President Barack Obama

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.

Watching the Watchdog: Seriously, This Is What the Media Complains About

Tim Knight | Posted 06.29.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

So what do 300 Canadian journalists bitch about when they get together for their annual conference? Speaker after speaker had the same complaint: Canadian authorities are preventing Canadian journalists practicing journalism in this participatory democracy.

What Malia Obama Was Really Doing in Mexico

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 05.24.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The ugly truth is this: The President has done a horribly responsible thing. He has forced his daughter to spend her spring break somewhere both safe and culturally significant. She's in significant danger of learning something. No wonder Obama's critics are annoyed.

If Obama Loses In 2012 He Could Always Come To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If things don't work out in next year's U.S. elections, Barack Obama could always come north.Fifty-one per cent of Canadians surveyed in a po...

Obama: No 'Short Cuts' To Middle East Peace

Associated Press | Mohammed Daraghmeh, Stephen R. Hurst | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada

ASSOCIATED PRESS -- U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations on Wednesday that the Palestinians deserved a state of their own, but that thi...

Enlightenment on the Keystone Pipeline

Gillian McEachern | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
Gillian McEachern

It is Canada's failure to look at the full impacts of new tar sands projects -- global warming pollution, toxic waste, impacts on communities living downstream -- and failure to put limits on those impacts that, in part, drives the controversy in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.