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Roméo Dallaire delivers impressive speech on Child Soldiers

HALIFAX – Roméo Dallaire put PTSD on the map. The former Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General and later Senator witnessed unspeakable horrors first hand. He was commander of United Nations Rwanda mission during the genocide in 1994. 457 more words


Book #45: Shake Hands With the Devil

Romeo Dallaire, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, (2003), 562p

It has taken me twenty odd years of reading to be able to define why I read. 263 more words

Peggy Curran: Suicide's painful aftershocks

“More sad news.”

The subject line in the email from one of my oldest friends was a chilling warning.

Four months after she buried her mother, Maureen was writing to say her 54-year-old brother had taken his own life. 846 more words

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64th Annual B'nai Brith Dinner sets record

The challenging economic times ahead could very well prove difficult for fundraisers. Apparently this is not the case for our good friends in the Jewish community. 698 more words

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Obituary: Adam Hutt (1990-2014) found his calling working in life as Senate aide

Adam Hutt followed in his grandfather’s footsteps the first day he arrived to work on Parliament Hill.

Working for the leadership of the Senate Liberals, Hutt was going to work in the Centre Block, not too far from the East Block where his grandfather had occupied an office, building a reputation as the civil servant John Diefenbaker listened to on foreign affairs issues. 840 more words


How can we help first responders in crisis? Ontario announces a summit

TORONTO – Amid a growing number of first responder suicides, and as more and more of their colleagues come forward about their struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, the Ontario government is holding a summit to discuss what to do. 620 more words