Quebec Professors File Appeal Against Monarchy Law Passed By Harper

CP | Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics

In 2011, Commonwealth countries agreed to modify the rules so that a woman, if she is the oldest sibling, could become Queen.

A Referendum Rarely Leads To Electoral Reform

Jean-François Daoust | Posted 12.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Jean-François Daoust

Justin Trudeau said he was favourable to changing the electoral system and that he would prefer alternative voting to our actual majoritarian system. What would be the alternative? And what considerations should we have in mind when discussing whether to implement it by referendum or not?

In Old Las Vegas, a New Culinary Movement Emerges

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The best new restaurant in Las Vegas isn't housed in a gaudy hotel on the Strip. Nor is it adorned with the first name of its celebrity chef or a menu with prices that equate to the cost of one of the city's pricey theatre shows. It is on East Fremont Street, a downtown district with a sketchy reputation that is the epicentre of a revitalization project.

Why the Queen Should Stay Mum on Scotland's Independence

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

With polls suggesting a nail-biting finish to the referendum on Scottish independence Wednesday, it is unsurprising that so many Westminster MPs pleaded for the Queen to make a clear public declaration in favour of the "No" campaign. The unusually blunt response from Buckingham Palace, however, is far more intriguing, especially to Canadians.

Let's Keep It Real When Making Comparisons To Canadian Health Care

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

Instead of falling for false comparators, how can we have a broader, proactive conversation on the future of Canadian health care? Boston's book highlights how isolated and frustrating the experience of a patient seeking treatment for a life-altering disease can be. She describes much of her frustration as stemming from rushed appointments that left little time for asking questions. What improvements in system efficiency or changes to compensation models would enable physicians to spend more time providing quality, patient-focused care?

Canada's Sri Lanka Case and The Trouble With "Whitelists"

Dana Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

The Sri Lanka case shows that the declared safety of a foreign country depends on Canadian politics instead of evidence like returned Sri Lankans experiencing torture and possibly worse. Politicians are not an authority on persecution. When they act like one, friends are called safe. Then domestic demands shift and suddenly they balk, tugging along lives with whims.

Why Isn't Kate Pregnant?: Commonwealth Might Be To Blame

2 For Couples | Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Living

People assume that Will and Kate haven't had a baby simply because they're just not ready yet -- that they haven't decided to hit the "baby-making" li...

Immortalizing India's Master Storyteller

Sam Singh | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada
Sam Singh

His stories earned him recognition in the global comics industry and seriously large piles of fan-mail. And today marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of India's "Master Storyteller," Anant Pai who died last year in Mumbai. But this year, he is immortalized by way of his own medium.

Commonwealth Summit's 'Moment Of Truth' Fizzles

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada Politics

PERTH, Australia - Commonwealth leaders have agreed to develop "one clear, powerful statement" of values for the 54 member countries — but enforcing...

Why The Commonwealth Summit Could Be All For Nothing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Politics

PERTH, Australia - Commonwealth leaders talked through the day at a summit Saturday without nailing down how to deal with urgent human rights reforms ...

Althia Raj

Can The Commonwealth Stay Relevant? | Althia Raj | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Will the Commonwealth 54-member nations chose to make their club relevant? Or will its diverse membership take a pass on the difficult subject of huma...

Commonwealth Urged To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws To Fight AIDS

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

PERTH, Australia - Commonwealth leaders agreed to better monitoring of existing rules on human rights issues Friday, but are balking at more fundament...

Althia Raj

What To Expect On Harper's Australian Trip | Althia Raj | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Perth, Australia Tuesday for a biennial meeting with Commonwealth leaders and a likely audience with the Queen,...

Why Not Just Ditch the Monarchy?

Craig MacBride | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics
Craig MacBride

There should be no job in Canada that is not available to any Canadian citizen willing to do the work to earn the position, so Canada should refuse to consent to a change in the Act of Succession unless it is a complete overhaul of how the kings and queens of Canada are selected.

Harper Backs 'Reasonable Modernization' For Royal Succession

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Call it the William and Kate effect.Less than four months after the royal couple wowed Canadian crowds on a cross-country tour, their visit m...