What Defines What?

I have been following the Paralympics in Sochi and it got me to thinking about my first competition.  I was 17 at the time and competed in the first Canadian National Wheelchair Sports Game held in Montreal in 1967.  It coincided with the Montreal Expo which was one big party.  The first games were more … Continue reading What Defines What?

How Far Have We REALLY Come?

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?

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". … Continue reading Human Rights – The Complications!

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 … Continue reading Support Services Spelt SUICIDE!

The Throne Speech, a Compass for Misdirection!

I don't know about the rest of you but I found the Throne speech to be a real slap in the face to anyone who is capable of individual thought.  I have no idea who actually wrote it but they should have contracted Alice Munro.  After all she just received the Nobel Prize in Literature … Continue reading The Throne Speech, a Compass for Misdirection!