2016 Election.

One Day Closer To The Reign Of Trump

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Donald Trump. The narcissist with tissue paper thin skin who cannot abide any criticism whatsoever, from anyone, ever. The addict for whom there is never enough praise and adulation, who needs it so badly he cannot stop asking for compliments or, if they're slow in coming, telling the world, himself, how great he is.

2016 Took And Took And Gave

Mary-Jo Dionne | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Mary-Jo Dionne

The gifts of 2016 weren't sweetly wrapped in chic silver bows beneath a popcorn-trimmed tree. Rather its gifts were hiding under piles of muck, mire, and metaphorical dirty diapers. 2016 made us work for its rewards; an ongoing dichotomy. Low meeting high. Pain meeting beauty. Injustice meeting a renewed fervour for truth.

2016 Was So Bad, Someone Made A Horror Movie Trailer About It

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Living

This could actually be reality TV

Saying Goodbye To The Trash Fire That Was 2016

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

We've lost those we've never heard of and those we worshipped from afar. The famous and the infamous. Those whose poetry and music and performances and stories and athletic prowess and acts of heroism and sacrifice we admired. We counted on them to help us get through the trials and tribulations of our lives.

Was The Trump Victory A Gift, From Russia With Love?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Image of "Vladimir Putin carrying his buddy Donald Trump" by DonkeyHotey on flickr through Creative Commons It has yet to be proven. What is known, ...

Trump's List Of Nominees Just Got Scarier And More Depressing

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I've got to tell you, I was positively thunderstruck when I read that Donald Trump had decided to appoint the multi-millionaire dealmaker Rex Tillerson (the CEO of Exxon Mobil) as his Secretary of State. Are you kidding me?

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

It's Only A Matter Of Time Before We Get President Pence

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Does anyone really believe he (Trump) gives a damn? That he's in it for anything other than his ego, the good of his brand, his businesses, investments and, lest we forget, his wallet? Does anyone really think he'll last the full four years? That he won't break precedent for the umpteenth time, get bored or fed up or both, and become the first president ever to willingly resign before his first term is up? Or do something so egregious, or illegal, he'll get impeached?

FYI, The Future Is Furious

Leviana Coccia | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada
Leviana Coccia

Racism, prejudice, sexism, bigotry and xenophobia - these horrendous ideologies all existed before Donald Trump became president-elect of the United S...

Becoming President Is Probably The Best Deal Donald Trump's Ever Made

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

He is well within his legal rights to run both the country and his company. There is not a damn thing anyone can do about it. You could argue that it's corrupt, or that it's unethical, but we shouldn't hold our breath waiting for either Donald Trump or Congress to embrace the notion of ethics.

Canada Cannot Afford To Be Complacent About Growing Inequality

Michael Wolfson | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Wolfson

For many Canadians, the outcome of the United States election has been a shock. Trump's campaign, as inarticulate and venal as it was, tapped into important and deeply rooted realities, realities that may contain lessons for Canada too. Does Canada need to worry about the same festering malaise that has become so dramatically evident in the U.S.?

When Will Trump Voters Realize They've Been Had?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Remember Donald Trump's campaign speeches when he was the Republican presidential candidate? All those promises he made? How his supporters lapped it all up? How loudly they cheered? How madly they waved their placards and signs? How riled up they got?

'Fake News' Isn't Just Facebook's Problem

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

Yes, social media and the web have allowed us to too-conveniently block any news or facts we disagree with, while also flooding us with enough of the opposite. But here's the thing... we've always had this ability. We've always been tricked and pulled and tweezed like this.

How To Handle Political Differences At The Dinner Table

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

Growing up in Montreal, Quebec during the rise of a separatist political party in the 1970s gave me a front row seat to how families can be divided because of political differences. Every Sunday, after church, this division played out in my living room. The lessons I learned then are more relevant now than ever.

Don't Just Sit There Because The Election's Over

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

We have to act "preventatively." Become active before they pass bills and laws that will affect us adversely. Once it's done, it's done. When we stay silent, when we do nothing, we send a message to our political leaders that everything is just fine and dandy. Even if we believe otherwise. That has to change.

Hard Work And Love Trump Fear And Hate

David Suzuki | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

We can't be complacent. We can't let fear and despair stop us from working to make the world a better place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, physical appearance or limitations, country of origin, political leanings, education or social circumstance. And let's face it, the planet isn't in trouble, humanity is.

Unhappy Trump Won? Try Voting Next Time

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

This is what happens when you stubbornly vote for a third party candidate -- but your country has a two-party system. This is what happens when you spitefully write in your preferred candidate's name on the ballot (even though he lost the primary). This is what happens. You don't win. You lose. And you lose big.

Strange Bedfellows: The Bizarre Jewish Support For Donald Trump

Sarah Phillips | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Phillips

Jews are told to remember all the time -- not just on Remembrance Day -- the horrors of the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the support that comes from all that remembering typically seems to just reverberate around a somewhat insulated community. That's not good enough for me.

It's Time For The Donald Trump Apology Tour

Karen Lin | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Living
Karen Lin

Donald, you tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. But you also opened the Pandora box of hatred xenophobia and bigotry. Your campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" feels a lot like "Make America White Again" these days.

9 Ways You Can Move To Canada, According To An Immigration Lawyer

Joshua Slayen | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Slayen

Many Americans are considering immigrating to Canada on a temporary or permanent basis. This is because Canada is a diverse, multicultural nation with a vibrant economy and lots of natural resources. For those looking to make the move, here are some different immigration options for you.

In Defence Of My Craft: 2016 U.S. Election Polling Did Not Fail

David Coletto | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
David Coletto

Late into Tuesday evening, Jake Tapper of CNN said that if Trump wins the election, "it's going to put the polling industry out of business." Well, Trump won the election, and not surprisingly, many have said my industry is in crisis. That's understandable. A Clinton victory seem like a sure thing. But was it?

How To Wait Out Donald Trump's Presidential Term In Canada

Henry Chang | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

It is widely believed that Donald Trump will not win a second term as president. In fact, some outspoken Americans have opined that he will not even finish his initial four-year term. If we assume that Donald Trump would not serve a second term, permanent resident status in Canada is clearly not required. There are several options available that would permit a U.S. citizen to temporarily reside in Canada for the next four years.

The Media Was The Real Loser This Election

Ward Anderson | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Business
Ward Anderson

For people who are still wondering "how did this happen," do not waste precious time trying to figure out the voters. Look no further than your TV and at your local newspaper. There was news to be reported, but the media was more interested in a soap opera. They were the real drivers of the "clown car" this year.

A Plea For Optimism In The Trump Era

Dr. Raywat Deonandan | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Raywat Deonandan

A Trump presidency fills many with dread, largely because of the competing forces of his egregious claims and his status as a complete unknown with no policy track record. But in the interests of our mental health, I would like to put forward a brief argument for... optimism. The Trump presidency is going to be a reality. We who opposed him need to accept it. Here's how I'm getting through it.

Stop Excusing Presidential Donald For Candidate Trump's Rhetoric

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

In the few days since Donald Trump was elected all I hear from some of the media, from some of his surrogates, from some of his pals is, "he only said those disgusting and outrageous things to get elected." They keep saying we'll see a "different Donald Trump, a kinder, gentler Donald Trump in the Oval Office." WTF?