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A Child's Travel Log: Germany, 1939

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

"You no smuggle!" said the customs agent. It was nine-year-old Bev Miller's first trip to continental Europe. Bev landed at the Hook of Holland wi...

Funny Tweets Mock Maybe The World Cup's Most Boring Game

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada

Don't cry, Argentina: you have made the 2014 World Cup final. And all it took was outlasting the Dutch in what may have been the most boring game ...

Don't Listen to the Fear Mongers. Competition in Health Care Works

Nadeem Esmail | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Nadeem Esmail

Those opposed to market-based health care reform do their best to scare Canadians. Reality, however, is considerably different. International experience suggests that private competition is a fundamental feature of a high-performing, universal access health care system. For evidence, consider the Dutch health care system where private (and even for-profit) insurance companies, private providers, activity-based funding and cost sharing combine to provide more timely access to high (if not higher) quality care than Canada's system for similar cost.

The Racist Talent Show Judge Who Makes Simon Cowell Look Good

Suzanne Ma | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Suzanne Ma

A somewhat awkward, bespectacled Chinese man by the name of Xiao Wang wandered onto the stage of Holland's Got Talent. The PhD student announced he would perform a rendition of "La donna è mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto. And that's when Judge Cornelis Willem Heuckeroth, who goes by the nickname Gordon, cracked his first joke: "Which number are you singing? Number 39 with rice?"

Going Dutch

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Travel

OTTAWA - Canadian and Dutch citizens would be able to visit each other's countries more easily under a plan to expand Canada's trusted traveller progr...

The Fraser Institute on Health Care: Around the World in 180 Days

Andrew Boozary | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Andrew Boozary

Presented with the opportunity to pick from any of the health systems the world has to offer, who in the right mind would choose Canada's single-payer model after reading their post? Turns out a country did have the opportunity the choose. That country was Taiwan.

KING

CP | Mike Corder And Toby Sterling, The Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada

AMSTERDAM - King Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch male monarch in more than a century Tuesday as his mother Beatrix abdicated to end a 33-year ...

Why Drink Beer, When You Have Jenever in Amsterdam?

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

The Dutch have a secret, and that secret's name is jenever. A precursor to modern gin, it has been drunk as "medicine" in the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. And what better way to pay homage to this historic liquor than to celebrate it with a festival, in a deconsecrated church, on a Saturday afternoon in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. They're everywhere. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned an essential piece of biking equipment from our part of the world: the bike helmet.