Tag Archives: Pat Stogran

Polio Diaries – Episode 4

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 […]
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Social Contracts, do they mean anything?

I have been following this latest issue in regards to “social contracts” in Canada and what has been promised to veterans.  Let me start by presenting a common definition of “social contract”.  According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary and many others,  a social contract is defined as “an actual or hypothetical agreement among the members […]
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Support Services Spelt SUICIDE!

This morning I read about potentially the fourth suicide in less than ten days by another member of the Canadian military.  There are suspicion that all four were dealing with PTSD.  Yesterday Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire, a true Canadian hero in my opinion, had a minor fender bender on his way to the Senate.  With […]
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