#Canada

National Carbon Pricing Shouldn't Be A Controversial Issue

Dale Marshall | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Dale Marshall

At this week's meeting of premiers in Whitehorse, the need for a national carbon price may once again be the subject of controversy and division. For casual observers this may be surprising, given the near unanimity among economists, climate change experts, and leaders in government and industry that putting a price on carbon is an essential tool to fight climate change.

We Still Need A Full Review Of Bill C-51 To Remove Charter Violations

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

On the anniversary of filing a Charter challenge to Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression is calling on Canadians to send a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government that it's past time to restore our constitutional freedoms and repeal the unconstitutional aspects of this dangerous and ineffective legislation.

Restoring Fort McMurray's Urban Forest Our Greatest Challenge Yet

Michael Rosen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

I still wasn't fully prepared for what I experienced during my visit last week. I'm a professional forester and I've seen my fair share of forest fires up close. Still, the vastness of this fire and extent of damage in an urban area was sad, sobering and more than a little eerie.

Canada's Hottest Housing Markets Still Skewing National Numbers

YPNextHome | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Housing activity in Toronto and Vancouver continues to skew the Canadian home sales picture, as these two markets experience characteristics that are very different from the rest of the country.

Canada's Premiers Need To Listen To Working People

Jerry Dias | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

Working people understand the importance of a decent job and a well-funded health care system, and the connection between the two. Labour leaders are in Whitehorse this week to make sure that message gets through to our provincial leaders, and through them to our prime minister.

What We Can Do About Canada's Food Waste Problem

Tommy Tobin | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tommy Tobin

While the old adage tells us to waste not and want not, all too often surplus food ends up uneaten. Canada's mounting amount of wasted food is costing consumers and cutting into the country's overall economy output. Canada's economy is losing the equivalent of two per cent of its entire GDP each year to food waste.

Canada Is Home To The Coolest, Wildest Theme Parks In The World

Flight Network | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Many don't know that we have some of the best theme parks in the world right here in Canada. You don't have to spend your savings on costly hotel rooms, outrageous entrance fees and flights for the whole family to enjoy these underrated parks located throughout the Great White North.

10 Differences I've Noticed Between Canada And The UK

Tom Gamble | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tom Gamble

Canada is a wonderful, unique country. I came here as a musician and a stereotypical tea drinking, Marmite enjoying Brit to live, work and study for a masters degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I was immediately struck with the country's immeasurable beauty, vastness and diversity, but I was even more struck with how culturally different it was to my country.

Patients' Voices Must Be Heard In Cannabis Legalization Debate

Prad Sekar | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Living
Prad Sekar

The current debate and coverage focuses on legalization and regulation combining the interests of everyone from recreational users to growers to government. Without the interests of patients represented in this debate, we run the risk of establishing a future framework that is set up to fail and will require further modification.

Halifax Honours The Victims Of Baghdad's Karrada Bombing

Aya Al-Hakim | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Living
Aya Al-Hakim

Candles were lit in downtown Halifax for the souls lost in Baghdad's Karrada bombing. Around 100 people gathered in silence at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street to take a stand against violence and fear.

Extreme Activities From Around The World

Booking.com | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

This year why not skip your usual beach vacation, get out of your comfort zone and push your limits with a truly extreme activity. Head to the top of a mountain, deep into a rain forest or the middle of a desert. Do something you've never even considered before.

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Michael Darch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.

Ageism: Tolerating Canada's Hidden Prejudice Is Getting Old

Thomas G. Wellner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Thomas G. Wellner

Ageism is by far the most tolerated form of social prejudice in Canada, way ahead of racism and sexism. One in four of us actually admits to treating someone differently because of their age. And those are just the ones who are aware of their actions.

Brexit Demonstrates Perils Of Unchecked Globalization

Salman Sakir | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Only when the fruits of globalization are enjoyed by all segments of the society, especially the low-income and middle-class, would globalization be more acceptable politically and socially by broad segments of the population.

Shoddy Ridership Forecasts Could Waste Billions On Transit

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

Politicians across Canada trot out transit ridership forecasts that support their favourite projects. In the pretext of following evidence-based decision-making, many equate projections with evidence. They are sadly mistaken.

To Honour Canada's Upcoming 150th, Let's Dismantle Economic Barriers

Perrin Beatty | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Business
Perrin Beatty

Canada remains a collection of 13 regional markets separated by a myriad of competing rules and standards that weakens economic growth by increasing costs and limiting choice for consumers, business and governments. It is astonishing that 28 independent countries can collectively lower the economic barriers between them while Canada has been unable to do so between 13 provinces and territories.

Je Suis Humanity

Jari Qudrat | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jari Qudrat

If our social media profiles can tint in support of Paris, Belgium, and Orlando, then why not change for Turkey, Bangladesh, and Iraq? Innocent lives taken in Turkey airport, and no vigils, or landmarks, but when an attack of similar degree took place in Brussels we did all of the above. I'm often asked why Muslims don't speak out enough, but perhaps this is something we all need to work on.

How Canada Can Foster Innovation In The Global Economy

Erin O'Toole | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

Despite building this tremendous education infrastructure to allow our young Canadian minds to be the best in the world, it is often a timid or risk averse culture within governments and corporate Canada that can hold Canada back from realizing its full potential.

Little Brexits All Over Canada

Peter Landry | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

Brexit supporters are said to be xenophobic, ignorant and short-sighted, among other things. It's as if Canadians would never make such a bad decision, the worldly people we think we are. But is that true?

Islamic Organizations Are Key In Fighting Extremism

Islamic Relief Canada | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Impact
Islamic Relief Canada

Tackling extremism includes tackling its roots. After the heinous crimes perpetrated against Charlie Hebdo in Paris last year, the world united around the adage that read "violence can never silence an idea." It is imperative that this same methodology be applied when challenging extremist ideologies.

Canadian Economy Largely Immune From Negative Effects Of Brexit

Yves Guillaume A. Messy | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Business
Yves Guillaume A. Messy

In a world of financial and economic inter-connectedness it would be foolish to suggest that there won't be any knock-on effects from the hitherto number four largest economy worldwide in its political convulsions, but from this particular writer's standpoint, Canada's economy is sailing safely going forward.

Electoral Reform: Why Canadians Should Care

Kathleen O'Connor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O'Connor

Our existing FPTP electoral system is frequently said to produce stable governments. However, when one considers the volume of policies and programs that are regularly revamped when the balance of power shifts between Canada's "centrist" political parties, the validity of this assertion becomes debatable.

Canadian Musician Ruth B Is Taking America By Storm

Chris Taylor | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Music
Chris Taylor

Ruth Berhe is an unassuming 21-year-old Canadian from Edmonton, who started her career by crooning six-second clips on Vine. She sat down to chat about the thrill ride of going from relative anonymity, to being signed by Columbia Records and having one of the hottest songs on the charts.

Canada Lacks A Definite Narrative About Who Founded The Country

Jack Jedwab | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada
Jack Jedwab

Canada does not appear to possess a definitive or authoritative narrative that properly connects when and by whom the country was founded. While surveys reveal that most Canadians believe that 1867 is the founding date of Canada many of those same people think the First Nations are amongst the founding peoples.

Electoral Reform: What Does History Tell Us?

Kathleen O'Connor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O'Connor

Our current first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system has regularly awarded 100 per cent power to one of Canada's two established "centrist" political parties -- the Liberal Party or the Conservative Party(formerly, Progressive Conservative Party) -- even when their share of the popular vote has been well below 50 per cent of total votes cast, nationwide.