Great Britain

Think Spring: 9 Stunning Springtime Destinations | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Travel

With the warm weather finally upon us, many travellers are looking to shed those cumbersome layers and book a last-minute escape. But which destinations are worth travelling to in the Springtime? We've put together the top nine destinations that are at their most beautiful during Spring. From bustling metropolises to sandy beach locales, these are the must-visit cities to visit around the world before the Summer tourist crowd hits!

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.

ESPN Misplaces the Clarity Jug

Ken Becker | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada Business
Ken Becker

During this weekend's golf at St. Andrews, the venerable Sean McDonough let slip the equivalent of an expletive on ESPN's coverage. "...the British Open -- the Open, pardon me..." The tournament was in Scotland, which, last I checked, remains in Britain.

The Battle of Britain Begins

Joseph Soares | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Any potential UKIP induced Labour gains vis-à-vis the Conservatives will be offset by significant projected losses Labour will suffer at the hands of the Scottish National Party or SNP. Its leadership has made clear it will do what it can to defeat a new Conservative government, preferring to hold the balance of power in a potential Labour Government.

Why Dresden's History is Dreadful

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Yaël Ossowski

The immediate casualties of war and conflict are measured not only in blood and treasure, but also in historical truth. And 69 years to the day since...

A Lesson From Hitler About the Iran Deal

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Rabbi Ben Hecht

Whether we like it or not, we live in the shadow of Neville Chamberlain's Munich deal with Hitler. It must affect our perspective on any agreement of this nature. What we learned from Munich, though, was that deals do not finalize the results. What Hitler absolutely taught us was that what one says and even promises is not necessarily what one means.

Part 2: Paying Less for Prescription Drugs? Bad Idea

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

Paying less for drugs sounds like a good idea, right? Well, as with everything else, one needs to look at the whole picture and see what he gets in return. With regards to bulk purchasing, although there might be some savings initially, it is clear that the long-term disadvantages of such a policy outweigh its short-term benefits.

Part 1: Drug Rationing Is the Wrong Prescription

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Yanick Labrie

Marc-André Gagnon, assistant professor at Carleton University. Gagnon, a long-time critic of the pharmaceutical industry, is concerned that overall drug expenditures are higher in Canada than in other developed countries. Gagnon's analysis is flawed in several respects.

Margaret Thatcher Showed Her Compassion By Getting Things Done

Mark Milke | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Despite recent criticism of her policies, the Thatcher succeeded. Her attack on inflation, her reform of spending and taxes, of labour laws, the exiting of government businesses, and the re-creation of a Britain that worked, worked.

How Margaret Thatcher Freed Great Britain

Mark Milke | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's prime minister between 1979 and 1990, understood perhaps better than any other leader in the modern world, why governments ought not to have day-to-day control over the economic aspects of citizens' lives.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Whips Up Passionate Patriotism With: Rule Britannia!

Lisa Bui | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Lisa Bui

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, with international rising superstar, Callum Smart, enraptured the Jack Singer concert hall with English sophistication, elegance and majestic sound. Callum Smart, the shining crown jewel of this evening's performance, heralds from England and gave an awe-inspiring performance for someone so young!

Cozying Up With Brits Gives Canada an Icy Reputation

Glen Pearson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Canada's recent move week to share embassies with Britain as a cost-cutting measure would only confirm the country's international reputation is in trouble. While the Harper Government might be promoting this as a savings measure, globally it is being perceived that our best diplomatic days are now part of our history books as a nation.

On the Anniversary of the Battle of Quebec: "The Path of Glory Leads But to the Grave"

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
Franz-Stefan Gady

This week marked the 252nd anniversary of the Battle of Quebec or The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, as it is also known. This conflict marked the virtual end of French rule of Canada.