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Why Policies Don't Help Smokers Quit

Bill Bogart | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Bill Bogart

Taxes on tobacco and junk food, restrictions of advertising to children, attempts to address problem gambling, and other strategies can be sound policies in appropriate circumstances to promote healthy choices. But their effectiveness can face a lot of hurdles. Initiatives in one jurisdiction can be limited by the failure to act by other societies and by the virtual world impinging on the efforts of the real one. In this increasingly interdependent and connected world we need more local, international and global policy making and enforcement.

Rihanna Shouts 'F*ck Customs!' During Winnipeg Concert

Sandra Charron | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

To all the Justin Bieber haters, I have this to say: he has more class in his underwear-showing backside than Rihanna will ever have. Say what you will about the kid, but he doesn't feel it necessary to scream vulgarities into his mic while he's on a stage.

Canadians Will Wait THIS Long At The Border

CBC | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Travel

The Canada Border Services Agency is advising last-minute shoppers to prepare for long waits at the border during the holidays. "It's alw...

LOOK: Seizure From Van Near Border

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have seized $250,000 in American cash and a loaded nine-millimetre handgun from a minivan carrying two ...

Will "Ugly Canadians" Get the Bellingham Boot?

Christopher Sands | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada
Christopher Sands

Residents of the border town of Bellingham, Washington are calling for "American-only" shopping hours at the local Costco, which is routinely crowded with Canadian cross border shoppers. Around the world, the stereotype of the "ugly American" tourist is built on blundering offenses against local sensibilities. Canadians should remember that the towns they visit are somebody's home, take an interest in local festivals and community gatherings, reach out and get to know locals.

An iPad Passport? Why Not?

Christopher Sands | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada
Christopher Sands

If the United States already accepts passport cards and EDLs as passport alternatives for border crossing to Canada, couldn't other options be explored to allow our border security personnel to quickly confirm traveler identities, using convenient devices many of us carry with us every day?

Is Tintin Racist?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

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Feds Worried U.S. Losing Interest In Much-Hyped Perimeter Security Pact

CP | Jim Bronskill and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian officials are worried the much hyped perimeter security deal with the United States will wither on the vine like past failed attempt...

Will This Fence Go Across The North?

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The United States is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals.The U.S. Customs...