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Top 10 Destinations For Your First Solo Trip

travelcuts | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Whether you're joining an organized trip or setting out with nothing but a backpack and a guidebook, your first solo trip can be daunting. Yet, you'll soon find it's one of the most rewarding ways to travel. If you're teetering on the edge of going solo, or already planning where to visit, we have ten suggestions to kick-start your wanderlust.

Reaching The Next Level Of Female Empowerment In Saudi Arabia

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Saudi Arabia stands out as a country where entrepreneurship is well-perceived and is seen as a worthy career choice for women. This type of advancements will not only be an important factor in the social advancement of women, but will more broadly result in potential economic development for the country.

Catherine Lévesque

I'm Not A Guy You Can Censor: PM Trudeau's Brother

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics

"I'm a principled man and I follow my principles no matter what."

G20 Summit Offered Little Of Substance For The World's Poorest

Development Unplugged | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

China intended this summit be a break from the past, a substance discussion on global issues, with a focus on oft-neglected international development. This would indeed have been very timely, energizing support for Agenda 2030 and a big plus for China's leadership. However, it never seemed to happen.

Canada Will Open 7 New Visa Offices In China

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau's in China to strengthen Canada's business and cultural ties.

China And Canada's Canola Conundrum Continues

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business

The canola issue was expected to dominate Trudeau's trade talks in China.

6 Things To Watch During Trudeau's China Trip

CBC | Susan Lunn, CBC News | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Politics

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departs for his first official visit to China, Canada's second-largest trading partner, here are six things to watch....

McCallum Aims To Spread Chinese Immigrants Across Country

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Points to lessons from Syrian refugee plan.

You Say You Want a Revolution...

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada
Beverley Golden

As astrology predicted, what happened during the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the '60s, would manifest globally when these two planets reached their first square. If you haven't heard, we just came out of a three-year period (2012 to 2015) where we experienced seven exact squares of Uranus and Pluto!

Chinese Media Warns Canada's Housing Crash Will Put U.S. To Shame

Stephen Punwasi | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Punwasi

Shots fired! While our media has been pointing out how Chinese buyers are driving up real estate prices, the Chinese media has been dissecting our economy and government, and warning Chinese buyers of the dangers of owning Canadian real estate.

A Flexible Workplace Helps Foster Genuine Gender Parity

G(irls)20 | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

While conditions can vary, we define flexible workplaces as organizations that allow employees a measure of control over when, where and how they work, including working part-time, working from home, setting their own hours and taking leaves of absence. Employees are increasingly seeking flexibility. For women, workplace flexibility is especially important.

Diversity In Architecture Benefits Us All

Lisa Bate | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Business
Lisa Bate

Architecture plays a key role in social cohesion, and the solution of rebuilding war-torn areas like Syria using the principles of inclusiveness exemplifies the unique problem-solving our industry can offer when more voices, female and otherwise, are added to the conversation.

B.C. Liberals' Long-Shot LNG Deal Was Fantasy After All

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. may still see an LNG plant, but as for that $1 trillion in economic activity and $100 billion prosperity fund the only step left is to call time of death. There's an upside for the government. The public never bought the hype in the first place.

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Michael Darch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.

TransCanada Silence On Climate Speaks Volumes In Pipeline Debate

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.

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?

World's Coolest Airports Prove Travel Really Is About The Journey

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Flights mean frisky security, long layovers and unexpected delays, which can sometimes make for unpleasant travel experiences. Still, your airport journey doesn't always have to be terrible. Here are some cool airports that will make you forget about all your travel baggage.

Self-Confidence Is Integral To Achieving Gender Parity In The Workforce

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Girls are judged on their appearances at times when men are for valued for their ideas; male speakers are viewed as more authoritative than their female counterparts, and women are interrupted more often than men. I have witnessed this throughout my life.

The 13 Luckiest Places In The World

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Do you dodge black cats and cracks in the sidewalk? Throw salt over your shoulder and pop your umbrellas only outside? Would you fly out on Friday the 13 or postpone a vacation to a less spooky date? If you're feeling a little unlucky lately, we've got some suggestions.

Why Medical Cannabis Users Aren't Just "Getting High"

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Cannabis has been a medicine for far longer than it has been a drug. There are many different theories of its history, and signs of it date back to the old testament and ancient europe, all over Asia, and spread down into Africa. Ancient history is a matter of interpretation and the details remain in debate, but cannabis use was a huge part of culture and medicine in distant parts of the world. As a medical user, I do still get high some times for fun. But that's not the whole picture.

What Distinguishes Vancouver From Other North American Markets

Sonny Wong | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sonny Wong

Forget weather, housing prices, lifestyle, green initiatives and other external factors and complaints. Yes, they are all variables but when it comes to consumer spending, there's one big variable driving the market almost to the exclusion of anything else: China and the Chinese.

Examining Pakistan's Political Pragmatism

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Despite its internal problems, Pakistan is slowly emerging as a key cog in the geopolitics of the region. In light of the OPEC market share war and the Syrian crisis, both Iran and Saudi Arabia are looking to tilt the power balance in their favour - a balance that lies with Pakistan as a military power. Instead of gravitating towards its traditional Sunni ally in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan is attempting to play a positive role in diffusing tensions between the two regional powers while also keeping its interests in mind.

Dolphin Parenting: A Cure For Tiger Moms And Jellyfish Dads

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Shimi Kang

Parenting, like life, is about balance. Between independence and rules, work and play. With the authoritative dolphin style of parenting, greater self-confidence, critical thinking, good behaviour and academic performance are all achieved by encouraging collaborative communication that is both firm and flexible.

Detained Canadian Indicted For Spying In China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada

Kevin Garratt has been detained since August 2014 by Chinese authorities.

The World Needs To Stop Blaming China For Financial Market Woes

Darren Sissons | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business
Darren Sissons

China may be inheriting all of the blame for the global market meltdown, but it is just one piece of the puzzle that investors and policymakers alike are trying to figure out in terms of the broader direction of the global economy. Last year, it was Greece's financial woes to blame; now it is China.