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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Searching for Reasons: The Aftermath of Tragic Events in Canada

I live in a quiet suburb of Ottawa, Canada.  The tragic and shocking events in our nation’s capital this week shook all Canadians to the core and there’s almost no one in my city whose life wasn’t touched by the cruel aftermath of Michael Zehof-Bibeau’s murderous rampage.  Of course, we all searched news reports for . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Searching for Reasons: The Aftermath of Tragic Events in Canada

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Not Social Networking, CARE NETWORKING

In my life of caregiving, I have learned two absolute truths.  1) That my love, my will and my intellect cannot cure the effects of ageing or disability in the people I love and 2) that caregiving is a job to be shared.  It cannot and should not be done alone, if it is to . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Not Social Networking, CARE NETWORKING

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Canada: Great Lakes ‘do nothing’ plan unacceptable

By: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release: Restore Our Water International (ROWI) and Sierra Club Canada criticize the International Joint Commission (IJC) Draft Great Lakes Regional Adaptive Management Plan as being insufficient for solving the current low water crisis on Lakes Michigan and Huron. The IJC recently finished conducting webinars on […]

The post Sierra . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Canada: Great Lakes ‘do nothing’ plan unacceptable

The Scott Ross: The Real Problem For BC Liberals

It’s not the low poll numbers or the ethnic voter outreach controversy, the real problem for the BC Liberals is that there are BC Liberals who want a problem.

Considering it was just 2011 when the federal Conservatives’ ethnic voter strategy made headlines it’s more than obvious that the current outrage against Christy Clark and . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Real Problem For BC Liberals

The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leadership race: Garneau calls on Trudeau to take a stand

By Marc Garneau Press Release | Feb. 13, 2013: OTTAWA – Federal Liberal Leadership front-runner Justin Trudeau has a responsibility to tell Canadians where he stands and where he intends to lead now, not after the leadership race is over, says leadership candidate Marc Garneau. “As Liberals, we cannot wait until after the leadership race . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leadership race: Garneau calls on Trudeau to take a stand

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: New Future Planning Magazine Hot Off the Press!

A few months ago, I travelled to Toronto at the invitation of Louise Kinross, Director of Communications at Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital.  I spoke to the parents there about my book and the Capability Approach, but while I was in the city, I took the opportunity to visit PLAN Toronto as well.  I did . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: New Future Planning Magazine Hot Off the Press!

The Scott Ross: How Old Age Security Should Have Been Reformed

Instead of raising the retirement age and distressing seniors with low-income the government should have prevented wealthier Canadians from receiving Old Age Security; not only would this have been fairer but would have saved hundereds of millions of dollars more.

It makes sense that Canadians who are 65 and older and who make . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Old Age Security Should Have Been Reformed