I write in response to the misleading piece by Corey Levine, "Canada Day Makes Me Feel Uneasy About My Citizenship." Ms. Levine attempts to mislead Canadians about the reasonable reforms of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act to no avail. Canadians are able to see through her conspiracy theories.
On Canada Day, July 1, the Mandarin's 22 locations across the province of Ontario opened the doors and closed the tills to the tune of $500,000 for approximately 30,000 people, celebrating 35 years of serving Chinese food. I got there at 10:20 and the lineup was already 500 strong.
To those who may have given up on the wisdom of newspapers to be agents of change for good in Canada and the world, please read Toronto Star's Canada ...
Of course, Canadians should be proud of our history as a tolerant, multicultural nation. But this comes without the need to destroy the symbols that brought us to this proud point. Rather, we need to see ourselves as dwarfs on the shoulders of giants. For this reason, Dominion Day should be brought back.
Respecting differences is rightfully Canada's claim to fame in the world, but that is not enough to guide this place to its fullest potential. Canadians cannot -- and should not -- embrace any particular race, language, or religion as their national marker, but they can and should embrace their country. Such an embrace constitutes a commitment to the people who share this land and, indeed, to the land itself. Canadians can put aside the fear that flying the Maple Leaf too high may yield a sudden intolerance in the ship's hull. It won't.
Canada celebrates its 147th birthday on July 1 and Vacay.ca has team members in the nation's four largest metropolitan areas. Here's what's happening on Canada Day in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Hopewell Rocks, those beautiful natural structures, change from islands to massive rocks when the tide goes out. To be honest, though, the real beauty of the east coast is the people. While traveling solo there a few years ago, I don't think I had a single meal alone, I was invited to join people every time. Amazing people.
Our dad was a lieutenant, and at only 22, was responsible for writing letters to the families of those of his men who were killed in action and who would never return home. Many of them were even younger than he was. It is said that they grew up fast in those awful days of fighting - but "they" were the lucky ones. So many young men were killed -- denied ever being able to grow up at all. On June 6, we walked Juno Beach. We tried to imagine from the few photos and limited film footage what it must have been like, landing that day.
In case those of you who are Canadian-born and not just naturalized citizens are wiping your brow in relief and resting on your laurels, think again. Canadian-born and raised Deepan Budlakoti is facing deportation under the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act because of drug and gun offenses. It is not clear to where Mr. Budlakoti will be deported to since he was born here and has no ties to any other country.
As we reflect on Canada Day, we can be very proud of the role we play globally in maternal child and newborn health. Thousands of doctors, nurses and field workers contribute daily across the globe supported by hundreds of thousands of Canadian volunteers and donors.
There are certain parts of the year where there is no life for Don Rice outside of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To live in a village in an outlying area with 800 people might seem like a prison sentence for some, but for Rice, one of 50 artisans living in the community, the area is a gift for artists looking to nurture their own gifts.
This Canada Day has given me more than a reason to pause and celebrate. With all the waving of "red and white," it reminds me of how colour impacts our daily lives. In honour of Canada Day, let's take a look at the colour red and its impact on our culture.
Alma, New Brunswick may be a small town but it is close to one of the world's biggest natural feats. Located by the Bay of Fundy, the town's 150 permanent residents see tides as large as 16 metres -- the highest in the world -- on a regular basis.
High school students with high levels of gratitude reported having stronger marks, less depression and envy, and a more positive outlook than less grateful teens. But gratitude is like a muscle -- it needs regular exercise.
This Canada Day, I'm not only celebrating our country's beautiful natural places, which are like no other in the world. I'm celebrating the visionary Canadians who have believed in the importance of protecting the best of what Canada has to offer.
Ask anyone for a list of Canadian cuisine and poutine will surely land somewhere near the top. Sure, the iconic dish -- that
unholy trinity of French fries, cheese curds and gravy -- might look like a heart attack served with a fork, but trace its origins and you'll find yourself in the town of Drummondville, le cœur du Québec, the "heart of Quebec."