#bringbackcopian - Writing to @JinnySims

I  wrote to Jinny Sims and Sadia GroguhĂ© on July 4, 2014:
Hello there,

I looked up the NDP shadow cabinet and saw that you are the Employment and Social Development critics.

I am sending along a link to Carol Goar's article from today about the cuts to the adult literacy database at Copian because she has collected a lot of interesting information there: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/07/03/mainstay_of_canadas_literacy_movement_topples_goar.html

That is me quoted in the column. I know that there is little hope of getting the government to reverse this funding decision but I want as many people as possible to know about it.

I am sure you are following this issue and may already know about the article but I also know that you are very busy people. Thanks for that by the way. You may not hear it a lot but we appreciate it. I cheer along every time I hear Jinny on Power and Politics.
Tracey Mollins
 And Jinny wrote back on August 7 (sorry - I have been away):

Thank you for writing to me and passing along a copy of that article.  I sincerely apologize for not responding earlier.

I have already written to the Minister with my concerns over the number of organizations I have heard from who have faced funding problems because of delays and cuts.  The organizations provide invaluable services to youth and new immigrants, who often find themselves even more alone and in need of greater support with literacy. We all too quickly overlook the services that are crucial for providing all Canadians with the support and empowerment that so many of us take for granted.

Again, thank you for bringing the article to my attention.  Please feel free to contact me again should you have any other comments.


A Quick Rest by Joshua Rome
Ah yes ... support and empowerment. Remember those days...