Canada Identity

Meet Me at the Beginning of the Red Carpet -- "The Judge" Opens TIFF

Ivana Shein | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada
Ivana Shein

Meet me at the beginning of the red carpet. That was the text that started my night, last night. The beginning of the red carpet for "The Judge" op...

Let's Not Forget That Many in the Ukraine Are Genuinely Pro-Russia

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

At the end of the day, it will always be the people who suffer, and Ukraine has a long history of suffering. There are enough populations who feel abandoned by a Ukrainian Ukraine to fight for Russia, and enough who are ready to engulf Kiev in flames in order to show their desire to move away from the perceived dangers of an Eastern block and take their place among Western nations.

How Bullying and Racism Shaped Who I Am

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

One of the bullies caught up to me, and grabbed at my bag. Taking hold of the strap of my green school bag that fit snuggly against my pink snowsuit, he swung me around. The other boy came next, taunting and screaming at me: "Dirty Paki." These words have haunted me for years, and I fear they will haunt my daughter as well.

When Hockey Icon Crossed Paths With Vancouver Immigrant History

Naveen Girn | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Naveen Girn

Pressured by his in-laws to find a respectable occupation, Vancouver Millionaire's star player Fred "Cyclone" Taylor had a summer job that connected him with one of the most iconic historical moments in Canadian history -- the arrival of the Komagata Maru.

The Changing Canadian Identity

Abi Paul | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

A common misconception by most Canadians is that all immigrants (regardless of country of origin, religious background, ethnicity) face a common set of experiences (opportunities and challenges) as a group. There-in lies the basis of misunderstanding of the immigrant phenomenon by most Canadian-born residents.

How Lance Armstrong's Signature Should Have Tipped Us Off

Annette Poizner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

As a therapist who looks at the handwriting of psychotherapy clients in a quest to understand something of the mysterious realm of self and soul, I turned to handwriting in order to better understand Lance Armstrong and his current situation.

You Know You're a Canadian When..

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

Let's face it, if the world is ending in a few months, Canadians had best acknowledge that the year 2012 has given us a unique national identity before we (and the Earth's seven billion inhabitants) are unable to throw another curling rock over the hog line. Without waiting for the world to end or the NHL season to start, let's begin.

Six Successful Relationship Tips

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Your partner has to see and accept you just as you are. There's no point in presenting a "cleaned up" version of yourself because then they're not loving the real you. You can't feel loved if you're being inauthentic.

Who Am I? Who Are You?

A. Colin Wright | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada
A. Colin Wright

Do you get tired of reading authors' long biographies on book jackets? Or are you simply not interested in reading endlessly of others' accomplishme...

Hockey as a Brutal Ballet: A Reflection on Our National Game

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 08.10.2011 | Canada
Hadani Ditmars

As an umpteenth-generation Canadian, sadly unmoved by our "national game," I wonder what is this magical power seemingly unique to organized sports that boosts both patriotism and endorphins when our team is winning, and despair when it's not?