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For reasons which are amply documented and well-known, as a Senator Romeo Dallaire committed himself to the most serious of issues: prevention of genocide, Post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD), child soldiers, conflict resolution and investigation into crimes against humanity. He is, in other words, a champion of causes that are for most politicians quagmires to be circumnavigated. The departure of Romeo Dallaire means that there will be one less serious, hard-working and principled member in the Upper Chamber.
Sometimes it really helps to double-check. That is what the architects behind new art pieces in an Ottawa park probably thought when they realized the art honoured the wrong person. Jack Purcell Park...
Most greeting moves are micro, but their effects are macro.They set the mood and the tone for one's stay, no matter how long and no matter where, be it a few nights in property, two weeks at a destination or even an hour or so at a simple restaurant or attraction.
Like other Canadians, you work hard for your money. Faced with essential expenses such as food, clothing, and shelter, your household budget may feel squeezed. But what if we told you, your family's biggest expense is taxes?
Feeling caught in between a rock and a hard hat when it comes to real estate? Is a good deal feeling all too elusive? Cheer up prospective property owner! Here are 10 buyer/seller trends that will help you build your knowledge (and net worth).
Canadians' politics are local, not national. The lack of confidence in governments to take on the country's big issues means Canadians trust their governments with smaller, achievable goals. Affordable, doable policy solutions trump vague, grand promises, programs, or visions.
Robert Wudkevich is being called a hero for saving a seven-year-old boy while on vacation in Cuba, but the Nelson, B.C. man is haunted by the fact he couldn't rescue the boy's father. Wudkevich, who i...
One of my dogs still waits for me at the front door until I get home. While I cannot understand why an individual would want to harm any animal in the way described above, I also do not think that is a question open for debate. There are numerous shelters and rescue organizations out there who would gladly offer to take your animal on an anonymous basis.
Ottawa paramedics say they treated 54 people, mostly children, and took three people to hospital after a large group inhaled chlorine from a hotel pool. Firefighters, paramedics and police responded...
An Ottawa teen accused of beating, drugging and threatening other girls to force them into prostitution is expected to hear her verdict following her a long trial. The girl was 15 when she was arres...
Instead of using the recommended language that Canada takes global warming seriously and that we recognize that human-caused climate change is a serious issue that must be dealt with, the Harper Government touted their non-existent record and resorted to taking pot-shots at the opposition. It seems that Conservative Peter Braid (Kitchener-Waterloo) has grown tired of this silly cycle.
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That a considerable number of Canadians traveled and paid to escape the well-known failings of the Canadian health-care system speaks volumes about how well the system is working for them. It leaves open the question of just how many more Canadians might choose medical tourism outside Canada if given the opportunity.
Canada's taxpayers have been increasingly generous to Aboriginal Canadians over the decades, but that reality is not often the narrative one hears from selected First Nations leaders. Instead, the oft-stated opinion is that taxpayers should ante up ever more. A quick look at the numbers shows us why that view will always be tragically misinformed.
The employer groups that vehemently oppose CPP hikes mostly don't offer any pension support for their employees. And their arguments are increasingly hysterical. They are still calling any CPP increase a "job killer" and managed to convince the junior minister of Finance to parrot their talking points.
In competitiveness, Canada did not even make this year's World Economic Form list of the 10 most competitive nations in the world. The problem is that Canada is badly managed politically. In fact politicians run the show and have balkanised the economy to suit their political agendas.
Vancouver MP Don Davies quickly deleted a tweet he posted Wednesday after the building housing the Prime Minister's Office was evacuated due to the discovery of a suspicious package. But not before t...
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New democracy is more about citizen activism than backroom shenanigans and pressing for transparency than secret dealings. It ultimately opts for cooperation over contention, public policy over punishing partisanship, and a sense of the integration of power over its ideology. So, can someone send the Old Boys' Club a memo?
A house for sale in downtown Ottawa has a very cool bonus in the driveway. The Melrose Avenue home, going for $1,199,000, comes with a free two-year lease on a brand-new Jaguar F-Type, according to t...
When a double-decker bus collided with a VIA Rail train in Ottawa just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Twitter was quick to react to the tragedy. The OC Transpo bus ran through a rail barrier at a crossing...
An OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train collided in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, resulting in multiple fatalities, according to CBC. Photos of the scene show people lying on the ground, and workers as...
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TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives say they regret using the phrase "train wreck" in a news release slamming the Liberals on the same morning that six people died in a collision between a b...
Dora Award-winning playwright Michael Healey's play Proud has also courted controversy throughout its history. The play is thoroughly political but it also transcends politics. If you're in any way engaged in political discourse in this country you owe it to yourself to see Proud.
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.
OTTAWA - The wife of an Ottawa man accused of terrorist ties says border agents have removed an electronic tracking bracelet from his ankle.Canada Border Services Agency took the tracking device off l...
Until I encountered a lithograph of "Pacific" -- a 1967 painting of a shirtless man standing carefree and staring out to the ocean with his back turned to a handgun on a table -- I believed Canadian art was benign. Group of Seven landscapes were beautiful, but they were neither riveting nor cool in the way a 16-year-old would think art is cool. This? This was cool.
For as long as she could remember, Naomi wanted to run her own business. Inspired by a lack of good gluten-free food, she began to operate a small gluten-free bakery, CeleeakNak. After unsuccessful attempts to secure a small business loan, Naomi found Rise Asset Development who offered her financing based on the strength of her character, her work ethic and her business plan.
Whether it's exploring national parks or participating in physical activities, Canadians love the outdoors. Increasingly, more and more travellers are planning their getaways around the sports and rec...
Ottawa jazz singer Kellylee Evans is still slated to play Friday at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Confederation Park but is fortunate to even be alive after being struck by lightning earlier in the month. "...
In 2013, Canadians worked until June 10, which happens to be Tax Freedom Day, to pay all their taxes.
Tax Freedom Day is an easy-to-understand measure of the total tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial, and local governments. But the true tax burden doesn't end with the revenues that governments collect.
Delivered in a bilingual version on June 8, 2013 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Today we are one. A class for 2013 -- and don't we look stunning, if I may say. Today is about our cla...
The launch of synapsABILITY -- a social venture that will evolve into a digital platform connecting individuals with disabilities and the support networks that care for them -- promises to bring the power of social media to an increasingly cash-strapped system of care.
A weekend in our Nation’s capital is a study in contrasts: There’s the grandeur and history of Parliament Hill, the bustling energy of the Byward Market and the quirky, laid-back vibe of the Glebe. To...