My father, a journalist, had two anti-war books in his library. Both of them were cartoon books and so I was drawn to them as a child.
As a young adult, I moved to Nice for just over a year. While there, Antoine was my best friend. The stories his family told me about living in France during the war and the many other war stories I heard whilst living and visiting there have made me a veteran's advocate.
My worst life experiences as a Canadian have been the death of Terry Fox and the treatment of veterans by that psychopath, our immediate past prime minister.