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Let's Not Forget Flaherty's Controversial Political Career

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

Here I must trespass on the impolite, and I'll begin by restoring to the record the excised bits in which Jim Flaherty was a soldier of Mike Harris's "Common Sense Revolution." The idea that he was a non-ideological moderate would have been laughed out of the room, even by the man himself. Moderate was an insult he applied to his leadership rival, that pink and pale McGuinty imitation Ernie Eves. As Ontario's Attorney General and Finance Minister, Flaherty was one of Harris's most consistent and reliable true believers, mocked (like Harris himself) for applying his tough-on-crime universal restorative elixir to homelessness and poverty.

Noor Inayat Khan: The Muslim Spy Who Fought The Third Reich

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

With our media landscape filled with historical wartime accounts of various heroes and heroines and their respective call of duties, I honestly though...

GOLDEN DAY

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada

KRASNAYA POLAYNA, Russia - Brian McKeever and Chris Klebl made sure Canada finished the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on a high note.The cross-country...

What It's Like To Be On The Ice Receiving A Gold Medal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada

What is it like to be a Canadian hockey player receiving your gold medal in an Olympics? Canadian defenceman P.K. Subban shot this unscripted Inst...

Mother Nature Gives Back: Stunning Ice Caves Form Following Months of Harsh Winter Weather

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Travel
Jennifer Pellegrini

No-one I've talked to, including people who have lived here their entire lives and whose parents grew up here, can ever remember seeing something like this happen before. And because it takes a confluence of perfect weather conditions to create these massive snow-castles, it may never happen again in our lifetime.

Canada's Emerging Generation of Anti-Biebers

Janusz A. Kozinski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Janusz A. Kozinski

It's important to reflect on why more and more young people are choosing the tougher road to achievement and taking a pass on the shortcuts to quick bucks or the chimeric appeal of fame. Quite simply, they want to make a difference.

Why Did York University Throw Women Under the Bus?

Anne Theriault | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

I honestly can't think of a major religion that forbids men from meeting in public with a group of women. And honestly, if this restriction existed, how would you even function in the world? Regardless of whether the student's request is legitimate, let's talk about the fact that certain people quite high up in the university's food chain were willing to grant the accommodation that the student was seeking. A secular university -- I seriously cannot stress that point enough -- was more than willing to make an exception based on a religious belief that women were ultimately so different from men that the two genders could not interact in public.

Hang On, The Cold Is Almost Over

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - It will be another bitterly cold morning across much of central and eastern Canada with windchill warnings remaining in effect.Environment C...

Vito Rizzuto Funeral Set For Monday

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Investigators are expected to be out in force Sunday to monitor the funeral visitation of reputed Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto.Montreal police s...

Thousands Still Without Power Days After Ice Storm

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada

TORONTO, Cananda - Frustrations were mounting Thursday as thousands of people in three provinces waited for their power to be restored after last week...

Fort McMoney: A Documentary Game That's Quickly Becoming a Reality

David Dufresne | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
David Dufresne

This week, the third episode of our documentary game came to life and exceeded all our expectations. And this week, tens of thousands of players the w...

Long Walk of Prisoner #46664 Part 2: "Viva Mandela!"

Tim Knight | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

It's the eve of the 1994 general election in South Africa -- first democratic election in the nation's 342 years. Nelson Mandela comes to the South African Broadcasting Corporation for an election rally. The black working classes abandon their jobs, flow in a mighty river through the dank corridors to the rally in the basement. No-one with that colour skin has ever before been invited to a South African national election rally, much less been asked for their vote. Mandela speaks slowly, saying words the people gathered here want and need to hear. The beast that is apartheid is dead, he tells the crowd.

The Charter's Veiled Threat Against Montreal's Muslims

Ramp1885.com | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Quebec's Muslim women have been threatened -- violence against veiled women has increased dramatically since the Charter debate was introduced. In Quebec, the issue of choice and self-determination around the veil is critical. It would seem, then, that in matters of fashion, religion, and secularism, Montreal's Muslim women are being held to a higher standard by their provincial government. Montreal's young Hijabistas -- and those who support them -- told us what the veil means to them.

