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Plain Tobacco Packaging Targets the Basic Rights of Businesses

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Beyond the war of statistics, the principles of liberty and personal responsibility must be brought back to the heart of discussions about tobacco consumption, or consumption of any other product deemed "harmful" to one's health. You don't need to be a radical libertarian to start to ask some serious questions regarding the tendency of certain groups to want to regiment all aspects of people's lives under the pretext of protecting their health.

Why Australia's Pension Reform Won't Work for Ontario

Rob Brown | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Rob Brown

Before we blindly adopt the Australian pension system as our own, we need to take several long moments in deep thought and contemplation -- and look at the evidence. Yes, you are able to invest as you wish. In fact, you are responsible for investing your dollars to achieve the highest rate of return available. Is this something for which you feel capable?

Four Getaway Experiences for the Digital Nomad

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Kristen Marano

Where I stay when I travel is just as important as the destination. I choose my accommodation based on two factors: how I can experience a specific part of a culture or section of a city; and more importantly, how I can create an experience that as a writer and digital nomad will help me rest, be productive, and be inspired to build something new in my work.

The Must Visit Gem We Discovered in Australia

Colin & Justin | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Travel
Colin & Justin

From Sydney we flew to Hamilton Island and then sailed, for 90 minutes, to the smaller -- but utterly beautiful -- Hayman Island and One&Only hotel. Built originally in the 1980s and remodelled recently, the hotel remains true to its original architect's vision.

Learn How To Understand An Australian In Less Than 3 Minutes

Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

So THAT'S what all those *$!% abbreviations mean!

This Double Barrel Wine Takes on the Challenge of Barbecue

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Barbecue is wonderfully and wickedly assertive. With heady smoke and spices, wines who want in on this action need to have legs of their own to compliment the meat-flavoured medley. Tasked with this mission was Jacobs Creek latest creation: their Double Barrel wine.

Critics of Supply Management Should Get Their Facts Right

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

A few tired articles have been published by the usual suspects to encourage the government to get rid of supply management, which matches domestic demand with domestic supply in the five sectors it covers -- eggs, dairy, chicken, turkey and hatching eggs.

Little Girl Subjected To Racial Slurs Receives Love From Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents

Three-year-old Samara was told she shouldn't dress as Queen Elsa, "because she's black" and "black is ugly." The world steps up to brighten her day in the best way possible.

The Future of LNG? Sold to the Lowest Bidder in the Back Row

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

You know that uneasy feeling you get in your gut when you realize you might be getting played? Well, May 20 could turn out to be one of those days for B.C.

Australian Moms Outraged Over Changes To Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Parents

Australia's announcement that it will be scaling back on paid parental leave has left many citizens outraged.

Australia To Cut Child Benefits For Families Who Don't Vaccinate

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Living

Parents who don't vaccinate will be stripped of welfare payments

A Letter to Our Daughters About Their Future Careers

Jenny Fagg | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Business
Jenny Fagg

As I sit and write this letter to our daughters -- our future leaders -- I recognize that women are increasingly visible in leadership roles. However we have a long way to go to achieve equality, particularly at the most senior levels of leadership.

Canada Closely Monitoring Sydney Siege

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Canadian government officials were closely watching what was being described as an apparent hostage t...

Why #NoGenderDecember Isn't Only for "Insane Feminists"

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

For years, marketers have told boys and girls which toys "should" interest them, instead of encouraging them to choose freely. This makes no sense. Why should we limit kids that way? An incredible new campaign called #NoGenderDecember seeks to fix that problem.

The Human Side of Climate Scientists

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Science is a profession of discipline and process. Scientists live in a world of constant questioning: they observe, analyze, theorize and test, and then do it all over again. Guided by facts and data, they strive to drill through uncertainty and draw solid, evidence-based conclusions. That's why a blog I discovered recently is so interesting: it asks climate scientists to step outside of their professions, and speak as mothers, fathers, grandparents and children -- in short, to speak as humans.

Australia For All Types of Travellers

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

By birth, I'm Canadian, and by choice I'm living in Australia, having moved to Sydney several years ago. I'm often fielding questions from friends and family back home on what part of my adoptive country would be best for them to visit as most don't know where to start. Here's my guide to Australia for all types of travelers.

Why American Universities Are So Alluring To Asian Students

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

The number of foreign students has doubled since even 2000. Some 265,000 go to Canada, over 200,000 to Australia, and more than 420,000 to the UK. While the American empire may be in decline, its universities still hold a great allure for the youth of the world for their academic leadership, freedom to explore and create and share, and their inviting and equitable atmosphere.

WATCH: Courtney Love Eviscerates Concert Goer Mid Performance

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Music

There are a few well-known things about Courtney Love: she's not one for apologies, and she's adept at spending Nirvana's money. And now we know she d...

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Carrie Kirkman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Impact
Carrie Kirkman

I am a firm believer that as you climb the corporate ladder it's incredibly important to remember to throw down a rope. When I discovered G(irls)20, I knew this was an organization I could get behind both professionally and personally.

Make Japan a Nation Where Women and Men Shine

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada

It is widely acknowledged that Japan needs more females in business to make up for a shrinking workforce and to boost economic growth and opportunity. With this admirable goal in mind, we must work to make Japan a nation where every individual, male and female, has equal opportunities to realize their full social, economic and political potential. As a Japanese youth, I am not afraid to break from traditional practices and defy what is expected of me. I am ready to pursue my own dream to become a fearsome business leader and 2014 G(irls)20 Delegate representing Japan.

New Coal Mine Construction Is a Giant Step Back For Australia

David Fogarty | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

For Australia, coal remains king. The nation, one of the world's top coal exporters, approved construction of the country's largest coal mine Monday. Environmentalists say the decision is a major setback for efforts to fight climate change and further tarnishes the government's global image.

Turning a Big Idea Into Global Change

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Impact

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.pngWhat would happen if the world's 3.5 billion women set out to fix the biggest problems facing their communities? The G(irls)20 Summit is bringing together young women from around the globe to answer that question. The goal: Use bold ideas to improve the fortunes of their home regions and, hopefully, the world.

What Empowerment Means to Me

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Impact

The word makes me feel strong. It allows me an element of control over my professional and personal life. It gives me the confidence to believe that I deserve to have the same opportunities as men. It holds me responsible and accountable for my own happiness and the direction that I take my life. It gives me the strength to refuse to be victimized.

What Australia Can Do For Women At The G20 Summit

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Impact

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png I am excited to have the G20 Summit held in Australia this year because I believe this provides Australia with the opportunity to intensely scrutinize its own role in the world. While Australia in many respects is a wonderful country to live in, I believe that as a wealthy, prosperous nation, we still have a lot of work to do.

Proof that Canada and Australia Don't Care About Climate Change

Mike Hudema | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
Mike Hudema

Harper and Abbott have to understand that we can no longer have economies that exist outside of the ecological limits of our planet. Our reliance and exploitation of fossil fuels is endangering our future as well as our present and it needs to end. We need to transition to green energy and we need to keep more fossil fuels, especially high-carbon fuels like the tar sands, in the ground.