#Canada

The UK And Canada: Laying The Foundations For A Fintech Bridge

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin McGurgan

Thanks to access to capital, technology and talent, the UK has established itself as the leading global Fintech centre, with London at its centre. Canada is also a leading Fintech nation. There is excellent access to capital, technology and talent, from the Toronto-Waterloo corridor in Ontario to Vancouver in British Columbia.

Canada's Leadership In Ending AIDS Globally Must Start At Home

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

Speaking at the recent Global Fund replenishment conference in Montreal, Mr. Trudeau touted that "Canada will continue to lead by example, and show the world what we can accomplish when we unite in pursuit of a larger goal." However, this declaration came at a time when HIV rates have been steadily rising across the country, people with HIV being criminalized for non-disclosure and underfunding for HIV organizations.

Can Ottawa Deliver On National Housing Strategy?

YPNextHome | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Politics
YPNextHome

Canadians spoke loud and clear. They want a strong, collaborative national housing strategy to facilitate housing for those most in need, address the unique challenges facing indigenous peoples, eliminate homelessness, make housing more affordable and improve data collection, analysis and research.

My Hidden Disease: I Have Ankylosing Spondylitis And I'm Not Alone

Dawn Hamilton | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Living
Dawn Hamilton

Empathy, sadness, joy and a sense of family are just some of the immediate feelings I had when I ended my FaceTime conversation with Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons. Dan and I have something in common called ankylosing spondylitis, or AS for short. Instead of getting into a long, drawn-out medical definition, I will describe it like this: our bodies are attacking themselves, and there is no cure. Most of us AS sufferers have to deal with chronic pain 24/7.

Canada Cannot Afford To Be Complacent About Growing Inequality

Michael Wolfson | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Wolfson

For many Canadians, the outcome of the United States election has been a shock. Trump's campaign, as inarticulate and venal as it was, tapped into important and deeply rooted realities, realities that may contain lessons for Canada too. Does Canada need to worry about the same festering malaise that has become so dramatically evident in the U.S.?

The Humanizing Power Of Baking (And Breaking) Bread

Kelli Kieley | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Kelli Kieley

While we focus on (and maybe obsess over) the nutrients, vitamins or calories in our food, food social enterprises like Newcomer Kitchen are using food's potential to open minds, build healthy communities, and open minds. "You are what you eat" takes on new meaning if we consider not only what is in our dinner, but how and with whom we are dining.

Taking The Fecal Out Of Fecal Transplantation

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg By adding hundreds of species to the colon, the bacterium simply cannot compete and ends up losing its grip on the gut. Eventually, the infection clears and the individual returns to normal.

Five Ways Quebec City Can Give You A Fairytale Holiday

Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Living

Five reasons we're spending the holiday season in Quebec City. From the AOL Partner Studio

Canada Has A New Entry Requirement (And Fee) For Foreign Flyers

Joshua Slayen | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Slayen

For travellers, Canada has a new entry requirement now in effect where visa-exempt foreign nationals who enter Canada by plane now require an Electronic Travel Authorization ("eTA").

There Is Nothing Normal About Violence Against Women

Oxfam Canada | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Oxfam Canada

Eliminating violence against women and girls requires the implementation of laws, services and access to justice for women and girls that experience violence, and raising awareness among influential actors and everyday people. Transforming what is "normal" in society -- expected, naturalized, unsaid -- is the critical piece of the puzzle, and one that we can all help put in place. We can challenge what we hear and see, check our own behaviour and beliefs, and defy expectations that promote gender inequality.

Canada Is About To Re-Engage Its Commitment To Peacekeeping

Glen Pearson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

This country's narrative concerning peacekeeping is about to change, as the Trudeau government will soon announce where the deployment of some 600 military personnel will be based for a three-year period. The plan will also include air transport, training, medical, and engineering components.

Top 10 Places To Invest In Canada

YPNextHome | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

With search terms such as "How to move to Canada" and "How to become a Canadian citizen" skyrocketing on Google during and after the election, Canada is on Americans' radar now more than ever. Now might be a good time to buy investment real estate.

Saskatchewan Political Donation Problem Is A Caution For Canada

Charles Smith | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Charles Smith

The role and influence of money in the political process has long been antagonistic to a fully democratic electoral system. Political parties must raise money from party supporters to maintain an organization, promote various messages and compete in elections, but it matters where that money comes from and how it is raised.

