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Raffi: Internet 'Failing Our Children,' Government Regulation Needed

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Music

Raffi is the legendary children's singer of "Bananaphone," but right now his crusade is to keep kids safe from cellphones -- and iPads and computer th...

Raffi Against The Machine: Kids' Icon Takes On Prime Minister Via Twitter

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Music

Plenty of people tweeted about the Conservative Party of Canada's weekend convention, but perhaps none was more beloved by generations X, Y and Z (um,...

Telling Internet-Savvy Teens To Use "Common Sense" Is Garbage

Melissa Carr | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Recently, I engaged in a bit of a Twitter-debate around Internet dangers and kids. Our children are making adult decisions online and it's argued that these protections should be the responsibility of social media companies. Those who oppose restrictions and protections argue that it is up to parents to teach children best judgement and to exercise common sense online. I think this is absolutely absurd.

Can a Computer Replace the Real Thing?

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Raffi Cavoukian

If the internet and InfoTech have become the background of our thoughts, something fundamentally human may be shifting. Our relationship to Nature, our footing on Earth. Our essential experience of human reality. InfoTech pioneers, brilliant engineers and visionaries, have had diverse motivations in leading this digital revolution. Originally, InfoTech wasn't all about money, though money is very much at the centre of it now. Many were thrilled at the democratic possibilities of an electronically connected world; some were dazzled by the chance to alter reality. By a chance to play God.

Musicians Respond To B.C. Election Results

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

It's been a strange week for Stars singer Torquil Campbell. On Monday he realized the group would be scheduled at this year's Ottawa Blues Fest at the...

Raffi vs. Cyberbullies

CP | Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - Children's entertainer and advocate Raffi says he was "shaken" and "angry" when he heard about the death of Amanda Todd, a British Columbia ...

The Week That Was: At Least We Got Something

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

As of this writing, Canada is 12th, with one gold, five silver and 12 bronze medals. Let us all bow our heads and listen up to what Jerry Seinfeld says: "You win the gold -- you feel good, you win the bronze -- you think, "Well, at least I got something". But when you win that silver it's like, "Congratulations, you almost won. Of all the losers you came in first of that group. You're the number one loser." So at least we have something. A lot of something.