Canada Humour

Have You Met A Trump Lately?

Tom Gamble | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Tom Gamble

One morning, I noticed a man behind me acting rather strange. This bloke was a fairly standard looking late middle aged man, probably in his 50's or early 60's, regulation belly protruding from his unfashionable shirt and bland baseball hat from some town he had once visited now covering his humpty dumpty head. And he was, quite clearly, a Trump.

Using Humour In Speeches Is Often No Laughing Matter

Robert Waite | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

The ability to communicate effectively to groups is a key requirement for any business executive. As someone who has written speeches for various politicians and business executives for decades, I often get asked if there are any "tricks" that might make the ordeal more palatable. Inevitably, people eventually get around to asking about humour. Should they start a speech with a joke? My emphatic answer to this question is "maybe." And it is based on actual experience.

30 Things I Thought I Would Have By 30

Deepi Harish | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Looking back, thirty was somewhat of a milestone birthday, but instead of thinking of all the things I have done with my life, I zeroed in on the sh*t I didn't own, do, feel, get better at, by thirty. 

So Much For Being Superstitious

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

My palm was so itchy this morning it woke me up. I looked to see if I had a rash or dry skin. Nope. Well, I thought to myself: "I guess that means ...

So My Cats Just Toilet Trained Me

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

My intentions were honourable. I just thought my cats would appreciate some fancier litter boxes, something a bit more dapper than the usual plastic rectangles. I was so wrong, and I paid for my hubris.

Romeo And Juliet Is Now A Choose-Your-Own-Path Story

Michael MacDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Michael MacDonald

I first meet Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics, co-editor of the Machine of Death series, and author of To Be or Not To Be: That is the Adventure, at a recent Toronto reading. North was presenting the sequel to TBoNTB: TitA, a second choose-your-path Shakespeare novel titled Romeo and/or Juliet.

Kirk Cameron's Outdated Views On Marriage Don't Deserve Attention

Sara Starkman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

Kirk Cameron believes (drum roll please) that, "Wives are to honour and respect and follow their husband's lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband." WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? I'm so serious. Partners, PARTNERS are supposed to honour each other and treat each other with respect.

All Teachers Can Relate To The Sheer Craziness That Is May

Lori Gard | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I know that the August "me" and the May "me" are just two totally different people. Autumn was made for teachers. Ahh, yes. There is no time quite like fall and the beginning of the school year for assessing prime teacher performance. Fall is just our best time. We're at our peak. On our game.

Can Autism Be A Laughing Matter?

Julie M Green | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Julie M Green

If the world of autism is intense and often challenging, then it's also punctuated by moments of hilarity. Michael McCreary's comedy shines a light on those moments, giving audiences permission to laugh out loud. For families affected by autism, it's a much-needed chance to let their hair down and see the funny side of their reality. For the uninitiated, humour provides the perfect segue into a conversation about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Top Candidates For Tory Leadership Could Lie Outside Politics

David Martin | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Despite the wealth of available traditional candidates, the race may turn out to be completely different than expected. If what's happening south of the border is any indication, by the time 2017 comes around, we may be looking at an entirely new slate of possible Conservative leaders.

Will Canada Be Awash With Americans If Trump Becomes President?

Robert Waite | Posted 12.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Robert Waite

It happens every four years.The United States holds a presidential election -- and many of its citizens claim they will move to Canada if one of the contenders is elected. This year, with the advent of people like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on the right (and Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on the left), these mutterings have become increasingly louder.

What Your Hotel 'Do Not Disturb' Sign Says About You | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Travel

Nothing says that your hotel staff "understands you" better than a little bit of humour, and found the most hilarious, dirty, and occasiona...

These Alberta Politicians Are Giving Us #SquadGoals

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Alberta

They've even co-ordinated their look.

Just Because You Can Have Kids Doesn't Mean You Should

Sara Starkman | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

At the ripe old age of 28, I still, sincerely, don't know how I feel about having kids. Not about other people having kids -- that I know (no more than two and for God's sake don't helicopter parent, it creates MONSTERS and someday one of them will have to be PRIME MINISTER!).

I May Be Retired But I Still Have Lots to Offer

David Martin | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

Having been retired for five years now, I have to say, for the most part, it has been great. I get to do what I want when I want and, best of all, I no longer have to get up early and trudge off to work.

How Insulting Canada Has Become an Industry

Ken Becker | Posted 07.31.2016 | Canada Living
Ken Becker

The Canadian news media are again proving to be a PR bonanza for a smart satirical comedy show south of the border. Comedy Central, HBO and others have learned that all you have to do is insult Canada in any way and you're guaranteed free publicity from coast to coast to coast.

Watching Chris Tucker Make Rape Jokes Made Me Sick

Sara Starkman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I was literally dumbfounded as Chris thrashed around the stage like a gutless fish. He chose to open with his plight with marriage and being in a relationship. I could tell from the moment he started we were destined for trouble.

42 Things I've Learned at 42

Ward Anderson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

With a toddler running around my house these days, I find myself looking back over the years and thinking of all I've learned in my four-plus decades on this planet. Since I turned 40, I've started making lists I can maybe pass her way one day. Here's 42 things I've learned at 42.

Maxing Out Our Happiness

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

nd I'd give myself a solid 8/10 at life. It's just that remaining 2/10 that's sometimes missing. This other 20 per cent is, in my opinion, the zest of life. It's those moments you get caught up in and find yourself wondering if this is really your life -- is it actually possible to be this excruciatingly happy?

Why is 'Big Bang' Funny While Tim Hunt Isn't?

Rondi Adamson | Posted 06.19.2016 | Canada Living
Rondi Adamson

I realize that Tim Hunt is not a character on a sitcom. But when, oh when, did everyone become so brittle and humorless? And where is our sense of proportion? Hunt didn't harass a colleague or assault someone or fire a woman who wouldn't have sex with him or say that women shouldn't be scientists or that female scientists weren't as good as male scientists.

How Humour Helps Us Think Seriously About Injustice

Development Unplugged | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Poverty, inequality, violations of human rights and other forms of social injustice aren't usually associated with humour. But growing numbers of international development organizations are using humour both to catch our attention and to make us think more deeply about serious issues of global injustice. While some global charities still use pictures of sad, hungry children in their communications, others are using much more creative strategies involving humour -- from satire to parody to slap-stick comedy.

6 Things I Will Miss/Not Miss About the Baby Stage

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Glynis Ratcliffe

Baby C is getting closer and closer to hitting his first birthday. I can't believe it, and because I know this is my last child, I'm feeling a little bittersweet. There are plenty of things I know I will not miss about the baby stage, but when I stop to think about them, I have to admit that I'll miss them, in their own way.

Find Your Funny Bone and Enjoy Life

Anne Day | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Research has since shown that laughter is good for you. So my advice? Find your funny bone. Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

Four Under Six? How Do You Do It?

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

Having had four kids in five and a half years, I get this question a lot. I usually smile and say something like, "Well, it's busy!" but there are a lot of answers I could give that would be more honest and that would make me look a lot less "together" than I sometimes appear.

12 Days Of Cringeworthy Christmas Photos!

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 12.26.2015 | Canada Parents

Traditionally, the Christmas holidays are supposed to be a time of good food, generosity and family get togethers. But in reality, those gatherings ca...