Coalition for Gun Control

25 Years After the Montreal Massacre, Canada Still Has Gun Control Issues

Coalition for Gun Control | October 24, 2014 | Canada Politics
As the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre approaches, it is interesting to reflect upon the evolution of gun control and the government's approach to questions of gun violence and misuse. However, ensuring a safer environment for women -- and for society in general -- requires more than official recognition of sexism or any other so-called justification as an invalid reason for violence.
Harvey Max Chochinov

Is Canada Ready for Assisted Suicide?

Harvey Max Chochinov | October 24, 2014 | Canada Politics
This past week, the Supreme Court of Canada has been hearing an appeal by the BC Civil Liberties Association that could grant terminally ill Canadians the right to assisted suicide. The Court faces a daunting task. Palliative care cannot eliminate every facet of end-of life suffering. Preserving dignity for patients at the end of life requires a steadfast commitment to non-abandonment, meticulous management of suffering and a tone of care marked by kindness. In response to this dignity conserving approach, the former head of the Hemlock Society conceded that "if most individuals with a terminal illness were treated this way, the incentive to end their lives would be greatly reduced."
Timi Gustafson, R.D.


For Lasting Weight Loss, Go Fast or Slow?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
The idea that slimming down at a reduced rate produces better outcomes long-term may be delusional, according to a new study that found no significant differences for participants in so-called crash diets by comparison to their counterparts who took a slower pace.
Bob Stammers


How to Find the Perfect Financial Advisor for You

Bob Stammers | October 23, 2014 | Canada Business
Finding "the right one" these days can be very complicated, and by the one I mean the right financial advisor! Searching for an advisor that is the perfect match takes time, effort and plenty of research. Finding the right financial advisor is not necessarily a simple task but it can be straightforward if you follow some basic guidelines.
Kiesha N. James


Malala Is Part of a Ripple Effect

Kiesha N. James | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Our lives are rich with amazing women -- yourself included. We stand shoulder to shoulder with fierce women who can be found pushing through obstacles, through fears, fuelled by nothing but passion and an unquenchable thirst to reach what they believe possible. Inside of each one of us is a legacy being written, pages of history that will tell what changed because we were here and whose life was made different.
Debra Macleod


Why Men Get Laid, But Women Get Screwed

Debra Macleod | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Women often enter into casual sex and cohabitation assuming these things are their only options. Yet these practices have only become the default dating norms over the past few decades. And guess what? They're a failed social experiment.
Kevin Wong


Post-Shooting, Canada Should Fight For Its Public Spaces

Kevin Wong | October 23, 2014 | Canada Politics
Confronted with the senselessness of this tragedy, and given how many details have yet to emerge, understanding the implications of this horrific act is difficult. But it seems clear that this is more than merely an issue of national security -- it is an issue of national identity. Rarely have Canadians so acutely felt a sense of collective loss. The easy thing to do is to respond to this tragedy with anger, rashness, and xenophobia. Already, some pundits have found a way to politicize these events -- to call for a barricading of public spaces, a reform of the gun registry, and a military presence on the Hill. All of these things may indeed be sorely needed. But they are beside the point.
Sacha DeVoretz


Hot Fall Trends for Hair Blowouts

Sacha DeVoretz | October 23, 2014 | Canada Style
It seems like everyone is getting their hair blown out for everyday events and even just to go to work. Jenny Randhawa, the Franchise Partner of the Blo Blow Dry Bar in BC shared with me some of the top blowout trends for fall.
Samira Nanda

Diwali's Delicious Sweets Capture the Essence of India

Samira Nanda | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
In India, the ancient festival of Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights, is undoubtedly its biggest and most important festival. With the desire to teach my young children my own Diwali traditions, we take a trek to our local Little India. Since sweets form such a central part of the celebrations, we spend a lot of time choosing them carefully.

