Well it has been a very active week politically and disappointing week if you are living with a disability. Some politically positive stories and some very negative stories regarding disabilities. I connect the two because the fate of so many persons with disabilities is linked to the mood of politicians. You can't promote positive change … Continue reading Does the Message Match the Action?
Two issues in the news today caught my attention. The first was no charges will be coming forth regarding the robocall affair. With the exception of Michael Sona, whose court case begins June 2, Elections Canada states there is insufficient information to show "intent". I guess where that causes me concerns is the focus on … Continue reading Looks Like a Duck, Talks Like a Duck but it isn’t a Duck
I must admit I am quite pleased over the Supreme Court of Canada's decision regarding the proposed appointment of Marc Nadon to their midst. The SCOC did what they were designed to do, protect the law and, by extension, the Constitution. I feel bad for Mr. Nadon because, unfortunately, he appeared to be nothing more … Continue reading Politics or Partisanship?
I have noticed over the past twenty years or so a distinct change in how government policy is created. When creating policy or programs government appears more focused on the rule breakers rather than the program users. In other words rather than focusing on the needs of the end users they focus on that small … Continue reading Policy for the Masses or the Ideologues?
I would like to thank Velvet Martin for the inspirational picture, I grabbed it off her Facebook wall. Velvet has become very good at speaking out since having survived six years with a government imposed gag order following the death of her daughter. I am passed the point of being angry with our current crop … Continue reading Politicians or Elitists? There is a Difference
Leadnow.ca was having their first organizational meeting in Kelowna last evening. I have been on their mailing list for sometime now and have added my signature to a number of their online petitions. This is an online organization that appears dedicated to the protection of our democracy and tackle issues of importance. Issues like … Continue reading How Far Have We REALLY Come?
I am using this picture done by a close friend of mine to provide a visual example of my point today. I call it "Hidden in the Shadows" for a reason. On the surface it looks very nice and peaceful. However what effect would it have if I gave you details about the person using … Continue reading Hidden in the Shadows