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The 13 Luckiest Places In The World

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Do you dodge black cats and cracks in the sidewalk? Throw salt over your shoulder and pop your umbrellas only outside? Would you fly out on Friday the 13 or postpone a vacation to a less spooky date? If you're feeling a little unlucky lately, we've got some suggestions.

U Of T Startup Helps Newcomers Navigate Canadian Health Care

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

After living amid the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey for a year after graduating from the University of Toronto, Nouhaila Chelkhaoui knew she wanted to help make a positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Her return to Toronto gave her the opportunity to do just that, as she joined U of T startup iamsick's newest initiative, which helps refugees navigate Canada's complex healthcare system.

Why The Turkish Airlines Lounge Is Worth Visiting

Bob Ramsay | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Bob Ramsay

When our travel agent booked us back home from Cape Town to Toronto, we hunkered down in the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport for the six-hour layover. One step inside and it became clear that this is to 'lounge' what 'rec room' is to 'Rogers Centre.'

'Will You Be Ankara?' Facebook Post Asks After Deadly Explosion

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada

"Ankara is not a war zone, it is a normal modern bustling city, just like any other European capital."

The Secret To A Perfect Holiday Meal

Stephen Perrin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Stephen Perrin

This season is all about family traditions. I have a few of my own, both at home and at my restaurants:Terra and Sarpa in Richmond Hill, Francobollo in Toronto, and Rusty's in Collingwood. I'm usually working until Christmas Eve, so I make my turkey days in advance. My secret?

G20 Leaders Pledge To Foster Youth Entrepreneurship

Winston Chan | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Winston Chan

During the Summit, G20 leaders discussed urgent issues such the terrorist attacks in Paris. The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke about another crisis that isn't receiving much media attention -- global youth unemployment.

Why Turkey's Recent Election Is So Important

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Ana Rodriguez

Turkey held an election this past June and the AKP (remember, they've been in power since 2002) did not win a majority. Coalition talks were a bust, so a new election had to happen. It looked like Turkish voters were making a statement against Erdogan and his party in this election. But this time the AKP's I'm the strong man who can protect you message successfully swayed Turkish voters.

Why I'm Still Sponsoring A Syrian Refugee Family

David O'Leary | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Impact
David O'Leary

Those who were indifferent before the Paris attacks are now outspoken critics of Prime Minister Trudeau's commitment to accept 25,000 refugees and bring our CF-18's home. Some of the comments I have seen are downright vitriolic. It has been suggested to me by a number of people that we re-consider reminding people at this time that we're sponsoring a refugee family. It might be bad for business and could alienate more than a few friends. I find it incredibly sad that the current state of affairs is such that I have even faint concerns about a backlash for my desire to help those in need. I certainly won't let it deter me.

A Tale Of Two Elections: Canada And Turkey

Jack Jedwab | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

During the Canadian and Turkish election campaigns, leaders of the ruling parties hoped to benefit from a divided political opposition. At the front of each campaign, many voters in Canada and Turkey hoped for minority governments to fend majorities with leaders they mistrusted with too much authority.

Does The B20 International Business Summit Have Concrete Impact?

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Within the past decade, awareness of the business world towards the need to empower women in the economy and workplace increased steadily. This awareness was surely inflamed by the alarming statistics on the gender gap within the economic realm.

Over 80 Killed During Peace Rally In Turkey

CP | Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada

ANKARA, Turkey — Nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara, killing at least 95 people and wounding hundreds ...

WATCH: Turkey Hacks For a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Living

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. Whether it's cleaning the house, preparing the food, maki...

Our Tour of Shame

Maia Rose Rotman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Maia Rose Rotman

"Where is Canada?" In Turkey and Jordan recently, this was the question we heard over and over, from Syrian refugees themselves, crisis intervention workers, medical professionals, human rights activists and others dedicated to helping Syrians.To friends and family, I referred to my time in the region as a tour of shame, as a Canadian. There was a clear perception among the people we spoke with that Canada preferred Christian asylum seekers, and this explained the delays and inaction. As the now-infamous photo of Alan Kurdi reminds us, there is an immediate need for Canada to show leadership in developing a concrete solution.

We Must Set Concrete Targets for Global Youth Employment

Adam Moscoe | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business
Adam Moscoe

The 1.8 billion young people on our planet have the potential to not only enlarge the global economy, but also to mainstream sustainable growth. G20 governments must work to empower youth to build skills and achieve mastery such that their labour will be fulfilling and will add value to their communities.

What Turkey Hosting the G20 Summit Means to Me

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Since gender equality is one of the most important issues in terms of sustainable and healthy growth, Turkey has launched a new engagement group, Women20 (W20), which will concentrate on enhancing the role and increasing the participation of women in business. In addition to gender equality, ensuring women have access to financial assets will form the backbone of global growth.

Women Don't Want Privilege, They Want Equality

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

G(irls)20 brings together a group of carefully selected young women, "delegates", equips them with leadership and communication skills and gives them the opportunity to meet with leaders from government, business and civil society. This is an excellent way of empowering young women to help them realize their full potential.

We Are All Complicit in the Tragedy on Turkey's Shores

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

By now everyone has seen the tiny corpse of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on Turkey's shores. Canada and its allies must work harder to focus squarely on the root of the problem -- the lack of human rights, withheld not only by ISIS/Daesh, but by others, as well.

Drowned Syrian Boys, Mother Buried In Hometown They Fled

CP | Mehmet Guzel, The Associated Press | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Fri...

Eid Reminds Us to Reflect and Reconnect

Meghan Rose MacIver | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Rose MacIver

It's the end of the holy month of Ramadan here in Turkey and as a western yoga teacher living in Istanbul, I'm usually just happy to watch locals celebrate the holiday of Eid around me. But something gave way this year, and I had an opportunity to reflect on my old experiences.

Canada Must Do More To Help Syrians Abroad

Dana Wagner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

Despite government statements that Canada has done "more than any of our allies," our allies have introduced smart humanitarian policies that have moved far more Syrians abroad than anything Ottawa has yet introduced. Canada can look to them - Germany, Sweden, Norway, Brazil and more - for inspiration.

A Thanksgiving Soundtrack For Your Turkey Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Music

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means a whole lot of lazing and eating and lazing again. While we can't feed you, we have at least assist in your ...

Taking a Leap From the Kitchen to the Dragons' Den

Vikram Vij | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

On October 15, I make my debut on CBC's Dragons' Den as one of two new members of the Dragons team. I'm very proud to be included in such an incredibly illustrious line-up of respected business people and to take my place alongside them on such a great show.

The Politics of Monetary Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

When it comes to elections, timing is critical. This year brings a rash of elections in some of the most important emerging markets: Brazil, India, In...

What's Next in Tayyip Erdogan's Complicated Political Drama?

Bessma Momani | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada
Bessma Momani

If Erdogan were to run for President, he would be effectively taking a demotion from the all-powerful position as Prime Minister. And while Erdogan had tried to propose constitutional amendments to increase the powers of the Presidency, he has thus far been unable to endow the role with the power for him to play a musical chairs with the current President Gul in August.

Why Are So Many Journalists in Jail?

Dana Wagner | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada
Dana Wagner

Imagine a world without a George Orwell and The Road to Wigan Pier, without Katherine Boo and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, or without Óscar Martínez and The Beast. What if Britain, the United States, and El Salvador had silenced these radicals before they ever documented working class poverty, the economics of slum life, and the horror of migrant trails?