"Wash a pig as much as you like, it goes right back to the mud."--Russian proverb, referred to Jane Pauley, NBC News, in an April 27, 1983 statement
(Lists of Contents and terms of reference included in original submissions
are provided here where necessary, though if something's included in one item i
didn't include a second copy elsewhere.)
1) copies of pages 1., 2., and 3. of statement to U.S. SENATOR Edward Kennedy, dated August 12, 1989...; with copies of these terms of reference provided:
2) copy of May 24, 1989 statement to the Right Honourable John N. Turner; with copy of Mr. Turner's Office's June 12, 1989 response attached.
3) copy of January 10, 1989 statement to PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA William N. Vander Zalm.
4) copy of July, 1989 statement to The Rolling Stones.1
5) copies of the following:
SENATOR Kennedy: I hope the Rolling Stones won't be discouraged by
the sheer volume of my present submission to them as i have numerous
clarifications to add about the circumstances in "(my)
present situation" in the remainder of my statement to you and the one
to Javier Perez de Cuellar and i don't want them to think i'm going to
leave them vulnerable.
I think i should state here that i'm not going to make a submission to either George Bush or Brian Mulroney now because it's about time we recalled that in 1978, it was decided i'd done enough fundamental work on behalf of the popular entertainers, those others i represented, and myself so that the responsibility for the next steps was Ottawa's (or Washington's). I think we should bear this in mind before resorting to certain "debating --ADD LINK HERE TO TRUDEAU POST-RETIREMENT TERMS OF REFERENCE tricks" that could further endanger innocent lives.
Incidentally, i also met Reverend Dr. Philip Potter, past General Secretary of "The World Council of Churches", in Vancouver on July 10, 1989, following a lecture he gave about the relationship in Jamaica (where he now works and lives) between the Christian Church and rock and roll/reggae music. He urged me to contact the present General Secretary of the W.C.C. about what we discussed (my diplomatic work), and i said i had to anyway as the Very Reverend Lois Wilson2 (a Canadian) was one of the "Vancouver Centennial Peace Festival" participants and soon i'll have to make further submissions to all of them. Also, i do have a plan to respond to the hostage crisis and unrest in Lebanon if present efforts fail--and the W.C.C. could be very helpful. I'll explain at month's end.
Also, if you get copies of the South Africa documents from CONGRESSMAN Dellums or the White House, i'm sure you'll understand i have to send copies to Creative Artists Agency for forwarding to Sir Richard Attenborough and Donald Woods3 before making a submission of copies to Beijing.
I will include a copy of the full statement to you.
"Don't spit in the well: you'll be thirsty by and by."--Russian proverb, referred to Jane Pauley, NBC News, in that same April 27, 1983 statement.
1-THAT CONTAINED A COPY OF WHAT YOU FIND IF YOU TAKE A BRIEF SIDESTEP HERE.
2-I ACTUALLY MET FACE TO FACE WITH THE VERY REVEREND LOIS WILSON AT
A FEBRUARY 17-18, 1995 EVENT IN VANCOUVER, HAVING SENT HER CORRESPONDENCE
IN ADVANCE OF THE APRIL, 1986 "VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL PEACE FESTIVAL".
TO UNDERSTAND WHY I MADE THAT 1986 SUBMISSION TO HER (AND THE OTHER EVENT PARTICIPANTS), TAKE A BRIEF SIDESTEP HERE.
AND FURTHER IN THAT REGARD, THERE IS THE CURIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE THAT WHEN SHE GAVE HER LECTURE AT THAT EVENT, SHE ACTUALLY ALLUDED TO IT BRIEFLY BY NOTING THAT APARTHEID WAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT HAD TO BE ADDRESSED, BUT NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT WAS/IS THE GREATEST PRIORITY FOR SOCIAL ACTIVISTS.
THESE REMARKS WERE NOT RECORDED IN THE EVENT SPONSOR'S SUBSEQUENT BOOK, "END THE ARMS RACE: FUND HUMAN NEEDS", DESCRIBED ON ITS COVER AS THE "PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1986 VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL PEACE AND DISARMAMENT SYMPOSIUM."
THIS REMINDS ME OF A RONALD REAGAN-POPE JOHN PAUL II MEETING AT THE VATICAN DURING WHICH THE HOLY FATHER REMARKED ABOUT "SOLIDARITY" (I'M CERTAIN HE USED THIS WORD) WITH THE MEDIA (OR SOME EQUIVALENT WORD TO NOTE THE PRESS).
I WENT TO THE VANCOUVER ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE TO CHECK FOR THE EXACT PHRASING IN THEIR COPY OF L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO, BUT CURIOUSLY FOUND THE TEXT THE OFFICIAL VATICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED OMITTED THE REMARK.
I ASSUMED THE INCLUSIVE REACHING OUT BY THE POPE WAS A DEPARTURE FROM HIS PREPARED TEXT AND PERHAPS THE VATICAN PRESS JUST DIDN'T NOTICE IT.
WE FOUND THAT AS "FELLOW CANADIANS" WE ACTUALLY HAVE SIMILAR UPBRINGINGS: I WAS BORN IN PORT ARTHUR, NOW KNOWN AS THUNDER BAY NORTH, AND SHE GREW UP THERE AND RECALLS THE MAJOR STREETS AND LANDMARKS AS WELL AS I (WHO HAVEN'T BEEN BACK THERE [BUT ONCE] SINCE 1988--ANOTHER OF THE "PERSONAL COSTS" I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF 'ENJOYING' BECAUSE OF THE WAY OTTAWA AND WASHINGTON CHOSE TO RESPOND IN 1981 AFTER I QUIT THE TORONTO AREA PRIVATE SECTOR JOB I HAD--FOLLOWING THE ASSASSINATION OF ANWAR SADAT--TO MY "INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC WORK...ON A DIRECT BASIS" FOR THE WORLD'S CHILDREN.
THAT WOULD BE THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DISENTITLEMENT PROCESS THAT DENIED ME INCOME THEN AND TO DATE.
FOR AN INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE ON HOW THIS ISSUE HAVING BEEN SETTLED AS IT WAS--AS IT SEEMS THE WORK CONTINUES TO BE RELEVANT TO THE FUTURE SURVIVAL OF "ALL OF US"--I URGE YOU TO TAKE A SERIES OF BRIEF SIDESTEPS HERE.
WE GOT TO TALKING ABOUT MY "INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC WORK...ON A DIRECT BASIS" FOR THE WORLD'S CHILDREN. IT WAS A VERY MUTUALLY RESPECTFUL DISCUSSION, WITH NO SKEPTICISM EXPRESSED BY EITHER OF US ABOUT THE WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED BY OUR RESPECTIVE WORK THOUGH CERTAINLY I UNDERSTOOD THAT THE W.C.C. IN PAST HAS TAKEN SOME VERY CONTROVERSIAL POLICY STANDS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE PREVAILING U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICIES OF THE TIMES.
resume here with "IF IT'S NOT MY CREDIBILITY, IT'S YOURS."
3-THERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF MY MAY 26, 1988 MEETING WITH DONALD WOODS IN WHAT YOU FIND IF YOU TAKE A BRIEF SIDESTEP HERE.