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The Toxic Relationship Between Agrochemicals And The Media

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada
Colin Todhunter

A combination of propaganda disseminated by industry front groups and conflicts of interest effectively allow dangerous chemicals and GMOs into the food chain and serve to keep the public in the dark about what is taking place and the impacts on their health. Certain individuals, like journalist Rosemary Mason, are working to shine a light on this.

Britain To Push For Canada-EU Trade Deal Despite Brexit: UK Envoy

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Business

It hasn't left the EU yet, after all.

Canadians May See Benefits In Post-Brexit UK Travel

Claire Newell | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Travel
Claire Newell

The months following Brexit look bleak for the British. But as the UK closes the door to the EU, it has unintentionally opened another to Canadian travellers. The pound sterling is sitting just above $1.70 CAD and, while this might not seem like a steep drop, it could be enough to persuade more Canadians to visit the UK.

Some Of UK's 3 Million EU Citizens Will Have To Leave: Minister

CP | Jill Lawless, The Associated Press | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business

Britain is seeking reciprocity on work rights in the EU.

Canada's CETA Deal Has Gone From Bad To Pointless Post-Brexit

Jerry Dias | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

The Harper government has been booted from power, and the U.K. has voted to leave the European Union. Both its national parties are in meltdown, and its new prime minister says she will negotiate her country's exit from the EU -- something that must happen within two years, once formal notice is given.

Social Media Has Made Public Opinion A Meaner, Dumber Place

David Martin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

They say that Twitter has created a powerful new way for everyone to engage in political dialogue. I'm not so sure it's a good thing. One has only to look at the dysfunctional American political environment, the rise of Donald Trump and the decline of the European Union to see that the inmates take over the asylum.

'Europe Is Complicated,' But CETA Is Still Happening: Trade Minister

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business

European Union's ambassador to Canada says the vast majority of the deal will come into force early next year.

Brexit-Weary Brits Will Have A Tough Time Moving To Canada

Henry Chang | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

U.K. citizens may believe that they will have an easier time moving to Canada than the Americans. This is quite understandable since Canada shares so many things with the U.K. However, U.K. citizens will be disappointed to learn that none of this makes it any easier for them to move to Canada.

Canada-U.S. Dialogue Shifts From Pipelines to Peacekeeping

CBC | Murray Brewster, CBC News | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada

And that may be music to the ears of the Liberal government.

United Kingdom, I'm Just Not That Into You Anymore

Brooks DeCillia | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Brooks DeCillia

Last Thursday changed the way many of us foreigners here feel about the U.K. It doesn't feel like home here anymore.It's definitely not the same warm and welcoming place I came to so many years ago. And even more perplexing -- and wounding -- I am questioning if I really ever knew this place I love and idealize.

I'm Stunned At How Brexit Has Unleashed Racism And Hate

Mellissa Fung | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada
Mellissa Fung

"You can go home now!" he yelled again. "We voted to Brexit!" I tried to tell him that I am from Canada and Hong Kong, but he didn't care. London was the last place I thought I'd encounter this kind of hate. Where had I moved to?

Beyond Brexit, Let's Take A Cue From Our Youth

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Caroline Riseboro

Numbered at 1.8 billion, the world is now home to the largest generation of young people aged 10 to 24 in its history. Having grown up in a digital era and more connected than ever before, younger generations are able to see the world's boundaries as more fluid, recognizing their shared interests and values with people around the globe.

Ukraine Is (Almost) Ready To Open For Business

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Bociurkiw

Business sells business best -- not government folks. Ukrainian officials are putting forth a good sales pitch: they sell themselves as pro-western and pro-business in a country which has a 99.7 per cent literacy rate and is just a two-day truck drive from most EU hubs.

Consequences Of Brexit: No Country Is An Island, Not Even Britain

Hassan Arif | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Many observers did not expect it. Former British prime ministers, academics and other experts warned about the negative consequences of a vote for Brexit, but nonetheless a majority of the voting public ignored this advice. While it is too soon to fully judge the implications of this vote, it does not bode well for Britain.

Divorce Hasn't Started, But Britain And EU Are Already Bickering

CP | Jill Lawless And Kirsten Grieshaber, The Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2016 | Canada Business

EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the 28-nation bloc.

EU Not To Blame For One Of Canada's Greatest Diplomatic Failures

Glen Pearson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Deepak Obhrai served the Harper government well during his many years of service, but in blaming Canada's rejection at the UN on the European Union he has shown a partisan and clear disregard for those numerous other issues that resulted in one of our great diplomatic failures.

Canadian Politicians Should Stop Meddling In Foreign Votes

Adam Chambers | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Adam Chambers

Why were non-UK politicians around the world obsessed with weighing in on the Brexit debate? It's unbecoming for politicians to act like the nosy neighbour and get involved in the domestic dispute of a sovereign state. Unfortunately, Brexit has polarized the population in the UK. It has pitted regions against each other and has caused deep divides within political parties. But what's more troublesome is people that have no right to vote in the referendum aren't just engaged in the debate, they are attempting to influence its outcome. It's doubly worse that many of these people are elected politicians of foreign states.

The Real Reason Why British MP-Killer Is Not Being Called A Terrorist

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Coverage did eventually begin discussing Mair's racist sympathies, but not before humanizing him as a community-minded, daffodil-planting individual suffering from mental illness. Such humanization and labelling restraint is rarely afforded to other ethnic and religious backgrounds.

These 2 Provinces Will Get Hit Hardest If Britain Leaves The EU

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Business

The U.K. is Canada's third most important export market.

Brexit Debate Lays Bare U.K's National Fault Lines

Jonathan Scott | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Below the surface of the proposed British exit from the European Union is a sense of great consternation in the smaller countries that make up the United Kingdom. Having lived, studied and worked throughout the U.K. for the past two years, the divisions within the country are striking and broader than most North Americans realize.

Thousands Of Jobs At Canadian Firms At Risk, Morneau Warns U.K.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Business

Canadian companies in the U.K. thought they'd set up shop in the EU.

Trudeau's 'Pretty Powerful' Stance On Brexit Praised By EU

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Politics

British voters are poised to hold a referendum on June 23 on whether to leave the EU.

Employers Can Ban Muslim Headscarf: EU Court Adviser

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business

Provided the ban isn't targeted at Muslims alone.

Austria's Right-Wing Presidential Candidate Narrowly Defeated

CP | George Jahn, The Associated Press | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada

The narrow margin of victory for Van der Bellen is the latest indication that Europe's anti-establishment parties are gaining in influence.

EU Countries Could Face Huge Fines For Rejected Refugees

CP | Lorne Cook, The Associated Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada

Some countries already vehemently oppose the current EU scheme to share 160,000 refugees in Greece and Italy.