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The Overlooked Group of Climate Change Fighters

David Fogarty | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

There are a group of people often overlooked in the fight against climate change and they can be one of our greatest allies as we figure out how to limit the damage from extreme weather, rising seas and threats to food security. They are the millions of indigenous people who live in the world's remaining forests. Often overlooked, ignored, marginalized and attacked, they stand at the heart of a global solution on climate change that all of us, whether we live in big cities or remote villages, can benefit from.

A "Brazillion" Reasons to Visit Brazil... World Cup or Not

Trivago.ca | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

So, you didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go. Here are a few of the "Brazillion" must-see sights.

Turning Brazil's Loss into a Teachable Moment for Kids

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

While the players and fans from Brazil mourned their brutal loss, my son shared the same feelings of defeat. From his folded arms, sulky stare and giant pout -- he was clearly angry about the unfortunate outcome. My son's passionate reaction to the Brazil upset made me reflect on how difficult learning to lose gracefully can be for kids -- and even parents, too.

5 Fun (Soccer-Free) Festivals in Brazil This Summer

Sean Shannon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

We all know Brazil is bustling with soccer fever, but what about those looking for alternatives to all that hype? Those thinking about a summer getaway -- but without the flag-waving or face-painting -- should consider the following "football-free" events Brazil has to offer this summer.

How Growing Trade Alliances Among Middle-Power Countries Will Harm the Dollar

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Qais Ghanem, MD

The acronym BRICS stands for the group consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. If predictions are true, Iran and Turkey may soon join, creating BRICSIT. Increasing trade among these economies may be bad news for the U.S. dollar.

Need A Hotel Room? Try These Slums

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Travel

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) - For those who think Rio's hotels seem a tad expensive at the World Cup, there are always alternatives -- perhaps a room in a "l...

The Politics of Monetary Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

When it comes to elections, timing is critical. This year brings a rash of elections in some of the most important emerging markets: Brazil, India, In...

The World Is Getting Hungrier

Peter Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Peter Hall

The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.

WATCH: Hurry Hard, Brazilian Style

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada

Who says you need snow and ice to get into the Winter Olympic spirit? Brazilian brothers Paulo and Alberto showed that when it comes to curling, th...

Getting to Meet the Child I Sponsored for Nine Years

Dave Schram and Jet Black | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Impact
 Dave Schram and Jet Black

Earlier this fall, Amazing Race Canada fan favourites Jet and Dave travelled to Brazil with World Vision Canada to meet children whose lives are changing thanks to Canadian donors. While there, Dave got a big surprise: a visit with the girl he's been sponsoring through World Vision for nine years.

Hot destinations and top Canadian travel trends for 2014

Cheapflights | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

As we wrap up another eventful year in travel, Cheapflights.ca takes a sneak peek at what's ahead for 2014. Of course, since past is prologue, much o...

You Could Be Here Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Jill Langlois | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada Travel

The snow has started to fall and you’re already dreading the next four months of wet feet and frozen fingers. You could just stay inside with a cup ...

10 Destinations You'll Want To Go Next

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Relaxed travel rules to Cuba have resulted in a record number of Americans travelling to the island country over the last few years and ...

Well, This Is Awkward..

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Brazil demanded answers Monday following allegations Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency mounted a sophisticated spy operation against t...

Canada Spied On Brazil: Report

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian television report that aired Sunday night said Canadian spies targeted Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry.The report on G...

Are the BRICS' Economies Slowing Permanently?

Peter Hall | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

How the mighty are falling. Resilience was a word used liberally to boast of the BRICS countries' staying power in the post-crisis period. Many even ascribed global-growth-engine status to these rising powerhouses. But 2013 has been a second tough year for the August group, even as OECD nations are steadily returning to growth.

Reporter's Notebook: Why I Became a Journalist

Jill Langlois | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Jill Langlois

What a journalist does involves more than just writing. It takes a keen eye to spot the right story. It takes time and dedication to chase down the facts and figures. It makes a difference to tell someone's story. So always do what makes you feel pure bliss. If you do, it will make a difference.

Financial Advice from Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThere are a number of human financial gurus working to help you become wealthy, and their advice is based on years if not decades of knowledge and experience. However, there are a number of microbial economic geniuses who have centuries of expertise developing "economic" success. Germs seem to have knowledge to keep economies solid.

Canada: A World Leader in 2012 Foreign Investment Rankings

Peter Hall | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

These flows provide us with access to key resources, fast-growing markets and allow for production systems that are better aligned to country or regional economic attributes owing to the efficiencies of global supply chains. As such, it is essential to keep a close eye on global investment movements. What can we say about recent activity?

Will the Summer Shine on or Sour the Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

There's a sour seasonality that has become entrenched in recent global economics. In the past few years, summer has become a disarmingly punctual momentum-killer of global production. Perhaps the most critical question in EDC's Summer 2013 Global Export Forecast is whether we are in for yet another summer drubbing, or whether this is the year we break with that sorry tradition.

Fast Facts on Trade in 2012

Peter Hall | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Normally, this column is forward-looking, but occasionally, it pays to reflect on recent events. Annual merchandise trade data for 2012 are hot off th...

Sao Paolo Fashion Week's Sizzling Spring/Summer 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Sao Paolo Fashion Week displayed curves, lines and plenty of steamy silhouettes as part of their Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. From piles and piles of fabric, to a light and airy surfer girl feel with neoprene, here are our highlights!

How We're Letting Other Countries Take Control of Ours

Diane Francis | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

When we talk about foreign ownership of Canadian resources, it's nothing to do with economics or ideology. This is about street smarts. The foreign buyout of resource, infrastructure and agricultural corporations simply has to stop. Canada must state clearly that all of its resource-related and infrastructure assets and corporations must be Canadian-owned and controlled and that no single foreign entity can own more than 10 per cent, or we'll all regret it.

Can a Single B.C. Forest Change the World?

Jens Wieting | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada
Jens Wieting

Currently, half of the Great Bear Rainforest remains open to logging. The recommendation to set aside 70 per cent of the natural old-growth forest has yet to be implemented. It's not just in BC, but globally that many agreements to protect the earth must be realized. Hopefully, at the Earth Summit in Rio, Canada can lead the way.

Canada Tracks Oily Footprints All Over Rio+20

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

I'm not surprised to find out that Canada is promoting the tar sands at the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development and the environment, after all, they have a long and marked history of using these conferences to promote and defend the image of the tar sands abroad. It might not be surprising, but that doesn't mean it isn't wrong.