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Why I'm Teaching a University Course on Beyoncé

Naila Keleta-Mae | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living
Naila Keleta-Mae

Who are the most influential storytellers of the 21st century? Like it or not, Beyoncé's name must be mentioned in any credible answer. She uses visuals and music to tell young people around the world what it means to be a woman, wife, mother and feminist.

Canada's Largest Health Research Platform Has Arrived

Shelly Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living
Shelly Jamieson

Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is a landmark pan-Canadian population health research platform that can be used to explore how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour interact and contribute to the development of cancer and other chronic diseases. Researchers in Canada and around the globe now have access to health and lifestyle surveys and in the future will have the ability to link it to health outcome data and even biological samples like blood and toenail clippings.

Quebec-Style Pharmacare Program Won't Work for the Rest of Canada

Marc-Andre Gagnon | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada Business
Marc-Andre Gagnon

Eight provincial health ministers organized a roundtable with healthcare professionals and academic experts on June 8 to discuss how we should transform drug coverage in Canada and several are now calling for a national pharmacare program. The question now is, what kind?

Why Canadians Are Loyal to Homegrown Products

Adrienne Down Coulson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada Business
Adrienne Down Coulson

It comes as no surprise that Canadians like their local breweries and prefer Canadian beer -- plenty of which will be enjoyed this coming Canada Day. Beer, second to local food, tops the list as the product most Canadians prefer to buy Canadian, according to a new study by Ebates.ca. The decision to purchase Canadian products extends beyond economic benefits. Successful businesses can also give back to the community through sponsorship, charity and contributions to the arts, culture and sports, and locally sourced products means a reduced carbon footprint.

Let's Become the True North Strong and Debt-Free

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

Canadians have many reasons to celebrate as their nation turns 148 years old tomorrow. They can even feel a bit of pride in an area that normally provides a healthy dose of shame in the headlines: personal finance. Let's take a look at a list of Canadian financial accomplishments along with lessons we can use to help us become the True North, Strong and Debt-Free.

How The World Sees Canada - 'Canadianists' Weigh In

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Politics

"Americans can learn so much from Canada, especially in terms of public schools, health care, federalism, livable cities, relatively low violent crime, and other important areas."

Are the Great Lakes Really Full of Toxic Soup?

Robert Osborne | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Robert Osborne

You wouldn't believe the looks of disbelief that we get. When my dive buddy Chris and I decide to spend a morning in Humber Bay, people are apt to ask whether we're serious about swimming in that part of Lake Ontario. One person questioned our sanity.

12 Ways to Improve Your Nature Photography Game

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

If one of your goals when you get outside to enjoy Canada's vast natural spaces this summer is to bring home some awe-inspiring photographs, you may be wondering where to start. We spoke with Bruce Kirkby, an award-winning wilderness writer and adventure photographer to get his take on what makes a great nature photo.

Why It's a Good Time to Rent in Ontario

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Ontario provincial highlights from CMHC's Rental Market Report show that despite there being less options to do so, more people are choosing to stay in a rental situation for longer periods. With sky-high prices, ongoing employment instability, and plain confusion over the real estate market, it seems that for many, renting is generally a safer and more feasible option than buying a home in 2015.

Critics of Supply Management Should Get Their Facts Right

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

A few tired articles have been published by the usual suspects to encourage the government to get rid of supply management, which matches domestic demand with domestic supply in the five sectors it covers -- eggs, dairy, chicken, turkey and hatching eggs.

Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government has announced further economic sanctions against organizations in Russia — including a pro-Putin biker gang known as the Night Wolves.

Could You Pass Canada's Citizenship Test?

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living

Getting your Canadian citizenship is a huge rite of passage for newcomers to the country. But before you can become a citizen, you have to pass a quiz...

Remembering A. Alan Borovoy

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Alan Borovoy was my friend, my mentor, my boss, and my most worthy opponent. He drove me nuts. Since his death from natural causes in May, there hav...

