President Barack Obama

We Need Transparent Competition For CF-18 Fighter Jet Replacements

Colin Kenny | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

Amongst our generals and military advisers there is a consensus that we need a new fighter-bomber to provide these functions for Canada. But amongst the chattering classes there is a virtual free-for-all about not just which aircraft should be purchased, but how we should go about getting one.

Obama Warns Against Trump's 'Deeply Pessimistic' Plan For America

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Politics

The U.S. president boasted Hillary Clinton as someone who "never quits."

Obama Boasts Canada-U.S. Relations Are 'Stronger' Than Ever

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Read the full text of Obama's address.

Obama Makes Historic Speech To Packed Parliament

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Politics

"If our democracies seem incapable of assuring broad-based growth, people will push back out of anger or out of fear."

Canadian Politicians Should Stop Meddling In Foreign Votes

Adam Chambers | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Adam Chambers

Why were non-UK politicians around the world obsessed with weighing in on the Brexit debate? It's unbecoming for politicians to act like the nosy neighbour and get involved in the domestic dispute of a sovereign state. Unfortunately, Brexit has polarized the population in the UK. It has pitted regions against each other and has caused deep divides within political parties. But what's more troublesome is people that have no right to vote in the referendum aren't just engaged in the debate, they are attempting to influence its outcome. It's doubly worse that many of these people are elected politicians of foreign states.

World Leaders Are 'Rattled' By Trump — And For Good Reason: Obama

CP | Nancy Benac, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Obama's assessment of the presidential campaign came on the sidelines of a Group of Seven summit.

Mind The Gap: Is Taking A Year Off After High School A Good Idea?

Lianne Castelino | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

With her intention to take a year off -- more formerly known as a "gap year" before starting at Harvard in 2017 -- now a matter of public record, President Obama's eldest daughter's decision comes with it the predictable flood of raised eyebrows, analysis and opinion.

Canada's Global Opportunity: End Gender Bias Through Our Teenage Boys

Reva Seth | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Reva Seth

Both Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama are at a unique moment in their political careers -- one that lends itself to bold initiatives: an investment in a shared conversation and strategy to shift the frame on gender, care, equality and parenting in the next generation of boys would be groundbreaking. When that generation of men come of age, it would have a transformative ripple effect on families, workplaces, public spaces and relationships.

Liberals To Reap Benefits Of Tories' Climate Change Work

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Politics

Foreign affairs critic Tony Clement said measures on methane and black carbon were "in the pipeline'' already.

Telling Your Story Can Change The World

Jagneet Singh | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Jagneet Singh

A few years ago I decided to embark on a backpacking trip across Europe for two months. Towards the end of my travels, I found myself at the Sisteen Chapel in Rome, Italy. As I was standing there, enchanted by this insanely crazy masterpiece, I felt a soft whisper perk the tiny hairs on the back of my neck.

Americans Can Now Spend $800 Duty-Free.. Canadians Can Spend $20

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2016 | Canada Business

"The gap is unsustainable in our integrated economy.''

Too Often, America's 'Obamabashers' Lack Dignity

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

Frequently underlying the purported threat Obama represents to his own country is innuendo about his 'true' identity accompanied by allegations about the hidden Islamist tendencies. Given the absence of any proof to support such ludicrous assertions, 'Obamabashers' conduct whisper campaigns often around dinner tables or other social gatherings.

You Need To Know About This Tar Sands Pipeline To The U.S.

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

As the debate raged and the cross-border rhetoric went nuclear over Keystone XL, the good folks at Enbridge were craftily and quietly shipping hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of tar sands bitumen from Alberta. This line, cavalierly called the Alberta Clipper, which at first shipped 450,000 barrels a day from the tar sands is designed to carry an astounding 800,000 barrels a day to Illinois.

