#Canada

Postal Banks Would Pay Off For Canadians Fed Up With Being Gouged

Mike Palecek | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Business
Mike Palecek

In Canada many are forced to turn to payday lenders that charge exorbitant fees, and the major banks themselves gouge us every day, forcing us to pay some of the highest fees in the world. It's up to us to insist that we want a public postal bank to be part of the way forward.

What You Have Wrong About Trudeau And The Aga Khan

Riaz Charania | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Riaz Charania

Recently, Justin Trudeau and his family took-up an offer from the Aga Khan to join him on his private island in the Bahamas. They were able to escape the cold, but clearly not the controversy. This whole thing has rubbed many people in Parliament, and across the country the wrong way. People have grabbed their metaphorical pitchforks and the ethics commission is now investigating. Sure, without context it seems as though this is just another lobbyist using wealth and influence to sway things in his favour, but if you actually want truth, context is everything.

Dear Kellie Leitch, How Many Degrees Make A Decent Human Being?

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

I know on many occasions in life I have been a complete idiot, but I had always thought being an idiot had nothing to do with the letters before or after one's name. Do let me know the letter count below which one is an idiot, and above which one is not.

The Flu May Be Trickier Than We Thought

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's the middle of flu season and as expected, the virus is making its way through Canada. Thousands of people are struggling with the coughs, fever, and fatigue and looking for ways to deal with the weeks of suffering. Recently, a group of American researchers have shown a new means by which flu can survive and spread.

There's Still Time For Jane Fonda To Change Her Views On Alberta Oil

Cody Battershill | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

One thing stands out when reading about Jane Fonda, who visited the Fort McMurray region this week. She seems, sometimes at least, to learn from her mistakes. Let's face it; in the world of superficial Hollywood activism populated by the likes of Leo DiCaprio and Daryl Hannah, self-awareness seems to shut down as soon as the director yells "cut."

Should We Blame The Housing Crisis On Immigrants?

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Gabriel Yiu

The most basic economic principle is, when there is a rise in demand, the invisible force of supply will kick in, and this is how economic growth is generated. For those who want to blame the housing crisis on immigrants, let's think about how our economy would look like if B.C. or Canada did not have the intake and growth brought by immigrants.

We Are All Artistic Beings Who Need The Arts

Jeff Melanson | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada
Jeff Melanson

It's interesting to read of developments in the field of genetics where scientists are looking for DNA markers of artistic or creative genius. There h...

5 Christmas Songs So Classic You Can Enjoy Them In January

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

For many people, the Christmas season is the best time of the year not only because of the festivities, but because of the holiday music that is only played for approximately six weeks every year.

Canadian Workers Deserve A Break From The Dreaded 'Time-Off Tax'

Virginia Brailey | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Business
Virginia Brailey

Workers across the country should be returning to work well-rested and recharged. But the reality is many people pay a steep price for taking a break. Most workers today pay a hefty "time-off tax" in the form of extra work on either side of a vacation.

Saving Our Planet: 10 Good News Conservation Stories From 2016

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

These 10 stories from Canada and around the world show how communities, governments and organizations are providing solutions that are reversing the loss of biodiversity and the ecological services that nature provides.

9 Reasons Quebec City Was Named Culture City Of 2016

Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living

Nine reasons Québec City is deserving of the title "Culture City Of The Year." From the AOL Partner Studio

We Are One Step Closer To A Vaccine Against A Dangerous Virus

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg This week, as expected, flu has taken over the headlines. All across Canada, hospitals are being overwhelmed by patients suffering from this well-known disease. Yet, among those looking for medical assistance, many will not have the influenza virus but another lesser known pathogen.

These Under-The-Radar Universities Are Canada's Best Kept Secret

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Can you name all 98 universities in Canada? Quite honestly, we'd be impressed if you could hit more than 20. Which ones don't have the marketing budgets of the larger schools to make them internationally known? And which ones simply want to be kept under the radar?

Soccer Led Me To Embrace Every Part Of My Multiracial Heritage

Geneva Abdul | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Geneva Abdul

Growing up, my parents had never imposed their cultures on me -- my cultural identity had always felt like a decision between Canadian, Trinidadian and British. It wasn't until I had recently retired my soccer cleats when I'd realized I had never had to make the choice, that I could be all three.

Canadians Have A Lot To Celebrate And Be Grateful For This Year

Clare Beckton | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Clare Beckton

A new year is always a time to reflect and think about the future. This is a special new year. As Canadians, we are fortunate to celebrate our 150 anniversary. In so many ways we are a young country built by immigrants and the existing indigenous populations.

First Nations Should Explore Cashing In On Legal Cannabis

Liam Massaubi | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business
Liam Massaubi

The emerging legalization of marijuana is an opportunity for continued and new business success in First Nation communities. As parts of the U.S. have started legalizing the sale of marijuana (and Canada is on its way), cannabis capitalists are flocking to invest in dispensaries and other marijuana-related projects.

Will Canada's Real Estate Market Get Trumped?

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business
Atrina Kouroshnia

I think I speak for (almost) all Canadians when I say that Donald Trump's win came as a wee surprise. Now that the shock has worn off, just weeks before he takes office, Canadians everywhere are asking what this means for us. While the rumour mill churns, I'm left wondering what Trump's presidency means for Canada and our real estate market. Will Vancouver too, get trumped?

Canada Is One Step Closer To Banning Cosmetic Animal Testing

Natacha Cole | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Natacha Cole

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act passed its second reading on December 14th, 2016 with strong Senate support. If the act becomes law, it seeks to ban cosmetic animal testing in Canada and the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients that have been newly tested on animals outside of the country.

Let's Resolve To Make Canada The Best Place For Kids To Grow Up

Sara Austin | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Sara Austin

As Canada enters its 150th year, it's a moment in which we can all resolve to invest in nation's greatest resource and asset -- our children. You may not think that our children need protection. As Canadians, we tend to expect that our kids fare quite well compared with their global peers. Yet this simply isn't true.

Your Microbes May Help Your New Year's Workout Resolution

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg For years, researchers have been examining how microbes help us stay healthy through exercise. Over this time, several mechanisms have been identified and shared across the scientific literature spectrum. While beneficial to scientists, this scattered route has not been particularly helpful to most Canadians.

Together, We Can Achieve A Great Deal In 2017

Jerry Dias | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

The past year has been very eventful for Canada and the world -- in some very good ways, and, unfortunately, in some very bad ones. I do think the next year can provide an opportunity to support more women and marginalized people to be involved in politics and run for office, but this will require our collective actions to create spaces and opportunities.

Happy 2017: A Year To Celebrate And A Year To Be Visionary

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada
The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell

As we reflect on the past year, we think of what we have achieved and the challenges we have faced. We come together joyously, generously sharing with those in need. We optimistically explore what the future will bring. As Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, I too have been thinking about past and future.

Keep Your New Year's Eve Party Hygienic

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg In Canada, the December marks the arrival of several infectious respiratory viruses, such as the dreaded influenza virus. Depending on what part of the country you call home, other names such as rhinovirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, coronavirus, and human metapneumovirus are circulating amongst the population.

Canada's Farm Animals Deserve Dignity And Care In Transport

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

Change is needed in the way we think about farm animals in Canada. Transportation is the most alien and stressful experience that a farm animal will have in its lifetime. The longer and harder this experience is, the more risk there is of stress-induced illness, injury and death.

Improving Outcomes For Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis

William Osler Health System | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada
William Osler Health System

By Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, MD, FRCPC, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, William Osler Health System Patients hear it all the time: "It's just arthritis...