Today is day 26 of the Slice of Life March, the writing challenge sponsored and run by Stacey and Ruth of "Two Writing Teachers". There are only a few days left - hard to believe. This month of writing has pased quickly and has almost become a habit.
Each morning I get 2 newspapers and skim through them as I have my breakfast. I tear out stories that I need to read in depth for after supper.
This morning i was looking for an article about the 1,600 km walk by young native people, from a reserve in northern Quebec to the nation's capitol in Ottawa. I had seen the news report last night that they had arrived in Ottawa after walking through the winter months. The walk started with one youth and gradually added over 300 native people as he walked through communities. They were trying to bring the plight of native people in Canada to the government's attention.
There was very little support from the government to celebrate their trek when they arrived..
In the Toronto paper there was 1 picture on page 6 with 2 lines. In our local paper there was a longer article but on page 12 of the classifieds.
Our illustrious prime minister chose to be in Toronto to greet the most important pandas from China who will be in Canada for 10 years. It says a lot about this Harper government where their priorities are.