Why Nobody Predicted Trump Or Brexit

Neil Seeman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Neil Seeman

Big Data and artificial general intelligence companies, the new darlings of Silicon Valley and organizations concerned with international security, should pay heed to what has happened this year. The Brexit vote proved that assumptions of fact, the springboard for all deductive or inductive reasoning-- are heavily prone to human error.

Election Polls Don't Tell the Whole Story

Ian Capstick | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Ian Capstick

The 2015 federal election is awash with so-called information: left, right and centre. Partisans can find a poll to match almost any desired electoral outcome. This election is being defined by national trendlines. It's not healthy for democracy. The number of minutes wasted and columns spilled in earnest of polling results that are literally worth as much as the media paid for them: nothing.

Will the U.S. Pull us All Over its Fiscal Cliff?

Peter Hall | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The U.S. economy is careening toward the so-called fiscal cliff at a frightening pace, and it's creating a lot of concern. Will political sclerosis drive America -- and the world -- to the precipice? If it did, it would be a shame. Consumers are spending at a rapid clip. Housing markets have turned the corner. Is the present whiff of recovery incentive for action?

Polls Give Charest Bad News On Election Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Ballots are being cast in Quebec today, as voters in the province choose their next government. In all likelihood, that government will be led by Paul...

If Quebec's Election Was a Carnival, Charest Would Be in the Dunk Tank

Brian McKenna | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Brian McKenna

Over the course of the Quebec election, every time Jean Charest thought he was changing the conversation to Medicare or Le Plan Nord, the CAQ's Jacques Duchesneau would make another accusation and grab the headlines. But last week many thought the ex-police chief went too far. Duchesneau said he had a list of Charest's cabinet ministers who had accepted favours from a construction baron named Tony Accurso. Charest demanded the ex -cop supply names. The ex-cop played coy and refused. How could Charest possibly defend himself and his party against that kind of slander?

Will The NHL Be Locked-Out This Year?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada

Representatives from the NHLPA and the NHL have been deadlocked in negotiations over the last few weeks. Not even the glitz of the league's biggest...

Bring On The Finals For Canadian Kayaker

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada

WINDSOR, England - Canadian Adam van Koeverden has advanced to the final of the K-1 1,000 metres in the Olympic kayaking competition in dominant fashi...

Canadian Soccer Coach Says US Teams Uses 'Illegal' Tactics

CP | Joseph White, The Associated Press | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada

MANCHESTER, England - Call it a legitimate complaint. Or call it a big underdog trying to gain some sort of mental edge on the eve of a big game at th...

Hearts Crushed After U.S. Defeats Canada In Women's Soccer Semifinal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada

Canada scored first but it couldn't score last and that made all the difference on Monday night in Manchester. Facing off against perennial rivals ...

Who Will Win The Quebec Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec's 2012 election has been called for Sept. 4. The race is expected to be a battle between Jean Charest's ruling Liberals and the Parti Québ...

Canada Beats Brits In Men's Beach Volleyball Opener

CP | Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Facing a host side making Great Britain's first-ever Olympic men's beach volleyball appearance, Canada's Josh Binstock and Martin Reader knew...

Tough Early Defeats For Team Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Canada battled some rough waters on the first full day of competition at the London Olympics.Swimmer Ryan Cochrane was bounced from the final...

Christine Sinclair Leads Canada To 3-0 Soccer Victory

CP | Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada

COVENTRY, United Kingdom - For a game and a half of the London Olympics, the face of women's soccer in Canada had been largely invisible.But team capt...

Another Gold For America's Men's Basketball Team?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada

The Dream Team era of the early 1990s might be over but that doesn't mean the the U.S. isn't the favourite to win the gold medal in London this summer...

Which Country Will Win The Most Medals?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada

For the last few Olympics the United States, Russia and China have been duking it out for the top spot on the medal table. This time around, they'll a...

What Medal Will Clara Hughes Win?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

At this point in her career, Clara Hughes has nothing left to prove. The Canadian cyclist and speedskater is one of this country's greatest athletes e...

Will Bolt Defend His Gold Medal?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

Jamaica's Usain Bolt was one of the most exciting athletes at the 2008 Beijing Games. And in the last four years bolt has managed to fend off his riva...

What Medal Will Dylan Armstrong Win?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

One of Canada's only medal favourites in track and field, Dylan Armstrong is looking to add an Olympic medal to his already formidable resume. B.C...

How Many Medals Will Canada Win At Track And Field?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada

Some of Canada's most memorable Olympic moments have come in track and field. Remember, Canada's Donovan Bailey becoming the fastest man in the wo...

What Medal Will Simon Whitfield Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

Mere seconds separated triathlete Simon Whitfield from a second gold medal in Beijing. Four years later and approaching the end of his Olympic career,...

Canada At The Games: Lochte vs. Phelps

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

In Beijing, Michael Phelps put on one of the finest sporting displays at an Olympics, ever. Phelps dominated his competition and won a record 8 gold m...

What Medal Will Ryan Cochrane Win?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

A bronze medal winner in the 1500 metre in Beijing, Ryan Cochrane is one of the favourites in the pool for Canada in London. He's got gold medals a...

How Many Medals Will Canada Win At Swimming?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

Canada will have fierce competition in the pool. With perennial powerhouses the United States, Australia and China duking it out. In Beijing, long...

How Many Medals Will Canada's Rowing Team Win?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada

Rowing has always been one of Canada's best Olympic disciplines. At the Beijing Olympics, Canada's Olympic rowers nabbed four medals, including a gold...

What Medal Will Karen Cockburn Win?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

Trampolinist Karen Cockburn will be looking for a fourth medal at the London Olympics. A podium finish at the London Games would mean a medal at fo...