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How the New Maritime Labor Convention Can Help Your Shipping Business

Brian Penny | Posted 01.21.2015 | 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.

Message From the Salesgirl Who Discriminated Against Me

Sunday Omony | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Sunday Omony

I had an opportunity to share my experience. There is always more than one side to a story. Here is the Salesgirl's response to "Dear Salesgirl, Are You Discriminating Against Me Because I'm Plus-Sized Or Black?"

Quick TIFF Reviews: Night Moves (Dir. Kelly Reichardt)

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Kelly Reichardt has made her career on the fringes of the Hollywood system, making complex, austere films on tiny budgets, and building up a reputation for a singular vision. But, with Night Moves, a generic take on the moral questions associated with terrorism, Reichardt's vision feels blinkered.

To the TIFF Blogger Who Called 911: Learn What Emergency Means

C. Todd Brown | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
C. Todd Brown

Today my phone buzzed with the story of a film blogger calling 911 because he was bothered by someone using their cellphone during a screening. It's kind of a funny story to most, I suppose -- one that illustrates just how wrapped up people can get in this odd world. Except I didn't find it funny. At all. On any level. As a guy who spent every day of my working life for eight years trying to keep up with the volume of calls pouring in to 911 -- legitimate calls, each of which carried with it the weight of someone possibly dying -- I find Billington's action offensive.

Quick TIFF Reviews: Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuarón)

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg A quick-paced, hard-charging adrenaline ride of a movie, Gravity takes us into the heart of an infinite darkness and then leads us home. As exciting as it is technically virtuosic, it invites us to reconsider the possibilities of the "popcorn movie." Thank god for that.

Quick TIFF Reviews: Enough Said (Dir. Nicole Holofcener)

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Despite the utter unlikelihood of the plotting, everything about Enough Said feels lived in and true. Sparkling, light and yet awash in thoughtful insight into the particular challenges of new love in middle age, this was easily my favourite comedy of the festival so far.

What Makes Suicides Newsworthy?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

Is suicide really contagious? Along with celebrity suicides, research has linked copycat deaths to news stories describing specific locations and/or methods of committing suicide that increases the likelihood of vulnerable people killing themselves in the same way. However, looking at the data on a per-country basis reveals a different story about how suicide is reported, and why.

Quick TIFF Reviews: R100 (Dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto)

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Like some psychedelic mash-up of Eyes Wide Shut, The Trial and Naked Lunch, R100 is by turns disgusting, hilarious, and tedious. For the most part the audience must surrender to the demented flow of the thing in order to have any fun.

A Foodie You Should Know: Devin Cuddy

Erin Maynes | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Toronto's Devin Cuddy (yes, son of Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy) is carving his own niche. His unique style effortlessly marries New Orleans Blues and Country Music with a distinctive element of Canadiana. Here Devin tells us about the state of his kitchen, best meals for an up-and-coming artist and most romantic thing he's ever done for a girl.

Get to Know Chef Michael Noble

Erin Maynes | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Internationally inspired, classically trained, Chef Michael Noble is passionate about food! As the chef and proprietor at Calgary's NOtaBLE ~ The Restaurant, you can taste this love and enthusiasm for food in every bite.

LOOK: Readers' Stunning Snapshots For September Contest

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada

The pictures our readers submit during our monthly Facebook cover photo contest always remind us to pause and appreciate the beauty around us. Som...

Lac-Megantic Businesses To See Restored Rail Service

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The Quebec government is planning to restore rail service to businesses in the devastated town of Lac-Megantic.Premier Pauline Ma...

Sammy Yatim Shooting: The Cop's Murder Charge, Explained

Steven Skurka | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada
Steven Skurka

Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo, the cop who allegedly shot 18-year-old Sammy Yatim nine times, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in Yatim's death. Since the Special Investigations Unit's inception in 1990, Forcillo is the 11th officer in Ontario to be charged with second-degree murder or manslaughter. The unique case is prompting a lot of questions. For example, "It is rare that a police officer in the course of his duties is charged with second-degree murder. Is this a case of overcharging by the SIU to appease public opinion?" Here are answers to that and other questions.

2 Children Dead After Snake Escapes N.B. Pet Store

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2013 | Canada

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - Two young boys were killed by a python snake as they slept in an apartment above an exotic pet store in northern New Brunswick, th...

No Decision On Inquest Until Fall, Says Medical Examiner

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's chief medical examiner says he won't make a decision on whether to call an inquest into the deaths of a woman and her two childr...

The Hottest Global Street Style from Colombia Fashion Week 2013 | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Style

Ramp1885 is down south -- in South America that is -- for Colombia Moda 2013, Colombia's official fashion week held in magical Medellin. While running from one show to the next, we quickly made it a point to grab some shots of the fantastic street styles as donned by the Medellin's moda mavens.

Six Outrageous Things About Texas That Have Nothing to Do with Women's Rights

Darlena Cunha | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Recently, Texas has done some unbelievable things--changed the space-time continuum, made rape kits into abortions, got out of voting fraud (but wasn'...

Feds Announce $60 Million For Lac-Megantic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada Politics

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The federal government has announced a $60-million fund to help Lac-Megantic, Que., amid increasing pressure to make a specific a...

Rolling Stone Just Doing Its Job With 'Boston Bomber' Cover

Ken Kelley | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Music
Ken Kelley

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, featured on the cover of the July 19, 2013 edition of Rolling Stone is famous, but for all of the wrong reasons. Tsarnaev is not an up-and-coming pop star nor is he a budding Hollywood actor. Tsarnaev's fame stems from being accused of committing an act of unthinkable horror upon an unsuspecting public. And I couldn't agree more with your decision to put him on the cover.

Don't Hate The Rolling Stone Cover Because it Makes You Uncomfortable

Harrison Bennett | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada
Harrison Bennett

The issue behind this general outcry and uneasiness towards the cover of the August edition of Rolling Stone is not because it portrays Jahar Tsarnaev as innocent, but because it makes Americans come to terms with that which was seemingly brushed aside post-9/11 and which they fear the most; an enemy within. I applaud Rolling Stone for tackling this issue head on and for their choice in cover because it makes us confront this issue which is easily dismissed by this narrative that radicalization must somehow begin abroad.

Twitter Doesn't Understand Mascot

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada

It's sort of cute, but also sort of frightening. Also, why a porcupine for Toronto? That's what many Twitter users said in response to the new mas...

The Silent Engineer At The Centre Of The Storm

CP | Andy Blatchford and Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada

UNDATED, - The engineer of the fateful train has faded from sight.Tom Harding, the engineer of a train that exploded with deadly consequences in Lac-M...

Public Drinking Is Bad -- Except When Hipsters Do It

Will Goldbloom | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Will Goldbloom

Today hundreds of people will gather in the Trinity Bellwoods Communtiy Centre to address the concerns of angry neighbours who want to put a stop to the practice of drinking in their community park -- a practice from time immemorial, recently popularized by hipsters. The hipster backlash to these complaints is, predictably, short-sighted and narrow-minded. When individuals decry the possibility that police may start ticketing drinkers they erase the perspective of those who are the common targets of the police. These people -- aboriginals, people of colour, people living in poverty -- have never enjoyed the privilege of being free from these drinking tickets, or any tickets for that matter.

Canada's New Capital Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada

Earlier this summer, we asked you to suggest a community that could take over for Ottawa as Canada's new capital. Hundreds of you suggested commun...