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Jessica Campaign' was started by the family of Jessica Holman-Price who was
killed on December 19th, 2005.
Jessica was about to cross a pedestrian
crosswalk at Sherbrooke St and Strathcona Ave in Montreal when a city snow
removal truck cut the corner too tight.
Due to Quebec's No-Fault Insurance,
no one has been held accountable for Jessica's death.
This website is not
just a tribute to Jessica, as supporters of the Jessica campaign we ask you to
review and send a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking for immediate
changes in Quebec's no-fault insurance laws (Article 83.57) to re-instate
accountability and demand that Montreal's archaic traffic signals be updated,
together with the introduction of truck under guard (lateral) protection
legislation similar to that used in Europe.
"Victims of the
Now on Facebook
Be aware of traveling to the Province
If you have an unfortunate pedestrian
or car accident, you have NO rights as the victim of such
Doesn't matter what province or
country you are from. You are at the mercy of
a government run agency called the SAAQ.
In case of DEATH, a little over
$40,000 is awarded.
Just imagine losing a limb or being
confined to a wheel chair.You get next to
nothing. I know my daughter is one of these victims.
and so many, many
"Many of those involved in our online campaign
www.thejessicacampaign.com have heard of the
insurmountable problems which victims of crime must face in Quebec. Of the four
key goals of www.thejessicacampaign.com one which cannot be
overlooked is the demand to abolish article 83.57 of the Automobile Insurance
Act of Quebec which prohibits ANYONE from taking ANY MATTER arising from AN
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT before any court of law in ANY LAND!!! No matter the
injustice to your family or loved ones your hands are legally tied. I intend to
challenge this rule - and challenge it until this article is abolished and
families are able to receive adequate repayment for the costs of necessary
therapies for their injured loved ones. Also until families are able to receive
accountability when they are treated unjust by the existing powers such as the
SAAQ. The facebook site VICTIMS OF THE SAAQ is created as a place for all who
have been victimized and continue to be victimized by this system can come
together to share our experiences and work together to see that our loved ones
receive humane, fair and affordable treatment and that families are not forced
into bankruptcy while trying to bare the huge financial load caused when their
loved once are involved in a motor vehicle incident in a province where laws
exist to protect the insurer (SAAQ) more than the victims and where the victims
have NO LEGAL RECOURCE! This practice must change, not just for those of us who
are dealing with injuries already but to help prevent future carnage caused by a
system which had no mandate to protect the innocent simply mitigate the cost to
the government. One fact that cannot be ignored is the Quebec insurance company
(SAAQ) was created and continues to be regulated by the Quebec provincial
government. Hence laws such as article 83.57 continue to be brought into effect
to protect the SAAQ – our government’s mandate should be to Protect the
People….not the insurance company’s purse."
Jeannette Holman Price
Mother of Jessica
those of you who know me, you know how much I love cats. So this site is very
close to my heart. Click on photo above.
become protected, we believe these ancient cats may soon become
In December 2003,
Ms. Gloria Lauris, a Canadian, was visiting Egypt with her husband, Dr. Ismail
Elkholy and son Ali, and seeing relatives there. Having recently acquired a
silver Mau, Tazo, from the only Canadian breeder of Maus, she hoped to bring
back a Mau from the homeland as a pet companion for Tazo.
discovered that there were no breeders of Egyptian Maus in Egypt, but also that
the locals didn't understand that the Mau was famous and popular (and rare)
outside of Egypt. There were a few pet stores, but they only kept "Shirazi"
cats, or imported long-haired type cats like Persians. The Maus were running
feral on the streets in deplorable conditions and were considered unclean and
undesirable. Ms. Lauris decided at that time to do what she could to help the
Maus' current situation, and to make them more accessible to those who wished to
get an original, native Mau from the homeland. Thus, EMRO was born in
started in the fall of 2004 with voluntary support from some forward-thinking
and helpful Mau breeders in the US, Canada and NZ. Emotional and practical
support and advice also came from other groups in the UK as well as newly
created animal shelters in Cairo who welcomed EMRO as another group wanting to
help the welfare of animals in Egypt.
After almost a
year of administration, EMRO was able to obtain non-profit status as a charity,
with a registered number (Aug 2005). Also, a sanctuary space was purchased with
Ms. Lauris' and Dr. Elkholy's retirement savings, and clean-up was started in
the Fall of 2005. Also, an office space was set up in a suburb of Cairo (Al
Mokattam) where Ms. Lauris ihas set up the adoption center for tame Maus, and
the sponsorship of tame and feral Maus.
The sanctuary for
feral Maus, depending upon contributions and support, will expand accordingly,
but is currently on hold due to lack of financial aid. All monies received go
back into the system to help more Maus to a better life either locally or
EMRO is now
officially registered as a non-profit charity in Egypt, an NGO (non-governmental
organization) with charitable number is #6196, effective August 23,
As a fledgling
organization, EMRO has a small staff and volunteers, and we depend solely upon
the support of the public and private investors, and grants. The governing Board
of Directors steer EMRO's direction.
wonders of Ancient Egypt are there for everyone to see along with their ancient
gods, many taking the form of animals.
Egyptian people have always had a close relationship with their animals and even
today the importance of the working animal in Egypt cannot be underestimated.
They are as important in Egypt as the car, van and tractor in the UK. Without
these working animals many families would not be able to survive so why is there
such a desperate need for Animal Care in Egypt"
To find out more about
these caring people click above below.
favorite Egyptologist Kent Weeks!
Click on his photo to his
"Since its inception in 1978, the Theban
Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American University in Cairo) has been
working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. With its
thousands of tombs and temples, Thebes is one of the world's most important
archaeological zones. Sadly, however, it has not fared well over the years.
Treasure-hunters and curio-seekers plundered it in the past; pollution, rising
ground water, and mass-tourism threaten it in the present. Even early
archaeologists destroyed valuable information in their search for museum-quality
we realize that the monuments of Thebes are a finite resource. If we fail to
protect and monitor them, they will vanish, and we and our descendants will all
be the poorer. The TMP believes that the first and most essential step in
preserving this heritage is a detailed map and database of every archaeological,
geological, and ethnographic feature in Thebes. Only when these are available
can sensible plans be made for tourism, conservation, and further