Guns and Gems: The True Cost of Your Diamonds

Ramp1885.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

If you knew that [Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front] were coming, or if you even heard a rumour that the RUF were on their way, knowing that they cut the hands and feet off babies, you wouldn't hang around very long. And it worked -- it was very successful. It helped them clear the diamond fields, and they could dig diamonds to their heart's content. There are 1.5-million artisanal diamond diggers in Africa -- they produce about 16 per cent of the world's diamonds. So there's a good chance that 16 per cent of the diamonds in any store are part of that problem.

Rob Ford Needs a Crisis Communications Plan

Rania Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Rania Walker

The daily, international circus that Rob Ford is circumventing so disastrously right now demonstrates why it's so important to have a Crisis Communications Plan and stick to it. In every crisis there is an opportunity to learn and to grow and to become stronger. Here's hoping that this week is a little quieter for Ford.

Whitewashing Remembrance: I Wear A Poppy For Native Veterans

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I choose to wear the poppy for a different reason. I choose to wear it because as a woman with Native ancestry, I want to remember those whose faces we never see in the Heritage moments or on the Remembrance Day TV spots. While we remember the many veterans who fought in the many wars Canada has been involved in, the iconic images of these veterans are whitewashed.

LOOK: Our Facebook Cover Photo Contest Winner Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada

Choosing a winner of our monthly Facebook cover photo contest is never easy, since our readers send in so many incredible shots. Of course, Novembe...

Is Edward Snowden a Hero or a Traitor? (History Will Determine Your Answer)

Angus Reid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Angus Reid

The Snowden affair reflects the realities of the cyber age. Technology has made it easier than ever for our governments to monitor our communications, eavesdrop on other governments, and store that information, all in the name of public safety. However, our reactions to what Edward Snowden did by exposing these practices are based on tradition.

The Self-Illusion of Good

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Rabbi Ben Hecht

Many recent news stories have made me think again of a seemingly problematic maxim in the Talmud which declares that: a person does not make himself/herself into an evil-doer. As a result of it, Jewish courts, historically, greatly limited the introduction of self-incriminating evidence into cases.

VIDEO: Native Inuit Throat Singers Reverberate Across Anchorage

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
AlaskaDispatch.com

Karin and Kathy Kettler, the Canadian throat-singing sisters who together are known as Nukariik, carry on the traditions of the elders from their moth...

Five Men Dead In Horrible Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

UPSALA, Ont. - Police say five men have died in a collision on a stretch of the TransCanada Highway in northwestern Ontario.Provincial police say a we...

Welcoming Home John and Tarek From Egypt

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The detention of Dr. Tarek Loubani and John Greyson was at the forefront of all Canadians' concerns for the 50 days they spent behind bars at Cairo's Tora Prison. Dr. Tarek Loubani is an emergency room physician in my riding and John Greyson is an acclaimed film-maker and professor at York University. They are now home safe.

Learning to Live With Grief

Lynda Fishman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Lynda Fishman

For almost four decades, I did not talk about the plane crash. Instead, I buried the tragedy and any associated feelings of grief as deep down as possible. That was the way tragedies and death were dealt with in the 70s. I was told, directly and indirectly, that the subject was closed, never to be discussed... the subject of death was unmentionable.

How the New Maritime Labor Convention Can Help Your Shipping Business

Brian Penny | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business
Brian Penny

The 20th of August was the beginning of a new era for the international shipping community. That day saw the implementation of the International Labou...

Quick TIFF Reviews: Prisoners (Dir. Denis Villeneuve)

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg This film, Denis Villeneuve's first in English, demonstrates a stirring talent on the rise. The tension, the anxiety, and even the damp cool of the late November air are delivered to us through a heap of well-chosen images, daring shot construction, and carefully-managed set design.