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7 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Moving to the UK

Diana Petrucci | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Travel
Diana Petrucci

For North Americans, particularly Canadians planning to live or stay a substantial amount of time in Britain, there are a few things you'll need to accept as part of daily life. Aside from the obvious ones like driving on the opposite side of the road and always carrying an umbrella, I have compiled what I believe to be a helpful list of some simpler things that may aid you in your new life abroad.

My Life as a Secret Back Channel in Iran

Michael Ledeen | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada
Michael Ledeen

I was a secret back channel to the Khomeini Regime in 1985. So when I read about the current crop of secret diplomats, and their dealings with (thus far unnamed) Iranians, I know what they went through. It's not always fun, rarely glamorous, and always dangerous.

You're Living in a G-Zero World

Diane Francis | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The G20 summit this week, and the growing Syrian catastrophe, underscores the reality that we are living in a G-zero world. The bonds that once held nations together have severed, and there is nothing close to an international consensus on any hot-button matter being discussed today. Welcome to the G-Zero world, where we exist in a geopolitical power vacuum as the west declines and emerging nations (China, India) concentrate on their own domestic problems. It may be this way for a long while.

Davos: Nation-States Are Brands Now

Diane Francis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization:...

So Long Carney, Canada Will Miss You

Christopher Sands | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Business
Christopher Sands

Governor of the Bank of Canada Mark Carney has been selected as the next Governor of the Bank of England, a bold move by one of the world's oldest central banks. His term at the head of the Bank of Canada was due to end in 2015, and so the move is surprising for many Canadians.

Cozying Up With Brits Gives Canada an Icy Reputation

Glen Pearson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Canada's recent move week to share embassies with Britain as a cost-cutting measure would only confirm the country's international reputation is in trouble. While the Harper Government might be promoting this as a savings measure, globally it is being perceived that our best diplomatic days are now part of our history books as a nation.

Sharing Embassies With Britain An 'Administrative' Move

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The plan by Canada and Britain to consolidate consular services in some embassies sparked criticism Monday that the Harper government is turn...

Internet Wins Easy Gold Over NBC in Olympic Coverage

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngNBC has continued to delay all of their Olympic coverage so far -- the opening ceremonies, Michael Phelps' race. Do they not know about the Internet? In only three days, NBC has single-handedly shown all of us why folks are turning off their TVs and turning on their computers. They wonder why their ratings are dropping and why the money is fleeing. Maybe they should watch their own shows.

New Brunswick's Dark Future Looms Across the Pond

Hassan Arif | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The actions of the current Cameron government in the UK such cutting welfare payments, and neglecting job creation are making for an increasingly worse situation for both the poor, and those nearing it. But are things over here in Canada really that much different?

Canada Joins the Debt Danger Zone

Diane Francis | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Canada is in the danger zone and as taxpayers sustain blows to their paycheques and portfolios and private-sector pensions, the governments in Canada (Alberta excepted) must tighten their belts and slash the pay and benefits of all of their public employees.