#Canada

My Family's Mi'kmaq Heritage Isn't A Liability To Be Reduced

Brad Gallant | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Brad Gallant

If the government can take my family's cards and deny us our heritage because they do not like the cost, then they can take anyone's card, deny anyone's heritage and human rights, whenever they deem the commitment to be more than they had initially bargained for.

Canada Is Surging Ahead In Clean Technologies

Tyler Hamilton | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Tyler Hamilton

Clean technologies are increasingly being viewed as a future driver for the Canadian economy, creating well-paid jobs and export revenues. The recently released Global Cleantech 100, a rigorously researched list of the world's most promising clean technology ventures, reveals why: Of the 100 companies listed, 11 were Canadian.

We Don't Need More Data, We Need Mystery

Christina Crook | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Christina Crook

May the source of all these mysteries guide us home.

What Happened To The Country That Welcomed My Immigrant Grandparents

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.

Canada Visits Sweden To Talk About Inclusiveness

David Johnston | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics
David Johnston

Immigration is a basic fact of Canada, as old as the country itself. Indigenous peoples were the first inhabitants of our land, followed by generations of newcomers who came in search of peace and prosperity. This continues to the present day with the arrival of immigrants and refugees from around the world. Newcomers are a source of strength for Canada. Everything in our history shows this to be the case. Diversity is a source of insight, ideas and energy that deepens our ability to solve problems and to engage with the world.

How To Be A Serial Entrepreneur

Joanna Track | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

More than a decade ago, I made the life-changing (aka turned upside down) transition from the corporate world to the realm of self-employment. Being able to set my own schedule, control my income, follow my passion and be my own boss has been equal parts rewarding and terrifying, and it's something I think everyone should experience.

M-103 Ensures Diversity Can Continue To Be Canada's Strength

Raj Grewal | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Raj Grewal

If some of our fellow Canadian brothers and sisters are living in fear of being attacked, verbally or physically, because of their identity, we need to do better as a nation, and M-103 is a step in the right direction.

Canadianisms: Phrases Only Canadians Understand

Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living

That thing you wear on your head during the winter months. What do you call it? How about the colouring tool you used in school? Ask a Canadian and you’ll get a response our global counterparts won’t understand.

Preclearance Bill Raises Concerns Over Canadian Sovereignty

Henry Chang | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

Numerous concerns have been raised regarding the broad powers that will be granted to preclearance officers under the preclearance bill. Critics of the preclearance bill say that it goes too far and that Canada has given up too much of its sovereignty.

Modern Racism In Canada Has Deep Colonial Roots

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

There can be no full comprehension of contemporary racism without an understanding and acknowledgement of its historical, colonial roots. Put simply, contemporary racism is historical racism; it is just a continuation and adaptation in another form, another guise of policies, strategies, systems.

How Travel Helps Antibiotic Resistance Spread Around The World

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Though infections can affect almost any area of the body, on average, about half of the troubles are gastrointestinal, usually in the form of traveller's diarrhea. While this condition usually is not life-threatening, the symptoms certainly can ruin a vacation. Thankfully, most of these troubles are caused by bacteria and can be treated with a simple antibiotic prescription. Within a few days, the pain and those runs fade away allowing individuals to continue enjoying their trip.

I'm Begging You, Canada – Please Don't Let 'Trump' Happen Here

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I don't know about you, but I have no desire to wake up one morning and find that Kevin O'Leary, Canada's version of Donald Trump, is our new prime minister. If you're not taking him seriously, you should be.

The Best Youth Crime Prevention Program? A Sense Of Belonging

Owen Charters | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Owen Charters

In communities disproportionately affected by violence, targeted prevention programs and mental health supports have a more focused impact. Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada has adopted a proven gang prevention outreach program, but it requires renewed funding and support.

2017: The Year Of Smarter Shopping

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

Let's say you're thinking of buying something for yourself beyond groceries or essentials - whose opinion, or what kind of advertising influences Cana...

The Conservative Party's Opportunity For Real Change

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada
Kokulan Mahendiran

While the main output of the ongoing battle for the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership has been a deluge of candidates, a few interesting policies have also surfaced.

Proposed New Preclearance Act Will Bring Border Trouble

Tim McSorley | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Tim McSorley

Proponents say preclearance will facilitate the flow of people and goods between the US and Canada. Under preclearance, a traveller passes through US customs in Canada, so they do not need to do so once they enter the US, and vice-versa. There are US preclearance areas in eight Canadian airports, along with some train and ferry crossings in BC, and plans to expand this to more Canadian airports and train stations. Canadian preclearance zones would also be established for the first time in the United States.

Trump's Anti-Immigrant Stance Could Give Canada's Economy An Edge

Jeff Wheeldon | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Business
Jeff Wheeldon

President Trump's vilification of immigrants, including a restriction on their movements in the form of a travel ban for people from seven Muslim-majority nations, leaves many genius researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs feeling unwelcome in the U.S. even if they are allowed in.

CETA: Canada's Rocky Road To The European Parliament

Schams El Ghoneimi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Schams El Ghoneimi

CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.

A Love Letter To Canadians, From.. Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Living

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Love Is In The Air -- Can We Make It Last?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

More and more I hear Canadians making mean and disparaging comments about those who disagree or have different points of view. I also hear racist remarks, which is terribly distressing. It's not who we are as a nation. Some of the things said after the shooting at the Mosque in Quebec made me feel like I was at a Trump rally. And I'm not ashamed, or afraid, to say I don't like it.

Washington Post Was Unfair, But Quebec Overreacts

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada
Jack Jedwab

Until February 1, free lancer JJ McCullough was unknown to Quebecers and other Canadians. On that day he published an opinion piece in the Washingto...

We Are One Step Closer To A Syphilis Vaccine

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg As Valentine's Day approaches, most Canadians turn their thoughts to love and all that comes with it. However, for public health officials, this year is particularly worrisome in the love department. It's all due to the rather unwelcome realization sexually transmitted diseases are continuing to rise in this country and are showing no signs of slowing.

4 Reasons Why Canada Lost The Penny Permanently

Brett Caron | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada
Brett Caron

At the time they were phased out, pennies cost the Canadian Mint 1.6 cents to produce. Doesn't make much cents, does it? Getting rid of them ended up saving taxpayers up to $11 million a year, which is advantageous.

Kevin O'Leary Can't Lead The Conservatives And They Know It

Andrew Tumilty | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tumilty

Should Conservative party members decide that reality TV star Kevin O'Leary is the best choice to carry the party forward, they will have to contend with the party's own past. Attack ads against O'Leary have already been written, and they're quite effective. Problem is, the Conservatives wrote them.

Closing This One Loophole Could End The Road Toll Debate Right Now

Paul de Jong | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Paul de Jong

As cities across Ontario try to squeeze out savings to expand public transit, something doesn't add up. Too many cities, including Toronto, are missing out on hundreds of millions in savings. That's because Ontario has a labour law loophole that's putting cities, companies and taxpayers at a huge disadvantage.