Margaret Atwood

Doug Ford, Thank You For The One Promise You Did Keep

John Mraz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Politics
John Mraz

In 2012, referring to council, Doug Ford said: "I can't get anywhere with these monkeys." Was that a term of endearment? How can Mayor Ford expect to get anything done at City Hall when you use such language? Oh, that's right. Since then, he mostly hasn't. No need to answer. When you told the father of an autistic child who rightly and democratically challenged your views to "go to hell," what were you thinking?

'Black Swan' Director Developing Atwood Trilogy For TV

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada TV

One of Hollywood's most respected filmmakers is teaming with celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood to develop her "MaddAddam" trilogy into an HBO...

WATCH: Margaret Atwood Hangs Out With Alice Munro

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

What do two women who are pillars of Canadian literature talk about when put in an interview setting? For Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, it means a ...

FLASHBACK: This Margaret Atwood CBC Interview Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada TV

The 1970s were different. Exhibit A: Margaret Atwood interviewed by Hana Gartner in 1977 for CBC's "Take 30". It's almost impossible to imagine...

How My Writing Allowed Me to Heal

Shaena Lambert | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living
Shaena Lambert

In February, 2012, as I worked to complete my book, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was thrust into a world of MRIs, visits to the cancer clinic, operations, radiation. I was afraid. Yet, to my surprise, I found myself writing in a more focused way than ever before, with more efficiency and less drama. Even on bad days, I headed to my desk. By disappearing into writing, I had a refuge, and to my surprise the stories I had been having trouble finishing finished themselves. The cancer may have nailed me, but I really felt, as I sat writing under that apple tree, that I was nailing it back.

Why Rob Ford Will Always Have the Support of Young Toronto Elites

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

These new young Toronto elites are very pro business and pro downtown Toronto development. They love Porter Air for business and pleasure. And they don't like to pay a lot of taxes. They certainly don't want their hard-earned salaries supporting feather-bedding unionists, with jobs for life at City Hall and unlimited pensions.

We Must Tackle Climate Change Together

Margaret Atwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Margaret Atwood

Whatever you think of the causes -- man-made (through CO2 levels created by the burning of fossil fuels), natural (as part of a solar cycle) or divine (as part of a plan to destroy the world -- Canada's climate is changing. Even recently, people have said they "don't believe" in climate change, as if it is akin to Santa Claus or the tooth fairy. But chemistry and physics are not beliefs; they are ways of measuring the physical world. They don't negotiate, and they don't hand out second chances.

LOOK: Besties

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Sometimes two famous (and super awesome) people come together in friendship, and the result leaves the rest of us "common folk" swooning. Such is t...

The Most Admired Canadian Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada

Environmentalist David Suzuki is the most admired Canadian, according to a poll from Angus Reid Global. Suzuki garnered admiration from 57 per cen...

Atwood Joins Push To Put A Woman On Money

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Living

After her call to make the national anthem gender-neutral, Margaret Atwood is pushing for a woman other than the Queen to appear on Canada's money. ...

Claire Sibonney

Margaret Atwood On Progress, Fear And Social Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Sibonney | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living

In her apocalyptic trilogy that culminated in the recent release of MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood paints a dark picture of how bioengineering and modern ...

Whose Moral Compass To Follow When It Comes To Sex-Ed?

Bill Haines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

What Paula Simons doesn't appear to understand is that there is more chance of teaching kids, with enthusiasm, that sex is best saved for marriage so that as much as possible, children can be conceived in a loving home environment, from a Christian-based organization than from a Planned Parenthood-based organization.

How Feminism Has Failed Our Children

Lydia Lovric | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

Women have been brought up to believe that they have the right to pursue their own goals and dreams without any consideration for those around them. As a result, we have women having babies who almost immediately hand the child off to a daycare worker or nanny so that they can return to the office in order to feel fulfilled.

Six Degrees From Steven Truscott

Donald D'Haene | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

As a child, I scanned the shelves of the library until I finally found The Trial of Steven Truscott, by Isobel LeBourdais. I was fascinated with this young boy's tragic life and prepared my class report. "I think Steven is innocent," I declared in front of the class.

How the Rob Ford Story Became More About the Media

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

A funny thing happened on the way to the Rob Ford lynching. The Media became the story. The hunter became the hunted. The investigator became the investigated.And the messenger, was caught, red-handed and left-handed, writing the message.Instead of simply delivering it.

Why we Should be Attacking Black -- Not Backing Him

Andrew Mitrovica | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada
Andrew Mitrovica

To sue or not to sue: Apparently, that's a question that often, it seems, preoccupies Conrad Black. In fact, he's filed a $1.25 million defamation suit against some of this nation's most respected editors and journalists a mere 45 days after his controversial return.

Come at me, Bro

Conrad Black | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada
Conrad Black

Andrew Mitrovica has decided to inflict himself on the Huffington Post in an attempt to attack a number of Canadian cultural and journalistic figures who have been publicly well-disposed to me. Unfortunately for Mitrovica, this seems to be just the hackneyed effort of a minor personality seeking some grandeur for himself.

Being Ousted from the Best Seat at the Griffin Poetry Prize

Stephen Weir | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada
Stephen Weir

The prize is the largest annual award for a single book of poetry in the world is the Griffin Poetry Award. I attended the awards ceremony, and while I would like to say I made a great impression at Conrad Black's table; turns out I just filched two seats from his friends.

Canada: Literate, but not Literary

Peter Worthington | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

One thing seems certain about the upcoming Nobel Prize for Literature: No Canadian author will win it. No Canadian author ever has, despite Canada arguably being the most literate country in the world, where virtually every citizen can read and write.

Worried About Wasting Time On Twitter? Don't Be, Says Margaret Atwood

CBC | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Living

Rather than turn our noses up at Twitter, we should celebrate it and the internet as new platforms for instant communication and as driver...

Happy Birthday Margaret Atwood

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada

Whether it's tangling with Toronto's mayor and his brother, championing libraries and literacy, or protecting North America's birds, Margaret Atwood i...

Will Atwood's 'Straw Book' Save 800 Million Trees Per Year?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada Business

Margaret Atwood's new book is an exploration of science fiction, but the Canadian novelist hopes the technology used to put it on paper will be anythi...

Doug Ford Knows What Margaret Atwood Looks Like Now

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto Coun. Doug Ford now knows exactly what author Margaret Atwood looks like.The councillor and award-winning Canadian author met at a f...

Government Grants Make Art Worse

Peter Jaworski | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada
Peter Jaworski

To make money as an artist in Canada, you have two choices: Appeal to the crowd, or appeal for a grant. The former requires strong sales, good marketing, and a solid business plan. The latter requires an ability to fill in forms.

Summertime, and City Hall Makes Me Queasy

Jordon Froese | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada
Jordon Froese

September is just around the corner, and while Rob's main job will be to try to deliver Toronto to the Conservative party, maybe we can still take it back.