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Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

Sir Wilfrid Laurier And Canada's Sunny And Not So Sunny Ways

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

From the late 19th century on, Laurier's sunny ways emerged as a euphemism for finding the political middle ground or compromise when addressing complex issues. The specific compromise in question was on the thorny issue of Catholic and French language education in Manitoba.

Environmentalists Take TransCanada To Court Over Energy East

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Business

They want to subject the Energy East pipeline to Quebec's environmental regulations.

Montreal Didn't Know It Needed Federal Approval To Dump Sewage

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada

The city believed a federal decree from March 2015 and Quebec's approval were enough to move forward — except the decree was never adopted.

'Dirty' Energy East Pipeline A Matter Of Nationalism In Quebec

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada

Two Quebec-specific obstacles that stand in the way of the project getting approval.

Quebec Veterinarians Ban Cosmetic Surgery For Pets

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.06.2016 | Canada

Ear-cropping and tail-docking are already prohibited in seven provinces.

The 10 Best Hotels To Stay At In Canada

Trivago.ca | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

As vacations outside the country become more and more expensive, travelling locally is this year's best travel resolution for Canadians. To help plan a dream Canadian vacation, trivago.ca revealed Canada's 10 best-rated hotels, the winners of their inaugural Top Hotel Awards!

Here's How The Conservative Party Can Secure Its Future

Cole Hogan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Cole Hogan

I respect the social conservative viewpoint but believe an insistence on it alienates a new generation of conservatives and winning potential. The conservative movement cannot afford to sacrifice the added value of this generation in lieu of social conservative ideological purity. To do so confines the movement to its base, and opposition.

Quebec Misses Syrian Refugee Target

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Politics

Roughly 2,800 Syrians have so far made it to Quebec.

Quebec Assessing Number Of Subsidized Daycare Spots For Refugees

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Politics

All of Quebec's so-called institutional childcare centres are full.

Quebec Baby Burned In Stove Accident No Longer In Danger: Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada

The girl is five months old.

A Speakeasy Supper At Toronto's Parcae

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Chef Danny Hassell (formerly of Buca, Bar Buca) and Chef Joseph Awad (formerly of Martin Picard's Cabane à sucre/Sugar Shack), have merged the flavours of Italy and Quebec. And if that unique pairing hasn't already piqued diners' interest, Parcae has another lure to draw in the crowds: its impeccable wine list.

Look HOO Made A Stunning Appearance On Quebec Traffic Camera

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada

"An impressive traveller captured in full flight."

Quebec's Proposed Welfare Cuts Carry Unfair Penalties: Advocates

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"We're trying to create a solution to a problem that doesn't exist."

La Presse Stops Printing Weekday Editions After 131 Years

CBC | CBC News | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Business

This was part of the company's plan to go paperless.

Powerful Snowstorm Blasts Quebec

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada

The system moved into Canada from the United States, where it had spawned deadly tornadoes and caused more than 2,800 flight cancellations.

Quebec Politicians May Give Themselves Hefty Pay Raise

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada

The hike wouldn't kick in until 2018 at the earliest.

How To Spend 48 Hours In Montreal

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Canada's second largest city has so much to offer, you'll find it hard to pack it all into less than a week, but for a quick two-day trip, here are some fantastique stops to make.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

Girls' Flight Out: 5 Fab Tips For Foodie Travel

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

Culinary travel should always include exploring the various neighbourhoods and districts in search of authentic experiences. To meet and eat with the locals you must go to where they live.

Canada Should Modernize Not Privatize Our Health-Care System

Colleen M. Flood | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Colleen M. Flood

We desperately need universal coverage for a full array of health care goods and services -- pharmaceuticals, mental health services, home care and out-of-hospital diagnostics. Canada is unique among OECD countries in the paucity of what it covers on a universal basis despite falling in the top quartile of countries in levels of per capita health spending.

$113 Million Will Be Paid To Lac-Megantic Families Next Month

CP | David Sharp, The Associated Press | Posted 12.12.2015 | Canada Business

PORTLAND, Maine — A settlement fund for victims of the Canadian oil train disaster that killed 47 people remains on track, and payments to settle wr...

Althia Raj

Quebec MPs Use Office Budgets To Help Charities

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault claimed $7,488.07 over 15 months.

Will The Charbonneau Commission Change Anything?

Terrance Oakey | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Business
Terrance Oakey

The public is justified in asking our politicians what taxpayers will receive in response. Is this going to be another report that sits on a shelf, or will the political level now address the systemic issues that gave rise to the rot and corruption that so enthralled those who followed the proceedings?

Quebec's Bill 54 Falls Short Of Protecting All Animals

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Barbara Cartwright

Until this law was passed, there was no distinction between a car and a cat in terms of legal rights. Anyone who has ever lived with a pet knows that animals experience emotions and feel both physical and psychological pain, but this is the first time in North America that these basic truths have been entrenched in law.