Why do kids cry?

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau and I simply cannot believe that this is
the final weekend of January!
Time is simply marching on and no one can stop this.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan talks about why our kids cry.
It is a very deep editorial and I encourage you to read on!
Happy weekend to you now!

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Why do kids cry?
By Donna J. Jodhan

I can bet you anything that in response to this question we will find
ourselves being given a myriad of answers and it can range anywhere from any
of the following:
Diapers are wet or soiled.
Kids are hungry.
Kids are angry.
Kids are in distress.
Kids are hurt.
Kids are happy.
Kids are disappointed.
Kids are unhappy.

Kids also cry whenever they lose their parents or miss them and most of all
they cry for things that are either taken away from them or they lose
something that are very dear and precious to them.

Of course, there are other answers to the said question but suffice it to
say that kids can cry for so many reasons. Some of the time we are able to
wipe their tears away and replace them with miles of smiles but at other
times we are unable to do so and why?

Probably because we are not trying hard enough or probably because we may
not care enough! Or it may be that we are unable to help or simply we are
just thinking about ourselves instead of our kids.

At the end of the day; almost every kid cries for some sort of reason. They
almost never cry for nothing! Look hard enough and you will definitely see
or find why!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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What can we do to foster more commitment?

Happy January 18 to everyone and I’m Scott Savoy coming to you from the desk
of Sterling Creations.
Today, I am super pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you
and for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on how we can help
to foster more commitment.
I encourage you to read her editorial and here’s wishing you a terrific
weekend.

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What can we do to foster more commitment?
By Donna J. Jodhan

In my humble opinion, the world today does not appear to contain as much
commitment as it did up until about a decade ago. I may be wrong in my
assumption but I have a funny feeling that there are many out there who will
either silently or loudly agree with me.

There used to be a time when commitment seemed to be second nature to the
majority of us; but sadly enough, no more.

Today we are living in times when commitment seems to be a thing of the
past. When so many think that it is nothing or means nothing when they
break their commitment. When they believe that proffering an anemic excuse
would be enough to break a commitment. When instead of making sure that
their commitment is carried out they defend themselves with attitudes that
are disrespectful, condescending, and downright lousy!

I respectfully submit that when it comes to commitment we have learned very
little from those brave young men and women who fought in the World Wars
plus others. We continue to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to this out of
hand problem and I for one am completely out of suggestions.

I really do not like raising a complaint without having some sort of
suggested solution but in this case the only flimsy one that I can offer is
for us to start being more aware of a lack of commitment and then to find
ways to collaborate on coming up with strategies to stem the tide.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Keeping up with technology

Happy 2020 to everyone and I’m Christian Robicheau wishing everyone the best
of everything for 2020.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on keeping up with
technology!
Happy weekend everyone!

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Keeping up with technology
By Donna J. Jodhan

One of my favourite phrases these days is this: “Ah yes! The joys and
wonders of technology” and I often say this anytime technology plays a bit
of a dirty trick on me.

For most of us, it is one thing to be able to keep up with the latest and
greatest technological changes and that is; if we can afford to do so.
However for me, it is a lot more than this.

In the normal scheme of things, for the sighted world it means being able to
procure the latest hardware and accompanying software but for me it goes
further than this. As a vision impaired person, I need to ensure that my
access/assistive technology is also up to date, that it works cohesively
with the hardware and software that I need in order to productively do my
work, and that I have the know-how when it comes to using it with such
things as social media and online facilities.

Added to this is the ability to be able to navigate and use websites as
independently as possible and here is where things get dicey for me. This
is so because accessibility and navigation all hinges on others to make
their websites and facilities accessible and navigable and if said websites
are not so then there is nothing that I can do. It is all out of my hands
at this point.

As an entrepreneur, I am finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with
technology. Affordability is one of the main reasons and after this it
comes down to finding reliable assistance to help me install and maintain my
technological environment. A headache you may be asking? Indeed but I have
no choice if I hope to survive in the rapidly evolving world of
technological change and shifting landscapes of attitudes.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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No dream is too big

Happy new year everyone and I am Scott Savoy wishing you the very best for
2020.
Brand new year! New wishes and new dreams and for today I am delighted to
share our president’s weekly editorial with you.
For today, Donna J. Jodhan talks about no dream is too big.
Enjoy and happy weekend!

