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The Best Country in the World

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The Best Country in the World

Canada is the best country in the world for anybody to live in right now. I think there are many Canadians who don’t appreciate this. It is something to be able to go to bed at night and sleep without knowing that somebody is coming to knock on your door or you will be wrongfully arrested or live that kind of life or even get killed, sometimes in your own home. So I think they should appreciate what they have. Make use of their opportunities, and pass the good advice onto the upcoming generation. Let them know that they should appreciate what they have and make use of their opportunities.

Dr. Blizzard expresses his gratitude as a Canadian and speaks about the thankfulness all Canadians should have for living in such a wonderful country.

Dr. Stephen Blizzard

Dr. Stephen Blizzard was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1928. His father was the principal of a primary school during his childhood. Dr. Blizzard left Trinidad in 1948. He received a scholarship to attend high school and graduated in 1953 from a school in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1958 he came to Canada. In 1959, he attended university with the Reserve Training Plan in Ontario attending medical school and in 1963 graduated in medicine and chose to intern at the Ottawa Citizen Hospital and resident in surgery at the National Defence Medical Centre. He spent two years as Senior Medical Officer at Rockcliffe base then was posted to Moosejaw where he had medical training and training to fly jets. On December 13, 1968 he obtained his wings. Following this, Dr. Blizzard was posted to the RCAF Institute of Aviation Medicine. Afer returning to Trinidad for six years, Dr. Blizzard then came back to Canada in 1976. With 16 years of military service, Dr. Blizzard continued on his career path and was employed with the Department of Civil Aviation Medicine holding many positions, one being senior official on the aviation medical review board for 12 years. Dr. Blizzard contributes much of his military career training to his success in life.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
February 14, 2011
Person Interviewed:
Dr. Stephen Blizzard
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Air Force
Aviation Medicine

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