Text of Guy Hanchet Speech at Ottawa

Welcome to all, Grandparents, Parents, and Grandchildren. I’m here from For Our Grandchildren. We’re a group of grandparents, and our mission is to Inform, Motivate, and Mobilize other grandparents to combat climate change on behalf of our grandchildren. I am honoured to share the podium with these elders, and especially with David Suzuki, an honorary … Read more

A fairy tale for our times

An Emperor engages two charlatans, who claim they are tailors, to make new robes for him. The crooks mime the actions of cutting, sewing and fitting the robes, using imaginary cloth, gold and thread. They convince the Emperor that anybody who does not admire the new robes is unfit, stupid or incompetent. As he is … Read more

The Grandparents Generation is changing!

A friend sent my wife and me a poem on the occasion of our first grandchild – many years ago.  One verse read: “Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except be there: They’re old so they shouldn’t play hard or run. If they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves … Read more

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