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Melanie Joly joined HuffPost Canada for a Q&A.
It's not every day that you see a politician make a policy decision that snubs thousands of community leaders in favour of a program that honours a handful of celebrities and elites. But it seems that's exactly what the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly has done.
The company argues its services do not fall under the Broadcasting Act.
During the 2015 election campaign, the Liberals promised to restore CBC funding that was cut by the Conservative government.
OTTAWA - With the 50th birthday of Canada's beloved Maple Leaf flag just a month away, some are wondering why there's been so little fanfare from the federal government.Canadian Heritage says National...
OTTAWA - Canada's iconic Maple Leaf flag turns 50 next month. Five things every self-respecting Canadian ought to know about its history:The flag was conceived on Oct. 22, 1964. Well, sort of. That's...
Recently, the Guardian published an article titled "Why I hate being a black man" by a Canadian writer. No similarly prominent Canadian media outlets have provided a much-needed black male Canadian's reaction to the piece. The deafening silence is curious, telling and typically Canadian.
So I'm standing outside "The Barn" restaurant ("It's called The Barn because all the animals go there" I was once told), having a smoke, and some hapless soul walks up and asks me for a cigarette. That'll teach me to open up a full pack on Queen Street. As I hand this guy his smoke, he looks at me, and in all sincerity asks "Do you know Tony?".
At first glance, the Canadian Pacific Railway contract fiasco of the early 1870s is the granddaddy of all Canadian scandals. But only the tip of the iceberg has been recounted ad nauseam by historians. The real story is far more gripping, and is actually one of the more fascinating events in Canadian business and political history.
OTTAWA - The Conservatives have never been shy about flying the flag for the monarchy.Now the government is ordering even more Diamond Jubilee flags to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne.C...