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No dream is too big
By Donna J. Jodhan

This is the advice that I would pass on to anyone who dares to dream. It is
not as difficult as you may think. It is not as hard as you may feel. It
is not hard to believe in what you dream to aspire. These are the
ingredients to no dream is too big.

I have never limited my dreams because I truly believe that the sky could be
the limit. Yes! Sometimes reality may step in and bring me back down to
earth but that’s okay. There is nothing wrong in receiving a reality check.

I would compare it to learning to ride a bicycle. At first it may seem
daunting but if you pause for a few moments, take a deep breath, and then
settle down; you will find that it is easier than you ever expected.

Sometimes you may probably need to trim the size of your dream in order to
suit your objectives, your initiatives, and your constraints, restraints,
and limitations. This is not however such a bad strategy. The no dream is
too big can certainly still apply.

Or maybe I should be stating it like this! You can make your dream as big
as you wish it to be. No holes barred! No one to stop you but you
yourself! If you believe in yourself then no dream is too big and if you do
not have the necessary resources to achieve it then it is up to you to find
them and use them. In other words; your dream is in your own hands.

You control your own destiny. You find ways to overcome challenges, scale
walls, create ways to work around obstacles and the rest will surely fall
into place.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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In every journey 2019

Dear readers: As we approach the end of another year, I wanted to drop by
and share my thoughts with you and for this year I’d like to use some words
of wisdom that were sent to me by a very special lady; Denise Sanders and
she did this when I was president of the Alliance for Equality of Blind
Canadians.
Here goes:
“In every journey there is meaning.
In every conflict, there is growth.
In every action, there is purpose.
In every moment of doubt,
Remember to believe!”

Very strong words sent to me by a very powerful lady and these are ones that
I shall treasure always.

As I look back on 2019, I think that the best way for me to describe this
year would be to say that it was filled with hope and expectations. Some
were realized but others failed to cross the finish line.

I was truly humbled to have been a part of the initiative to see the safe
passage of Bill C-81 and although there are some who believe that this bill
is not powerful enough; I for one truly believe that finally! We have
meaningful legislation in place and now we need to build on it. I
personally thank the Honourable Minister Carla Qualtrough, Senator Jim
Munson, Prime Minister Trudeau, and all of those organizations and
individuals who gave so selflessly of their time and energy to make this a
reality.

June 21 will always be etched in my mind and despite my not having been
there physically, I followed every step to Royal assent with tears of joy
and gratitude that this precious historic day was realized.

I also learned this past year that whereas on the whole there are those
entities whose lawyers continue to believe that bullying tactics are the
best way to deprive complainants of their rights; there are some who think
otherwise. I thank Dianne Wintermute, Chris Piggott, and Sarah Hart for
having helped to show this side of the legal system and to help me to keep
on believing.

Unfortunately, it has not been the same in the case of certain other
entities and I can only hope that come 2020 the Ontario Government along
with certain Ontario entities would take action to ensure that the rights of
persons with disabilities are recognized and protected.

Despite the efforts of entities such as Elections Canada, the CHRC, and the
CTA to be proactive and to be good government citizens with regard to
helping to protect and recognize the rights of persons with disabilities, I
believe that there is still so much work to be done in order to break down
attitude barriers, other types of artificial barriers, and more.

I also saw where the voices of blind and vision impaired Canadians continued
to be ignored and left out of collaboration and round table discussions.
Examples of this raised their ugly heads when I witnessed first hand how
some organizations and individuals who were given hefty Federal Government
grants to foster collaboration amongst organizations representing the voices
and needs of Canadians with disabilities failed to include the voices and
requirements of blind and vision impaired Canadians. This continues to be a
grave concern to me and a huge disappointment and I can only hope that this
starts to change for 2020.

