The time we see that warmth displayed so openly is at year’s end during the holiday season. If you need any further proof, just go to your local bookstore and look for the new Chicken Soup for the Soul collection, Christmas in Canada. It’s filled with the joy, magic and wonder of the holidays.
I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am to have had one of my original Christmas stories chosen by the editors to be one of the 101 stories in this wonderful collection.
Canada imports industrial waste which is then dumped on native lands, as federal laws do not apply to native lands. This has resulted in much higher incidences of disease (Cancer, other immune disorders, etc.) in native communities that are already marginalized (Hamilton, Brantford, Sarnia, Walpole Island) via their water supply. I worked in the waste management industry for some years. Information on landfills are 10-15 years out of date in Canada
I used to be a proud Canadian. Before I became a Climate Activist, that is. But now as a Climate Activist, I feel nothing but shame and embarrassment for Canada at climate talks.
My current disillusionment is rooted in the rise to power of Stephen Harper and his brand of Conservatism almost 9 years ago. Harper’s detrimental influence on the Canadian psyche will be felt for decades after he is removed from power in the 2015 Federal election (my prediction).
The Park of Reflection is intended to provide a gathering space to give thanks, show respect, and provide sanctuary for our ill and injured uniformed service personnel, their families, and Canadians alike. This will be the first of its kind in Canada, proudly situated in Whitby’s Cullen Gardens. The men and women of our uniformed service dawn their uniforms each day with unlimited liability placed on their health and safety – risking their lives for our safety and security both domestically and internationally. Members of our uniformed service personnel include those from the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, Police, Fire, EMS, Coast Guard and Border Security Service personnel.