Some interesting developments in the past week regarding the status of social contracts. The existence of a social contract to protect our veterans is being challenged by government lawyers. This government has retained lawyers to fight a court challenge initiated by a group of veterans as a way to receive services and supports now being … Continue reading Do Social Contracts Exist?
I am going to switch gears today to discuss supportive alliances. Polio survivors have had numerous alliances over the years and often the survivors were not even aware of them. One of those alliances was in the form of the Canadian Paraplegic Association and by extension Canadian veterans. Although formed to support returning WWII veterans … Continue reading Polio Diaries – Episode 4
My father was a veteran and he was proud of it. I was proud of my father as a vet. My father joined the army in 1941 to fight in World War 2. He was from a Mennonite family and protected from fighting for religious reasons so he didn't have to join but he choose … Continue reading My Father was a Veteran
As many of you are aware I moved to Kelowna to assist my aging mother. Life can be pretty complicated at times but especially when you are 87 years old. Lately her health has been declining and she is needing more support service to maximize her independence while staying in her budget. She is, like … Continue reading Are All Politicians Equal?
To me every day is a remembrance day but today is the official Remembrance Day of 2012. Today is that one dedicated day of the year when we pay homage to those who gave so much for our freedom and democracy, our veterans. Today is that one day of the year when our collective soul … Continue reading Remembrance Day 2012
October was not a very prolific month when it came to writing and, although it flew by, it really wasn't that busy that I couldn't have done some writing. There has certainly been an abundance of topics. And with that said I thought it would be beneficial to start the month of November off with … Continue reading Supporting Democracy is More Than Remembrance Day