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Jun 22, 2007
I was thinking about the political struggles of individuals across Canada, especially those who have used personal tragedy as a way to bring light to an issue.  Specifically, I was thinking about how this pertains to me and my situation.  Why is it that when a cancer patient becomes an advocate for medical technology to be made available to them, or a family whose lives have been touched by gun violence struggle to see gun control tightened, it is viewed as acceptable, yet for taboo topics, any speaking out is seen as a sign of mental illness?  Clearly the lives of the people involved in all of these cases have been adversely affected, yet there seems to be separate classes of topics up for public debate.  One would not dare to call the cancer patient "mentally ill" for her advocacy efforts to improve the lives of other cancer patients.  The same holds true for the mother who lost a child due to gun violence.  So, why is it that when a person speaks out against abuses and racial/class discrimination in an attempt to have these issues addressed publicly, they are deemed to be suffering from some imaginary affliction?  Why would an agency waste so much time, effort, and taxpayer's dollars to attempt to discredit the person bringing these issues to the surface?  Would it not be easier and less expensive to look into the problems facing the organization and deal with them instead of trying to once again sweep them under the rug?  Hopefully, these are questions that will be resolved in the near future, since it is the lives of society's most vulnerable citizens that are being negatively affected.

In Light and Love,

Rev. Jenne Finley
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Posted: Jun 22, 2007 6:44am
Feb 13, 2007
Focus: Children
Action Request: Protest
Location: Canada
Hello to everyone. I am writing to ask for your help in petitioning the Canadian Government to conduct a full public inquiry into the severe mismanagement of the various Children's Protective Services in Canada. Too often, cases are not investigated properly, which sometimes results in children being placed in locations that at best are unsuitable, and at their worst present a real danger to children's health and well-being. There have been many cases in the past where children have been placed in homes where they were subsequently abused physically, emotionally, and in some cases sexually. Still, nothing has been done to protect these children, and in most cases, no punishment was given to the offenders. This needs to stop immediately. I ask you all to sign my petition. As well, I am looking to create a protest in Ottawa (the nation's capital) and Toronto (Ontario's captial), so any suggestions for how I can accomplish this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

jenne finley
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Posted: Feb 13, 2007 9:31am


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