Tuesday, June 05, 2007
This is very sad. If you're married and you get killed in action?
Your family will received $250,000 but if you're single?
You get nothing!!!
Something is very wrong here!!!!
The Hon. Stéphane Dion, P.C., M.P.
Leader of the Official Opposition
Liberal Party of Canada
Dear Mr. Dion
An Autism Question
I am the father of two sons one of whom has classic Autism Disorder, with profound developmental delays, and I have been an autism advocate for the last eight years.
This year I watched hopefully, but with no illusions, as Liberal MP Shawn Murphy of Charlottetown introduced Bill C-304, a Private Member’s bill, which would called for amendment of the Canada Health Act to provide coverage for autism treatments.
As expected, Bill C-304 was defeated by the governing Conservative Party and its partner, the Bloc Québécois.
The Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party both voted, by and large, in support of Bill C-304. You personally cast a vote in support of the Bill.
Autism is a serious neurological disorder which affects 1 in 150 Canadians, including 1 in 94 male Canadians.
Persons with an autism disorder can display a wide range of deficits including intellectual, communication, behavioural and social deficits. While no known cure exists, a treatment which has been empirically demonstrated in hundreds of studies to decrease the negative autism deficits, and in some cases virtually eliminate, these deficits exists.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) has been demonstrated to improve the abilities in all these areas and improve the quality of life of autistic persons in hundreds of studies.
Effective, early and intensive intervention with ABA, in addition to being effective in treating autistic children, has also been shown to save governments very substantial sums of money in provision of government services over the life of an autistic person.
Despite these facts, governments in Canada have an atrocious record in dealing with the Autism Crisis which confronts Canada and in helping these very vulnerable people.
In British Columbia and Ontario governing parties reversed election campaign promises to provide medicare coverage for autism choosing instead to spend hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars to fight in court the parents of autistic children they had pledged to help.
Mr. Dion I hope that you will not follow these shameful precedents, I hope you will not forget your vote in support of Bill C-304.
Mr. Dion, will you tell me, and other parents and caregivers of autistic children and persons, if the Liberal Party of Canada will, once elected, introduce legislation in the first year of your taking office as Prime Minister, to include autism treatment in medicare for all Canadians with autism regardless of residence and regardless of income?
Harold L Doherty
cc The Canadian Public
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GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH, AN EVER-PRESENT
HELP IN TROUBLE.
( PSALM 46:1 *NIV )
Now we all have troubles in our life once in a while! When we
do we may always count on our Heavenly Father's help, no matter
what we may be facing. For God has promised: CALL ON ME IN
THE DAY OF TROUBLE; AND I WILL DELIVER YOU.
( PSALM 50:15 )
After all we may feel, HARD PRESSED ON EVERY SIDE, BUT
NOT CRUSHED; PERPLEXED, BUT NOT IN DESPAIR;
PERSECUTED, BUT NOT ABANDONED; STRUCK DOWN, BUT
NOT DESTROYED. ( 2 CORINTHIANS 4:8-9 ) because our
Heavenly Father is always with us.
For when we are weary, God has promised: I WILL REFRESH THE
WEARY AND SATISFY THE FAINT. ( JEREMIAH 31:25 ) After all,
HE GIVES STRENGTH TO THE WEARY AND INCREASES THE
POWER OF THE WEAK. ( ISAIAH 40:29 )
Further, even when we become brokenhearted He Ministers to us,
for it is written: HE HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED AND BINDS UP
THEIR WOUNDS. ( PSALM 147:3 )
So Charles, never let life's troubles get you down. Just
remember the words of our Savior Jesus Christ, for He said: "DO NOT
LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED. TRUST IN GOD; TRUST ALSO
IN ME." ( JOHN 14:1 )
FINALLY, BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN HIS MIGHTY
POWER. ( EPHESIANS 6:10 ) For God has said: "DO NOT FEAR,
FOR I AM WITH YOU; DO NOT BE DISMAYED, FOR I AM YOUR
GOD. ( ISAIAH 40:10 ) Amen!
In HIS Love & Service,
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