Controversy

Parents Travelling With Young Kids Deserve Our Kindness Not Mistreatment

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

It's a terrifying thing, the prospect of boarding a plane with two babies or toddlers, while you are the person who must endure the daggers being stared at you by other travellers who are anticipating mayhem. Two babies (or toddlers) and a non-stop flight to a not-so-local destination do not a perfect scenario make.

An Unreasoning Hate: Discussing Islamophobia With ESL Students

Gloria Kopp | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Gloria Kopp

I experienced a very uncomfortable moment with a class of mine, just a few weeks ago. We were discussing race and ethnicity, and I began - as I often...

What You Have Wrong About Trudeau And The Aga Khan

Riaz Charania | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Riaz Charania

Recently, Justin Trudeau and his family took-up an offer from the Aga Khan to join him on his private island in the Bahamas. They were able to escape the cold, but clearly not the controversy. This whole thing has rubbed many people in Parliament, and across the country the wrong way. People have grabbed their metaphorical pitchforks and the ethics commission is now investigating. Sure, without context it seems as though this is just another lobbyist using wealth and influence to sway things in his favour, but if you actually want truth, context is everything.

Keep Your Hands Off My Kid's Lunchbox

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

There's a new trend happening around town and it's one that may be catching on. Consider this my civic duty to spread the word and stop the idiocy of being legislated. That's right -- schools are now trying to tell me what I can and can't put in my kid's lunchbox.

Anti-Hunting Activists Shouldn't Ban Your Saturday At A Hunting Show

John Laforet | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Business
John Laforet

This isn't about whether hunting is good or bad, and at this stage, it can't be. This is about whether Canada is prepared to allow sanctimonious activists to have the absolute right to tell everyone else how to live their lives, and run their businesses, issue by issue as they see fit.

Controversy Rewards People Like Nicole Arbour, So Stop Clicking

Ward Anderson | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

We set a dangerous precedent when we give tens of millions of views to videos so obviously phony as that one. We make it worse when we then invite the people who make them to go on TV and pretend they're somehow authentic. We wind up telling people that simply being a jerk is a viable talent to be paraded around.

Do Victoria Secret's Newest Bathing Suits Look Familiar?

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Style

Double trouble?

How to Get Your Business Noticed at the Superbowl

Jeff Quipp | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

With a reported record cost of $4.5 million rate for a 30-second spot in the U.S. and up to $200,000 in Canada, many companies don't have the budget to get their brand into the big game. That doesn't mean businesses won't get creative and try to intercept the spotlight during the mecca of the advertising calendar. Companies can attempt a field goal with the following three points to get noticed.

A Politically Correct Nightmare: The School That Cancelled Halloween

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Halloween celebrations are cancelled at one Ontario school. No candy, no costumes, no fun. The reasoning behind this puzzling decision is supposedly one of inclusiveness, according to school administrators. The decision of the school board to cave in to these demands is political correctness on steroids.

Don't Worry About Political Correctness - Say What You Feel

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
Graham Templeton

Absolutely nobody benefits from the hateful, idiotic idea that repressing our genuine thoughts and feelings can ever be helpful to anyone -- so say what you feel. If you take a moment to articulate yourself clearly and without aggression, I absolutely guarantee that you'll be rewarded.

Would You Sedate Your Baby on a Cross-Atlantic Flight?

BabyPost | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

Last week on the Daily Mail's chat forum, someone posted an article written by a U.K. blogger who admitted she gave her daughter a sedative on a cross-Atlantic flight, just to get some peace and quiet. Cue chat room critics. I'll confess that I've done it.

Stop Using Kids as Door-to-Door Fundraisers

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Who hasn't bought some waxy, chocolate-covered almonds from a kid that was selling them door-to-door? As schools are increasingly looking for ways to raise funds due to funding cutbacks and otherwise, the topic of fundraising- by-child is not going away anytime soon. This model for getting money into the schools' coffers may be effective, but at what cost?

After Three Strikes, Rob Anders Should Be Out

Samuel Getachew | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

For Rob Anders, who on Monday told an iPolitics reporter that Thomas Mulcair was in some way responsible for hastening Jack Layton's death, controversy is nothing new. He was once removed from a veteran's affairs committee for frequently falling asleep and showing disrespect for our veterans and was the sole member to speak out against Nelson Mandela's honorary Canadian citizenship.

The NFL's Always Had a Referee Problem

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Okay, so the NFL replacement refs are terrible. Missed calls everywhere. Questionable holding penalties that have decided games. Let's be real here: as awful as it's been, it's always been terrible. How many years have you sat on your couch and screamed at the TV because those Foot Locker employees missed an obvious penalty? How terrible are referees, in general, and across all sports?