In June 2019; I probably suffered one of the greatest personal losses when
one of my dearest mentors, teachers, coaches, and friend Chris Stark passed
on so tragically and unexpectedly. Chris was probably Canada’s finest
advocate when it came to standing up for the rights of blind and vision
impaired Canadians. He gave selflessly and never ignored my calls for help!
He gave generously and his time was always someone else’s time.

His accomplishments are so many; from having helped to bring the talking ATM
to Canada, to his tireless work with guide dogs and guide dog users, to
continually challenging organizations such as the CHRC, the CTA, the CRTC,
Elections Canada and Elections Ontario, Air Canada, and others to respect
the rights of blind and vision impaired Canadians.

I’ll never forget you Chris and I promise to always keep your memory on the
radar. I will strive to not disappoint you as I know that you will be
watching closely from your seat in the deep blue horizon! I can just hear
your voice coaching and advising me now! Thank you for having come into my
life!

I am grateful for what I have and what I can share! I am truly thankful for
calling Canada my home! A country that is rich in generosity, caring, and a
willingness to listen and provide a happy abode for those who seek shelter
from wars, hardships, and lives that are so difficult to live.

I live in a country where running water is not a luxury. I live in a
country where food is plentiful and technology gives me the opportunity to
earn a daily living, to communicate with friends and family, and most of all
I have freedom of speech. I live in a country that I am proud to call my
home and I recognize that yes! Canada is not perfect but it is the best
place to live!

I look forward to continuing my work in 2020. To be working with the Apple
Corporation. To my work as an advocate working on the know your rights
project with the CNIB. To continued work with Aaron Diblasi and Mindvault
Solutions on my various projects for my company. To further collaboration
with entities such as Elections Canada, the CTA, and the CHRC.

Most of all; to continue my initiatives to ensure that every child counts!
That is, to ensure that blind and vision impaired kids are not left out!

I must not forget to express a special bouquet of gratitude to my dear
friend Jilla who helped me to make a dream come true; she and I spent some
priceless hours in early February when I visited Liverpool to reconnect with
my cousins Lorraine and her daughter, Mark, Carl and Tom, and my aunt Angie
and cousin Sally and her boyfriend Joe. I shall always remember this visit
and be eternally grateful that I got this rare opportunity to embrace my
family!

It is not very often when a friend goes out of their way to ensure that a
visit is as perfect as possible and this is what Jilla did for me. She
picked me up at Gatwick Airport, took me to her welcoming home, drove with
me to Windermere the next day, stayed with me for two days at a chess
tournament, returned to fetch me a few days later and then drove me to
Liverpool to meet my family. Then she drove me back to London and made sure
that I was homeward bound to Canada the following day.
What was most special is that Jilla and my cousin Lorraine accompanied me on
some special trips to the Liverpool Cathedral and to Christopher Grange!
Thank you Jilla!

To all of my friends and family! I thank you from the bottom of my heart
and a special thanks to the board of Barrier Free Canada for your continuing
commitment!
For it is only through you and with you that we will continue to fight the
good fight!

With very best wishes for 2020
Donna J

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To be a kid at heart for one moment in time

My goodness! I cannot believe that we are almost here! In a matter of just
a few days, we’ll be celebrating the birth of baby Jesus and for me it’s
what makes Christmas.
I want to wish all of our readers the very best for this great holiday
season and for 2020.
For this week, I am pleased to share our presiden’ts weekly editorial with
you and for today, Donna J. Jodhan shares her dreams as a kid with us.
I wish everyone a great weekend.
I’m Christian Robicheau

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To be a kid at heart for one moment in time

This is usually the time of year when I choose to simply kick back and be a
kid at heart for just one moment in time.

Tis the time to be jolly! To forget one’s troubles but for a few precious
moments and to simply allow my mind to wander and roam.

Ah yes! To simply relax and be a kid at heart! I would still dream of
Santa bringing me lots of goodies on his sleigh; cookies, candy, biscuits,
chocolates, and so much more!

