Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Barriers to trans participation in Sport - Lecture Series 4/15/14

By request from Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, I have documented my struggles and thoughts on how sports can create a better culture of acceptance for trans* athletes.

1 - Stockholm Consensus 

2 - Local Sanctioning Bodies

3 - Boston Marathon

4 - World Outgames 2009

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Family Portait!

Just an impromptu cute pic with Dasher and Danny the Cats!
Take Feb 19, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

McCreath talks Virginia Waters, Ward 1, and April Fools!

Just to make things perfectly unclear, my last Blog was part reality and part April Fools. For an explanation, take a look at my latest vlog, entitled McCreath talks Virginia Waters, Ward 1, and April Fools.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

McCreath Announces Intention to run in Potential St. John's Ward 1 By-Election!

Former 2013 St. John's Deputy Mayor candidate, Jennifer McCreath, is pleased to announce her intention to run in the St. John's Ward 1 City By-election, should the seat be vacated by Danny Breen, should he be successful in winning his Provincial By-election for the provincial seat of Virginia Waters.

McCreath says she was quite surprised to see candidates in the last election, getting elected into Wards for which they did not live, such as Jonathan Galgay's election to Ward 2.  McCreath feels that her seven years of living in Ward 4, makes her a perfect candidate for Ward 1, given this mentality and rational of City Voters. 

If elected, McCreath promises to carry on the apparent Ward 1 tradition of being a right-winged conservative, in the footsteps of greats such as Breen, and previous Ward 1 area's Virginia Waters provincial MHA and premier, Kathy Dunderdale.  McCreath says she will do everything in her power to keep Government information secret from the public, and will lobby for the City to adopt an information protection Act that is similar to Bill 29, of the Provincial Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

In another major election promise, McCreath says she will take steps to ensure the sidewalks remained covered in snow in Ward 1, throughout the winter, given that this area of the City is made up of mostly rich people who own fancy cars, and have no need to walk on sidewalks.

Additionally, McCreath says it will be her plan at some point through her 4 years in office, to re-launch a provincial brand of the Natural Law Party. As a former marathon runner, McCreath recognizes the importance of physical fitness, and she believes that the former Natural Law Party of Canada's goal of raising research money amounts towards the art of yogic flying, is something that could benefit society as a whole.

McCreath recognizes that some folks may accuse her of opportunism, by taking a shot at Ward 1, and she certainly won't deny this. She says that most politicians are opportunistic and arrogant, and it seems the more opportunistic and arrogant people are, the more likely they are to get elected.

McCreath also recognizes the latest trend of politicians flip flopping in terms of either crossing the floor, or registering to vote for the leadership of a party that they do not support.  With this in mind, McCreath promises to flip flop on frequent occasion, if elected, and that she will sign up for, then subsequently resign, from all three major provincial political parties, over the course of her 4 year term as city councillor.  She also promises to take leaves of absences on frequent occasion, to run in any provincial or federal by-election, that may take place in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, between 2015-2019, including the general elections. 

Finally, McCreath would also like to formally endorse herself as candidate for Ward 1, noting that she is the best candidate that has currently come forward, and that an endorsement of herself does not violate any rules laid out by any of the political parties which she is currently a member of (none).

Finally, McCreath recognizes that an announcement of this nature being made on April 1, may come across as suspicious, but she says that politicians in nature, are generally suspicious and sneaky people anyway, so the timing makes perfect sense!

More information will be made available on Jennifer's website votejennifer.info, as the by-election date approaches. 

Jennifer McCreath

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Unacceptable Delay in the Canadian Senate - Bill C279

While readers of this blog will be well aware of my lack of support for Bill C279 in it's current state, I can't help but recognize March 20, 2014 as a significant anniversary of this bill that points to one of many concerns over the state of the Canadian Senate.

This bill passed 3rd reading in the Canadian House of Commons on March 20, 2013, which means the Senate has sat on this Bill for a full year now, delaying their responsibility of reviewing the Bill, and either accepting it, or sending it back for further review.

Whether you support this bill or not, I would like to think that we should all be concerned over the fact that the Senate is refusing to undertake the work which they are mandated to do - processing the Bills that are sent to them from the House of Commons.

For more information about my personal stance on this Bill, please see www.tcac279.org

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Jennifer McCreath
Twitter @jenn_mccreath

Friday, March 14, 2014

McCreath Cancels Transgender day of Visibility Tour

While I have made rumblings about touring Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, during the week of March 31, to raise awareness for Transgender Day of Visibility, unfortunately do to circumstances beyond my control, I regret to announce the cancellation of said tour.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tribute to Loretta Saunders

Sending my condolences to family and friends of Newfoundland native, and Nova Scotia resident, Loretta Saunders - a woman who's life was stolen away from her. Sometimes life just isn't fair nor makes any sense. The irony that she became a victim of the very type of crime she was fighting to stop, leaves me speechless, and numb in the heart. May she never be forgotten and may her legacy of great work and being an inspiration to Native Canadians, live on forever.
(photo credit, Loretta Saunders Memorial Facebook)