A Day in the Life of an Ottawa Mom While Parliament Was Under Attack

CanadianMomEh | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
I was in total disbelief and battled with even acknowledging that violence of this nature can even exist in Ottawa. I went to the bus stop like a mother hen to pick up my kids. I had both my kids with me at 4 p.m. and held them close. We waited anxiously for my husband to come home safe.
Shahla Khan Salter


Post-Shooting, Muslim Canadians Stand in Solidarity With Our Country

Shahla Khan Salter | October 23, 2014 | Canada Impact
Ordinary Muslim Canadians in Ottawa on Wednesday had the same worries and concerns as everyone else. As Canadians we are blessed to live in a nation where everyone is free and equal under the law. Our organizations, among others, work to wipe out extremism both at home and abroad and will continue.
Ashley Diana Morris

Off To New York, Wish Me Luck!

Ashley Diana Morris | October 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
My girlfriend asked me the other day if it becomes normal seeing myself in ads. I answered a big no! It continues to shock and amaze me! The Browns Shoes photo shoot was pretty a pretty neat one, which was shot in Montreal. Had the opportunity to dress up like a biker chick and I can easily say that was the first time I have ever rocked that kind of look!
Alyson Jones

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Ottawa Shooting

Alyson Jones | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
A young reserve solider was shot and killed in our capital city of Ottawa by a gunman. Most of us are still reeling from this news and trying to make sense of what has happened today. But we also need to respond to our young people and help them understand what has occurred. There is much we will need to understand and process around this horrific event, but here are some tips to help you talk with your children right here and right now.
Jordan Cieciwa


How Workplaces Can Incentivize Activity

Jordan Cieciwa | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Here are four initiatives from my One Fit City program to recharge the workplace. The workplace Instagram/Twitter fitness challenge -- monthly giveaways at work for the best social media posts about being active. Not just the gym, and not just the high intensity stuff.
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Advice on Minimizing Health Risks From a Breast Cancer Survivor

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Fighting cancer can teach you things about yourself. Theresa gained a new appreciation and understanding of her body and her health. Being diagnosed with breast cancer put things into perspective. She learned not to sweat the small things and how important it is to live life to its fullest.
Ben McNelly


Don't Let Gunshots Change Canada's Values

Ben McNelly | October 22, 2014 | Canada Politics
We as Canadians pride ourselves on being open and welcoming of all people, regardless of where they're from and who they are. Our values have led us to be world leaders in progressive legislation and our acceptance of all groups is a characteristic of Canada that makes us unique. It makes me proud every day. Naturally, any threat to these values is unnerving. When we recover from this, we must remember that to change our behaviour because we feel threatened would be to concede that our values can be punctured by the awful actions of a few. We must remain strong and free.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sodium: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
I'll admit, sodium isn't the most dynamic topic. But considering we all consume it (and sometimes a lot of it) everyday, why not dig a little deeper with a little game?
Johanu Botha


The Ethics of Ebola Treatment: Who Gets What and Why?

Johanu Botha | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Disaster management is the preparation for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from adverse events that transcend 'regular' emergencies while political philosophy asks the 'big' questions about power in society -- who gets what, and why? And when a fatal disease without a known cure moves rapidly from human to human it's not just about food supplies and First Aid Kits -- the question of who gets what, and why, becomes central.
Junaid Jahangir


The Right to Life Does Not Mean the Duty to Suffer

Junaid Jahangir | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Dying with dignity is construed as giving up instead of fighting an internal aggressor and that such an approach is not consistent with the medical ethic, which can also be captured by the Prophet's teaching, "Do no harm and accept no harm."
Ryan Pannell


How to Survive a Character Assassination

Ryan Pannell | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
If you are a dynamic, successful individual, a born leader, highly charismatic, popular, attractive, or all of these things, then at some point you are guaranteed to be the target of character assassination. Given how damaging character assassination can be, it's worthwhile having in your toolkit the means to survive one -- and not just survive: PREVAIL.
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