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I Thought I Lived In A Safe Neighbourhood, Until Someone Got Shot

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

September 20. It was an ordinary Tuesday, at least it started out that way. The sun was shining, I worked on a writing assignment in the morning and ...

Flawed Laws Mean Your Faux Fur Could Come From Dogs And Cats

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Imagine the horror of learning that the faux fur-trimmed coat you just purchased was not made from synthetic material, but dog or cat fur. Surprisingly, in Canada, this is not only a real possibility but one that is potentially legal.

Ambrose Suggests Trudeau Using UN Mission To Win Security Council Seat

CP | Joanna Smith | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Politics

"Do we have to send our men and women into harm's way to reach Mr. Trudeau's goal?"

What Affordable Housing Means And Why It's Important

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Many Canadians are experiencing difficulties finding a place to live within their budget in neighbourhoods they have lived in for years, and the problem is only getting worse.

The Stabbing At My Teen's High School Didn't Have To Happen

Jo-Anne Craine | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Jo-Anne Craine

I got a text from my teen at 8:52 yesterday morning. It was that text; the one you read about in news reports that usually come from the U.S. It doesn't come from one of your own children. The ones you promised yourself you would always protect. "Lockdown at school," then "Someone pulled a knife." Not much to go on, but enough to send that infamous chill down your spine. I wasn't far from school, so I raced over, my muddy dog still in the back seat, dreading what I knew I would find.

The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Dvorkin

Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.

The Liberals Must Act To Save Canada's Struggling Newsrooms

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

At a time when our consumption of the news is at an all-time high, the very institutions at the heart of our news media are in crisis -- and demanding the attention of our political leaders. Postmedia combined newsrooms in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a move that not only saw many talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door, but also saw distinctive voices quieted.

Don't Put More Taxpayers On The Hook For Bombardier's Bailout

Aaron Wudrick | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Wudrick

Quebec Economy Minister Jacques Daoust announced that the Quebec government would be "investing" $1.3 billion in taxpayer money in Bombardier's beleaguered CSeries aircraft line, and promptly turned around to prod the new Trudeau government in Ottawa to pony up a similar contribution.

Exploring The Vibrant Orlando Food Scene

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

As promised, here's the rest of my edible tale. But first, a fun fact: Did you know that Central Florida boasts the most amount of James Beard nominat...

Let's Hope Trudeau's New Era Of Media Accountability Lasts

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Sean Mallen

The true test of the Trudeau team's openness will come when actual decisions are being made, when real people start to object, when the human beings running the place start making mistakes. The national press gallery may be charmed for now, grateful that the Harper years of cold war are over. It will not last. Parliament Hill reporters are top professionals who will be ready to pounce when things inevitably go off the rails. When that happens, will the smiling ministers of day one remain available to be interrogated, challenged, or even hectored?

Helping Journalists Get The Facts Right On International Health

Kathleen O’Grady | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Business
Kathleen O’Grady

Think tanks, politicos and pundits regularly weigh in with how to improve Canadian healthcare. Such media coverage is often weighted. And journalists covering the issue often struggle on short timelines to gain enough knowledge to ask the critical questions. But that's about to change.

I Ate At Fring's And Broke My Cardinal Rule Of New Restaurants

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

I should have known better. Generally, you need to offer some leeway for new kids on the block -- at least three months to work out kinks. But I didn't. Because at the time, I thought -- "Bumpy ride, be damned! Imma get me some Hotline Bling." Oh, how naively hopeful I was.

Here Is a Plan for a Vibrant and Sustainable CBC

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

The CBC is facing significant challenges. There is the continued rise of the Internet and digital services like Netflix that are changing the broadcasting landscape. More and more content is consumed online. There are also long-standing challenges of competing against the U.S. entertainment giant to our south. With these challenges in mind, here is what I propose. It is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.

How We're Trying to Inject Health Policy Into Mainstream Media

Kathleen O’Grady | Posted 06.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O’Grady

For the last 30 years or so, Canadians have repeatedly flagged healthcare as the most important national concern and the issue they want their political leaders to prioritize. Surveys and studies and polls and panels -- there have been plenty -- all come up with the same finding: Canadians care about healthcare.

The Way You're Talking To Your Teen About Dress Codes Is All Wrong

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Since teenage brains are literally neurobiologically different from adults, coupled with their fluctuating hormones, the way they process information also differs greatly from how we may process the very same things. This creates a situation where, when told not to wear something deemed inappropriate for that particular environment, while an adult may understand that it is simply a fashion issue within that specific circumstance, a teenager may perceive it on a chemical level as a personal threat to their entire identity and independence. As a result, they can become fiercely protective and hypersensitive to any potential threats made to their autonomy and are more likely to push the limits in response.

Top 5 Breastfeeding Provinces In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

When women become mothers they have a very important decision to make: will they breastfeed or bottle feed their baby? According to Statistics Canada,...

Game Changer: VICE-HBO To Deliver The Daily News

Jason Najum | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business
Jason Najum

The Vice you may have once known has left the world of online hipster magazine and slowly transformed themselves into Vice Media, a brash and brave news organization with 30 offices worldwide and staff of 1,500.

Why News Outlets Should Be Careful Using the Phrase 'Lone Wolf'

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Nicole Abi-Najem

While we should be shocked that these atrocities are committed, we should not be so shocked that they are committed within our borders, because this violence really is not as much of a "lone wolf" attack as we think. We are far more entrenched in this barbarous violence than we would have ourselves believe.

A Fan's Farewell to Jon Stewart

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

There will be others after Stewart, just like there have been others during Stewart. But it's not enough to be an activist, or to be annoying, or to be loud, or to just only occasionally hit the nail on the head, or whatever. Stewart was often left of someone on the right, often right of someone on the left.

Oliver Vows Balanced Budget Or Bust

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOVUER, B.C. - Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the government still plans to balance the budget and keep its commitments despite the colla...

Is John A. Macdonald Really the Canadian Hero We Think He Is?

Lisa Jackson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Lisa Jackson

This year, a Sir John A. Macdonald-inspired beer was launched to "celebrate the heritage and greatness of being Canadian" and mark his 200th birthday. Looking closer at the real history, should we celebrate Sir John A as a beloved Canadian hero?

5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

With recent world events escalating in tandem with the ubiquitous 24/7 news cycle, it's almost impossible for a parent to completely limit the access to information that their children may have. Following are five tips for parents about how to calm their child's fears during these difficult times.

It's Official: Canadian Businesses Choose Digital Over All Other Ads

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

It's taken two decades, but the time has finally arrived: Canadian advertisers now spend more on digital than they do on print, radio and television advertising, according to a recent report from IAB Canada.

'Not Criminally Responsible' Patients Come Out of the Shadows

John Kastner | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Impact
John Kastner

Most high-profile NCR patients -- that is, sufferers of mental illness who have committed horrific acts of violence and have been declared "not criminally responsible" by the courts -- are usually kept well-hidden from public view. But on Wednesday, October 8, another high-profile NCR patient, Sean Clifton, who tried his best to stab to death a complete stranger because his psychosis led him to believe he had to kill "the prettiest girl in the mall," will bravely step on stage to face the public after the screening of my documentary NCR: Not Criminally Responsible, in which he is featured.

Harper To Make Big Announcement Related To ISIS Fight

CBC | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Politics

The federal government will announce on Friday the combat role Canada will play in the fight against ISIS, a day before the current 30-day mission en...