Mega-Quarry Victory Belongs to the People

David Suzuki | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

We, as citizens, have to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to protect the environment. It just happened in Ontario, where Highland Companies announced it was withdrawing its plan to build a massive open-pit limestone quarry in the rural countryside north of Toronto. People power won! And it wasn't the first time it's happened in Canada.

Future Of Rural Ontario Township Hinges On 'Mega Quarry' Fight

The Huffington Post Canada | Samuel Greenfield | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada

This feature was produced by Samuel Greenfield, a student in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, in partnership with The Huffington Post Canada...

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Already there is speculation as to whether Gaddafi's death will boost the Obama's approval rating, which hit a new low last week of 41 per cent (his popularity soared to 60 per cent after the killing of Osama). I'd bet that Obama won't get too much bounce from this one: The Seal Team 6 operation that destroyed Osama was brave and laudable; by contrast, there was something deeply sickening about seeing the bloodied Gadaffi being set upon by a chanting mob. Reacting to these images, HuffPost contributor Tarek Fatah bemoaned the onset of an Arab Winter. On a less ghoulish note, in a blog published on Tuesday, entitled "Jamie Hubley Didn't Have to Die," lawyer Josh Scheinert implored Canadians to follow the "It Gets Better Project." And then lo and behold, a group of Conservative MPs got together and released an anti-bullying video, in memory of Hubley, entitled guess what? "It Gets Better."

Occupy Foodstock: A Tastier Cause

Malcolm Jolley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics
Malcolm Jolley

The "occupiers" of Foodstock had been invited by the Canadian Chef's Congress' Michael Stadtlander, whose famous Eisenginn Farm restaurant is a few miles north, to demonstrate a very singular and simple demand: that the provincial and federal governments use all their powers to ensure a mega quarry is never dug.

Where Does Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From?

Malcolm Jolley | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Living
Malcolm Jolley

This year, let's thank the women and men who actually grow or raise the food that we put on the table on Monday because I swear that it tastes better to me for having seen the soil from which it sprung.