Feds slight the disabled
Canada needs to amend the following existing legislation to enable disabled persons to live in dignity.
1) Amend the Guaranteed Income Supplement to include disabled persons.
2) Make these GIS monies exempt from being clawed back by the provinces.
3) Amend the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit to prevent the provinces from clawing these monies back as they presently do.
If you believe that the above needs to be done, please e-mail Prime Minister Stephen Harper at Harper.S@parl.gc.ca or write to Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A2.
Thank you in advance for your time and help. Remember that your letter is worth 1,000 voter opinions.
Red Deer, Alberta
It’s too late to warn the Titanic, and it’s too late to warn the United States government that its passport requirements will be a total disaster.
I don’t worry that they might not let me go the US, but there will be serious trouble if Americans have to have any special document to be allowed back into their own country.
Who on Earth has the right to mess with anyone trying to get back to where they live?
This is about the rights of human beings, not the value of stuff in their pockets.
‘The cat came back’
In July we were camping at Lake Laberge campground with our two cats (brother and sister). Upon our departure, the male was nowhere to be found.
One of us spent two extra days at the campground, in the hope that he would reappear. We made three more trips back to the area just in case he might hear us calling.
Signs were put up everywhere and we did receive a call from the bakery as it was thought he had been spotted near there. A trip was made back to Lake Laberge to investigate, but no kitty.
To cover all bases we had also put an add in your lost and found section, repeating it a couple of times and even taking “one last kick at the cat” by running it again in October.
Nothing, so we prepared our family for the inevitable — he was not coming home.
The second week of December, we received a phone call from a resident of Deep Creek indicating they had taken in what they thought might be our lost feline.
After four and a half months we didn’t want to be too optimistic.
A family member had visited your office and had gone through the back issues of the newspaper to locate our phone number.
We are very grateful to these people for being so insistent that the cat found its proper family and we wish to express our heartfelt thanks.
The dog knew who he was right away, but it took a few days for his sister to accept him. He has fit right back in, as if he had never been away.
We would also like to thank the newspaper for its service to the community of running a lost and found section at no charge, enabling us to write this story.
Carole & Bruce Laurie