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50 Years Of Israeli Occupation Is Far Too Long

Thomas Woodley | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

Unless something galvanizes Trudeau, Trump and other Western leaders to action, we may soon observe another sad anniversary of Israel's ongoing military occupation. If so, Israelis, and especially Palestinian civilians, will continue to pay a heavy price for our indifference.

Summer Can Be The Coldest Season For Lonely Canadians

Robert Whitley | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

The transition to summer can be difficult for people prone to social isolation. [They] may experience summer social festivities as spectators rather than participants and receive few invites for BBQs, picnics or patio drinks; meaning their sense of isolation may be amplified (rather than diminished) during the warmer months.

These 4 Rules For Living Will Also Make You A Better Parent

Linda Simpson | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

These four agreements are very simple, very clear and precise life lessons. They are neither glamorous nor catchy, just lessons for leading a fulfilling life. Remind your children to be fearless, always do their best and always keep trying. The world needs people like that more than ever.

6 Ways Christians Are Marking Earth Day 2017

Karri Munn-Venn | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Karri Munn-Venn

As more and more Christian faith communities are coming to understand care for creation as central to their spiritual mission, ecological and climate justice are featuring prominently in the ways they live out their faith and celebrate seasons like Lent and Easter.

A Tropical Citrus Salad For The Gloomy Winter Months

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
 Lindsay Pleskot

I have to admit, salads aren't always my first choice in the winter months but I have not been able to get enough of this one. It is definitely one that I will be transitioning into spring and summer. It pairs with pretty much anything. Seafood, steak, or even some grilled Haloumi cheese.

5 Atypical Study Abroad Destinations

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada
UniversityHub.ca

There's never been a time where education is more global. More and more, it's becoming an expectation by employers and grad schools to combine your de...

One Pan Greek Chicken With Blistered Tomatoes And Peppers

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada
 Lindsay Pleskot

One pan meals- gotta love 'em! Remember that Baked Lemongrass Risotto a couple of weeks back? As promised, here is the perfect dish to compliment it a...

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, ...

Canada Must Be A Shining Light For World's Women During Dark Days

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

Fears that the divisive politics which characterized Brexit and the U.S. presidential election will undermine liberal democracies across the globe, and put the world's most vulnerable people in harm's way, have never been greater. They are not misplaced -- right now real lives and a meaningful Canadian identity are at stake.

It's Only The 'Post-Truth' Era If We Let It Be

Sol Chrom | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Living
Sol Chrom

It just requires commitment. To what? To the values I've been advocating all along: open-mindedness, skepticism and critical thinking. When so much is invested in robbing us of our ability or desire to do so, resolving to think critically is the most effective means of resistance there is. Hell, it's practically revolutionary.

Organize Your Way Out From Under The Holiday Clutter

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

I love, love, love the holiday season, but I do not enjoy all the additional stuff it brings into my home. If you're looking to spread the holiday cheer without adding clutter, you're going to need a strategy to deal with all of those things without your home looking like a department store.

Thank You, Canada, For Teaching This Emigrant True Patriot Love

Cheryl Muir | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

Seven years ago, I emigrated from England and headed for the Great White North with nothing but two suitcases, a dream in my heart and a fire in my belly. Tomorrow, I'll return to England exactly as I came. Oh, Canada - thank you for the beautiful experience.

'Lock Her Up' Chant A Very Real Danger To Canadian Democracy

Tara Katrusiak Baran | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Alberta
Tara Katrusiak Baran

Threats like these can never be justified in terms of freedom of speech or "anti-political correctness." The self-indulgence, the underlying menace, and the thinly veiled barbarism of this chant are an attempt at intimidation, and undermine the democratic process and the civil discourse that guides our way of life.

My Wife's Memory Lives On In Our Anti-Cancer Cookbook

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

The idea of Inspired Cooking, a new cookbook featuring 21 of the nation's best chefs, was hers. She thought a cookbook with some of Canada's best-known chefs discussing what nutrition means to them and providing cancer-prevention recipes could change how future generations eat and think about food.

These Boomers' Stories Prove A Parent's Love Lasts A Lifetime

Linda Simpson | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

In many ways it is a values question. What do we owe our parents? It was a question I posed to several friends and the answers come from their own words. Parenting is the one job that has no prerequisite and requires no experience. Yet, parents have an enduring effect on our entire lives.

It's Finally Men's Turn To Embrace So-Called 'Feminine' Fabrics

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

True self-expression must have freedom without gendered boundaries. To allow men true freedom, freedom of their senses, we must loosen the knots of gender expression through clothing and fabric and allow men to be who they naturally are.

Liberals' Digital Surveillance Proposals Far Scarier Than Bill C-51

Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Daniel Tencer

Imagine how you would feel if the government installed cameras in your home that recorded everything you did, then gave police the power to review the footage without a warrant, whenever they want. If that sounds to you like a gross violation of your privacy, you should probably be aware that the federal Liberals are contemplating pretty much exactly that for the digital world.

Universal Pharmacare Would Make Medicine More Affordable In Canada

Colleen M. Flood | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Colleen M. Flood

Why? Universal drug plans mean national bodies negotiate fairer prices for prescription drugs. The results are dramatic. So, while some critics claim that universal prescription drug insurance is a nice idea, but not affordable - it's very clear that universal prescription drug insurance is actually the key to affordability.

A Guide To Surviving The Holiday Flu

Monique Caissie | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

There are too many Christmases where the shine was dulled by illness. Several times, Christmas Day got completely postponed, and everyone stayed home to avoid more cross-contamination! So, what you do to get through the next few weeks if an unplanned bug shows up to mess up your plans?

Liberals' Electoral Reform Survey A Personal Privacy Nightmare

Kris Constable | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Kris Constable

As a privacy and security expert, I concluded that the MyDemocracy survey is not just ineffective in its stated political objectives, it's literally giving up the privacy of Canadians in real time. This is really dangerous, scary when you realize that this issue applies to all of Public Safety's websites I have tested.

Sled Dog Businesses Don't Celebrate Animals, They Exploit Them

Peter Fricker | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Peter Fricker

It's a position that the public can easily support by refusing to patronize commercial sled dog tours and races. Dogs don't need to be mythologized. They just need to be loved, respected, treated well and given the chance to express their full range of behaviours.

A Better Health-Care System Makes Prevention A Priority

Julia Fursova | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Julia Fursova

As daily decisions made amid unhealthy environments pile up, our chances of becoming sick increase. Then we head to the doctor's office or hospital. It is ironic that we continue to call ours a health-care system, when in reality it only takes care of us when we are already sick.

What Companies Can Do To Create Mutually Beneficial Internships

Steve Titus | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

With all the negative attention around internships, companies may be tempted to shy away from the idea, but this is a poor business decision. The investment you make in internship programs can provide a tremendous return for the company and the student, so it should not be overlooked.

I Want To Believe The End Of AIDS Is Nigh – My Life Depends On It

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

Thirty-seven years old. In 2030, I will be 37 years old. In 2030, the AIDS epidemic will be eliminated. I hope. According to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or "Global Goals" that's the plan. I pray to God they're right. I can wait till 37, but if I'm being honest, I expect to be waiting much past that.

Canada Needs Real Leadership To End The Syrian War

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The challenge for Canadian foreign policy is to mitigate the risks of the rebels faltering in Aleppo, with the more long-term strategic challenge of Russia and Iran's vicious play for power. Should Aleppo fall, an even more dystopian region will emerge.