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Portage La Prairie Central Plains Herald Leader (Newspaper) - June 21, 2008, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba4 Central Plains Herald Leader june 21, 2008 publisher Barry Clayton accounts Mae barter advertising director Donny Todoruk advertising Fay Jordan Cindy Makarchuk Brad Mcmurray Gary Townsend a free publication distributed weekly in Portage la Prairie and the Central Plains Region. P. O. Box 130, 1941 Saskatchewan ave. West Portage la Prairie my r1n 3b4 phone 204 857 3427 email news news Phera Loleader. Com fax 204 239 1270 email advertising weekly ads Phera Loleader. Com website thedarl graphic. Com circulation publication agreement no. 40064683 Guy Fiset managing editor Clarise Klassen editor Tara Seel sports editor Joey Payeur letters to editor Central Plains Herald Leader welcomes letters from readers. All letters and emails must include the authors name address and Telephone number. Letters May be edited. Letters Are the expressed View of the author and do not represent the View of this newspaper. Send letters to editor p. O. Box 130, 1941 Saskatchewan ave. West Portage la Prairie my r1n 3b4 or by email to editor Phera Loleader. Com. Printed and published weekly by the daily graphic a subsidiary of Sun Media corp. A Quebe Cor Media company at 1941 Saskatchewan ave. West Portage la Prairie my the Central Plains Herald Leader reserves the right to delete any words or phrases deemed to be objectionable or to refuse to publish any advertisement. The Central Plains Herald Leader shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any advertiser to appear in any or All of its newspapers or from any error or omission in any advertisement which is published. Copyright and or property rights subsist in All display advertising and other material appearing in this Issue of the Central Plains Herald Leader. Thedarl graphic. Com published by Bowes publishers limited with the recent apology from the Federal government to first nations for the atrocities that took place at residential schools hopefully today National aboriginal Day can be an occasion for True Celebration. In a generation Canada has gone from trying to take the Indian out of the kid to embracing and celebrating the Rich and diverse aboriginal culture. However there is still a Long Way to go. With Many wounds left to heal one wonders whether this society can Ever truly move Forward As a harmonious multicultural Canada. The government certainly Hopes so and has designated today As a Day for All canadians to share and experience the cultures of indians inuit and Metis in Canada. Obviously in the mood for celebrating the government has a series of events including St. Jean Baptiste Day on june 24 and Canada Day on july 1 to recognize Canadas heritage and culture. This is All grand but Canada is More than the sum of its parts Canada is people. What makes this country unique is the melding of cultures to create a True diversity not found in any other country in the world. In other countries there Are different nationalities All living together under the Banner of a larger entity say England or Spain for example but in Canada we Are All canadians we Are All integral to Canadas past and its future. Much has been opined about Canadas Lack of an overarching culture. There is no entertainment culture As in the United states. There is no tribal culture As in Africa. Our literature is All Over the Board our collective sense of Humour is largely misunderstood. It is impossible to pinpoint what constitutes a Canadian and that is the Beauty of it. There is often talk about first nations people being Here first and settlers invading and stealing and abusing. While there May be some truth to that is it not at the Point now where the ills of the past can be left in the past and a new path can be forged what this country has become is because of All the people living Here every Creed and Colour so it should be enjoyed together. The blame the hate and the ignorance Only help keep the past alive when what lays ahead is wide open and full of Promise. While what is done cannot be undone the future is ours for the making. It wont be simple but then anything Worth having is never easily gained. To take True Pride in ones country is to accept All its facets. Today is about recognizing the unique contributions of aboriginals to the tapestry of cultures that makes up this country and that is a step on the new path the path of acceptance and if acceptance can be the word thought of when one thinks of Canada that is Worth celebrating. Tara Seel is the editor of the Central Plains Herald Leader. Future ours for the making now that Stephen Harper has apologized for the harm done to aboriginal children in the past lets Hope his government will begin to recognize the ongoing suffering of the worlds poorest children. Despite promising to raise Canadas foreign Aid Levels to the Recd average under Stephen Harper our Overall Aid has steadily declined and has now dipped to 0.28 per cent of Gnu. Meanwhile the world Bank warns unless the International Community takes action the number of people living on a Dollar a Day could double and in Many countries the soaring food prices Are already pushing the people to the Brink of starvation. As a first step Canada could meet its Promise to spend $ 500 million per year on agricultural Aid targeted towards Small scale Farmers and increasing regional food Security. This would help to reverse Canadas shameful Overall decline in foreign Aid something we May be apologizing for in the future. Sonia Furstenau Victoria b. C. Rural Manitoba ignored its a Well known fact the nip government has a habit of ignoring Rural Manitoba. When it comes to the nursing shortage in Rural and Northern areas of our province the same holds True. During this last election Campaign the nip government went to Brandon University and promised More in training spaces 100 More to be exact. More than a year later and that Promise has yet to be fulfilled. And while health minister Theresa Oswald claims to have tackled the problem once again the nip has All but forgotten about Rural Manitoba. Clearly the nip liked the optics of an election Promise made at Brandon University but when it came time to follow through on that Promise this minister instead allocated training seats Only at Winnipeg institutions like red River College and the University of Manitoba. It does nothing to help fill the vacancies that have closed 14 ers around the province and ignores the fact students who train in Urban centres tend to practice in Urban centres and vice versa. The nip wants Manitoban to believe they can guarantee Rural services year round but this broken Promise to bring More nursing positions to Rural areas shows once again Manitoban cant count on nip promises today any More than in 1999 when Gary doer promised to end hallway Medicine in six months with $ 15 million. Heading into yet another summer with Many hospitals Short staffed Ems services already stretched doctors and specialists continue to look for better opportunities elsewhere and Brandon University actually turning away students from the nursing program because this government has not fulfilled its Promise is not a sign the nip has Manitoba ass health care problem under control. Whether its a new nurse to Manitoba who wants to upgrade her skills to become a nurse practitioner or an aspiring midwife who finds out Manitoba does not even offer the training she needs to work in the province the empty promises made by this government continue to pile up. Its time for this government to get serious about health care live up to their promises and treat Rural Manitoban with the respect they deserve. Leanne Rowat pc Lafor Minnedosa plea to Harper to recognize suffering
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