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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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