Scotland

Why Canada's Charity System Needs To Consider 'Disbenefits'

Blake Bromley | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

If the definition of charity can be improved by examining Scotland's law, certainly there is merit in looking to the civil law of Quebec for concepts that could enhance the meaning of charity in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada has moved away from the common law tradition of enabling courts to evolve new charitable purposes by analogy to previously recognized purposes.

From Ayr to Here -- Studying the Scottish Experiment in Youth Voting

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The entire school in Ayr, Scotland, vibrated with anticipation. The lunchroom sounded more like a debate hall than a cafeteria. Kirsty McCahill watched the clock tick down to the closing bell. She rushed home, then to the nearby community centre to do what no Scottish 16-year-old had ever done before that day: vote on the future of her country.

Charity Lesson From the Scottish Referendum

Blake Bromley | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

The referendum in Scotland demonstrates the risks of England denying tax benefits to charities which promote indigenous Scottish values. Canada should have the self-confidence to respect the values and purposes which emanate from Quebec's people and legislature when granting tax benefits to registered charities.

Scotland's Referendum Smashed the Status Quo in the U.K.

Diane Francis | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Scotland rejected independence on Friday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but paved the way for a major transfer of powers away from London. The Scottish referendum has smashed the status quo in the U.K. and is the most recent, high profile, non-violent example of the rise of the consumer-citizen.

Baird Responds To Scotland's 'No'

CBC | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Politics

The Harper government is welcoming the result of Scotland's independence vote, praising voters' decision not to leave the United Kingdom. ...

Why the Queen Should Stay Mum on Scotland's Independence

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

With polls suggesting a nail-biting finish to the referendum on Scottish independence Wednesday, it is unsurprising that so many Westminster MPs pleaded for the Queen to make a clear public declaration in favour of the "No" campaign. The unusually blunt response from Buckingham Palace, however, is far more intriguing, especially to Canadians.

Independence Forces Win, Regardless Of Vote

CBC | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada

Let the handwringing begin. From London, to Madrid, to Ottawa and beyond, Scotland’s ballot battle commands the attention of countless wary glare...

PM Doesn't Want Scotland To Leave UK

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, England - Breaking up the United Kingdom would not serve the greater global interest, nor the interest of ordinary people throughout the count...

Ancient Iona, a Mystical Island For Pilgrims

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

If a pilgrimage to ancient spiritual sites is on your wish list, look no further than the holy Isle of Iona. With its connection to early Christianity, this tiny rocky island located off the west coast of Scotland has been attracting pilgrims since medieval times. And this year just so happens to mark the 1,450th anniversary of St. Columba's arrival on this mystical island.

All About the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

In one year, on July 23, for the first time, Glasgow, Scotland will welcome over 6,500 athletes and team officials to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Unlike the London Olympics, in Glasgow, 70 per cent of tickets for each event are guaranteed to go to the public.

Seven Reasons to Explore Budget-Friendly Glasgow

Tanya Enberg | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Travel
Tanya Enberg

You'll find a fantastic mix of spectacular beauty and gritty urban appeal in Glasgow, Scotland. Meanwhile, the New York Times ranked this laid-back city as the 12th best place to visit in 2012. Here are seven reasons why I love exploring Glasgow and you will too.

How Quebecois and Scottish Separatists Differ

Lee Tunstall | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Lee Tunstall

Largely lost in the recent news cycle was a curious meeting held between Quebec's separatist premier, Pauline Marois and Scotland's nationalist first ...

Davos: Nation-States Are Brands Now

Diane Francis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization:...

This Highland City is Teeming with Art

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

When you think of Glasgow, art may not be the first thing that comes to mind. On a recent trip to Scotland's second largest city, my discovery of a vast collection of world-class fine art was not only a pleasant surprise, it was revealing of this city's cultural soul. Glasgow boasts more than 20 art museums and galleries, many of which the whole family can enjoy. Best of all, a number of them are free to the public.