Nate Parker's Past Won't Be Why I Boycott The Birth Of A Nation

Lauren Bialystok | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Bialystok

Survivors of sexual violence may not be able to watch Parker's work for similar reasons, and that's fine. But don't sit it out on principle. In the year of Black Lives Matter, #HollywoodSoWhite and a certain presidential candidate, Parker's questionable past doesn't disqualify him from advancing urgent conversations about race and American history.

Losing May Would Be 'Great Blow' To Green Party: Deputy

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Politics

May has been debating whether she wants to keep her position as Green Party leader.

Yakov M. Rabkin Asks 'What Is Modern Israel?'

Tyler Levitan | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Tyler Levitan

This is an interview I conducted with Professor Yakov M. Rabkin of the Université de Montréal, author of the recently published What Is Modern Israel. Professor Rabkin's earlier book on the subject of Israel was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award and for the Hecht Prize for Studies of Zionism.

Should A Cosmetics Brand Be Expected To Play Politics?

Jenica Chuahiock | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Style
Jenica Chuahiock

It seems incredibly naïve to think that a profit-dependent, commercial venture is the final bastion of democratic values. Yet, in an age when companies are capitalizing on social responsibility, are brands unwittingly turning themselves into moral pedestals?

Trudeau Is Correct In His Condemnation Of BDS

Jake Beaumont | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jake Beaumont

In overwhelmingly condemning BDS in the House of Commons recently, Canadian parliamentarians have greatly advanced the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The BDS movement singles out Israel for exclusive censure encouraging boycotts of Israeli goods, which produces an outcome that also harms Palestinians, as their economy is closely intertwined with Israel's.

Dear Justin Trudeau: Don't Buy Into Israeli Exceptionalism

Michelle Weinroth | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Michelle Weinroth

We ask you to resist the false alarm that your Zionist friends sound when they cry "anti-Semitism!" as the proverbial boy might cry "wolf!" For those who do so are robbing a horrendous historic episode of its gravity, confusing legitimate dissent with genocide. Criticism is not Kristallnacht; challenges to the occupation are not the gas chambers. The distinction is crucial.

Dion Says Tories 'Failed' To Divide On Israel Boycotters

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics

But Conservatives say their bid to condemn the so-called BDS movement isn't partisan.

Don't Let 'National Unity' Sidetrack The Energy East Debate

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

When Mayor Denis Coderre, the spokeman of the 82 municipalities of Montreal 's Urban Community, said "no" to TransCanada's Energy East pipeline, there was an uproar in Western Canada. Many, including Premier Brad Wall and Rick Mercer made wild accusations, saying this was a national unity question.

What Flight MH370 Has Done to Malaysia-China Relations

Munir Majid | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Business
Munir Majid

There have clearly been security lapses which need explanation -- as much to Malaysians as to anybody else. And at the outset, the crisis management could have been better coordinated. However, there is no indication there is something that could have been done to alter the realities of this tragedy. So why has Chinese diplomacy targeted the Malaysian authorities so harshly?

Young People in Ontario Shouldn't Have to Work For Less

Sid Ryan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

The brazen attempt to force employees to work for less is part of a broader trend of employers pushing two-tier agreements at the bargaining table. After seeing these kinds of agreements in place in the United States, employers across the Canadian manufacturing sector have been pressing younger workers to settle for lower wages and fewer benefits.

Why I'm Boycotting Tim Hortons

Arthur Gallant | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

Like many Canadians I love to indulge in a cup of Tim Hortons coffee. They're Canadian, there are lots of them, and they're affordable. And who doesn't love their infamous Rrrrollll Up The Rim to Win contest? But I am willing to put my pride aside and in fact boycott Tim Hortons indefinitely.

Why Our Petition Against Lululemon Is Better Than a Boycott

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

The focus of our petition is less about hurting Lululemon and more about helping women. Our goal isn't about bringing Lululemon down, or forcing them to sell merchandise they don't want to, it's about starting a conversation that will open the eyes and minds of so many people who insist on judging a person's level of health by their weight.

Site Calls For Boycott Of Town Over Bunny Cull

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

CANMORE, Alta. - A website is urging tourists to boycott a scenic Rocky Mountain community near Banff National Park if it doesn't back off plans to de...