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Selfies Are Entertaining But They're Not Journalism

Jon Packer | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Like any craft, journalism, requires audience attention, appreciation and consideration -- akin to a handmade ceramic mug that can sit alongside a disposable paper cup, news can be authored by a Pulitzer prize wining journalist or a passerby at an event with a cell phone. Both have value but their objectives differ.

WATCH: Breathtaking Timelapse Toronto Storm

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada

A summer rainstorm blew into the GTA and southern Ontario on Tuesday. Global Toronto has this footage from a camera in Toronto's harbour that shows of...

#209Conditions Meme Mocks Northern Gateway Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Opposition politicians, enviromentalists and First Nations activists were quick to attack the Northern Gateway decision on Tuesday. Many critics o...

Giving Money Towards Maternal Health Is Only Part of a Solution

Blake Bromley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

If Canada's $3.5 billion towards maternal health in low income countries is to be effective, we must not only deliver the funds, we must do so in programs that will be accepted by women and children in Africa. The goal must be to ensure that the ultimate measurement of success is that our funding is appropriate and accepted by individual women and children in Africa so that we do indeed enhance maternal, newborn and child health.

Boy Rescued From 'Squalid' House Just Wants To Go To School

CBC | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada

Police say a 10-year old boy they rescued from horrific living conditions in London, Ontario, told them there were two things he really wanted — som...

Elliot Rodger Killed Women Because He Believed He Was Superior To Them

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

If you are a man and reading this, you might be thinking "But not all men would hurt women." That's true. Not all men would. But all women have been dehumanized by a man. That's what's forgotten in this conversation -- there's so much defensiveness from men. Please listen to what we have to say. We're telling you that this happens enough that every woman has a story. Not all men do this, but enough men do that the default is to be distrustful and wary around men. Elliot Rodger believed in the lies the Men's Rights Activist Movement told him.

Do Ontarians Only Vote To Keep the Biggest Liar Out of Power?

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Wayne K. Spear

According to one theory, whose origins I've long forgotten, the business of voting has undergone an evolutionary transmogrification. In earlier times, citizens voted for the candidates they liked the most. Soon, a cynicism having seeped into the civic fabric, they began to vote for the candidates they disliked the least. And now? People vote against the crooks and liars that they hate the most. The problem with this theory is that it presumes a golden age, and no experienced person could reasonably indulge a notion like that.

Prince Headed To Halifax Today

CP | Melanie Patten and Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Prince Charles reflected on Canada's contribution to the Second World War before he and his wife Camilla went on a royal walkabout Monday am...

Why Barbara Walters Matters

Martine St Victor | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Martine St Victor

On May 16, Barbara Walters will retire. You don't have to love Walters as much as I do. But if you love television, you must recognize her contribution. Nowadays, the tradition of event television barely exists. Thank you PVR, On Demand and Internet. So in great part, the appreciation of "big gets" is a lost art. 

A Faith-Based Law School? Now There's an Oxymoron

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

Pushers for Trinity Western and its faith-based law school -- which is an oxymoron up there with civil war and old news -- would like you to believe this whole deal is about religious freedom. How can any law school be able to create, foster, and spit out our next generation of lawyers when it doesn't hold our values? Not just Canadian values but simple human-to-human values.

Let's Not Forget Flaherty's Controversial Political Career

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 05.16.2014 | 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 04.19.2014 | 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.