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State of the Homeless in Canada

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Jody Steinhauer

On any given night in Canada, 30,000 people are homeless. These are people -- men, women, and families -- who are unsheltered, in emergency shelters, or in temporary "provisional" accommodations. The report also notes that as many of 50,000 Canadians may be "hidden homeless;" those who are staying with friends, family, or relatives, but it can be difficult to gather correct data for these instances.

Global Street Style: the 'Staches of Istanbul, Turkey | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Style

One of the great pleasures of life is kissing a man with a moustache. (Yes, you can quote me.) I am completely in luck because Istanbul is full of handsome men with moustaches -- not just any kind of moustache, but sexy ones. In fact, all of the facial hair here in Istanbul is süper sexy.

The Capital Of Canada Should Be Out West

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada

Calgary, capital of Canada. Has a nice ring to it, no? Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and a few other cities in the West were among the top picks pro...

WATCH: Tony Soprano Actor James Gandolfini Remembered

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada TV

The actor who played Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini, has died in Italy at age 51. HBO and Gandolfini's managers confirmed his death Wednesday night...

VOTE: Halifax Should Be Canada's New Capital

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada

Readers of The Huffington Post Canada responded in the hundreds to our hypothetical question: If you had to choose a new capital city for Canada, what...

Toronto Should Be The New Capital Of Canada. Er..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada

Readers of The Huffington Post Canada responded in the hundreds to our hypothetical question: If you had to choose a new capital city for Canada, what...

Harry's Heroic Act On Alberta Base

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

A former soldier alongside Prince Harry has revealed how the red-headed royal came to his aid when he was the target of a homophobic act in Alberta ba...

Facebook Can't Face Breast Cancer Images

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

I had the pleasure of speaking with photographer David Jay about his ever-evolving The Scar Project (acronym for "Surviving Cancer Absolute Reality"). David's photographs are striking. Then I got an email from David last fall alerting me about Facebook's decision to ban photographs from The SCAR Project from being posted on the Fan Page.

A Senseless Soccer Turban Ban

Mukhbir Singh | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
Mukhbir Singh

After missing an entire season of soccer, I am worried about the large scale effect this could have on a whole generation of Sikhs living in Quebec if they are not allowed to play a sport due to their religious beliefs. Sports is a great way for children to socialize and make new friends, and it has been a great tool for integration.

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
Bianca Teixeira

Well, that's all folks. In-person auditions for Gillette's Drafted, the search for Canada's next sports broadcaster, are over! Done! Of course, you ...

Martha Schabas: My Blank Page

Luminato Festival | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada
Luminato Festival

2013-05-10-blog_the_first_word_01_A.jpg We both know that if an expert looked over these lines, she would not be fooled for a moment. She would see all of my work and she would ask me where my voice went. And I would wave my hands like an air-traffic controller and say: Hey! Hello! I'm right over here!

If We Can Help, Why Wouldn't We?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
Rumeet Billan

It's easy to say that you would help, but actually doing something becomes a bit more challenging. After a discussion with my family, I filled out th...

Challenging "Blackface" Is Not Quebec-Bashing

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada
Charmaine Nelson

If the whites in Quebec who are donning blackface are claiming to have no prior knowledge of the practice, how and why exactly are they coming to partake so frequently in its disturbing revival? Are some commentators then claiming that some white people are born with an inherent desire to spontaneously paint their faces black to stereotype, dehumanize, and ridicule the physical characteristics of their fellow citizens? Most people are intelligent enough to deduce that blackface is a popular form that you no longer tend to see on TV or in film anymore for a reason.

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada
Bianca Teixeira

Hey Drafted fans! I hope you enjoyed your weekend off from my snarking on people who are just innocent auditioners, standing in front of a camera, ask...

Cannes Diary: Know Your Voice and Nurture It

Kyle Thomas | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Kyle Thomas

I walked away from Cannes this year with an affirming sense that I am indeed on the right path, and that I must stay focused on developing my craft as a filmmaker. I believe that developing a strong cinematic voice is essential to building a meaningful and sustainable career in this industry.

