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
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 … Continue reading Social Contracts, do they mean anything?