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Suspension Of The Burkini Ban Should Bring A Time Of Reflection

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

While we should applaud the court's decision to suspend this discriminatory ban and infringement of human rights, we ought to come together to ask what led a country like France to act in such a manner. We ought to ask tough questions in order to avoid future occurrences of these types of discrimination.

The 'Womenomics' Of Entrepreneurship

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

"Forget China, India and the Internet: Economic Growth Is Driven by Women." This headline from The Economist is sound advice and I encourage all governments to listen. Women are one of the most powerful drivers of global economic growth, yet their potential remains largely untapped. This is all the more striking when it comes to entrepreneurship.

We Can Combat Terrorism Without Fighting It

Anne Mahaut Caudrillier | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Anne Mahaut Caudrillier

All the terrorist attacks of this sort (9/11, Paris 13th of November attacks in a concert hall and this one) are, by definition, unprecedented. No matter how well the state tries to prevent future attacks based on previous ones, no matter how well you will be searched at airports or before entering a stadium, if terrorists want to scare you off, they will find new innovative ways for doing so.

Tunisian Citizen Identified As Attacker Who Killed 84 In France

CP | Ciaran Fahey And Raphael Satter, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada

The crowd was celebrating Bastille Day.

French PM: Muslim Headscarves Should Be Banned From Universities

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada

His comments prompted criticism from within his own government.

Marine Le Pen: Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Visiting Canada on a European Parliament membership technicality with no federal or provincial parties willing to engage given her bigoted views (and possible stench of sulphur) has not prevented her from criticizing Canada's policies on immigration and multiculturalism. The terror attacks in Brussels have only added more ammunition to a sharp tongue already loaded with nationalist, nativist and jingoistic diatribe.

Discover An Old-School Elegance In Nice, France

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

The French Riviera is exquisite, and at the time of my visit, American and German tourists were everywhere, falling in love with the city, which is tailored for tourism. Some may think that nearby Cannes and Monaco are the centre of the Earth, with their film festival and F1 Grand Prix, respectively, but Nice is a tourist centre for abundant reasons.

There's More To Marseille Than Petty Crime

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Marseille is too frequently overlooked or avoided by tourists who have been turned off by news reports portraying it as the French capital of crime. But travellers to Marseille will find the city is full of delights, including fantastic food and wonderful wines.

Europeans Have The Power To Defeat CETA

Sujata Dey | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

I cannot help thinking that, while countries rush to sign trade deals such as CETA and the new TransPacific Partnership, they cannot seem to get a binding climate change agreement. Very little at the UN or in previous climate conferences has been binding. CETA and TPP are both major trade deals that must be fought.

France Is Fighting Its Own Taboos

Julie Barlow | Posted 11.30.2015 | 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.

France Has An Internal Problem

Miranda Frum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Miranda Frum

The neighbourhoods outside of Paris, where the longtime Muslim European residents live have become a security problem. They have become slums which the central government actively avoids. Due to a lack of government involvement, a growing detachment from the State grows within the local Muslim youth. In these lost neighbourhoods, the terrorists of today and tomorrow are raised. These are the areas were ISIS operatives look to recruit new foreign fighters.

We Need A Responsible Timeline For Canada's Refugee Commitment

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

Unfortunately, there is a stubborn quality to the Prime Minister's current commitment to meet his election promise of admitting 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by Christmas. There is an easy solution to this current impasse between the facts on the ground today and an election promise made months ago. Set a reasonable timeline and follow the responsible policies of the American government.

John Oliver's Message To Paris Attackers: 'F**k You'

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada

Buckle up. Lots of NSFW language ahead.

Powerful Rendition Of National Anthem To Mourn France's Dead

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada

“Terrorism won’t destroy the Republic, because the Republic will destroy terrorism."

Helpless But Not Hopeless In The Wake Of The Paris Attacks

Heather Magee | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada
Heather Magee

It sounds cliché, but Paris has always been and will always be a symbol of love. Which makes what's happened in the city all the more unbearable

CETA: The Canadian People's Voice In Europe

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.01.2015 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

A delegation from the Council of Canadians led by the organization's National Chairperson, Maude Barlow will also be going to Europe. This week, the Council of Canadians is launching an eight-country, two-month European tour to explain to European leaders the pitfalls of CETA.

High Taxes Have Created Brain Drain in France

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

This problem is also a Canadian concern. A May 2015 survey of high-impact Canadian firms revealed that "finding employees to expand and scale their business ranks as one of the top challenges identified by entrepreneurs." Lower and less progressive taxation would help attract and retain highly specialized labour.

What's Hiding Under the Calanques of Southern France

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Nicole Abi-Najem

The calanques -- deriving from the Occitan and Corsican word for inlet -- is just that: a series of natural inlets spanning 20 km across from Marseille to Cassis across Southern France. These emerald fingers, as Marseille's tourism site refers to them, dip between cliffs and were formed 12 000 years ago after a gradual warming during the ice age caused sea levels to rise, consequently flooding the valleys.

Discover the Paris Beyond the Eiffel Tower

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Planning a trip to Paris this fall? If you've visited before, your first trip to the City of Love may have been a whirlwind tour that went something like this -- Eiffel Tower, check. Notre Dame, check. Louvre, check. As much as these 'first-time' experiences are quintessential, there is so much more to Paris.

BLOG: Please don't try to simplify my child's 'different' name

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

As a former teacher I remember shortening kids' names, thinking I was giving them a special nickname. Now, as a parent, I cringe that I once did that. It wasn't up to me to change the name they were given.

The Right Way to Explore the French Countryside

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

For a quintessential Provençal experience -- one filled with wine tastings, exploring quiet villages with old, stone homes and cobblestoned lanes, cycling by poppy fields, having lunch overlooking green landscapes and relaxing at a spa housed in a centuries old convent -- rent a car for a few days from Marseille.

Why You Should Visit Marseille

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Hot off the heels of celebrating its title as the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille, a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic French-Mediterranean port city and the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France, has shed its gritty reputation to unveil a brand new look.

After Copenhagen, Let the Defiance of Paris Lead Us

Lauryn Oates | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

On January 7, I happened to be driving through the 11th arrondisement of Paris when I saw a police van jolt to a stop and a half dozen officers jump o...

Don't Say the Paris Supermarket Attack Had Nothing To Do With Anti-Semistism

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

Denials of reality about the Jihadist roots of this violence are already feeding frustration in Western populations who know better. The well-intended strategy of protecting Muslims in the West will actually do the opposite -- it will very likely guarantee a backlash against Western Muslims by a growing right-wing movement.

Moderates, Not Far Right or Lefties, Must Lead the Discussion About Charlie Hebdo

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

If our core values -- democracy, tolerance, pluralism -- are to prevail, moderates must act before the extreme right and the extreme left hijack the discourse. We must move quickly and decisively to prevent such atrocities from recurring, beginning with four critical steps.