Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compassion For The Downtrodden

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

January XXth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

I know that there are a lot of unwanted children here in Alberta and there are many families waiting to adopt. I feel however that you should coordinate with the Premier & the Health Minister on this file. You need to pick up the phone & send Steve Harper a message, that message is that the Alberta Government is willing to take in say 2-3000 kids on a compassionate basis from Haiti. Say in staggered amounts, 400-500 at a time to not overwhelm the system.

This would allow parents who have been waiting for years to have that wait time waived & adopt immediately. Or at least be granted temporary conservatorship/guardianship. David, as you can see, the need for these adoptions is great. They figure there are at least 1 million orphans, which is absolutely appalling. Shouldn't these poor Haitian children have just as much right to a valuable & rich life as children here in Alberta? With that comes the right to a fair & equitable education.

Just because these children are black in skin tone, does not make them any less human. There are many folks out there I am sure, willing to give them a great home. In particular, farming families who face losing their farms due to childrern moving to urban centres. These folks, as well Amish & Hutterite colonies would be I am sure very pleased to expand their usually larger broods by adoptive procedures.

So David, get on the phone & call Steve, get a transport what C-130 plane from Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake & fly it to Port-au-Prince along with soldiers and Government officials. Load it up with supplies and get a ton of minority children out,as many as possible per load. The Haitians will be greatful & appreciative. You will be ensuring that little minds are educated that otherwise would have nothing. Fate brought them this disaster & poor socioeconomic circumstances that they had no control over. Lets give them an opportunity to use their minds for the common good in a multicultural society that will be greatful for the rich Haitian heritage/culture they bring to our Province.



Source: The Department Of National Defence, Government Of Canada.

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