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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...

For Canada's Birthday, Give it a New Constitution

Duff Conacher | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Duff Conacher

As Canada turns 146, many recent surveys show that most Canadians are hankering for a new constitution. So is Canada's Constitution a completed document? Some commentators have claimed since 1995 that Canadians are tired of constitutional talks, and while this was likely true back then there is no evidence that the fatigue continues. As Canada moves toward its 150th birthday in 2017, what more appropriate national discussion could take place than about the document that founded both our country and our governments, and about the changes Canadians want in a new constitution?

Caloric Content of Muffins Outweighs Gruesome Texas Showdown in State Senate

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

At 11:30 p.m. last night, eastern time, I sat hunched over my desk, a glass of wine at the ready, readying manuscripts to send to magazine editors. I ...

And Then There Were Two!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada

We started with eight cities. But after all your votes we've narrowed them down to two cities! One of these cities will be crowned Canada's new capita...

What I Would Change About Eating Habits in Canada

Rose Reisman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
Rose Reisman

2013-06-21-blog_canada_day_v02.gifWe have to take responsibility and understand our own triggers for eating these foods and why we continue to put them into our shopping carts. We have to read labels more carefully and understand the guidelines for a healthy diet, so we won't get lured into these traps. This is not impossible.

Red Carpet Style from PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style

On Friday June 14, 2013, the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto was the hub of all things fabulous for PDLT Canada Philippine Fashion Week's biggest event: CPFW presents Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion's Biggest Night.

What Should Be Canada's New Capital (ROUND 2)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada

Earlier this month, we started the hypothetical hunt for Canada's new capital city. We got dozens of suggestions from our readers; tongue-in-cheek sug...

My Night With Willie Nelson

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Music
Deborah Kimmett

Thursday night Willie Nelson and I spent the night together. He was on stage and I was in Row 13 at Massey Hall. Precious memories over-flooded my soul last Thursday making me 15 and 55 at the same time. Willie's music is the collective psyche and when he passes his songs will be heard in the night sky.

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...