Filling up at the gas station is certainly one of the ways to use oil that is most familiar to us. But guess what: of all the oil we use, only 43 per cent goes to fueling our cars. Given this, can we seriously consider ending our "dependence on oil", as some would suggest? Someone who wants to stop using oil will have to say goodbye to smart phones, ballpoint pens, candlelight, clothing made of synthetic fibers, glasses, toothpaste, tires (including those on bicycles), and thousands of other products made from plastic, a petroleum derivative. Good luck with that program.
Montreal has such a rich history that visitors can easily overlook the young, underground culture. In fact, I consider this French-Canadian city to be one of the best alternative travel destinations in North America.
Like guilt, there's an effect called "success by association," and people are willing to give you credit for things you were so far away and foreign to, you'd need a passport to make your way back in. When offered it, say thanks and let it make up for all the things you deserve credit for, but will never get. It will make others happier.
Montreal, the city known for doing magical things with poutine, is the perfect place to plan to a culinary vacation. But pack your pajama jeans, because eating here doesn't fall under the category of light.
I was a size 6 once. I vaguely remember the first time I got to carry my size 6 pants to the register, feeling weak and feeble hoping I had carrots at home.
Vegas may not be considered the most family-friendly destination, but if you get creative, you can make sure the little ones end up with an unforgettable trip. And we don't mean that in a Hangover kind of way.
The former host of Tough Crowd took time to call out the industry -- producers, agents, managers et al -- for their questionable practices, one of which was the cancellation of Tough Crowd.
If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.
Last month a slate of 20 international and Canadian street artists descended on Montreal's Boulevard Saint-Laurent for the inaugural edition of the MU...
It's a strange dichotomy I live these days, the two week eye-of-the-storm frenzy of the Just For Laughs Festival. And although the experience is indeed unique, I suspect it is a wide-reaching metaphor for those not as (plant tongue firmly in cheek now) "fortunate" to make their living in the business of show.
Directed by Québec's then-22-year-old Dolan (now 24), the sweeping romantic epic looks at the decade-long love affair between a trans woman and her female-identified, ever-passionate partner.
Civilized would be an understatement when it comes to Montreal, a city where you're not allowed to build a building higher than Mont Royal Park and where, during the annual Jazz Festival, two thirds of the (over 100) jazz, rock, blues, reggae, soul, and other bands play for free. Here are six other great things to do in Montreal in the summer.
I believe the time has come for the National Assembly of Quebec to legislate a limit on a mayor's tenure in the province's cities. As in many other jurisdictions, two terms are more than sufficient, whereas clinging to power for extended periods of time leads to cronyism and conspiracy as has been well demonstrated by the Montreal and Laval experience!
As a proud Canadian fortunate enough to make my living as a stand-up comedian (primarily in Canada) for the past 16 years I'm usually faced with the same question from everyone I meet: "How do you make a LIVING?" I think what they're really asking is, "how are you still in Canada?" given the state of the stand-up comedy "industry."
The MURAL Festival in Montreal took over Boulevard Saint-Laurent this past weekend. More than 25 local, national and international street artists work...
Gripping the suspended bar, he vaults off the platform and flies into the air, pumping higher with each sweep.