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My Family Didn't Escape Cuba To Watch Trudeau Praise Castro

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Ana Rodriguez

I am a part of this country. So is my father. So is my mother. Do not erase our experiences. Do not claim that you can separate one aspect of this man from all the others. My family did not escape from under the foot of a dictator to live in a country where its leader praises and celebrates that same dictator.

Know Thy Oven, Your Baked Goods Will Thank You

Deepi Harish | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Believe it or not, your oven has a personality. And getting to know it is hella important. It's just as important as reading a recipe properly or using room temperature ingredients.

Kathleen Wynne Wants To Throw Your Money Away On Cap And Trade

Christine Van Geyn | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Christine Van Geyn

Based on the Auditor General's analysis, Ontario businesses are expected to send $466 million to California and Quebec under cap and trade by 2020. And by 2030, businesses will have sent about $2.2 billion. That's all money leaving the Ontario economy to achieve almost nothing. Sadly, it's just the beginning.

The Failed Promise Of Transparency In The Age Of Trudeau

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Yaël Ossowski

Countries such as Iran, India and China proposed initiatives to limit the market of tobacco and further enforce plain packaging regulations. Many of these initiatives were adopted and will have to be enforced by Canada as a party to the convention. But at no point did the Canadian people get a say.

Keep Smudging And Other Religious Rituals Out Of The Classroom

John Carpay | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
John Carpay

In September 2015, Port Alberni mom Candice Servatius was shocked to learn that her two elementary-aged children had participated in an aboriginal smudging ceremony. The district claims that these are "cultural practices." This is true, but misses the point.

What Could The Future Of Women's HIV Prevention Look Like?

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

current prevention strategies are not decreasing the rate of new HIV infections quickly enough to end the epidemic -- and women and girls are especially at risk. Given recent advances in HIV prevention science, we can, and must, do better.

I'm Fighting To Keep A Neo-Nazi Paper Out Of My Neighbourhood

Lisa Kinsella | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Kinsella

It's not just the U.S. that is experiencing an increase in hate, it's been here at home -- Toronto -- for quite some time. And it's been landing on our doorsteps. It's the misogynist, racist, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim and homophobic piece of garbage that calls itself the innocuous sounding "Your Ward News."

Newly Approved Pipelines Prioritize Environment And Economy

Kent Hehr | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

Calgarians and Albertans alike have been waiting for this announcement for a long time. After a decade of inaction, we are finally seeing progress on this file thanks to the leadership of our prime minister and my cabinet colleagues. We are moving forward on Canada's energy future.

Canadian Women Are Storming The Ivory Towers

Bob Ramsay | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Bob Ramsay

Women are breaking through in the very place where their numbers will not only make gender parity a reality in the next 10 years, but where the breeding grounds of gender dominance are all pointing in the same direction. I mean, of course, Canada's universities.

Rise Up, Canada, And Revoke The Licence To Hate

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

"Go back to your f---ing country," the white man screamed at the non-white man. This outburst was caught on camera, not in post-Brexit England or post-election America, but on a streetcar in the middle of multicultural Toronto. Lately, Canadian headlines teem with tales of hate crimes. So what can you do? Lots.

HIV Stigma Can Be More Dangerous Than The Disease Itself

Laura Derksen | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Laura Derksen

Stigma has many causes, one of which is a genuine fear of contagion. Despite the fact that HIV is now a treatable condition, "educational" messages on HIV prevention are still based on fear, and almost universally exaggerate the risks of HIV infection and its consequences.

Follow New Zealand's Lead And Uphold Indigenous Rights In Court

Ecojustice | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Impact
Ecojustice

Jumbo Valley (Qat'muk) is essential to the spiritual beliefs and practices of the Ktunaxa people. The outcome of the Ktunaxa's case will determine whether the Charter protects against state-sponsored desecration of First Nations spiritual sites.

It's Not Self-Care If You're Just Avoiding Responsibility

Hannah Jack | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

If you are anything like me and you've been quietly sweeping your fears and lethargy under the self-care rug, I encourage you to take stock of the motivations behind it. Self-care only works if you're actually caring for yourself and not just letting yourself off the hook.

Between Castro And Pipelines, Trudeau Bungled Playing Both Sides

James Di Fiore | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

His tap dancing this week was off beat, and instead of ingratiating himself to both sides he polarized Canadians twice, resulting in ridicule from the right and protests from the left. The polarizing effect Trudeau has initiated will be hard to escape.

Self-Care Keeps Me Healthy (And Sane) Amid The Holiday Chaos

Gillian Farber | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

For many the month is packed with running around shopping malls (like a lunatic), spending money (you don't have) and eating all of the food (all of it). We rarely remember to take care of the most important person in our lives: ourselves.

5 Ways I Reclaimed Meaningful Mornings As A Working Mom

Lisa Durante | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Durante

No longer able to spring out of bed, we're getting our days started later. This leaves us with less time to get everyone ready, fed and out the door on time. It also means there's a lot more frenetic energy bouncing around our house.

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.

5 Ways To Delegate Effectively

Evan Thompson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

When managed effectively, delegation can create ongoing benefits for you, your team, your business and your clients. By delegating certain projects to trusted team members, you are free to focus on other matters.

We All Pay The Price For Runaway Political Correctness On Campus

Christine Van Geyn | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Christine Van Geyn

The reality is that every single person who wants to engage in free expression on university must deal with the campus thought police, first. The Canadian Taxpayer Federation's (CTF) student initiative, Generation Screwed, which deals with government debt and fiscal issues, has had its own share of challenges.

Life Lessons From Wearing The Same Little Black Dress For 30 Days

Megan Radford | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Style
Megan Radford

This fall, I decided to challenge myself. I set out to wear one black dress the whole month of November, and, in the process, create awareness about how important having the right clothes for inclement weather truly is. Here are five things I've learned from this experiment.

How We Unconsciously Damage Important Relationships

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

All of these lead to being inspired to set goals and take action - compare in order to set a healthy goal; compete to be the best leader at home or at work; and never be so comfortable that you become complacent.

Let's Not Rush To Judge Anti-Racism Activist Andray Domise

Samuel Getachew | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Living
Samuel Getachew

I do not want to rush to the defence of a person whose work I am familiar with and now finds himself facing an assault charge and three counts of mischief. I do not condone violence. However, the real noted Canadian activist and journalist, Andray Domise - my friend - is quite different than the one I see projected in the media.

Financial Literacy Tips For Every Age

Jennifer Tory | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Tory

As we near the end of Financial Literacy Month, it's a good time to remind us all that financial literacy is something that should be an ongoing journey of learning and practice. Taking charge of one's financial future is a continual process, not a one-and-done task.

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

Trudeau Just Outflanked NDP With Statement On Castro's Death

Sid Ryan | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

Thanks to right-wing anti-Cuba propaganda, politicians on the left run for cover when asked for an opinion on Castro. The latest shameful example was furnished by interim NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. Is it any wonder that Justin Trudeau ate the NDP's lunch during the 2015 federal election, and continues to do so?