Kind is a centrist who has stood up to his Democratic Party when it has lost its way. He’s insisted that partisan posturing not shut down the government. He’s fought giveaway subsidies to corporate agriculture companies. Kind’s opponent, Tony Kurtz, lacks the know-how that this western Wisconsin district deserves.
This is a blog post I made a little over two years ago, when I sat next to Ron Kind, a Democratic Congressman on his way home to Wisconsin from Washington, DC. Read it and tell me if I saw it coming. This is the second of two parts. Click here for the full article →
Stand down Don Cherry! Don Chapman should take your mantle (and jacket) as the true Canadian hero, should he ever take the citizenship oath. Don helped me on my road to claiming what I had never lost, my Canadian citizenship. While he has almost singlehandledly championed the cause of the Lost Canadians, I know that at least once, he refused to take the oath because the legislation he had championed was not inclusive enough. Apparently, that’s about to change. Mon oncle Paul Roy was a Lost Canadian.
Recently, he made Canadian news. Read the article below for details of the Harper government’s new legislation and Don’s role in getting it done.
As “fair” as we all believe Canada to be, especially in the areas of social justice and fabric, there is one area where the Canadian government has failed miserably – the Lost Canadians. People unable to document their births because unknown to them, they had been born in the states to Canadian parents before the first Citizenship Act in 1947, people brought over as children of war brides of English women and Canadian soldiers, people just unable to prove legally they were Canadian though they had lived their . . . Click here for the full article →