Canadian Health Care Is Failing Our Refugees

Y. Y. Brandon Chen | Posted 05.26.2017 | Canada Politics
Y. Y. Brandon Chen

Because of the cuts in previous years, many walk-in clinics, pharmacies and specialists continue to deny services to refugees and refugee claimants based on the false assumption that they are not covered.

New To Canada? Your First 100 Days Matter

Ivy Chiu | Posted 05.25.2017 | Canada Living
Ivy Chiu

The first 100 days in a new country are often the most important. Getting acclimatized to your new surroundings, meeting new neighbours, and getting a better sense for how everything from health care to grocery shopping is done in your new home would enable an easier transition.

Another 'Revenue Neutral' Carbon Tax That's Anything But

Aaron Wudrick | Posted 05.25.2017 | Canada Politics
Aaron Wudrick

Last week, the Trudeau government announced a 'technical paper' on its proposed federal carbon tax which suggests it will mimic Alberta's carbon tax plan, quashing the optimism of those who believed the federal government when they said their carbon tax would be revenue neutral.

I'm Asking All Conservatives For One Thing, Unity

Lisa Raitt | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Lisa Raitt

To beat Justin Trudeau in 2019 we need to make gains on the east coast, in urban centres and with women. We need these voters to see themselves in our party. I represent all three. I've lived all these experiences and will always keep them in mind when making policy for Canadians.

We Need To Keep The Pressure On Our Politicians To End Poverty

Nick Saul | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Impact
Nick Saul

Canadians have been very clear. We believe the growing inequality in our country is unacceptable. Three out of four people feel the issue is getting worse and believe the government should be doing more to address it. So where's the government action?

7 Summer Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Gillian Farber | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada
Gillian Farber

I don't know about you but I feel like winter was especially long this year. Living in Canada, winter's dreaded cold months are something we put up wi...

How The Bacteria Behind Gum Disease Turn Your Immune System Against You

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The main culprit behind gum disease is bacterial growth, usually called plaque. Although several different types of species are detrimental to gum health, some are more troublesome than others. One particular enemy is known as Porphyromonas gengivalis .

What Australia Could Teach Canada About Health Care

Stephen Duckett | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Stephen Duckett

A recent conference in Toronto addressed whether Australia has anything to teach Canada about how Canadian medicare might evolve. There are a number of areas where Australia's experience might prove helpful. The first is the public funding of pharmaceuticals.

Ontario Has A Moral Obligation To Remember The Nanjing Massacre

Karen Lin | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Karen Lin

The Nanjing Massacre saw 300,000 innocent civilian lives killed by the Japanese army within six short weeks. Bill 79 will provide a unique opportunity not only to remember the innocent lives that were lost, it also invites Canadians to become involved in remembrance activities that will help preserve their legacy.

If Canada Really Believes In Equality, Bill C-16 Must Pass

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Politics
Sandeep Prasad

Our government has a duty to protect the human rights of all people. Laws that seek to enshrine those rights and protect us from discrimination should be considered without hesitation. If enacted into law, Bill C-16 will protect some of the most marginalized people in Canada and so, it is with all our might that we need to support its passing.

How Microbes Keep Chocolate On Store Shelves

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

About three decades ago, something devastating happened in Brazil. An infectious disease had struck the cacao trees and threatened to wipe out the population. Some 70% of these plants fell victim to this deadly ailment. The industry faced decimation. Officials tried to stop the progression but it was hopeless. The situation was becoming dire. If something wasn't done, chocolate was surely going to disappear. Researchers went into the fields of Brazil in the hopes of saving one of the most beloved foods on Earth.

Trump's Trade Agenda Could Put Canadian Medicare In Crosshairs

Danielle Martin | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Danielle Martin

Other than driving doctors to activism that might even send them north across the border, threats to the Canadian system as a result of the Trump agenda relate less to the repeal of Obamacare and more to his intention to renegotiate NAFTA.

Why Should Canadians Care About Hekmatyar?