Mathew Henderson: It's Ok To Be An Awful Writer

Luminato Festival | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Luminato Festival

2013-05-10-blog_the_first_word_01_A.jpg I suspect most great writers are also terrible writers. It all depends what you show people. I think this is the key to beating the empty screen. Because it's the pressure that kills, right? The urge to write the next great novel, or make a boatload of money with scandalous, (un)literary smut, or prove what a deep, deep thinker you are. The pressure is too consistent to ever get anything done. So, yield to mediocrity, accept that the next word you write is likely going to be the wrong word and keep going anyway. The real worst case scenario isn't that you might write something bad. The worst case scenario is that you might write nothing at all.

How Rob Ford Could Have Saved His Career (UPDATED)

Jeff Chatterton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Chatterton

Rob Ford has chosen to imitate an ostrich when it comes to questions regarding "the video." He has buried his head in the sand. It's a lousy strategy, highlighting only his ability to run away from trouble. It's not leadership - it's panic. And it's especially sad when he had so many options open to him. Instead, he ran away and hid like a scared, petulant child. And it's this complete and total lack of leadership that has doomed him. At this point, it doesn't matter whether the video is real or not - the electorate has seen their Mayor as someone who clearly cannot handle dealing with a rough situation when the chips are down.

Cannes Diary: Glitz, Glamour, and a Shortage of Toilets

Moira Sauer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada
Moira Sauer

Cannes is a mega-soup of getting physically, and at times emotionally, lost. Sitting areas exist, but you cannot sit in them unless you are having a meeting, which leads to folks perching on stairs to dig through the program to find another movie to see since the one they just stood in line for for an hour for ended up being full.

Second Suspect's Father Shocked At Arrest

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada

Mark Smich, the second suspect in the Tim Bosma murder, made a brief appearance at a Hamilton courthouse on Thursday morning. He faces a first-degree ...

Evan Munday: Blank Pages, The Pinstriped Fedoras of Writing

Luminato Festival | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada
Luminato Festival

2013-05-10-blog_the_first_word_01_A.jpg The best way to deal with a blank page (or blank screen) is to simply not have one. Asking how one deals with a blank page is a bit like asking how one deals with an Ed Hardy thumb ring or a pinstriped fedora. Just avoid that whole landmine by not ever having one. It helps to have a backlog of ideas -- more ideas that you could ever possibly need or turn into finished stories. I keep a text file of half-baked ideas to develop should I ever get some spare time -- and some of them aren't half-bad. Be riddled with ideas. Sodden with them. So many ideas that you start to gag just in describing how many ideas you have.

"If You Are Reading This, I Am Dead": Peter Worthington's Self-Penned Obituary

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Peter Worthington

If you are reading this, I am dead. How's that for a lead? Guarantees you read on, at least for a bit. After attending George Gross's funeral in 2008 I half-facetiously remarked to the Toronto Sun's deputy managing editor, Al Parker, that I had been around so long that no one was left who knew me back then, and I had better write my own obituary. "Good idea!" said Parker with more enthusiasm than I appreciated. So here it is, not exactly an obit but a reflection back on a life and a career that I had never planned, but which unfolded in a way that I've never regretted.

NHL Playoffs 2013: My Recap and Predictions for Round 2

Anson Carter | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Sports
Anson Carter

There is no way a team should ever blow a three-goal lead in the third period, as the Maple Leafs managed to do in just under 11 minutes Monday night in Boston. But Boston deserves the credit for stepping up their game when lesser teams would have accepted impending loss.

The Week In Review: Will Loblaw Let Thoughts of Bangladesh Fade Away?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

In the aftermath of the deadly Bangladesh factory collapse, Loblaw has been admirably vocal about its plans to compensate victims' families and to make checking the structural integrity of factory buildings part of its future audits of suppliers. But the interesting part of this story will come in a few months, once the news cycle has moved on from the disaster in Dakha. Will Loblaw have the fortitude to get out there and remind us all of the disturbing incident in order to update us on the details of its follow-through? Or will it be content to let its customers' thoughts of the collapse quietly fade away, as they are bound to do?

Don't Let Quebec Get Away With This

Tony Kondaks | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Tony Kondaks

The government of Quebec is attempting yet again to further its agenda of imposing the supremacy of one language group above human rights. We are getting perilously close to losing this country if we continue to appease Quebec by giving in to these violations.

Why Auditing Bangladeshi Factories Is Not Enough

Kevin Thomas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Impact
Kevin Thomas

This may be the first time that Joe Fresh has been caught up in a disaster of this scale, but if they don't change the way they do business in Bangladesh, it won't be the last. The brand has to explain what they're doing to ensure that the workers making their clothes aren't walking into a potential deathtrap each morning.