Canadians Need to Be Better Educated About the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Carlo Dade | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

Attention in Canada is finally starting to shift toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and two things are starting to become apparent. The first is that no one in Canada seems to know what the agreement is. As iPolitics has noted, Canadians seem unsure" if the TPP is a trade agreement, rock band or new brand of toilet paper.

Canada Needs to Get Cozy With Mexico

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Making the case to deepen ties with Mexico to Canadians on the basis of a thoughtful review of the arguments and the evidence of twenty years of NAFTA experience is a valuable contribution to the Canadian debate, and very much in the tradition of sober second thought on issues of the day.

Tracing a Million Immigration Stories at Pier 21 -- Including My Own

Elisa Birnbaum | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Elisa Birnbaum

Yet, it's the luxury liner that brought them here, the beautiful Aquitania, that uniquely captures my attention. Like my family, the ship was tired, battle-weary, but she pushed ahead nonetheless, navigating her way through rough seas, a turbulent winter and plenty of unknowns to reach the final destination. As a proud Canadian and daughter, I'm terribly glad she did.

Here's Scientific Proof That Poverty Can Be Inherited

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Children or adolescents from low-income families, whose parents had lower levels of education, were at higher risk of having less well-developed brains than the individuals from middle- or high-income families with better-educated parents. Interestingly, there was little difference between the brains of high- versus average- income individuals.

Things I Lost After Marrying a White Woman

ByBlacks.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

"There are good black women out there you know," she says to me. This is the beginning of a short conversation I have with a stranger on the train after my wife kisses me goodbye and exits at her stop. These are the moments that have been a constant since we first met.

Has the CRTC Lost Touch With Canadians?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

The CRTC has recently introduced a new policy which affects what Canadian programs we will see on TV. The policy is based on some very questionable sources and often just pure speculation about what Canadians want.

What Immigrants Should Know Before Coming to Canada

Suresh Kurl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Suresh Kurl

Canada is a dream come true for those who immigrate here. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the envy of the world. Its multiculturalism welcomes new immigrants with open arms, open hearts and open minds. If new immigrants are to become a part of the Canadian multicultural fabric they must know what their obligations as Canadian resident/citizen would be.

What Political Campaigns Need to Learn From Digital Marketers

Jeff Quipp | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Jeff Quipp

It's well known that people who consume news media are more likely to be civically and politically engaged, but where people get their news has now shifted. With more and more people opting to search for news not only online, but on social media platforms, politicians and their teams are now faced with the challenge (and opportunity) of being in that space and using it appropriately.

Why This Women's FIFA World Cup Could Be Canada's Best

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living

It's an exciting time for Canadian soccer fans. The Women's World Cup is on home turf, attendance is at an all-time high and Team Canada is on track f...

Stop Telling Girls to Cover up at the Pool

Karyn Pickles | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents
Karyn Pickles

An impromptu family visit to a wading pool in a public park in Guelph, Ont. left an 8-year-old girl embarrassed and her parents angry when staff told her that, unlike her brothers, she could not be in the wading pool without a top.People are crying, "It's not about body-shaming." But that is exactly what it is about. When you tell a young girl that she has to cover up a part of her body that looks exactly the same as the little boy beside her, you are telling her the issue is her femaleness. We're not talking about breasts here. We're talking about a little girl's undeveloped chest.

Trudeau Gets it Right on North America

Carlo Dade | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Carlo Dade

Justin Trudeau's speech on the importance of North America on Monday echoed most of the current wisdom on Canada's standing in North America -- we're in trouble and the issue needs some serious attention. The idea for a cabinet level committee on the U.S. relationship proposed by Trudeau is good, but in reality it would have to be a committee on North America, which means including Mexico. And Trudeau seemed half way there in his speech.

Why Don Meredith Is Not an Embarrassment to the Black Community

ByBlacks.com | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics
ByBlacks.com

Don Meredith's fall from grace is seen as a collective one, because there are a lot of black people who see his presence in the Senate as a collective achievement; he's seen as "one of us who made it to the top." We are so eager to see black faces in positions of power that we get caught up in the "excitement" of seeing someone who looks like us on the political stage, and we fail to pull back the curtain.