Spain

8 Unmissable Sites (and Sounds) in Spain

Sara Graham | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Seeking Summer in Spain? Here are 8 things you don't want to leave off the itinerary. Now that I have officially relocated to Prague, I have all sort...

Did Facebook Censor Me For Being Pro-Choice?

Erika Lust | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

"Page unpublished ... flagged for self harm ... What?" Don't get me wrong, as a director of adult film, I've been temporarily suspended from Facebook a few times. But my community manager pointed out that the pro-choice banner I had published a month ago was nowhere to be found. In English it reads "My pussy, my rules: free and accessible abortion." This image alone generated 1,200 comments -- 17,500 likes -- and was shared 29,000 times. That is, until enough members found the image offensive to their beliefs and flagged it, and Facebook subsequently dubbed it "self harm."

10 Destinations You'll Want To Go Next

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Relaxed travel rules to Cuba have resulted in a record number of Americans travelling to the island country over the last few years and ...

Residents New and Old Deserve a Better Toronto

Saeed Selvam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Saeed Selvam

Toronto is facing a political problem that it hasn't asked for. That problem has threatened both the trust Torontonians place in their government and how the world sees this city. We can strengthen our city. We can empower our immigrant communities, create jobs, and create a safe environment. But in order to do so, next year we have to stay focused on policy, not politics.

How Much Do You Know About "Animal Farm"?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada
Andrea Chalupa

There's a reason why Animal Farm was written in the style of a children's book -- so people could easily swallow the uneasy truth. In fact, Orwell originally titled it Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, and the child of a publisher was an early fan of the manuscript. But Orwell struggled to get his book, which he had spent almost a decade developing, out into the world.

Going Solo: Literally Lost in Translation

Lauren Goodman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

I feel really lucky to have met a bunch of different people in a bunch of different settings since moving here. But now I'm at the point where I'm looking to move forward in these relationships. What's been difficult is that I lack the language skills to communicate with people beyond what I would share with a new person or casual acquaintance. So now I find myself stuck on the surface or obliging other people to speak with me in English.

Going Solo: Visiting Museums Isn't the Only Way to Sightsee

Lauren Goodman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

I recently returned to Madrid from a trip to Portugal with my sister. I think we both felt a little bit guilty about our lack of interest in the historical aspects of the Portugal experience. I mean, how effed up is it to stand in a palace originally built in the middle ages and say, "meh" to yourself? But I had to own the privilege to get over the guilt. Instead of pretending to enjoy what wasn't working, My sister and I spent the second half of our trip doing all the aimless non-touristy touristy things that we love. And this is what made Portugal perfect for us.

Going Solo Madrid: Confessions Of A Dance Party Voyeur

Lauren Goodman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

Anyone who has tried it will tell you that moving to a new place by yourself can be lonely. As obvious as this is, it was probably the scariest thing about moving to Madrid. The last year has been somewhat atypical and I've surrounded myself with wonderful people. Learning to enjoy time spent by myself was a top-five goal before leaving for this trip; to really push myself to accept the challenge of loneliness.

Fashion has No Borders in Shanghai [Photo Feature]

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

It has certainly been a global sporting affair this summer. With EuroCup 2012 in the history books, the world is now prepping for more sporting love with the upcoming London 2012 Summer Olympics. In that spirit, we thought what better way to show our love than with this photo feature by Shanghai-based fashion photographer Yocky Zhang. Shot in Shanghai, Zhang takes us on a global excursion filled with flags, colour and international models.

Spain, Ireland, Italy and Greece: Which One Doesn't Belong?

Andrew Cooper | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

If no longer -- thank goodness -- the geo-political cockpit of Europe (caught between rival ideologies in the civil war era), Spain cannot be dismissed as a periphery or marginal country out of step with the European project. Spain has all the features of a highly efficient and accountable country, from its ability to produce majority governments from both the respectable left and right, its elaborate system of federalism, and its increased multicultural identity.

SPAIN WINS!

CP | Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada

KIEV, Ukraine - Certainly the best in the world and maybe the best ever. Definitely not boring.Spain opened a fresh debate on its place in world footb...

Party Poopers

CP | Alan Clendenning,Daniel Woolls, The Associated Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Business

MADRID - Spain's ability to manage its debt without an international bailout was thrown into doubt Monday after investors pushed its borrowing rates u...

What do the Elections in Greece and France Have in Common?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

For starters, the status quo in both countries has been capsized. Voters in both countries reject austerity measures that were imposed to save the euro and avoid bankruptcy, and to deter some countries bailing out of the 17-country European Union.

The Euro Battle: Lutheran vs. Latin Cultures

Diane Francis | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

There already are two currencies: the "Lutheran Euro," characterized by countries that are based on Protestant work ethic, discipline and thrift. Then there is the "Latin Euro," where style is often more important than substance. The euro crisis is this: The "Lutherans" are balking at bailing out the "Latins."

Conservatives Swept To Power In Spain

CBC | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada

Spain's opposition conservative Popular Party swept into to power Sunday as voters, enduring a stagnant economy and soaring debt, dumped ...

Why Forbes Thinks Canada's Economy Is Number One

David Gratzer | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
David Gratzer

Canada gets top marks for freedom -- odd in a country where you can easily get a marijuana joint in most big cities, but not a private MRI scan