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Is Humanity Screwed?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

Despite the outrage, there is no end in sight to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria. As the war grinds on, very few people have any workable solutions. Even a temporary ceasefire, for which the UN is begging all sides to adhere to in order to allow humanitarian aid in, is almost impossible to achieve -- and looks more distant after Syrian Government forces began closing in on rebel-held territory in East Aleppo over the weekend.

Trump-Fuelled 'Hate Wave' Could Hit Canada: CNN Pundit

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics

The former White House adviser said divisive forces can take root here.

Trump's Meeting With Media Execs Was ‘Like A F--king Firing Squad'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business

It's Trump vs. CNN, NBC, CBS, New York Times...

Cable News Failed Us This Year

Ward Anderson | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Somewhere in the past 20 years or so, Americans started repeating a false narrative. The myth was about there always being "two sides to every story" and that -- because of that belief -- the media was responsible for always showing both sides. But that's simply not the case. By making mindless arguing over every single issue the norm, cable news has convinced a misinformed public that the facts are whatever is said by the person who screams the loudest.

Even Donna Brazile Has Forsaken Her Moral Compass In The U.S. Election

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

We don't even get a minute to catch our breath. We weren't yet fully recovered from hearing about James Comey's inappropriate letter to Congress, and ...

Trump Surrogate Brigade's Trademark Tactics Hit Galling New Low

David Martin | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

I've watched spin practitioners from both parties practice their dark art. The expectation has been that each "doctor" will put the best "spin" on his or her candidate. But in my experience, most such folks were at least willing to concede on obvious points. That rule has gone out the window for Trump's operatives.

A Message For Trump Surrogate Kayleigh McEnany

Wade Rowland | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

The television surrogate in its current form is a new phenomenon. These individuals are not so much supporters of their respective candidates as paid avatars: their job is not to simply express support, but to represent, verbatim if possible, the position of the candidate and the campaign managers.

Favourite 2014 TV Moments From a Big Fan

Martine St Victor | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada TV
Martine St Victor

I'm a child of television and have grown up on great television. I recognize TV is a tough business and it's hard to make television that is good. Thankfully, good television is still being made and 2014 had its share of great TV moments. Here, some of my favourites.

Oh, You Think the Ferguson Incident Could Never Happen in Canada? Think Again

Mary Donohue | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada
Mary Donohue

Many Canadians are sitting back smugly stating how horrible and thank goodness that would never happen here, but if you believe this, you live in a bubble. Just look at what happened at York University last week. A hate filled piece was distributed by an anonymous group arguing the school would be better without people of different cultures. Hate isn't geographical, it is universal and based in fear of differences. Every city, state, province, business and government in North American needs to face facts, the issue isn't diversity. Look at the demographics. We are diverse, the issue is inclusion.

A Tale of Two Russia Today Anchors

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

On the evening of March 5, anchor Liz Wahl resigned from Russia Today-America at the end of her 5 p.m. broadcast. While it's not fair to speculate that Wahl made her dramatic exit in order to score a new, and potentially higher paying, job, it is certain that her patriotic exit will likely be rewarded by American media.

Enjoy Holiday Glee Without Weight Gain Guilt

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Why does it feel like even before the tinsel's been removed from the tree or the wax has melted from the Menorah, we are bombarded with messages from TV talk shows telling us it's time to repent for everything we've eaten or had to drink during the holidays? Here are a few common mistakes we make post-holiday season.

Rob Ford Needs to Stop Using Black People as a Prop

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Christopher Stuart Taylor

Way back in May, I had commented about my unease with Ford's relationship with young black males. I said that his proximity to these kids as a football coach smelled of the Penn State scandal. Was Ford a teacher? No. Was Ford in anyway involved in the education system? No. Was Ford a crack user? Yes. Was Ford an alcoholic? A pathological liar? Yes and yes. I'm sorry, but there is no way I would have wanted my child, who as Ford said would either be "dead or in jail," groomed and mentored on how to become a man by a drunk crack addict who could pretty well end up dead or in jail when this fiasco comes to an end.

Doug Ford, Is That A Bottle Of Vodka In Your Office?

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Politics

That sure does look like a bottle of Grey Goose behind your desk, Doug Ford. Eagle-eyed Reddit user Physicalred spotted the bottle in the backgroun...

Caloric Content of Muffins Outweighs Gruesome Texas Showdown in State Senate

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

At 11:30 p.m. last night, eastern time, I sat hunched over my desk, a glass of wine at the ready, readying manuscripts to send to magazine editors. I ...

The Boston Bombing: I Like My News Right, Not Fast

Angelina Chapin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada
Angelina Chapin

In the mad dash for readers' eyeballs, the media often chooses fast over factual. But who are publications serving by being the first to cross an invisible finish line? What the media often forget is the stands are packed with other members of the media, not readers. Our readers, those we supposedly exist to serve, are often left wondering why no one is running in the race they truly care about: being right. The strongest tie any media outlet should have with its readers is trust. And the fact that maintaining this trust sometimes takes time is something all outlets should remember today.

What I Learned This Week: Quebec's Language Police Are Great for Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Andy Nulman

The recent crackdowns by Quebec's French-language watchdog troupe (officially known as the OQLF) is actually designed to BENEFIT Quebec's English-speaking minority (a.k.a. "Anglophones") and small business. The global attention generated by the OQLF will spawn a new breed of tourist, "Wordies," who will flock here to eat, drink and take pictures in all the affected places.

The Future of Advertising: Messages on Your Toaster?

Mitch Joel | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Everything is getting connected to the Internet. From your toaster and home thermometer to your fridge and your car. As these appliances do "come online," can you even begin to imagine the media opportunities that arise from such a wealth of human information?

My Interview With Soledad O'Brien: On Career, Motherhood and More

Erica Diamond | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

When I met Soledad O'Brien for the first time in New York City, I was truly intrigued. Soledad was on her day off when we chatted. She was leaving the gym, and en route to do some errands as a multi-tasking career mom. Without further ado, I give you my interview with the brilliant and charismatic, Soledad O'Brien.

What New Media Has Taught Us About Truth

Mitch Joel | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Where do we go for the truth... the whole truth and nothing but the truth? In essence, new media is most amazing because people are beginning to doubt what they read, hear and see. There's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's probably one of the best thing that has happened to the news since it was created.

The CNN Bubble: Where America Is the World

Deena Douara | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada
Deena Douara

There are a lot of important things happening in the world right now. What are they? I couldn't tell you; I watch CNN.

Danielle Crittenden Explains HuffPost Canada To CNN

Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada

How is The Huffington Post Canada, which launched six months ago, different from our American counterpart? Our managing blogs editor Danielle Crittend...

Politics, College Sports Now Completely Monetized by Broadcasters

Bill Mann | Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada
Bill Mann

TV money has turned our government into a rancorous, partisan, poisonous money machine. It's turned our campuses into farm teams and training camps for the pros. It's wonderful what our media and broadcasters have wrought.