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Trump's Budget Blueprint Offers A Glimpse Of His Dark Vision

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

In this week's headlines we learn that U.S. President Donald Trump is proceeding to present a budget according to his "America First" policy.

The Future Of Canada's Rental Market

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Living
The RentSeeker.ca Team

2016 was a monstrous year for Canadian real estate, and it's hard to imagine what the effects of another record-setting year will have on the red hot rental market. To put things in perspective, the CREA Home Price Index jumped from 184 to 208.9 by the end of last year. The total number of home sales increased by 6.3 per cent year-over-year and anyone who tried to buy a home or condo is fully aware of what these figures meant for the price of homes.

Is Canada's Multicultural Identity Only Skin-Deep?

Osman Shah | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Osman Shah

Can we say we are a multicultural society if we're unable to fundamentally accept its most basic concept: tolerance of other cultures and religions? Why is there a discrepancy between the support many Canadians show to multiculturalism -- and who often feverishly argue is the basis of Canadian identity -- and combating Islamophobia? If we're (arguably) a multicultural society then why are we also not an anti-Islamophobia society?

It's A Different Kind Of Spring Season This Year In Real Estate

YPNextHome | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Spring has sprung, and while spring season is normally an occasion to celebrate, with days growing longer, weather getting warmer and real estate heading into busy season, everything feels a little different this year. Canada's real estate markets are dealing with myriad of issues.

Global Migration Crisis A Test Of Canada's Humanity

Stephen Cornish | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Impact
Stephen Cornish

Barriers and containment will not stop people from fleeing, and deportations to unsafe countries merely returns victimized people to unending uncertainty, oppression and abuse. Let us ensure that our treatment of vulnerable people trapped in the desperation of the global migration system remains dignified.

Senator Don Meredith Can't Blame His Shortcomings On Racism

Samuel Getachew | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

In a bizarre and disturbing act of public defiance, Donald Meredith has decided to remain as a senator. He blamed all his shortcomings, his rendezvous with a 16-year-old, the public assessment of his poor record as a senator on racism. That is unfortunate.

The Economics Of Natural Capital Can Help Us Better Value Nature

Dan Kraus | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Business
Dan Kraus

Putting a price tag on nature is challenging. Some people don't believe it can be done. Some people hate the idea of it. Most will have no idea what it means. But there are new and emerging approaches to help us put a price on the services that forests, wetlands and grasslands provide to Canadians.

5 Services You Didn't Know Pharmacists Offered

Victor Wong | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living
Victor Wong

Pharmacist Awareness Month is celebrated every March to help educate Canadians about the contributions pharmacists make in their communities. In the spirit of Pharmacist Awareness Month, here are five services many Canadians don't know pharmacists offer.

Bucket-List Worthy Adventures In Canada

Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living

British Columbia is often pegged as Canada’s adventure-seeking capital but you’d be selling our home and native land short if you thought B.C. was the only place for once-in-a-lifetime views and unforgettable memories.

There's An End In Sight In The Fight Against Mass Incarceration

Robyn Keystone | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Robyn Keystone

While we may not have the same incarceration numbers, private prisons or overt existence of a prison pipeline, Canada has seen an increase in incarceration over the last decade, and this population continues to be over-represented by black, brown and Latino youth. This highlights a need for open discussion.

Discover The Wonderful World Of Canadian Sparrows

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

When asked to picture a sparrow, I think a lot of us, especially the city dwellers, think of the common house sparrow. Though ubiquitous across southern Canada, this little sparrow is not actually native to North America.

5 Canadian Universities To Watch

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

You probably know all of the top-ranked and largest Canadian universities, but what are the universities of the future? Each year, UniversityHub publishes our infamous Canadian University Rankings, and among them are the five universities we consider to be "Canada's Rising Stars."

Everyday Acts Of Sexual Violence Are Far Too Common In Politics

Emerald Bensadoun | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Emerald Bensadoun

In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether or not Parliament Hill is a safe space for women is rarely discussed. From hateful and misogynistic comments to sexual assault, women in Canadian politics continue to be targets of violence at various stages of their careers.

Federal Budget 2017: Feminist Foreign Policy Needs More Than Rhetoric

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

If we really want to support women and really want to be known as a feminist nation, then we need to work hand-in-hand with women and fund their work. We would welcome an announcement for this in the federal budget this week. But for this to happen, it would take courage and vision - not just rhetoric.

A Romantic 48 Hours In Montreal

Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living

If you’ve been struggling to save for that European trip, remember that cafes and fresh croissants can be found in our own backyard. Canada has its own little bit of heaven in Montreal, QC.

The Ultimate Itinerary For A Weekend In Ottawa

Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living

The ultimate itinerary for a weekend in Ottawa. From the AOL Partner Studio

Pursuing Inclusive Growth Through Skills And Innovation

Denise Amyot | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Business
Denise Amyot

Skills and innovation -- core elements of the college/institute mandate -- have emerged as absolutely fundamental to the government's agenda. They have been the focus of several consultations and more than a few reports, including a recent series of recommendations by the finance minister's Advisory Council on Economic Growth.

Canada Is Gorgeous And These 20 National Parks Prove It

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Living

Oh, Canada, you're so beautiful.

When The News Is About The News, We All Lose

Joanna Track | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Living
Joanna Track

This is not a phenomenon that is exclusively occurring within the borders of our neighbour to the south. As Canadian media is undeniably shaped by American broadcasters, our news coverage has come to reflect this disorder. In our daily news publication, we work tirelessly to balance Canadian coverage with American and other world happenings.

Thinking Beyond The Box On Evolution

Jeff Melanson | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada
Jeff Melanson

While evolution can happen gradually, it seems as if some of the most dynamic evolutionary leaps happen in dramatic spurts. Arguably, we are living in an extremely disruptive time that most likely will result in dramatic evolutionary changes in our lives, societies and environment. While we mostly equate evolution with a forward-moving positive progression, I do think evolution can also be negative or regressive.

8 Great Instagram-Worthy Locations In Toronto

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

It’s no secret that Toronto is a world-class city with good looks to match. With Lake Ontario at its doorstep and oodles of parks, eclectic neighbourhoods and remarkable history scattered throughout, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend getaway and Instagram photoshoots.

Tory Leadership Hopefuls Should Drop Harper's Divisive Iran Rhetoric

Pouyan Tabasinejad | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Pouyan Tabasinejad

Breaking economic and diplomatic ties with Iran has harmed Iranian-Canadians, the Canadian economy and Canada's international standing. Conservative leadership candidates should recognize this fact, and not repeat the same old policies which not only harmed Canada, but also led to their electoral defeat.

Curing The 'Addiction' Of Antibiotic Resistance

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

At its core, antibiotic resistance is merely a coping mechanism. Bacteria are faced with a rather dire form of stress and need to find a way to cope. They can take the biological route of genetic mutation to render the drug useless. They also can gain a plasmid from the environment or another bacterium, to gain resistance mechanisms.

The Best Weekend Destinations In Canada

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Short on time? Here are the best weekend adventures Canada has to offer.

5 Ways To Make Your Website Stand Out

Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Living

So you’re thinking about creating a website but have no idea where to start. Have no fear: building a website doesn’t have to be a stressful or time-consuming experience. Here are five ways you can create a standout website from the AOL Partner Studio