The number of deaths have been mounting over the years. The International Organization of Migration estimates that somewhere in the range of 20,000 women, men and children have drowned in the Mediterranean between 2000 and 2014, while trying to reach safety and new lives in Europe. Canada can and should be central to international efforts to address the underlying crises in Syria, Eritrea and other countries, propelling the displacement that leads to the Mediterranean. This is not a crisis that Canada should simply observe and lament.
Toronto's Polict Chief-designate Mark Saunders is on record as supporting carding as a "valuable tool." The policy is racist, wrong and reflects poorly on our collective public ideals. If he continues to endorse racial profiling, as a black citizen himself, his historic achievement would be in name only.
We know that more sleep for our teens means better cognitive ability with increased learning and memory but making this change is not just about the increase in grades. Lack of sleep and teenagers are now gaining more recognition as we are finding that chronic sleep deprivation at this age can have serious ramifications.
When former federal cabinet minister David Dingwall was questioned about a generous buyout package he received in 2006, his oft-quoted reply was, "I am entitled to my entitlements." It caused much outrage. But as the biblical expression goes, let whoever is without sin cast the first stone, because perhaps we're all a bit guilty of entitlement.
Ontario Premier Wynne ascended to power by winning over the small clique of Liberal Party members who can afford leadership conference fees and travel expenses. As a candidate, Wynne reached out to visible minorities on her way to the mountain top. Then she forgot about them.
Ontario announced $1.6 billion funding for the Hurontario LRT. Given the unmet transit demand in the City of Toronto, it is odd that the transit billions are being targeted at the suburban 905-ers. If ridership should be the primary consideration for prioritizing transit investments in Ontario, how does Hurontario LRT fare?
People living with Alzheimer's and dementia can exhibit a broad range of responsive behaviours, such as wandering, verbal repetition, sexual behavior or angry outbursts. For caregivers, dealing with responsive behaviours can be a frustrating and exhausting task. But there are answers.
While not a subject most people like to think about, it is important for you to consider who you would choose to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf if, due to an accident or illness for example, you become unable to make such decisions for yourself.
Konstantine Malishevski started training as a tailor at 17 and, after 28 years in the business, he now heads up the custom design and made-to-measure department at GOTSTYLE in Toronto. And he is very passionate about it.
We tell our daughters that they can be anything they want to be and we teach them about shattering glass ceilings and squashing stereotypes. We as women have come a long way and we have been empowered by the strength of the Feminist Movement. We are strong, but do we really stand united?
What I have come to learn since, is for those five years when I took my RRSP vacation, I missed a real opportunity to have my savings working overtime for me. So while I am still more than 20 years away from retirement, I am now forced to take a more aggressive approach to savings for the future.
Two recent books by high profile psychiatrists provide readers with background knowledge that is essential in shaping our own responses to one of the biggest social problems of our times: severe mental illnesses. Now that psychiatrists are increasingly willing to enter into the messy public arena, it's up to the public to see what we can do with the information they are providing.
Dear Roosh V, I'd like to start a dialogue with you, if I may. I find you to be very interesting. As I was watching your videos and reading your material, I kept asking myself what has to happen to a person in their life to become someone like you. You must have been through a lot of awful things in order to see other human beings the way you do.
Building your confidence is similar to building a house: you need a foundation, strong walls and a good roof. It takes time, as you may need to break years of bad habits and negative perceptions, basically rewiring your brain to think differently. Here are some simple yet powerful strategies that will help you re-frame your situation and to put you on the path to building your self-confidence:
A decade ago, the world came together and mobilized for immediate humanitarian intervention to end the genocide in Darfur. The present reality, however, is that the battle is far from over. Unfortunately, the Government of Canada is missing in action, reducing its international assistance to Sudan even as the human needs on the ground continue to grow.
We've been at it for almost 10 years, and grow about 10 acres of vegetables every season. We're absurdly tiny compared to most conventional vegetable farms, but we don't plan to get any bigger, because we're doing just fine. Our farm is debt-free, profitable and employs both of us full-time. And we're far from alone.
Much like the landscape of careers Canadians' perceptions of the classroom is changing. What tools should our children start using to better prepare them for the classroom for the future? Based on what we've seen these are the top five tech trends preschool children will begin adopting to better prepare them for the future of learning.
Travellers will be able to check itineraries for upcoming trips, get detailed flight and hotel information such as departure and arrival times, gate and terminal numbers, check-in and check-out times, ratings, locations, addresses and phone numbers for hotels.
The problem for many parents is that they want to become friends with their children, rather than heroes. Our children do not need more friends, and they certainly do not need their parents competing with their friends for their attention. But as a hero, you can find a way to transform challenge into growth.
Before you think this is just another a sooth-saying blog from a member of the financial community about the dangers of credit and debt, let me assure you that credit, in and of itself, is not inherently bad. It serves an important purpose and facilitates plenty of financial necessities. There is indeed some good, some bad, and some ugly involved in going full plastic.
If you don't owe, you may not feel any pressure to file but getting your tax return completed on time makes good financial sense. If you miss your tax filing deadline, you are immediately hit with a five per cent penalty on whatever you owe. It may be easy to put it off and file later, but you should remember that a tax refund is your money.
The word "chicken" has become the name of a product rather than that of an animal. Nearly all North American chickens are raised and slaughtered in industrial operations. The virtual hell created for tens of billions of animals by factory farming is one of the greatest moral issues of our time.
The recent drop in oil prices has highlighted the vulnerability of the Canadian economy. We must strengthen our traditional manufacturing base by promoting innovation in our sustainably-managed forest resource, and provide jobs in the regions of Canada.