Recalling ‘71 days

December 16, 2011
Julian Francis
Recalling ‘71 days

By November 1971, everyone involved in the care of Bangladeshis in the refugee camps were planning months ahead and were very worried about the effects of the winter and the toll it would take on the estimated 10 million who had left their homes in Bangladesh many months earlier.
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Understanding and accepting ‘Persons with Disabilities’

December 2, 2011
Julian Francis
Understanding and accepting ‘Persons with Disabilities’

My brother, James, who was born in 1943 with a genetic chromosomal abnormality, Down’s Syndrome, and who had a severe learning disability, died in 1999 in the UK as a result of negligence. He died of severe pneumonia because doctors who were treating him did not take the time and trouble to find out...
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Raymond Bhai– a great friend of Bangladesh

March 9, 2011
Julian Francis
Raymond Bhai– a great friend of Bangladesh

Since Bangladesh government has taken a decision to recognise foreign friends during its War of Independence, being a friend of Bangladesh, I take this opportunity to let the young generation of Bangladesh know about a great Canadian friend of Bangladesh who played a significant role in the birth process as well as state building...
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