Tag Archive: government

When Honesty Doesn’t Pay

On Monday I held my breath as my daughter attended her new daycare. I knew she would have no trouble playing with the other children, learning the routine of a new environment, or embracing the change. She is full of life, is very social, and loves other children. But I was worried about her anyway….

Can You See Love?

Can you see love? Can you touch it? Does it drift down with the breeze and fall in the lap of the lucky few? Is it delivered in the night and silently slid under the pillow of  those who prayed hard enough? Does it arrive in the mail, postage marked “love,” ordered online and wrapped…

Ontario? Wake Up!

I love our daycare. I can’t tell you enough how safe I feel leaving my daughter in their capable hands. But, as I’ve mentioned, we can’t afford them. We were cut off from full subsidy five months ago, due to our income being too high, and in that time have accumulated $4,000 in debt because…

Working for a Living?

Note: This post was sent in to my local newspapers as a “Letter to the Editor” and as an Editorial piece for consideration. I am very passionate about creating change, especially when the needs of my community and my province are ignored.   On October 6, 2011 Canadians go back to the polls. Issues such…

You Want More?

My purse is overflowing friends! Not with money. No. There’s no cash in there, remember? Our bureaucrat pals took all of my moola so that my child can have a stimulating environment to learn and build strong relationships in while I’m at work. You might think I would be grateful! That I would appreciate a…

Climbing Over the Impossible

There are those days where I see a huge hill before me, the slope so steep that the climb is impossible. I want to get to the top, to raise my hands above my head and scream to the world, “I told you so!”  But I am weak.  There are obstacles on the hill; challenges…

NO! If You Are Middle Class We Will NOT Help You!

Time stood still. Air particles, wind and my own breath remained frozen in space while the words that had just been spoken echoed in my ears. “Assistance cut.” She was obviously reading the wrong file; the wrong name had been picked up from the stack and this would be cleared up in a moment. We…

Ugly Thieving Trolls

Will there ever be enough? Just when the pot of silver fills up to the top, and you believe you might have succeeded in getting there, the plug is pulled. And standing at the spout with his bucket ready is the hungry troll. His eyes leering, boney hands dipping greedily into what was yours, and…