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4 Reasons Why Canada Lost The Penny Permanently

Brett Caron | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada
Brett Caron

At the time they were phased out, pennies cost the Canadian Mint 1.6 cents to produce. Doesn't make much cents, does it? Getting rid of them ended up saving taxpayers up to $11 million a year, which is advantageous.

Don't Let The Extreme Narcissists Of The World Silence You

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The powerful extreme narcissist will never stop trying to silence those who question or oppose them but when we unite, we become equally powerful, if not more so. When we stand together and stand up up for what's right, we become empowered to create positive change in our own lives and in the world.

Canadians Can Save Journalism In The Age Of Trump

Errol Salamon | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Impact
Errol Salamon

Public policy still has a crucial role to play in supporting journalism as a democratic institution that informs and as a democratic practice that supports the critical investigative work of journalists. But any viable proposal to save journalism must be grounded in a radically reformed policy-making process that encourages meaningful public participation and takes seriously non-Western voices and practices.

The United States Died Long Before Trump Became President

Warren Kinsella | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Warren Kinsella

It was then, right then, that the United States of America died. When you can let 20 six- and seven-year-olds be murdered, and do nothing to prevent it from happening ever again, you cease to be a country. You cease to be a people worthy of the name.

Trudeau Should Follow Trump's Example And Put Canada First

Mark Towhey | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

It's time for Trudeau to go beyond a cabinet shuffle and use Trump's brutally plain-spoken focus on U.S. self-interest as an opportunity to take a similarly honest and entirely self-interested approach to trade and diplomacy with the world's largest economy. Canada should look after itself first. Now's the time.

Meet The Powerful Conservative Think Tank Behind Trump's America

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

I have known the Heritage Foundation folks for close to 15 years. Some of their policy recommendations would clearly be deemed too conservative for the Canadian context, but even their foes would admit that they are an incredibly powerful and well-organized group.

Trump's Presidency May Have A Global Impact On Reproductive Rights

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Sandeep Prasad

That this presidency could have serious impacts on reproductive rights in the U.S. is clear. But another serious concern is the global impact the election will have; the U.S. is the biggest donor for reproductive health in developing countries. This could mean the closure of organizations and clinics that provide life-saving services.

Life On The Margins: A Story From The Bronx

George Poulakidas | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
George Poulakidas

The new Netflix musical drama The Get Down depicts life in South Bronx in the late 1970s: with the emerging hip-hop as a soundtrack, a community strug...

We Don't Need A President's Permission To Be Kind

Mary-Jo Dionne | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Mary-Jo Dionne

I choose to keep the "Stronger Together" message as an ongoing, ever-present beacon. This house -- and by that, I mean, both the one I live in and the one that lives in me -- holds the space and admiration and compassion for anyone of integrity.

Clinton And Trump Need To Start Talking About Welfare

George Poulakidas | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Politics
George Poulakidas

With almost one out of four American children living in poverty, many of whom end up dropping out of high school, we should focus on finding a solution for them, their families, and the good of the economy. A safety net provided by the government is necessary in order to reach those that the market cannot or is not interested in.

Are You Ready For The American Invasion?

David Leonhardt | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics
David Leonhardt

Every four years a huge chunk of the American population professes a sudden urge to move to Canada..."if that so-and-so running for the White House gets elected."Usually "that so-and-so" is a right-wing Republican.

Oh What A Circus: An American Version Of Evita

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada
Hadani Ditmars

With the strains of Don't Cry for Me Argentina still fresh in my mind from Vancouver Opera's production of Evita, I am re-imagining the seminal 70's r...

How To Get An Interview With Google

Saeed Selvam | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Today's most innovative companies are changing the world because they don't just think different, they hire different. Google is at the very helm of this paradigm shift in how company's hire and are setting the gold standard in not just work-life balance, but recruiting.

The Best U.S. Cities To Visit On Valentine's Day

Allison Eberle | Posted 01.21.2017 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

February may seem decades away, especially since it sits on the other side of frigid January, but Valentine's Day always comes quickly and without much warning. These five U.S. cities are loaded with swoon-worthy restaurants, romantic backdrops and plenty of places to cozy up and escape the cold together.

Why Start-Ups Are Like Parenting

Ryan Spong | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

For those of us who have founded companies, startups are like your first-born -- exciting, terrifying and usually there are only three of you! There is only one goal: survive. It's crisis management everyday and the strategy is "let's find something that works today."

Talking About Sex Is Easier in Canada Than It Is in the U.S.

Will Sacks | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Living
Will Sacks

Sadly, by addressing their reproductive health decisions openly, American women still run social, civil, and human rights risks that Canadian women no longer need to worry about. Additionally, in the U.S., if a woman speaks out about her body, she risks being pinned with moral connotations. Why? Because the subject of a woman's body is still claimed by both church and state.

Tech Company Innovation Outweighs Policy Headaches

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb have entered unchartered policy territory where ethics debates, grey areas and government relations are the daily norm. While the seeming nuisance of having to deal with all these new policy implications all at once may seem cumbersome, the economic benefits and progress that has been made far outweigh the work.

Get Your Kicks on Bicycle Route 66

Bryen Dunn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Bryen Dunn

Most know the history behind the iconic Route 66 highway that runs across the USA. Now Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the "Main Street of America" -- this time with travelling cyclists.

Why Military Action Won't Eliminate Terrorism

Samantha Nutt, MD | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Samantha Nutt, MD

Challenging the wisdom of charging into a region the West has shown a reckless propensity to misunderstand is not cowardly -- it is prudent. Innocent people are indeed dying and have already died, but will our bombs "save" them? Probably not. In fact, there's a risk they may accelerate the killing. Asking these questions is not naive. Not asking them is downright foolish.

Examining Core Values on World Elephant Day

Sangita Iyer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Today is the third annual "World Elephant Day" honoring two magnificent species, and bringing global awareness to the plight of African and Asian elep...

Cooperation Between Arctic Stakeholders Is Crucial To the Climate Change Problem

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
Mona Elisabeth Brother

Cooperation between Arctic stakeholders is crucial for each country's success in dealing with climate change. We are in a new era of sustainable development as the Arctic presents us with major opportunities and major responsibilities. Cooperation is the only tool to ensure ethical, social, and ecological sustainable development.

Elliot Rodger Killed Women Because He Believed He Was Superior To Them

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

If you are a man and reading this, you might be thinking "But not all men would hurt women." That's true. Not all men would. But all women have been dehumanized by a man. That's what's forgotten in this conversation -- there's so much defensiveness from men. Please listen to what we have to say. We're telling you that this happens enough that every woman has a story. Not all men do this, but enough men do that the default is to be distrustful and wary around men. Elliot Rodger believed in the lies the Men's Rights Activist Movement told him.

LOOK: This Is What Canada Winning Looks Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada

It's not a gold medal, but Canada's 1-0 win over Team USA in the Olympic men's hockey semi-final left plenty to celebrate. Now here are some happy ...

This Is How You Crush American Dreams

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada

This, friends, is how you crush the dreams of the United States of America. Jamie Benn's second period goal in the men's hockey semifinal Friday wa...

VICTORY IS OURS

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada

Canada has defeated Team USA 1-0 in the men's hockey semifinals at the Sochi Olympics. Jamie Benn scored the only goal of the game in the second pe...