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Gstaad And St. Moritz: Movie Stars, Mountains, And More

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

"People find out the hard way that when the Swiss say a train leaves at 8:02, it leaves at 8:02." Ah Swiss efficiency. In this land of cheese and cho...

Travel To These Water Sites For Creative Inspiration

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

River Thames in London; photo courtesy @VisitBritain Water has a profound impact on us. The human body is mostly made of water, about 70 per cent, a...

These 4 Must-See Swiss Towns Can Be Visited In Any Season | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Travel

Switzerland is a country that's known for its postcard-worthy natural scenery, supreme quality of life, and unique culture that can be found everywhere, from the capital city of Zurich to the most minute villages and towns.

Man Accused Of Robbing 21 Banks Back In Canada To Face Charges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2016 | Canada

He was arrested in Switzerland.

The Davos Man: We Are All Inheriting The Whirlwind

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

Over the decades anyone who's a mover or shaker, along with those wishing to be, appear in Davos in a fascinating attempt at reading the global tea leaves. We know who they are and their ranks have grown to include celebrities -- actors, singers, authors -- who mix with the traditional grouping of financiers, politicians, and non-profit leaders.

Canada Is 6th In The World For Human Freedom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada

Study editor Fred McMahon says the goal of the index is to measure the degree to which people are free to enjoy classic civil liberties.

Canada Beats Switzerland, Advances To World Cup Quarter-Finals

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living

The win was Canada's first ever over a European side at the soccer showcase.

This International Women's Day, Let's Be Grateful for the UN

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

On this International Women's Day, I am thankful for the United Nations and its important work around the globe. The United Nations, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, touches the lives of every woman -- and in every aspect of her life.

United Nations Geneva Cooking-Up Some Peace

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland has recently published a unique cookbook, Recipes for Peace, Rights & Well-being, which shares the secrets of many "recipes" for its peace and humanitarian initiatives that have changed the world, combined with superb recipes from some of Geneva's most celebrated chefs.

10 Travel Gems of Geneva

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.

A Child's Travel Log: Germany, 1939

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

"You no smuggle!" said the customs agent. It was nine-year-old Bev Miller's first trip to continental Europe. Bev landed at the Hook of Holland with ...

Canada Beats Switzerland

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada

Canada beat Switzerland 3-1 on Monday to set-up a gold-medal matchup in women's hockey with the United States on Thursday. The Canadians came out...

Going Toe-To-Toe Over Climate Change

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is going to get a chance to discuss climate change with high-profile oilsands critic and former U.S. vice-pr...

Historical Must-See Spots In Geneva

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Switzerland: that tiny European country both seemingly plated in gold and chocolate also bears the ideas of surviving total war with institutions and ...

The Fraser Institute on Health Care: Around the World in 180 Days

Andrew Boozary | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Andrew Boozary

Presented with the opportunity to pick from any of the health systems the world has to offer, who in the right mind would choose Canada's single-payer model after reading their post? Turns out a country did have the opportunity the choose. That country was Taiwan.

Think Canada Has the World's Best Health Care? Think Again

Mark Milke | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

We would wager citizens of every country think health care could be improved. However, we would also bet a plane ticket to someone's favourite summer getaway that Canadians will find countries with universal health care, such as Australia, Japan, or favourite tourist destinations in Europe, have far better health care than we do. That's because their citizens and their governments have no hang-ups about the three boogeymen of upfront fees, "private" insurance, and private delivery. They are also nations with progressive, sensible health care practices that could help improve Canada's health care system.

Canada Should Consider Healthcare the Swiss Way

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

In Switzerland, the way the health care system is organized has evolved in the opposite direction of Canada's, where the trend has rather been toward ever more centralized regulation and public financing. When all is said and done, the Swiss experience shows once again that the private sector can contribute constructively and efficiently to the provision of services within a public health care system without threatening the goals of fair and universal access to care.

Cheer Up Folks! Things Could be Worse

Conrad Black | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada
Conrad Black

Grumpy and worried though Americans may be, they can take some comfort from the fact that unlike in China, 60 per cent of the wealthy do not want to emigrate, and unlike Russia according to recent polls, nor do about 40 per cent of their whole population.

Shocker: Switzerland Pegs Franc To Euro

CP | John Heilprin, The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada Business

GENEVA - The Swiss National Bank on Tuesday decided to fix the country's exchange rate at 1.20 francs per euro and indicated it would buy an unlimited...