I dream of him bringing me toys too! Dolls and doll houses, tea sets,
electronic games, puzzles, and those favourite gadgets.

O, and let us not forget those snazzy clothes; brightly coloured sweaters,
gloves, boots, and lots of fancy tops and skirts and trousers to match.
I’ll tell Santa that my favourite colours are yellow, purple, and orange.

I dream of lots of laughter, joy, and fun! I dream of going carolling with
my cousins to cheer up folks in homes for seniors! I dream of days gone
by when I used to spend precious times with my beloved granny in the kitchen
baking fruit cakes and pies, and making all kinds of Christmas delicacies!

Most of all, I dream of going to Church with my family and standing in front
of the Manger saying hello to baby Jesus and Mary and Joseph! And o yes!
The joy of giving to others who are less fortunate!

For me, being a kid at heart at this time of year is simply marvellous!
Just my two cents for today!
An adult continuing the traditions of childhood!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Happy holidays! ! Happy Hanukkah!
Joyeux Noel!
Feliz Navidad!
Bueno Tale!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Without my mentor – thank you Chris Stark

Ho! Ho! Ho everyone and ah yes! My fave month of the year and it’s time to
start celebrating, enjoying, thanking, and giving!
Today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week, Donna J. Jodhan laments the loss of one of her closest
mentors.
I wish you a wonderful shopping weekend!
I’m Scott Savoy.

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Without my mentor
By Donna J. Jodhan

As they often say, One never knows when their time will come and this is how
I feel about my mentor, friend, and teacher.

Chris Stark was all of this to me and so much more. I met Chris in 2010
when we had our very first phone conversation. He had called to tell me how
pleased he was with the work I had done on our charter challenge against the
Canadian Government over their inaccessible websites.

From that memorable moment until his passing in early June; Chris coached,
mentored, taught, and lead me from pillar to post in the world of advocacy.

He taught me never to give up! He taught me to always take the high road!
He taught me how to develop and grow a thick skin! He taught me
professionalism, to look before I leapt, and how to analyze carefully before
making a decision. Most of all, he taught me how to pick and choose my
battles.

Chris never said no to my calls for help. He was always there and he never
shied away from an important battle. Above all, and despite him being often
in physical pain, he was always there to offer his help. I shall always
remember his opening words anytime I called him. “How can I help you!”

We as Canadians owe Chris a tremendous and unforgettable debt of gratitude
for all that he did! Just to mention a few, for having helped to bring the
talking ATM to Canada, for his tireless work with advocating for guide dogs
and their users, for all of his efforts re transportation, the CRTC, and
Elections Canada and Elections Ontario.

Thank you Chris for having come into my life! You came for a reason and now
you are up in the deep blue still coaching me. I promise to never let you
down and all I ask is that you save a place at your table for me when I
finally join you! I’ll never forget you and I hope you do the same for me!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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What have I learned this past year?

Welcome to Decemberand it’s time for us to start enjoying fun times with
family and friends!
It’s what I am going to do from now until year’s end.
So let’s kick back and enjoy!
Today I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for today Donna J. Jodhan reflects on what she learned for 2019.
I encourage you to read on.
I’m Christian Robicheau

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What have I learned this past year?
By Donna J. Jodhan

If I had to be most honest with myself, I would say that I have learned
that over the past year, some things have not changed, while some have
changed.

What has changed for 2019? So we now have an accessible Canada Act! Great
news for our beloved country and now our fingers are crossed that this piece
of legislation will be the card to help push federally regulated companies
along with federal government departments to follow the rules and
regulations of said legislation. We can only hope and pray that this is the
dawning of a new era in Canada when it comes to being able to say that yes!
And finally! Canada has entered into a new era of accessibility.

What has also changed is that Ontario’s Conservative government has found it
necessary to enforce deep and concerning cuts across the board that are
affecting such things as education, health, and legal services.
Unfortunately, changes that should probably not be considered as positive.

What has not changed? That blind and vision impaired Canadians continue to
be left out of various round tables and consultations on vital topics that
directly relate to the daily lives of blind and vision impaired Canadians.
This group’s voice continues to be ignored by organizations for and of
persons with other types of disabilities and even by organizations for the
blind and vision impaired.

