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My journey with AIDS…and more!: Generosity

As heard on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning today Wood Haven Country Lodge in the Kawarthas opens its heart next weekend to women and children from area shelters, offering them a get-away in the busy holiday season. David explained to Matt Galloway that when his partner died of AIDS several years ago, he decided to extend . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Generosity

LeDaro: Donald Trump supports women’s causes

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Advice for New Caregivers

Today’s guest post is by Derek Hobson, BA.  Derek is the editor for ConciergeCareAdvisors.com, a senior care referral agency. He developed a passion for elder care when he became the primary caregiver for his grandmother. Since then, he has sought to inspire fellow caregivers as “there is no success without hardship.”  When I was 20 years old, my . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Advice for New Caregivers

Politics, Re-Spun: Profits Before People: Richmond Ikea Lockout Enters Day 17

 

Generating enough media spin to rival a jet engine at take off, the management and PR folks at Ikea Canada want you to believe that their poor little corporation is being held hostage by greedy, soulless union workers in Richmond.

Woe. Pity poor Ikea.

It’s tough being a multi-national corporation . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Profits Before People: Richmond Ikea Lockout Enters Day 17

The Scott Ross: Why Justin Trudeau Shouldn’t Lead The Liberals

For the very same reason why so many Liberals want him to win, Justin Trudeau shouldn’t become Liberal Leader.

If 150,000 people only supported Justin Trudeau because of substance then there would be no argument against the 41 year-old MP for Papineau. A Trudeau only made popular by policy would present little risk in selecting . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why Justin Trudeau Shouldn’t Lead The Liberals

The Scott Ross: Idle No More Might Be Popular No More: Polls

A few online polls suggest Idle No More is not supported by a majority of Canadians.

Though there appears to be no major polling done as of yet, three recent online polls give some idea about the popularity of Idle No More.

The larger of the polls was on Jan.3, Winnipeg Free Press had . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Idle No More Might Be Popular No More: Polls

The Canadian Progressive: For #IdleNoMore, support and prayer from Kobe, Japan (PHOTO)

From Kobe, Japan, an expression of support and solidarity for hunger striker Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence and the phenomenal #IdleNoMore grassroots movement for Aboriginal rights and sovereignty: This photo: Photo via Facebook And these words: Today , we gathered together to pray in Kobe Japan. We hope this prayer can reach to Chief . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: For #IdleNoMore, support and prayer from Kobe, Japan (PHOTO)

The Scott Ross: Most BCers Support Northern Gateway Pipeline

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to British Columbians that they support an oil pipeline that endangers ecologically sensitive terrain, after all they continue to financially support every other pipeline that does the exact same thing.

Opinion polls may consistently show that a majority of BCers oppose Enbridge’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline, but their continued . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Most BCers Support Northern Gateway Pipeline

The Scott Ross: The Tragedy of Sept.11 Only Gets Worse

Every September 11 since 2001 has been a day to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks, but it should also be a day to remember the wars. Because just as we should never forget the men and women who died that day, we should never forget the mistakes we made in the days that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Tragedy of Sept.11 Only Gets Worse

The Scott Ross: The Difference In Popularity Between NDP & Its Principles

How could the Conservatives or the Liberals weaken the New Democratic Party? Show Canadians what New Democrats stand for, the end of capitalism.

Because both Conservatives and Liberals have for so long ignored the NDP’s first principle, socialism, it may seem like an exaggeration to ordinary Canadians that the orange wave wants to sink Canada’s . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Difference In Popularity Between NDP & Its Principles

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Great Ideas on Housing, Support and Networked Care

One of the people I admire most in the care field is Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus in the UK.  I met Alex about four years ago when we both attended an event – I have forgotten the speaker, but I will always appreciate meeting Alex that day.  Read his latest blog . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Great Ideas on Housing, Support and Networked Care

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Know Protests Don’t Depend On Attendance

Conservatives should know better than anyone that it isn’t the number of people who protest that is important, what matters is why they’re doing it.

Many have attacked the turnout of protests against the government in recent years, from the anti-prorogation rallies to protests over the recent robocall scandal. Conservative critics cite poor showings . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservatives Know Protests Don’t Depend On Attendance

The Scott Ross: Opposing Labour & Other Bad Driving Habits

Nowadays people oppose strikes like they drive a car. It’s not about the all the people going forward anymore, it’s only about one person getting where they want to go.

Decades ago when unions went on strike the average joes not only put up with it, they supported it; today any strike is seen as . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Opposing Labour & Other Bad Driving Habits

The Scott Ross: Make Us Do The Right Thing

“I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932, in a statement to labour leaders who had advocated for bold policies.

Leaders often explain that their failure to enact the right policies is because public support is either lacking or is in opposition to . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Make Us Do The Right Thing

The Scott Ross: BC Teachers Hurt The Left & Help The Right

The teachers’ strike in British Columbia this week was bad for the province but good for the BC Liberals.

Facing challenges from the NDP on their left and the Conservatives on their right, for the BC Liberals an unpopular labour dispute couldn’t have happened at a better time.

Over the last few months the BC . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: BC Teachers Hurt The Left & Help The Right

The Scott Ross: NDP & the Decline of Labour

The NDP is certainly not asking whether it should abandon organized labour, but maybe organized labour should ask whether it abandon the NDP.

What does it say about the New Democratic Party when it is the only political organization of unions, for unions and organized labour over the last thirty years has only lost power . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: NDP & the Decline of Labour