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Examining Core Values on World Elephant Day

Sangita Iyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Today is the third annual "World Elephant Day" honoring two magnificent species, and bringing global awareness to the plight of African and Asian elep...

Can the World Do Anything For the Kidnapped Girls of Nigeria?

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Wayne K. Spear

As I write this, the swell of a Western grassroots outcry against the Nigerian outfit, Boko Haram, appears to be forming across social media. There's a specific aspect of war crimes which it is necessary to emphasize, and that's the use of sexualized violence against women as a tool of war. Can we all agree to stop using the phrase "the forcible sale of women into marriage"? Church bells and nuptials this is not. It's profiteering from rape in a triple currency which is simultaneously economic, military and psychological in nature.

A Tale of Two Russia Today Anchors

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

On the evening of March 5, anchor Liz Wahl resigned from Russia Today-America at the end of her 5 p.m. broadcast. While it's not fair to speculate that Wahl made her dramatic exit in order to score a new, and potentially higher paying, job, it is certain that her patriotic exit will likely be rewarded by American media.

Americans Fail To Understand Canada Over & Over & Over Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

We know they don't mean it, but Americans have a nasty habit of failing to understand Canada. Here are the worst examples of 2013: ...

LOOK: This U.S. Failure To Understand Canada Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Canadians are accustomed to Americans knowing little or nothing about us, but this is just too much. One hotel in the U.S. apparently thinks "Canad...

Heaven and Angels: What's Ailing America

David Martin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada
David Martin

Three of the top ten books in a recent New York Times nonfiction paperback best sellers list included the word "heaven" in the title: "Proof of Heave...

What I Would Change About Canada's Location

Noah Richler | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Noah Richler

2013-06-23-blog_canada_day_v02.gif If I were able, I would change the map. There are a few options here, but for any of these we'd no longer be sitting on top of the United States and, as we are constantly told is the case, we'd not see ourselves as huddled along the border -- crouching almost.

Beware Of Canadians: Editorial

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Business

Canadians a threat? Seriously?! Not really, but a satirical post warning Floridians about Canadian snowbirds has some up-in-arms anyway. The editor...

9 Times Canada Was Way Smarter Than The U.S.

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada

With the U.S. wallowing in a financial disaster of its own creation (see sequester, debt ceiling, possible government shutdown and $16 trillion in deb...

Exploring the Lonely Exurbs of America's Midwest

Peter Behrens | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Behrens

The exurban neighbourhods of El Paso County, Colorado seem, to this observer, environments designed for alienation and loneliness: street after street of developer-built houses fronted by enormous, power-operated garage doors, which display an defensive attitude to the street, and to the larger world. It all makes The Netherlands, where I currently live, seem mighty urbane, and civilized.

Why I Love Canada: We Are More Free Than Americans

Zach Paikin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada
Zach Paikin

2012-06-26-canadaflag.pngI love the very philosophy that guides our society: peace, order and good government. Our constitution is wise to mention these principles as foundations of our way of life. Although the American motto of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" explicitly mentions freedom, it is in fact the Canadian incantation that provides for real liberty.

Canada's Great, But I Don't Love It

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

2012-06-26-canadaflag.png Like Canada? For sure. Appreciate Canada? Definitely. But it should not be in our nature -- it certainly isn't in mine -- to love this country. In fact, loving Canada goes against the proprietary level-headedness that makes us so great.

The West's Latest Middle East Mess Up

Conrad Black | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

After decades of mistaken policy with the Middle East, the U.S. should do what's necessary to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, and get rid of Assad and his sycophancy to Tehran. America has a very poor track record with the Middle East, and will simply, eventually, have to do better than this.

Is The World Safer Under Obama?

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Recently, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies will be hosting a gala event -- the Spirit of Hope Gala Benefit -- to benefit the organization's advocacy, human rights and outreach efforts here in Canada and abroad. There will also be a debate by distinguished Americans on the resolution "Be it resolved, the world is safer under President Obama." Well, is it?

Dear America: You Have a Gay Problem

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

If you bothered to look North you'd realize we aren't all that concerned about gay people. There are still a few things to be worked out, but there's something different, something malicious about the debate in your country.

War on Mexican Drugs Not Fast and Furious Enough

Miranda Frum | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada
Miranda Frum

The government is aware that American guns are travelling into the hands of very dangerous people, however nothing is really done. Rick Perry has spoken of a potential American involvement in Mexico, complete with sending troops over the border and maintaining order. But is this effective?

America a Prison for René González

Stephen Kimber | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Stephen Kimber

On the eve of René González's release Friday from an American prison -- but not his prison America will now become -- it's worth reminding ourselves...

My Dual Loyalties Problem

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Mark Dubowitz

As a Canadian living in Washington, D.C., with a green card and an American-born son, hockey has been a means for me to emotionally gain entry to a foreign land -- a sporting way for a man to fortify the ideas and habits that define patriotism.

Tea Party Ideology Trumps Facts

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

One cannot help but feel a bit pessimistic about American politics these days -- a contrasting feeling to the heady days of Barack Obama's election, w...