I fast each year and I was preparing for a fast, possibly a long one, when something happened. A person died in my small community. He died a few
days after his electricity was cut off by the power company.
What is important to note is that it was minus 25 degrees outside during a very harsh Canadian winter. He was found with frost bitten toes, taken
to hospital and died a few days later.
What I also understand, and I'm getting at the hunger strike tie in, is that the power company is in fact a crown company and that there are
provincials laws that protect citizens from being disconnected during winter months.
I fasted last year. This year I'm compelled to do a hunger strike to attract attention to what will certainly be an issue for all those that
can't afford to heat themselves these coming winter months.
I have mixed emotions about all this. Who am I to attempt this? Who cares if I die? Who cares? Name: