Friday, April 18, 2008


As I've mentioned to several folk, there was professional interest in my partner's resume from two companies - one in Vancouver and the other in Toronto. Latest update is that the Vancouver position was filled with someone locally. However, the Toronto employer has scheduled an interview with Eric and has stated he has consulted an immigration lawyer. How 'bout that? Both are good signs. I especially like that the boss has decided not to rely only on the immigration info we have currently supplied. That he has inquired with a lawyer shows some serious (should I say focused?) interest pursuing Eric for the position.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Looking Better Every Day...

Direct to Consumer Marketing of Medicine is prohibited in Canada...and according to my reading only allowed in the U.S.A. and New Zealand. I am going to add this to the many reasons why I am drawn to live north.
  • Abortion rights. Women's rights over their own bodies
  • Legal same-gender marriage
  • Gun control. The Firearms Act. No Second Amendment gun ownership rights
  • Medicare. Universal Health Care
  • No Capital punishment
  • No DTCA of medicine
  • Several viable political parties
Are there additional aspects which I've momentarily forgotten? Let me know. I will continue to add to the list.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oh, Canada!

Welcome, my first blog now defunct, this is the new, improved and more "focused" version. I believe my "Welcome" statement says it all. My first posting is below...a very short account of where the journey became more than just a fantasy...

A couple of Canadian employers have shown serious interest in Eric's resume. References have been sent and there is a bit of waiting going on. We've decided to inquire with moving companies and continue to accumulate information regarding immigration and the transition from U.S. and Canadian living.