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A Fantastical French Road Trip

Sara Graham | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

A weekend exploring the region of Brittany, France should be on your summer travel list. I am about to take you on the same road trip I recently went on in this ages old land -- rich with history, fresh food, and a fantastic future that's all packed into wonderful little journeys.

Discover The Incredible Cities Beyond The Capital

Booking.com | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

While the capital city is an obvious choice for many vacationers, sometimes it's worth stepping outside of your comfort zone and going down the beaten path. Whether you are looking for a party, to explore the culture of historical sites, or even delve into local cuisines, there are always cities to discover beyond the capital to meet your needs!

Far-Right And Centrist Leaders Advance To Run Off In French Election

CP | John Leiceser And Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Politics

The president will be chosen on May 7.

8 Reasons We're Spending The Summer In Marseille

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Living

Paris may be France's main attraction but Marseille is just as awe-inspiring. This port city will reward you with fascinating history, architectural gems, and some of the best seafood you'll ever eat.

Saying Goodbye To The Trash Fire That Was 2016

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

We've lost those we've never heard of and those we worshipped from afar. The famous and the infamous. Those whose poetry and music and performances and stories and athletic prowess and acts of heroism and sacrifice we admired. We counted on them to help us get through the trials and tribulations of our lives.

Magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel Beckons In 2017

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Mont-Saint-Michel is one of those places. A revered attraction whose allure has been built for centuries and made all the more legendary because it requires some commitment to reach. It took me three trains and more than four hours to make it to this spot that had been lingering on my bucket list like an itch.

Canada's Brand Remains Strong Despite Reduced Outreach

Jack Jedwab | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

In 2016, an index that ranked the world's best countries placed Canada in second behind Germany. Published by U.S. News and World Report, this index saw Canada take the top spot amongst among the nearly 6000 millennials that it surveyed (18-35 years old). Other assessments of Canada's international image have yielded similar results.

France's Revitalized Bordeaux Is Buzzing With Life

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

It's an exciting time to visit Bordeaux - with revitalization boosting its tourism, a new architectural wonder spotlighting world wines and a young demographic bringing in a trendy vibe, Bordeaux seems to be a city on the rise.

Soaking Up The Flavours Of The French Riviera

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

A melding of Italian and French ingredients and cooking techniques, Nicoise food is distinct and simple. With an abundance of Mediterranean seafood, it's also delectable. You won't find heavy sauces on the cuisine, nor a lot of fatty dishes.

Banning Religious Attire Will Only Create More Division In Society

Jack Jedwab | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

It's too much to ask French citizens to explain how banning the burkini in any way diminishes security threats. If bans on religious attire that are so popular in France were indeed so constructive in the fight against terrorism why are the levels of anxiety continually on the rise in the country?

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 04.14.2017 | 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 03.24.2017 | 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 12.09.2016 | 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 12.07.2016 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 11.26.2016 | 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 11.24.2016 | 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 11.18.2016 | 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 11.16.2016 | 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