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The Real Story on Canada’s Food Insecurity

Posted on March 4, 2013

Here is my latest Huffington Post piece on the special United Nation’s envoy’s report, released today, on the growing insecurity in Canada’s food system. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/../../glen-pearson/canada-food-security_b_2807538.html

A Hero’s Night

Posted on March 4, 2013

  “Great heroes,” says Peter Beagle, “need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.”  I received a deep lesson in this truth last week when Community Living London asked me to participate in their “Night of Heroes” event.  It involved walking down a fashion runway with someone who uses the remarkable services of Community Living, an organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families.  Truthfully, I grow increasingly shy at such public events, sometimes painfully so, but how can you say “no” to such an organization? Few understand until they attend the event that the true heroes of the evening are those accompanying the well-known Londoners, those who have found the courage, compassion and endurance to continue on…

  

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