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The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Whether our numerous interventions are justified or not, we cannot continue to let our self-imagined grand delusions make us blind to the fact that our actions abroad can come back to haunt us here at home. The problem with this admission, however is that it forces us to look in the mirror to confront our very own imperfections. Yet until we're able to do so, peace in our times will continue to remain an elusive fantasy and the carnage is destined to continue.

We Are All To Blame For The Continuous Acts Of Terrorism

Jason Najum | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Najum

When something terrible continues to happen, over and over, all of us are to blame. By allowing news outlets to turn these seminal events into cheap sensationalism, by believing that changing your profile pic equals action, by not resisting old ways of thinking nor doing whatever you can to open eyes, by not demanding better of your country or culture.

Canada Should Not Wage War Against ISIS

Joe Killoran | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Joe Killoran

As is usually the case in the rush to war, this chorus of angry voices ignores the messy and uncomfortable reality of the situation. They propose a course of action that would put Canada in greater danger, strengthen its geopolitical foes, involve a far greater sacrifice than Canadians are willing to make, and fail to improve the situation in Syria or Iraq.

The Pain Of Being Different: A Personal Perspective In The Aftermath Of The Paris Attacks

Hessie Jones | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Hessie Jones

I hated being different. Growing up, I wanted to be the same as everyone else. I lived in a predominantly white city. I was the token "brown kid". I was looked at differently. I was teased because of the colour of my skin.

Marching Matters Ahead Of The Paris Climate Talks

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Cameron Fenton

I'll be honest, when I first heard of plans for a global day of climate marches on November 29, I rolled my eyes. In some ways, I still feel like that might be the case, but after recent events in Paris and Beirut, the global mobilizations matter in a way they never could have before.

Canadians Must Not Allow Themselves To Be Divided By Hate

Sid Ryan | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

The coordinated killings that rocked Paris over the weekend are an unspeakable horror. But we must not allow the horrific nature of this atrocity to drag Canada back into the racism, Islamophobia and war-mongering that characterized our last government. The burden to hold firm on the change that we demanded in the October election is jointly shared between Canadians and our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

2 Paris Suspects Killed In Police Standoff

CP | Raphael Satter And Philippe Sotto, The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada

French police raided a suburban apartment where the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks was believed to be holed up.

Canadian Injured In Paris Attacks, Foreign Affairs Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada

Further information is not being released for privacy reasons.

Carnage In Paris: We Need To Break The Cycle Of Violence

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

The act of madness is followed by a wave of madness, where states are bombed to rubble and the cycle of irrational thinking becomes the rule that governs the game. I wish, as we utilize our resources to discuss issues facing our societies, we could do the same with these acts of violence so that we can discover a solution.

If Canada Is Right To End Airstrikes, Then I Assume We Must Believe Bombing ISIS Is Wrong

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

From our own Canadian experience of a Zehaf-Bibeau, Martin Rouleau, the VIA rail terror plot and the Toronto 18, it is clear to me we may be safer than France perhaps, but not completely immune to an ISIS driven attack upon us.

Extremists Are Targeting The Symbols Of Free Thought

Lauryn Oates | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Lauryn Oates

These sites of free thought threaten Islamo-fascists as much as the well-armed armies of their enemies do. And the Taliban's reasons for bombing the French Institute are the same as the Islamic State's reasons for targeting a concert hall, a sports stadium and restaurants in Paris.

How To Talk To Your Children About Acts Of Terrorism

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

Most of us are still reeling from this news and trying to make sense of what has happened. But we also need to respond to our young people and help them understand what has occurred. How do we help our children feel secure when our world has been shaken?

Helpless But Not Hopeless In The Wake Of The Paris Attacks

Heather Magee | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada
Heather Magee

It sounds cliché, but Paris has always been and will always be a symbol of love. Which makes what's happened in the city all the more unbearable

We Must Rethink The Root Causes Of Terror

Jack Jedwab | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

It's vital to look at who commits a terrorist act, why they do so and especially how they were able to do it. But presuming all such acts possess some root cause is unhelpful. Nor is group stereotyping that assumes all acts of terrorism arise from the same source.

France Launches 'Massive' Air Strikes On Syria

CP | Greg Keller And Philippe Sotto, The Associated Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada

Twelve aircraft including 10 fighter jets dropped a total of 20 bombs on Sunday.

U.S. Rock Band Escaped As Paris Theatre Siege Began

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada

The American band fled through a back entrance.

At least 120 Dead In Series Of Paris Attacks

CP | Lori Hinnant and Greg Keller, The Associated Press | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada

This is the deadliest violence in France in decades.

To Paris, With Hope

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Previous UN climate conferences have started with great optimism and hope but ended with underwhelming success at best, disappointment at worst. However, there are many reasons to hope that, finally, this one will be different.

Yes, A Chocolate Fashion Show Actually Happened (And It Was Glorious)

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Style

Chocolate and couture? What more could we want?

Paris Went Car-Free On Sunday. Here's What It Looked Like

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Business

PARIS -- Pretty but noisy Paris, its gracious Old World buildings blackened by exhaust fumes, is going car-less for a day. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo...

Your Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change

Karri Munn-Venn | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Karri Munn-Venn

There is a lot to consider as we approach October's federal election. But most of all, we're frightened about the potential devastation of the Earth itself. This federal election is especially important because Canada's next Prime Minister will represent us at the 21st UN Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris at the end of this year -- barely one month after our new government is chosen.

Here's What Has To Happen For Toronto To Bid On the 2024 Olympics

CBC | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada

Mayor John Tory has to decide by Sept. 15 whether Toronto will submit a formal bid.

Discover the Paris Beyond the Eiffel Tower

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Planning a trip to Paris this fall? If you've visited before, your first trip to the City of Love may have been a whirlwind tour that went something like this -- Eiffel Tower, check. Notre Dame, check. Louvre, check. As much as these 'first-time' experiences are quintessential, there is so much more to Paris.

How Literature Finally Lets Queers Speak

Thom Vernon | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Thom Vernon

Coming up in a heteronormative world can be crushing to anyone who doesn't fit that mold. A lot of us who knew early that we were different also knew whether that difference was welcome -- or was to be removed. Queer writers have mined, and are mining, the insights that abandonment, isolation and violence have gifted us.

World's Tallest Wooden Building Proposed By B.C. Architect

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The structure could change the Paris skyline.