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The Jessica Campaign

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Jessica Campaign

'The 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 SAAQ"

Now on Facebook


Be aware of traveling to the Province of Quebec.

If you have an unfortunate pedestrian or car accident, you have NO rights as the victim of such circumstances.

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.

Jessica Holman Price

Patricia Jolicoeur

Anne Khudaverdian

and so many, many more.

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 "Many of those involved in our online campaign have heard of the insurmountable problems which victims of crime must face in Quebec. Of the four key goals of 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

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For 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.

Information about EMRO

"Unless they become protected, we believe these ancient cats may soon become extinct"

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.

She soon 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 concept.

EMRO's website 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 abroad.

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, 2005.

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.

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"The wonders of Ancient Egypt are there for everyone to see along with their ancient gods, many taking the form of animals.

The 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.

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Theban Mapping Project

Dr. Kent Weeks

My favorite Egyptologist Kent Weeks!

Click on his photo to his site.

"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 pieces.

Today, however, 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 study."

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