What else has not changed? That there are groups out there that expect
persons with a disability to impart their knowledge for free. However I
must say that this is slowly changing for the better but not quickly enough
in my humble opinion.

What else has not changed? That there are still organizations out there who
believe that it is their responsibility to speak on behalf of those with
disabilities. Or that it is their right to enable and allow mainstream
entities to produce products and services and websites for use by persons
with disabilities without even having the courtesy to include input from
persons with disabilities.

What else has not changed? That when government gives grants to an
organization to take the lead in forming coalitions of like minded groups;
said organization often fails to pay invitees or participants for their
input choosing instead to not have the money trickle down to participants.

What else has not changed? That when organizations receive hefty grants to
develop apps that would benefit all Canadians, sadly enough; the needs and
requirements of blind and vision impaired persons are still being ignored.

What else has not changed? That Canada still has the same Prime Minister
but he is now governing in a minority position. Britain is still fretting
over Brexit and how to deal with it and political turmoil continues to reign
in the United States.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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My Santa’s wish list

Okay now! It’s the very last day of November and what do we have here? O
yes indeed! Here comes December and for this week our president Donna J.
Jodhan is pleased to share her Santa’s wish list!
Happy weekend everyone!
I’m Scott Savoy

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My Santa’s wish list
By Donna J. Jodhan

I hope that I am not too late to submit my Santa’s wish list now that Santa
has finally arrived in the city of Toronto. It is the time of year that I
love most. When I get to fantasize a bit; to wish for those shiny new
electronic gadgets, new kitchen utensils, pots and pans, and why not? For
better things for the world!

This is the time of the year when the lyrics of so many Christmas songs come
floating back into my mind to remind me of what I need to do. First off is
the famous one by Michael Jackson “some day at Christmas” where Michael
wishes for so much. Among his wishes? A world where men are free! Peace
on earth! No more hate, just love! No more hungry children!

I know; this part of my wish list could be viewed as me reaching for the sky
but I can only hope cant’ I? The pots and pans, the kitchen utensils, and
the shiny new gadgets are all so much easier to obtain so why not put a bit
of meaningful spice into my list and ask Santa to see what he can do?

I can only hope that somehow Santa can get through to those world leaders as
they sleep to convince them to listen to Michael. To those terrorists to
drop their guns, and to those with grudges and distorted ideas to change
their minds.

Just my humble two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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The importance of legal aid

It is almost the end of November and guess that? The holiday season is upon
us now and it is time to join the celebration.

Today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for today, Donna J. Jodhan zooms her intention in on a very rocky legal
system in Ontario.
I wish all of our American friends a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I’m Christian Robicheau

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The importance of legal aid
By Donna J. Jodhan

What happens when one is told that they cannot be represented by lawyers at
a Human rights tribunal hearing because the lawyer in question feels that
the complainant received a reasonable offer but in turn the complainant
vehemently disagrees?
What happens if said complainant does not have the funds to afford the
services of a lawyer?

This is what recently happened when an Ontario Human Rights lawyer informed
their client that they could no longer represent their interests at an
upcoming Human Rights hearing because they felt that their client had
received a reasonable offer from the respondent.

We would probably never know what the real reason would be but we could only
offer these possibilities.
* It may be due to prioritizing due to deep cuts to legal aid.
* It could be that the lawyer in question may not have taken enough time to
fully understand the gravity of the complaint.
* It could be that the lawyer is just following instructions from up above
this being not to go against the present chain of command when it comes to
not rocking the boat within the establishment.

Whatever the reason, this particular complainant is now without any legal
aid support and without going into too many details, and unless this
individual can find a way to obtain proper representation at the upcoming
tribunal hearing; a glaring glitch in our system will only continue to grow.
Most important, a violation of this person’s rights would have been trampled
upon. This is why we need to ensure that legal aid remains in tact for
those who are unable to afford it both financially as well as mentally.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.

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