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Canada and Norway's Shared Polar History: An Important Testament to Cooperation in the Arctic

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Mona Elisabeth Brother

Norway, like Canada, has a time-honoured history of polar exploration. Canada's Arctic Archipelago is one of the least accessible regions in the world; this maze has been the object of fascination and obsession for centuries.

Ocean Acidification: A Common Cause and a Common Concern for Norway and Canada

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada
Mona Elisabeth Brother

The only way to fight ocean acidification is through a reduction in the global level of CO2 emissions. It is vital for Norway and other key players that the climate summit in Paris next year is successful. Norway is committed to the process and to achieving an ambitious outcome as we work towards the two-degree target and a low carbon society.

What Can the Arctic Governments Do About Climate Change?

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Mona Elisabeth Brother

The Arctic is one of the places where climate change is most rapid and easy to observe. As it is also very sparsely populated, it is easy to think that, similar to the small island states in the Pacific, the Arctic peoples have to pay a big price for developments elsewhere.

Cooperation Between Arctic Stakeholders Is Crucial To the Climate Change Problem

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
Mona Elisabeth Brother

Cooperation between Arctic stakeholders is crucial for each country's success in dealing with climate change. We are in a new era of sustainable development as the Arctic presents us with major opportunities and major responsibilities. Cooperation is the only tool to ensure ethical, social, and ecological sustainable development.

Norway Celebrates 200 Years of Democracy

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Mona Elisabeth Brother

In Norway, 1814 is known by many as "The Year of Miracles" because of the huge national and political changes that suddenly and rapidly took place that year. 1814 is the starting point for modern Norwegian democracy. It had both a national and a democratic element: independence for the state of Norway and liberty for Norwegian citizens

Time Stands Still For Canadian Olympic Hockey

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

There are only two things that can grind Canadian productivity to a halt: bringing Timbits to the office, and Olympic hockey. Check out how Canadia...

7 Things Canadians Can Learn From The 'World's Happiest Country'

The Huffington Post Canada | Nikki Gill | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Travel

It’s not often the internet goes crazy for an entire country but Norway seems to be the exception. By now you've probably heard Norway is not only o...

The Next Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to a Dog

Robert Waite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

The next Nobel Peace Prize should not go to a human, or a human organization, but to man (and woman's) best friend -- the dog. Don't laugh -- I'm serious about this. Our canine companions have been protecting and befriending us for 10,000 years or more.

BAPE Independence As Advantagious To Quebec As Shale Gas

Michael Binnion | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Alberta
Michael Binnion

The decision of the past Government of Quebec to reverse course and order a BAPE review was a financial disaster for Questerre and others. Having lost much of our stock value due to well delays, we lost most of the balance, when the BAPE stunned us with its recommendations.

Canada's No Safe Haven From Breivik-Style Hate Crime

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Shahla Khan Salter

Is domestic terrorism, instigated by white supremacists, such as Breivik, on the rise? Recently, more incidents of hate crimes are reported to be taking place, with alarming frequency. There have been at least seven reports of hate crimes targeting Muslims and mosques in the last 10 days in the United States. Here in Canada we look down at the U.S. and say, "well, everything is worse down there, more guns, more violence, more racism." Not so fast. According to Statistics Canada figures from 2009, the frequency of hate crimes are up.

Human Rights vs Human Monsters in Norway

Jonathan Foreman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Jonathan Foreman

While it recently played host to the Oslo Freedom Forum, Norway's capital is gripped by the Anders Breivik trial. What happens at the Breivik trial has a bearing on the libertarian and humanitarian values that underly the Forum -- one that is neither left wing nor right win, and has highlighted oppression and dissident courage in places as various as China, Singapore, Turkish Kurdistan, India and Sudan.

Confessed Norway Gunman Unlikely To Be Found Insane: Panel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2011 | Canada

OSLO - It's unlikely that the right-wing extremist who admitted killing dozens in Norway last week will be declared legally insane because he appears ...

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Norway Attack

Golnar Khosrowshahi | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada
Golnar Khosrowshahi

Children will immediately try to put tragedies like the Norway attack in a context relevant to their own lives. Will this happen to me? This means that it is important to provide information that manages anxiety and fosters compassion.

Norway Is Beautiful/Norge er Skjønn

Kristina Groves | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada
Kristina Groves

Norwegian culture is a thread woven through the cloth of my Canadian childhood, and I am heartened, proud even, of Norway's stalwart response to the attacks. But it's easy for an idealist like me to get disillusioned by the endless problems we seem to face these days. How are we going to fix this?

No Helicopter, A Sinking Boat... And A Gunman On An Island

CP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada

OSLO - When Anders Behring Breivik launched his assault on the youth campers of Utoya Island, he expected Norway's special forces to swoop down and st...

Canada Opens Condolence Books For Norway

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The Norwegian embassy in Ottawa is opening up a book of condolences for Canadians to sign in the wake of last week's at...

Alleged Norway Attacker Denied Chance To Air Anti-Muslim Views In Court

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

OSLO -- Police announced Monday that they had dramatically overcounted the number of people slain in a shooting spree at a political youth group's isl...