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Remembering ‘My Canada’

Even countries as multi-cultural as Canada have an identity. ‘My Canada’ is founded on certain cultural beliefs and values that serve as the cornerstone of who we are as people. In a world where social media, international news, broadcasts, movies and television … Continue reading

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I Voted…Now What?

If we can learn anything from the last four year’s of Sam Katz’s tenure as Mayor of Winnipeg is that as the voters of Winnipeg we need to hold our elected officials to a higher standard than being accountable only … Continue reading

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Putting Children First

Children are any society’s most important resource and it is time we started to commit to the policies, practices and supports that recognize this. Being an educator for almost 30 years has allowed me to witness the societal changes that … Continue reading

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TALK IS CHEAP

Conclusion: The Real Issues Facing the Mayor One of the largest challenges is bringing about substantive changes required is understanding the complex interrelationships between all levels of government, business and society. Bringing about change in one sector without at least … Continue reading

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The Real Issues Facing our Next Mayor (Part 1)

One of the complicated issues relating to running for Mayor in the City of Winnipeg is the expectations of the voters wanting each candidate to explain: 1) What are you going to do? 2) Why should I vote for you? This … Continue reading

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Bystanders to Violence and Neglect

In Canada the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) recently published a report that focused on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. The numbers are staggering for a country that prides itself on equality and issues relating to human rights. What is … Continue reading

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Humble Beginnings: One Dad’s Story

CHAPTER ONE (A brief excerpt from a work in progress) Being born during the ‘Dirty Thirties’, the Great Depression as it has become to be known and written about certainly has helped determine, shape who I am. In November of … Continue reading

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