Tuesday, September 18, 2007
AGENT ORANGE - A PRIVATE EMAIL TO GREG THOMPSON!!!
Greg Thompson, ( Minister of Veterans Affairs )
Member of Parliament
Peter Stoffer of the NDP has taken an aggressive stance against you and has called for your resignation at any opportunity he has had, with media here in the Halifax area, and, I presume, across Canada, as his party's Defence critic.
I was a member of the Royal Canadian Army in 1966, 67 and stationed at Gagetown during the time Agent Orange and other carcinogens were showered so liberally on unsuspecting Canadians.
I am not a supporter of ANY political party and, therefore, I will not stand for any politician using my life's circumstances to advance their political profile ... in fact, I find it reprehensible. Any politician who would stoop to this is the lowest of the low, in my opinion.
That said, it is precisely this cheap political gamesmanship that has made me recognize that political parties exist only for themselves. My faith and trust in what should be my government has long been nullified by such feigned expressions of umbrage, ostensibly on my behalf, in order to score points with the public.
Is this how Canadians are defined ... as a people prepared to sacrifice other Canadians by placing them in harm's way?
If it is, I am disgusted and ashamed to call myself "Canadian". Personally, I am apathetic about the amount of money you and the Department of Veteran's Affairs have offered to those afflicted as the final result of some politician's cavalier and careless regard for the lives of their fellow Canadians.
For your government to quantify the value of a life, with such an amount, is a slap in the face to everyone affected, to be sure ... but, for any politician, such as MP Peter Stoffer to attempt to make political points with the public, is just as big an affront.
It is disturbing and disgusting to think that MY government would allow and encourage the dispersement of those "rainbow" chemicals used so liberally in 1966 , 1967, and beyond ... while these same chemicals were outlawed for testing in the United States on that country's military.
I will never, ever forget or forgive this country for allowing some bureaucrat to believe that I, and all others who were exposed to these poisonous and life altering carcinogens, am no better than a lab rat.
My silence is not for sale .... nor will I be satisfied, until there is a full, expository inquiry into why this was ever allowed ...and further compounded by being part of a cover-up for the past forty one years. .
All political parties in Ottawa and the bureaucracy,are complicit in this cover-up.
Wayne A. Coady
CC: M.P Peter Stoffer
Art Connolly Vice President AOAC
Members of The House of Commons
Fredericton Police officer wearing the wrong hat during a windy day!!!
Fred E-Zone is great in the Malls!!!!
ED SHUTS DOWN THIS OLD THING!!!
Too bad it's been around for close to 10 years.....
Everyone had fun during the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival!!!
Girls were singing away during the festival!!!!
Playing on the Streets during the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival!!!!
Une Minute pour le Bon Dieu!!!
Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
que ton Nom soit sanctifié,
que ton règne vienne,
que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses,
comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation,
mais délivre nous du mal.
BONNE FETE PREMIER SHAWN GRAHAM!!!!
I'm too tired to write blog about this one but the pictures speaks wonder!!!
A new Premier walking around with no bodyguards. Yes, New Brunswick is a beautiful place to live.
The other pic was taking in the campaign bus and it was the first one ever taken after the election was called.
No study on ritalin or no action on VLT'S!!!!!
i GUESS i'll have to start blogging these issues big time.
Bonne Fete Shawn!!!!!
Click below for a blog on the evening Shawn Graham got elected as Premier of New Brunswick.