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France Is Fighting Its Own Taboos

Julie Barlow | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Julie Barlow

France's war against terrorism will be long and hard. That's because it's not just a war against external enemies. The investigation on the Paris attacks is forcing France's political class to face three blind spots: the integration of immigrants, religion and Europe.

The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Whether our numerous interventions are justified or not, we cannot continue to let our self-imagined grand delusions make us blind to the fact that our actions abroad can come back to haunt us here at home. The problem with this admission, however is that it forces us to look in the mirror to confront our very own imperfections. Yet until we're able to do so, peace in our times will continue to remain an elusive fantasy and the carnage is destined to continue.

What Your Hotel 'Do Not Disturb' Sign Says About You | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Travel

Nothing says that your hotel staff "understands you" better than a little bit of humour, and found the most hilarious, dirty, and occasiona...

Why Turkey's Recent Election Is So Important

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Ana Rodriguez

Turkey held an election this past June and the AKP (remember, they've been in power since 2002) did not win a majority. Coalition talks were a bust, so a new election had to happen. It looked like Turkish voters were making a statement against Erdogan and his party in this election. But this time the AKP's I'm the strong man who can protect you message successfully swayed Turkish voters.

Detaining Asylum Seekers Won't Solve the Refugee Crisis

Centre for International Policy Studies | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Centre for International Policy Studies

In November, hotspots will accommodate people until a refugee status decision can be made "quickly." There is a parallel aim of repatriating those whose asylum claims are refused. The hotspots are not a solution to the influx of people, the criminalization of their migrations, or the eroding solidarity amongst EU member states. In fact, all they can provide is a stopgap measure.

8 Reasons Why Bruges Should Be Your Next Destination

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Often referred to as the "Venice of Belgium," the city of Bruges is a charming, antique sort of town that has preserved its medieval charm of centuries past. Ever since the release of the black comedy motion picture In Bruges, tourists have been flocking to the Belgian city, and they never regretted that traveling decision.

Sorry Harper, the Canada-EU Trade Agreement Is Still Not a Done Deal

Maude Barlow | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

A year ago -- Sept. 26 to be exact -- Prime Minister Harper announced the conclusion of negotiations of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The flights alone cost $300,000.

Progressive Canadian Voters Support Changes to Trade Deals

Sujata Dey | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

I believe that Canadians, especially progressive Canadians, want to move beyond partisan rhetoric with an independent analysis of the Canada-Europe trade deal. We want an honest assessment from the Parliamentary Budget Officer of what we're gaining and what we're giving up.

How Canadians Really Feel About Refugees

Jennifer Blastorah | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Blastorah

Despite cries for justice and humanitarianism, public reactions have been, in some cases, heinous. Comments sections of online news stories can be telling. In forums where readers give anonymous feedback, commenters have free rein to speak their minds.

7 Things To Do During Your Hungarian Holiday

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

Hungary is rich with culture and the Turkish influences make it one of the most exotic European countries. It's capital city -- Budapest -- boasts beautiful skylines, rich cuisine and a vibrant nightlife, while still being budget-friendly. Thus, a traveller's dream.

Canada-EU Free-Trade Deal Not At Risk Of Falling Apart: Ottawa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal government says Canada's free-trade deal with Europe is not at risk of falling apart.

Travel and Vacation Tips for Seniors on a Budget

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

As our boomers are reaching the age of retirement, their thoughts become centered around the amount of time they'll have on their hands, and how to fill it. As most are now empty nesters and not doing the nine-to-five, they have the flexibility to travel where and when they want.

Canada and Norway: An Alliance to Be Remembered

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Mona Elisabeth Brother

To celebrate the ideas of the constitution made more 200 years back might seem irrelevant and outdated. However, for Norwegians everywhere May 17 is a reminder of freedom fight, of identity, and of gratefulness for shared values. In Canada, we find a close ally that share these ideas.

Most Sex Workers and Smuggled Migrants Aren't Being "Trafficked"

Alison Bass | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Alison Bass

What's going on in Libya is not trafficking, but a large-scale effort to smuggle migrants into Europe by men who are often greedy and unscrupulous. In the vast majority of cases, they are smuggling these migrants at their own request. A similar confusion with nomenclature applies to the debate over sex trafficking. There's a problem with calling something by the wrong name.

Most Affordable European Airports for Canadian Travellers

Cheapflights | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Travel

We calculated the average airfare based on flight prices from half a dozen airports in cities across Canada. And, those perennially favourites, along with Dublin, Brussels and Amsterdam, come out on top in terms of affordability. Pay attention -- there are some big differences between cities that aren't that far apart.

How to Make the Most Out of 7 Days in Madrid (on a Budget)

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

If it cost the same, what would you rather spend: seven days in San Francisco, or seven days in Madrid? I know what my husband and I chose for our special occasion vacation. Here are my travel tips so you can create special memories abroad with your loved ones too-on a budget and without sacrificing your travel experience.

Travel Fashion Trends: Channeling Your Inner Stylista

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Style
Parmjit Parmar

With new resorts opening at record pace, finding the perfect warm weather getaway is easier than ever before. If you're hitting the beach this spring, don't leave home without these must-have travel essentials. Comfortable, breathable clothing is no longer limited to the yoga studio. Brands like PrAna combine form and function, resulting in perfect travel gear.

The Truth About Auschwitz

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Impact
Catherine Chatterley

The Antisemitism Institute I direct in Canada received several inquiries about the accuracy of an article published under the provocative title Ukrain...

10 Cities With The Best Hotels In The World | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Travel

While the experiences of our fellow travellers (good and bad) can make or break some travel plans, keeping an eye out for reviews is also becoming second nature when booking a vacation. decided to use this feedback to find out just which cities around the world are keeping tourists the happiest.

Why Canadians Need a Regulated Mountain Food Label

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Agroecology blends ancient practices with scientific insights. A tasty example of agroecology is the cultivation of truffles, a wild mountain food, w...

Tips for Booking a Rental Car in Europe

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Traveling around Europe and Great Britain is simple thanks to a network of fast and efficient trains and plenty of low-cost airlines. But if you really want to slow down, see the countryside and explore more deeply, renting a car is the only way to go.

And The Biggest Economic Surprise of the Year Goes To...

Peter Hall | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Six years beyond the onset of global crisis and the lamentation seems louder: pundits are increasingly perplexed by the planet's prolonged period of perpetual perturbations. So, does anything stand out in 2014 as an "out of the blue" development?

The Consequences of Falling Oil Prices

Salman Sakir | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Falling oil prices is expected to affect the Canadian economy. The low prices may have different effects on the Canadian economy and in various geographical locations of the country. The oil sands in Alberta require high oil prices for the extraction of oil to be feasible. A fall in oil prices may make the production of oil in Alberta economically unfeasible.

A Child's Travel Log: Germany, 1939

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

"You no smuggle!" said the customs agent. It was nine-year-old Bev Miller's first trip to continental Europe. Bev landed at the Hook of Holland wi...

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.