“Green party leader Elizabeth May cast the federal campaign in apocalyptic terms Sunday, urging complacent Canadians to turn off CNN and tune in to the importance of their Canadian vote.” Geez, last election, were we all so busy watching CNN that we didn’t get out to vote? Huh? Eh?
There is place inside each one of us where one is who one is – fully. It is the sum total of the joy that can be found in being a defined and unique individual.
I am a Canadian woman just riveted to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and its unfolding change-making history in action. Hillary Clinton put 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling blazing a new trail for young girls and for women.Barack Obama , having been acclaimed the party’s Presidential Candidate today, leaving many African-Americans, including African-American men crying, was an amazingly moving moment in American History.
Change is the only thing that really does paradoxically stay the same. Change is a staple in our lives – it is a constant to varying degrees, or at least in certain stages of our lives.
Barack Obama has chosen Joe Biden for his running mate – to be his Vice President. While there are a lot of positive things being said about this choice I wonder how many of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are only going to be further disenfranchised by this choice. And, by the news that apparently Clinton wasn’t even vetted in consideration of being on the short list of candidates for Obama’s running mate.
In this world there will always be some people who, for whatever constellation of reasons, need to tear down others in order to feel okay about themselves. There will always be people that cross our paths to criticize us and to attempt to dump a chunk of their own lostness, brokenness, and negativity upon us.
Funding of $4.4 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was announced today by Steven Fletcher, MP for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia and Parliamentary Secretary for Health, on behalf of Tony Clement, Minister of Health. This funding will support three research teams investigating how to improve the application of mental health research.
The Canadian Mental Health System, according to The Globe and Mail Newspaper needs to be dealt with head-on. As editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail, Edward Greenspon, wrote of Canada’s Mental Health Crisis, in an editorial Friday June 19, 2008, “Face it. Fund it. Fix it.”
“Five year old was voted out of his kindergarten class by his fellow classmates. His teacher, Wendy Portillo, led the voting having each child state why they don’t like Alex.
At the time, Alex was in the process of being evaluated for Aspergers Syndrome. The diagnosis became official along with ADHD on Tuesday morning. Only two students voted in opposition to vote him out.