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What's Next After The Historic Signing Of The Paris Climate Agreement?

David R. Miller | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

We are witnesses to history as we watch countries come together this Earth Day to formally sign on to the Paris climate agreement. In December, we cheered as 195 countries agreed to keep global warming beneath a 2C threshold, and aim for just 1.5C from pre-industrial levels. While that agreement was hard fought and much celebrated, it wasn't the end of our work. It was just the start for governments, businesses and organizations. And now we've come to the next step: signing the agreement.

Dead Brussels Gunman Sought Islamic State Suicide Mission

CP | Lori Hinnant And Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press | Posted 03.19.2016 | Canada

The Algerian gunman joined the Islamic State group in 2014 and told the extremists he wanted to die as a suicide bomber.

The Best Poshtels To Book For 2016

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Gone are the days of uncomfortable metal cots and tattered rented towels. No more slipping gingerly into sketchy sheets - hostels are stepping up their game, appealing to the more sophisticated jet-setter. The posh hostel (or '¬poshtel') is here to stay. With the rise in demand for fancier digs, many hostels now provide high-end toiletries, afternoon wine tastings and sheets with an actual thread-count. Think non-conventional, boutique amenities at hostel prices.

Paris Agreement Marks A Global Shift For Climate Action

David Suzuki | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

When our children's children look back to what we did to keep our planet livable, they may see this year's United Nations climate conference in Paris as a turning point. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) may have been our last chance for a meaningful agreement to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy before ongoing damage to the world's climate becomes irreversible and devastating. Government ministers, negotiators and world leaders spent the first two weeks of December creating a guide for the next stage of humanity's action on climate change.

Paris Agreement Proves That Compromise Isn't A Dirty Word

Rupert Potter | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Rupert Potter

I've always believed that if you shut people in a room for long enough, they'll find something to agree on. A fiery debate maybe more fun, particularly over a drink with friends, but if it never reaches resolution it never actually achieves anything. Agreements can come naturally, but more often they don't -- in which case they require capitulation or compromise. Given that no one likes capitulation (unless it's by the other person) compromise has to be the norm. So it was at the COP21 in Paris.

The End Of Fossil Fuels Is Near - Let's Speed Its Coming

Mike Hudema | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

As the dust settles on COP21 we know that while historic steps have been taken, the demands of justice are still unfulfilled. Together we are challenging the fossil fuel system, we are ushering in the era of solutions, and we are moving the political yardsticks of what it possible. While our political leaders walk, our movements run.

Nearly 200 Countries Reach Climate Agreement In Paris

CP | Karl Ritter, Seth Borenstein, Angela Charlton, The Associated Press | Posted 12.13.2015 | Canada

The world will have to stop emitting greenhouse gases altogether in the next 50 years.

Thousands Rally In Vancouver On Eve Of Global Climate Change Summit

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

They added their voices to those around the world demanding swift and concrete climate-change action from world leaders gathered in Paris.

Thousands Leave Shoes In Paris To Symbolize Banned Climate March

CP | Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada

The protests were held ahead of the critical global warming talks outside Paris beginning on Monday.

Trudeau 'Very, Very Optimistic' About Global Climate Change Agreement

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The prime minister arrived in Paris for the COP21 climate conference on Saturday.

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.