Challenges Of The Canadian Lending Landscape

David Gens | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
David Gens

The Canadian fintech marketplace is growing with significant speed. Canadians' adoption of financial technology -- or fintech -- is expected to triple...

5 Gifts That Shout Your Canadian Pride While You Travel

Heather Greenwood Davis | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada
Heather Greenwood Davis

We globetrotters aren't really that complicated: We crave convenience, fall for a good gadget and know the value of comfort even when we are pushing o...

Probiotics May Help Alzheimer's Patients

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The premise of a microbial-brain link suggests restoring gut microbial balance might be able to improve a healthy brain. Yet, figuring out the best method to accomplish this goal has been a challenge. One of the more promising routes involves fecal transplantation. Yet this method has yet to gain significant approval and has not been tested in regards to Alzheimer's disease.

Celebrating The Local Food Movement And Canada's Place In It

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Rebecca LeHeup

Our food-obsessed culture is more interested than ever in sourcing their food locally, and local food experiences have become one of the primary travel motivators. Through a comprehensive study, we discovered the rise of food tourism is driven by the values of the modern consumer, specifically millennials, who look for immersive travel experiences.

The Invention Of Science: How The Very First Fact Came To Be

David Wootton | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
David Wootton

In 1646, Sir Thomas Browne wanted to rid the world of a vast range of false beliefs -- that elephants have no knees, that beavers bite off their testicles to avoid capture, that garlic disempowers magnets, and so on and on. Browne's problem was that he had no simple way of describing what he was doing.

Book Excerpt: The Fight For A Principled Foreign Policy

Garnett Genuis | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

The previous Conservative government, imperfectly but sincerely, applied a principle-based lens to foreign policy decisions. This approach periodically won acclaim across the political spectrum, finding adherents even within the Liberal Party. Yet, to some Canadian Liberals, this approach was not only wrong-headed, it was entirely unintelligible.

Singing Leonard Cohen Songs Keeps The Darkness At Bay

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Music
Hadani Ditmars

It was Ramadan, May 1988, and I was even more spaced out than usual, subsisting on a strange student diet of fig cakes and arroz y garbanzo. After an afternoon at the Prado, I found myself wandering one evening near the palacio de deportes and magically happened upon a Leonard Cohen en concierto esta noche sign. But what would I do? How would I ever afford a ticket?

What We Really Think Of Women In Power

Dr. Brenna Velker | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Brenna Velker

This week, in this election, I learned that as a woman in leadership, no matter how high you rise, you will always be just that -- a woman. If you're too soft, you're emotional and unstable, if you're too hard, you're cold and untrustworthy. As a society, we have not been able to see a balance between emotion and strength for women. And it's not just men who do not know how to react around a powerful woman, women are equally, if not more critical.

I Felt Canadian For The First Time In A Toronto Sari Shop

Heather Connor | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada
Heather Connor

What I loved most in that moment listening to strangers argue over my clothes was the open conversation about culture. The friendly acceptance of our differences. They did not find it odd that an American girl needed a sari. I realized that feeling American is part of what made me Canadian.

What Should Canada's National Housing Strategy Look Like?

YPNextHome | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
YPNextHome

There's less than one week to go until the federal government tables its national housing strategy report on November 22, following months of consultations with the provinces and territories, industry experts and everyday Canadians. What will, or should, our national housing strategy look like?

Cracking Down On Public Sex Only Fuels Stereotypes

Will Goldbloom | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living
Will Goldbloom

Over the last few weeks, while dressed in plainclothes -- though they promise it was work-related -- police officers approached certain individuals in Etobicoke's Marie Curtis Park and signalled that they were interested in getting it on. Project Marie represents the historical clash between so-called family values and gay fun that has been an endless source of discrimination and homophobia.

Canada Could Be Ground Zero For A Trump-Like Revolt

Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business
Jesse Ferreras

Try to envision the anxiety that parents must feel when they can't afford shelter; when there's little hope of them doing that in the future; and when governments fail to make their situation any better. Now imagine a politician claiming to understand their pain. Who explains away their suffering using a bogeyman like trade deals or foreigners. And who gives them a sense of catharsis at knowing they have something to blame for their troubles. It seems unlikely now that Canada would ever see a person like Donald Trump running the country. But the seeds have already been planted to support a revolt that would bring a guy like him to power.