Can a Young Italian Premier Run a Country That's Dominated By the Old?

Marco Morosini | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Marco Morosini

To be a Senator, one must be 40 or more and Renzi himself would not qualify for another year. Prime Minister perhaps, even President of the United States if he were born there, but not yet the hallowed nether-world of the Italian Senate. "We do not have the age" must also be said by 4.3 million adult Italians. No other country requires its citizens to wait until 25 to achieve full political rights.

The Week In Review: The Mac Turns 30

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Business
Marni Soupcoff

This week, the Macintosh computer turned 30. As someone who plugged away on a boxy little Mac SE from high school all the way through university, I can't help but feel a great deal of personal tenderness for the Mac. But as Stephen Fry reminds us in the Daily Telegraph, the original Mac was much more than just a cute new product (that now serves as a cue for nostalgia). It was a revolution that included folders and windows "which could be operated and manipulated, not by keyboard commands but by this mystical magical mouse." It's easy to forget what a departure that was. And how many naysayers were sure it would never last.

Fake Justin Bieber Pedophile Sentenced

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Music

A British man pretending to be Justin Bieber who lured and then recorded children committing sex acts on their web cams was sentenced yesterday to 14 ...

You Can't Mask Canada's Pathetic Protest Movement

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

In recent memory, I can think of only three serious, rock-'em-sock-'em demonstrations in Canada. It's not as though Canadians are lacking for things to protest about. It's just that our national preference (outside Quebec, at least) is to avoid conflict whenever possible. And, I suppose, we've probably become too comfortable, perhaps even lazy, about tackling issues that don't have direct or immediate implications for us.

Let's Learn From the U.K. and Commit to International Aid

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

The Harper government would do well to learn from the approach of the Conservative government in the United Kingdom which, in a difficult economic situation, has made the laudable commitment not to cut its aid budget. Scaling back our development assistance is, frankly, out of step with Canadian values.

When Young Democracies Make Immature Decisions

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Andreas Souvaliotis

How could any country find itself in a scenario where it suffers the consequences of having been too socialist and too capitalist at the same time? I was listening to a former Greek Prime Minister recently at a global conference and I was struck by the number of times he referred to his country as a "young democracy." The implication, of course, was that it was an immature democracy -- and suddenly it all made sense.

It Takes More Than Food to Fight Global Poverty

Glen Pearson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada
Glen Pearson

It was good of Minister Fantino to respond to my article, but it would have proved far more productive if he had just listened to the professionals in his own department. They possess the training, on-the-ground experience, and clear-headed compassion to help Canada make a greater difference.

CIDA Is Doing More Than You Think

Julian Fantino | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada
Julian Fantino

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is an outcomes-driven agency. In an era of challenging economic realities around the world, we want to respect both the generosity of Canadian taxpayers who fund Canada's development work and wish to maximize their value by being doggedly zeroed-in on what really matters: improving the lives of the most vulnerable.

The Danger of High Expectations for International Aid

Kevin McCort | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada
Kevin McCort

While Don Cherry's comments about the amount of money spent on international aid to Haiti provoked much gnashing of teeth in the international development community, he does raise a pretty pertinent question: What is the value of Canada's contribution to international aid and development?

Why CIDA Should Plan for Failure

Dariusz Dziewanski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Dariusz Dziewanski

It may be that the inherent complexity of international development initiatives -- which occur in dynamic and unpredictable environments, such Haiti's -- precludes a quick or linear path towards development results. Within this framework, failure may actually be a necessary stepping-stone on the path towards success.

'You Sir, Are A Monster'

The Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada

"Their solution," the Crown attorney told a rapt courtroom in Kingston, Ontario, "was to remove the diseased limb entirely and prune the tree back to ...

Jennifer Garner Shows Off Baby Samuel At Park (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Living

It's well-known among Hollywood circles -- and the tabloids -- that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are among the most dedicated of parents, spending ...

Botox, Acupuncture To Help Cope With Sweating

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Whether it's stifling, humid conditions, vigorous exercise or plain old stress that's the trigger, trickles or torrents of sweat streaming f...

The Three Faces Of Tanzania

The Huffington Post Quebec | Catherine Lefebvre | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Travel

Most first-time travelers to Tanzania arrive with three things in mind: Kilimanjaro, safari, and Zanzibar. And different as these attractions are from...

'I Slept For About Half An Hour' Before The Wedding, Says Prince William

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

Just because you're royalty doesn't mean you'll always sleep like a king -- particularly when you're getting married in front of the world the next da...

Christian Dior 'Stars in Dior' Exhibit Set To Open (PHOTOS)

CP | Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Style

GRANVILLE, France - Going back to where it all began, a new exhibit in the childhood home of legendary designer Christian Dior in Normandy sheds new l...

Why We Are Tired Of Seeing People Pant-Less

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Style

By definition, trends are fleeting. They're ephemeral. And each day we see our fair share of looks we'd like to remove from our sartorial lexicon. So ...

Kim Wants Privacy, Tweets Another Bikini Photo: Have You Had Enough?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Style

Reality television star Kim Kardashian posted another bikini picture on Twitter last night, showing off her curves to more than 14 million people. ...

Gosling One Step Closer To Being The Perfect Man: He's Now A Lifesaver

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Living

Ryan Gosling gets a lot of press around his almost-too-perfect capabilities, and frankly, he hasn't done much to disprove it. Between breaking up a fi...

That's a Wrap, Beach Goddess!

Alicia Vianga | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada Style
Alicia Vianga

The most basic beach accessory is the wrap. When worn, a beach wrap can reach the ground, barely cover your knees, or just tie around your hips. There is so much that you can do depending on how much skin you want to leave uncovered.

Pageants: An Outdated Practice? Disqualification of Transgendered Contestant Sparks Debate

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Style

VANCOUVER - In the stage-managed world of beauty pageants, hair colouring is essential, learning to walk goes without saying and contestants often und...

The Cowichan Sweater: B.C. Sweater Has National Significance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Style

OTTAWA - The distinctive Cowichan sweater of B.C.'s Coast Salish First Nation has graced the bodies of people worldwide, and now it's being recognized...

My Little Black Bikini

Alicia Vianga | Posted 05.21.2012 | Canada Style
Alicia Vianga

Every woman knows the little black dress is a wardrobe must-have; it's a girl's best friend and the ideal accomplice to a great night out. Let's bring focus to another must-have item: a chic, elegant swimsuit.

Kourtney Kardashian: Where Are Your Pants? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Style

Kourtney Kardashian, we have a question for you: where are your pants? We spotted these shots of you walking around Los Angeles -- apparently out o...

PETA, Stella McCartney And Penélope Cruz Show Up At Toronto Fashion Week (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Style

Warning: The video above contains graphic images Never in our wildest dreams did we envision seeing a) Stella McCartney and Penélope Cruz and b) P...