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.

Earth Day Is The Reminder We Need

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil, the world's largest tropical forest. And after a period of success for environmentalists it appears deforestation rates are increasing again. Last year, the Amazon region saw a 29 per cent increase in deforestation -- the highest level since 2008.

In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence The Liberal Arts Grad Is King

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Business
Jay Rosenzweig

In an increasingly automated world, it is the qualities that make us most human that will be valued highest in the workplace of the future. And the liberal arts - also known as humanities - may well offer the clearest path to success.

Now Is The Time To Decriminalize Sex Work

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Sandeep Prasad

In 2017, sex workers in Canada continue to live and work in unsafe conditions, face predatory and state violence, immigration raids, deportation, surveillance and arrest as well as see their human rights violated. Meaningful sex work law reform in Canada is long due.

Are Dating Apps Behind A Recent Rise In Sexual Diseases?

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Apps such as Tinder and Grindr have gained popularity over the last few years. Many utilize the programs to find casual sexual partners. This specific purpose has led some researchers to believe digital dating may be the underlying reason for the rise in cases. This allegation, while reasonable in appearance, does not come without criticism.

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Will Help Alleviate Animal Suffering In Canada

Aviva Vetter | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Aviva Vetter

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (S-214), a bill to end cosmetic animal testing in Canada, passed its second reading in the Senate and is being studied in committee before making its way to the House of Commons. It's currently the only piece of legislation that addresses a very specific (and unnecessary) area of animal testing.

The World Needs An Independent Canada In The Age Of Trump

Pouyan Tabasinejad | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Pouyan Tabasinejad

When Prime Minister Trudeau stated in 2015 that "Canada is back," many observers were hopeful that this would mean a Canadian foreign policy in which Canada took its historic place as an honest mediator. The hope was that Canada would help usher in an age of diplomatic solutions and peace: reducing conflict and standing up to tides of war.

A Fair Solution To Supply Management Protects Canadian Farmers

Deepak Obhrai | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Deepak Obhrai

The Canadian government should be receptive to renegotiating NAFTA to include gradual changes to supply management, but this must be done in consultation with Canadian farmers. Having a long-term strategy to increase dairy trade with the U.S., while still protecting Canadian farmers and their livelihoods, is a win-win situation.

Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

Entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed. Fleeing the violence in Myanmar, thousands of the Rohingya have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand; thousands more have died fleeing, many drowning in overcrowded boats.

Critics Feeling Left Out By 'The Story Of Us' Miss The Point

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Living
D.K. Latta

Any time someone pontificates about Canada, they're going to get it in the neck - from regionalists who get red faced when any region but their own gets a moment in the spotlight, from people who simply feel their agenda isn't being represented. But those decrying the series' omissions are missing its intent.

A River In Canada Just Disappeared Because Of A Melting Glacier

CP | Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada


The Series Of Events That Leads To Elderly Health Issues

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last few weeks, researchers have discovered a natural yet nasty phenomenon leading to troubles in the elderly. The reports focus on two very different parts of our bodies, the immune system and the microbial population in our guts. Though both studies were conducted in mice, the results unveil an inconvenient reality we may all face as we get older.

Canada's Role In Preventing Species' Extinctions

Dan Kraus | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

One of the most powerful tools of nature conservation in the 21st century is our ability to put the protection of Canadian species into a global context. By documenting Canadian species that are not just rare in Canada, but rare everywhere, we can better understand the role of Canadian conservation efforts in preventing global species extinctions.

Malala Believes In Canada. Let's Prove Her Right

Jess Tomlin | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Impact
Jess Tomlin

Canada matters. As Malala herself said, "If Canada leads, the world will follow." As a country, we have an opportunity to aid the global women's human rights movements that, at this moment, are more powerful than ever.

Visiting Vimy Ridge Was A Humbling Experience

Jennifer Lavallee | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Travel
Jennifer Lavallee

We were welcomed by what I can only describe as peacefulness; only the sounds of rustling leaves and swaying trees could be heard even though the grounds were full of people. It was the polar opposite, I imagined, of what was going on in that same spot in April 1917, during the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

There's An End In Sight To The Horror Of Flesh-Eating Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's a scenario straight out of a horror movie. You start with a normal bout of strep throat and figure you're going to have to deal with that week-long stretch of pain and difficulty swallowing. But after a few days, things get much worse. You are diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, better known as flesh-eating disease.

The Untold Stories Of Three Canadian Gems

Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Living

Growing up in Canada, you hear about the big tourist destinations: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Niagara Falls. You’ve been up the CN Tower and got your boots dusty at the Calgary Stampede but you’re looking for more. The good news is that there are still places to see and stories left to be told.

Unlimited Data In Canada? Good Luck With That One

Peter Nowak | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Business
Peter Nowak

Councillors last week voted 27 in favour, four opposed and six absent in favour of making a motion to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. They pointed to the unlimited data plans now proliferating in the United States and expressed exasperation that such offers aren't available here. Uh, good luck with that.

Trudeau Is Ready To Break A 100-Year Promise To Veterans

Bruce Moncur | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

With the recent budget, I will be entering my 11th year without a life long disability pension, 9 years under the Conservatives and now two with the Liberals. The Trudeau government campaigned on the reestablishment of these pensions. Three times they made public overtures to that effect that in fact if and when they formed government they will re-establish the life long pensions that they took away in 2006 to begin with.

It's Time For Free Birth Control

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

Despite those who may object to free birth control, there are many reasons why prescription birth control should be free. Making birth control free saves Canada billions in health care costs. It benefits those who take it, is effective in reducing unintended pregnancies and abortions, and increases equal access to sexual health products.

13 Days Of Peace Before The Hunt For Seals

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Rebecca Aldworth

That is all the time the Canadian government afforded seals to give birth to and nurse their pups. The sealers claim they will target adult seals in this section of the hunt. But for mother seals and their very young pups, it spells disaster. Sealing boats crashing through the ice, gunfire and the cries of dying seals will shatter the peace of the nursery.

What Is The Point Of My Voice In The Conservative Leadership Race?

Deepak Obhrai | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Deepak Obhrai

I am here because I care about the future of the Conservative party and Canada, and I am exercising my right to participate in our democracy! Win or lose is not the point. My voice is valuable in this race.

Confronting Canada's Racist Past Helps Us Fight Prejudice Of Today

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Jeewan Chanicka

While there is much for us to be proud of in our growth and 150-year journey as a nation, we cannot romanticize history and erase the truth. History would uncover that this country has continually undergone struggles where entire groups of people had been vilified and ill treated, and identity politics used to stoke fear and hatred.

O'Leary's Free-Market Chauvinism Doesn't Reflect Canadian Values

Brian McLaughlin | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Brian McLaughlin

As the CPC strategizes for a new party leader, some right-minded pundits of market fundamentalism are touting the inexperienced political outsider as a serious contender for party leader. That imprudent direction may well prove to widen the chasm between the CPC and wiser-than-previously-anticipated average Canadian voters.