Rights Commission to develop or revise a number of human rights training modules.  The majority of the modules were aimed at the workplace, were to be presented primarily to human resource specialists and covered topics from “duty to accommodate” to “creating a healthy workplace”. […]
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Renting an Apartment from a Wheelchair

I have done my fair share of moving over the years and have recently moved back to BC following a five year nesting period in Calgary.  In fact this is my third move in the last twelve years which coincidentally are the only moves where I had to take wheelchair living into account.  Prior to […]
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Systems Come and Go but the Child is Always There

I received a Christmas card last month that contained a few old newspaper articles with me in the early years of my polio.  As an early poster child they tended to take a lot of pictures of you for the local newspaper but I had no idea these ones existed.  It really brought home the […]
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Governance or Marketing?

A little late but Happy New Year everyone.  My holiday season was relatively quiet but a very pleasurable event.  The presence of my son, grandson and ex at my place for Christmas not only made my Christmas but had my mother beside herself with pleasure.  With my son and ex coming from greater distances the […]
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