Ali Mirzad | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Ali Mirzad

This past weekend, after 20 years of banishment, Hekmatyar reappeared in eastern Afghanistan in the province of Laghman. Early images and videos show a lineup of Afghan men in military uniform and turban kissing Hekmatyar's hands. Whether it is a sign of allegiance to the returned warlord or a sign of respect to the so-called Warrior of God, remains to be determined.

How To Deal With And Prevent Office Gossip

Charles Benayon | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Business
Charles Benayon

You may think that gossip is the exclusive domain of teenagers and reality TV, but gossip, when it exists at the workplace, can create a toxic work environment. As a manager, dealing with workplace negativity is part of the job description, but gossip can take negativity to a whole new level.

11 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Joanne Sallay | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Mother's Day is almost here, and many of us are still scrambling for a meaningful gift. It's not an easy task to pick out an original present for the special ladies in our lives. So for everyone still searching, I recommend putting multiple heads together and making this a family activity by involving the kiddies in the process.

How Breast Milk May Help Babies Fight Off A Deadly Infection

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Parents
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg As Mother's Day approaches, Canadians will be celebrating the people who brought us into this world and nurtured us as we developed. Most of the adulation will be due to social graces, such as care, kindness, and those life lessons that always come in handy. But there are other reasons -- specifically molecular -- making Mom a baby's best ally.

Taxing Legal Marijuana Could Keep The Black Market In Business

Dan Sutton | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Dan Sutton

There are many who ascribe the value of a sin tax to non-medical cannabis use. The argument for high taxation levels is to increase government revenues and discourage the use of an inebriating substance. Proponents of this argument might go as far as to say the more tax the better. This creates a problematic externality.

Physical Activity And The Overall Improvement Of Girls' Health

G(irls)20 | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Impact

Many in Canada overlook the importance of having a well-developed physical education programs in our public schools. There is often the assumption that "gym class" isn't a priority and should be limited to provide more class time for linguistics and mathematics. Although these subjects are extremely important, physical education is just as critical and should not be overlooked.

Bill Would Set Manitoba's Animal Protections Back By A Decade

Twyla Francois | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Twyla Francois

In a disturbing case of history repeating itself, we find ourselves in the same place we were 17 years ago with the Manitoba government once again assisting in the unrestricted growth of the pig industry, with devastating environmental consequences and immeasurable animal suffering sure to follow.

Weekend Trips You Need To Book Now

Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada Living

Jetsetting to far off locales may be the dream, but our busy schedules and the hefty costs associated to travel don’t always make it possible for us...

Let's Minimize The Impact Of Mental And Chronic Illness At Work

Innovative Medicines Canada | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada
Innovative Medicines Canada

By Joe Farago, Executive Director Healthcare Innovation at Innovative Medicines Canada It's tough to talk about mental illness in the workplace. Peop...

Canada's A Climate Leader, No Matter What U.S. Activists Say

Cody Battershill | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

McKibben and 350.org should spend more time working on domestic politics rather than blaming Canada for selling into the U.S. market and helping satisfy American energy demand. More simply, instead of attacking our elected officials, he could work at reducing U.S. demand.

Here's Another Reason To Prevent Mosquito Bites

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Mosquito bites are a part of Canadian living. Usually, the only consequence of an unwanted invasion is an itchy welt. However, over the last decade, the consequences have become significantly greater due to the emergence of several viruses.

Legal Marijuana Is Going To Change The Canadian Workplace

Workopolis | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Business

On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to buy marijuana. What does this mean for your job (and career prospects)?

Canadian Measures Aimed At Iran Can Help Build A More Peaceful World

David Kilgour | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Politics
David Kilgour

Many regard Iran's regime as ISIS's godfather. The single-minded focus on ISIS by the West facilitated the expansion of Iran's destabilizing efforts in other countries and will continue to do so. The appeasement of Iran's mullahs has paved the ground for terrorist organizations such as ISIS and al Qaeda.