Obama's Well-Intentioned Rhetoric Is Disconnected from Reality

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

The human rights-interfaith dialogue rhetoric employed by President Obama on May 22, 2015 at the Adas Israel Synagogue in Washington DC was wonderful and made people feel warm inside. But this type of rhetoric is, in fact, messianic -- it is for tomorrow, for a time when there is no more war. That day has not yet come, I am afraid. And to speak as if it has is very dangerous.

Canada Should Look to the U.S. for Skilled Workers

Christopher Smillie | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Smillie

Canada is faced with finding 300,000 or so skilled workers to meet economic demand and retirements over the next 10 years. I can think of no better source country for skilled workers than the United States while we are busy training our young people and refocusing our education system

Obama, Make It Clear to Iran That the U.S. Is Prepared to Increase Sanctions

Danny Eisen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Danny Eisen

In failing to understand the religious and cultural dynamics of a regime that views concession to infidels as anathema, and negotiation and gestures as marks of shame and weakness, the West has only negotiated its way to a more rather than less belligerent Iran.

SavvyMom Roundup: Political Gaffes and Unspeakable Tragedy

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There was a lot in politics that caught my attention this week. Not all of it was good. The unimaginable bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon leave so much to discuss and wonder. What I found amazing was the ability of the American people to stay positive in the wake of such an event.

Watching the Watchdog: Some Things I Don't Understand

Tim Knight | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. Some things I don't understand: What happened to that absolu...

Behind The Headlines: How Kid President Can Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Kid President Robby Novak took office in 2012, at age nine. When Robby visited the actual president last week he asked Obama what we thought was a brilliant question. Robby read to Obama from his cue-card, "How can kids and grown-ups work together to change the world?"

Watching the Watchdog: Obama's Been Playing the Part Too Long

Tim Knight | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

This week, in his fifth State of the Union address, Obama showed every sign of no longer believing in his words. He was Hamlet, unable to make up his mind, over-trained and over-rehearsed. This Obama speech was so flat, so monotonous, so uninteresting. But Florida Senator Marco Rubio had been carefully chosen by the Republican Party bigwigs to offer the party's answer to Obama. The Republicans must be insane.

Sunny Freeman

The Road Forward: Canada Looks To Obama For Leadership | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO -- As Barack Obama swears the oath of office at his second inauguration Jan. 21, the Canadian government and its people are looking for leader...

SavvyMom Roundup: Remembering Sandy Hook

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada
Minnow Hamilton

I planned to write about Christmas today. Specifically, what I want for Christmas. But it doesn't seem right when that's not at all what caught my attention this week. What's in my head and my heart, on my Facebook feed and Twitter stream, in my inbox and in so many conversations I have had is the horrors and devastation from the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of last Friday.

Want to Be a True Leader, Obama? Take Climate Change Seriously

David Suzuki | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

We should probably be happy that the candidate who at least acknowledged the seriousness of climate change won the U.S. election. But climate change is already costing the U.S., and the rest of the world -- in money, human health and lives. Many of us -- not just Americans -- hope the president will show stronger leadership this time around.

Is the Harper Government More Romney Than Obama?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

Obama has somehow managed to come across as a socialist during this election -- a man who believes in subsidizing insurance companies, who is consistently violating international and domestic law by killing people via drones, and only recently came to the epiphany that all people should be free to choose the person they marry. More alarmingly, however, is the ease in which the Conservative base in Canada has managed to sympathize with Romney. This of course brings a very important debate to the forefront: is the Harper government much further to the right than they would like to let on? After all, it seems rather odd that Canadian Conservatives could find anything in common with the current Republican Party of today.

Media Bites: Covering the RNC? The Media's Excuse for a Floridian Vacay

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Long story short, Tampa's crawling with Canadians at the moment, all of whom are seeking to justify their orange juice per diems with ever-more dazzling examples of skilled foreign correspondency at the Republican National Convention. What our progressive friends in the press can't seem to agree on, however, is precisely how these slack-jawed troglodytes matter to Canada.