I spend about an hour talking with this gentleman. He showed me his membership card to the Caterpillar Club (only those who have survived bail out's can become members) and the Goldfish Club (only those who have survived 'ditching' at Sea are members).
As we approach federal elections in Canada on Oct 14th and the US in November stories like this are great reminders about civic duty. Here is a man, who at the age of eighteen, left home and country to serve and very nearly lost his life; twice. The least that we should do as citizens is look at the parties beyond 30sec news bites and make an educated decision about who is best based on platforms. Health care wait times have been a major issue for the past 5 years in Canada. While it goes under a different name in the US, access to basic primary care is the same issue. I would like to know how the parties intend to a) improve access to primary care b) increase the number of primary care providers c) decrease wait times for diagnostics and surgical care d) fund proposed changes.
As the election season kicks into full gear I'll continue to post party platforms from both the US and Canada.