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Ontario's Government Should Not Be For Sale

Mike Schreiner | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

But it certainly appears that Premier Wynne has put out a big for sale sign by hosting high-priced private dinners for deep-pocketed insiders. Sadly, the premier has defended the indefensible by saying that corporate fundraising is part of the political process. She has attempted to justify her high-priced private dinners by claiming that everyday citizens have the same access as those ponying up $6,000 a plate. If this true, then for that price people must be getting some extra fine food. The premier and the political establishment dismiss critics of corporate fundraising by hiding behind the rules. Well, I say the rules stink.

Marine Le Pen: Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Visiting Canada on a European Parliament membership technicality with no federal or provincial parties willing to engage given her bigoted views (and possible stench of sulphur) has not prevented her from criticizing Canada's policies on immigration and multiculturalism. The terror attacks in Brussels have only added more ammunition to a sharp tongue already loaded with nationalist, nativist and jingoistic diatribe.

Quebec Funds Pilot Project At School With Radicalization Worries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is offering a $400,000 grant to boost resources at a Montreal junior college that has been the subject of media rep...

We Should Applaud Ontario's Plans To Pilot A Basic Income Guarantee

Laura Anderson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Laura Anderson

The Basic Income Guarantee is a strategy for poverty reduction that is simpler and more effective than our existing social assistance systems. Quite simply, individuals whose incomes fall below a certain level get topped up to a level that would meet basic needs.

Black Businessman Interviews White Woman In Quebec. Someone Calls 911

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada

Laval police received a 911 call about a young black man trying to recruit a young white female for "most probably prostitution."

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.