United Kingdom

A True Apotheosis For The NAC Orchestra At The Salisbury Cathedral in England

Huffington Post Quebec | Samuel Larochelle | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Music

Vibrant. Intense. Memorable. Those three words are forever etched in the minds of the thousands of concertgoers who were present Wednesday night at th...

The NAC Orchestra's UK Tour Remembers WWI, Winnie The Pooh

Huffington Post Quebec | Samuel Larochelle | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Music

With Prince Charles in attendance, over 110 musicians from Ottawa's National Arts Center Orchestra and London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra united th...

7 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Moving to the UK

Diana Petrucci | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Travel
Diana Petrucci

For North Americans, particularly Canadians planning to live or stay a substantial amount of time in Britain, there are a few things you'll need to accept as part of daily life. Aside from the obvious ones like driving on the opposite side of the road and always carrying an umbrella, I have compiled what I believe to be a helpful list of some simpler things that may aid you in your new life abroad.

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.

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.

Tribute to Stephen Lloyd: Creator of Community Interest Companies

Blake Bromley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

The charity world lost one of its most important and innovative intellectual leaders. On August 20, London lawyer Stephen Lloyd died in a tragic boati...

Canada Should Put Restrictions on Acetaminophen

Kapil Khatter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Business
Kapil Khatter

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra, Anacin) is the top-selling over-the-counter painkiller, available without prescription since the 1950s, yet there have long been serious questions about its safety. Canada and the United States do have warning labels saying the stuff is hard on your liver, but the Canadian ones don't exactly jump out at you, often buried deep in the fine print. Meanwhile, sountries like France and Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, have even begun restricting where you can buy acetaminophen.

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.

Financial Advice from Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThere are a number of human financial gurus working to help you become wealthy, and their advice is based on years if not decades of knowledge and experience. However, there are a number of microbial economic geniuses who have centuries of expertise developing "economic" success. Germs seem to have knowledge to keep economies solid.

The Nasty Side Effects of a National Drug Plan

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Yanick Labrie

A conference was held a few weeks ago in Ottawa to discuss yet again the adoption of a pan-Canadian government-run drug insurance plan that would cover prescription drug costs for the entire population. Such a program would instead risk increasing the burden currently weighing down public finances. Such a plan would not only entail extra costs for taxpayers, but would do nothing to change governments' current propensity to restrict and delay access to new drugs. Foreign experience can teach us much about the dangers of adopting a monopolistic drug insurance system in Canada.

Margaret Thatcher Showed Her Compassion By Getting Things Done

Mark Milke | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Despite recent criticism of her policies, the Thatcher succeeded. Her attack on inflation, her reform of spending and taxes, of labour laws, the exiting of government businesses, and the re-creation of a Britain that worked, worked.

How Margaret Thatcher Freed Great Britain

Mark Milke | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's prime minister between 1979 and 1990, understood perhaps better than any other leader in the modern world, why governments ought not to have day-to-day control over the economic aspects of citizens' lives.

Of All the Languages in the EU, Nigel Farage Speaks That of Reason

Conrad Black | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada
Conrad Black

A couple of days ago, a friend sent me a video of Nigel Farage speaking at the European Parliament. I hit "play" expecting the general "as polls show..." but before Farage was half-way through his speech, my sides were splitting. It was the greatest and most eloquent utterance on the topic of the EU I have heard from any British public figure since Sir Jimmy Goldsmith spoke at a conference in 1996.

Chief Rabbi or Corrupt Pol?

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Living
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

In September 2012, a successor to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the current Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, will be appointed. The new rabbi will begin his tenure in September 2013. If the post will not undergo a major transformation and become purely one of spiritual and educational leadership, then it is far better to leave the post empty than to continue the institution of a chief rabbi.

Part 3: Who Is Queen Elizabeth?

Tim Knight | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Recent polls show four out of five Britons respect her, support her and want their country to remain a monarchy. To many, she's one of the last living symbols of British wartime valour, and the embodiment of the nation's resolute defiance of German bombers during the Blitz.

To Learn to Flush, You Need a Toilet

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada
Michael Bociurkiw

The world has reached the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water, five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. While that is good news, millions of people, for instance, still live without a toilet. Not a very sexy topic -- but one which is of great concern if the world is to meet goals on reducing under-five mortality.

Porn Access On BlackBerrys Under Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Business

LONDON, United Kingdom -- BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) has been summoned to a meeting with the United Kingdom's telecommunications re...

90 Cringe-Worthy Quotes From Birthday Boy Prince Philip

The Independant | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

From Papua New Guinea to Stoke-on-Trent, Prince Philip has left his mark around the world. As his 90th birthday looms, Hannah Ewan recalls the soundbi...

Toronto's SlutWalk Hits The UK

AFP | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

Thousands of women took part in a so-called Slut Walk in London on Saturday, insisting that they should be able to wear as much or as little as they l...