Veterans Day

Canadian Veterans Sacrificed so We Could Have Everything

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Impact
Elizabeth Hawksworth

When you remember our veterans today, don't think of the glorification of war. Instead, think of the men and women who lost their lives, lost their limbs, lost their souls, so that you can stand here today, freely, without fear of recourse for your words.

Wearing a Poppy Isn't About Supporting War - It's About Giving Thanks

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Amitha Kalaichandran

Taking this time to reflect on the dedication of our armed forces is not the same as blindly supporting war. Remembrance Day is really about being present to the experiences of those who sacrificed their mental and emotional well-being in the name of our country. It's about expressing gratitude to those who gave up their dreams so that the rest of us can pursue ours. After all, while the poppy historically symbolizes the blood of fallen soldiers, it also represents a flower that was able to grow in land too infertile for much else; transforming from a mere community of poppy seeds while simultaneously converting the land into fertile and beautiful possibility.

Don't Let Rob Ford's Buffoonery Eclipse What Really Matters

Steve Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve Patterson

Between Toronto's mayor who might as well be declared the Buffoon King, freewheeling, self-centred Senators who use taxpayer money as their own personal ATMs and a Prime Minister who would rather prorogue than progress, well, it's a great time to be a Canadian comedian. If it weren't so sad.

Mark Remembrance Day With These Anti-War Music Videos

Spinner | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Music

It's been a long time since Nov. 11, 1918 marked the end of World War I, but we hardly need Remembrance Day to recall what war is like -- after all, w...

Some Things You May Not Know About Remembrance Day

Jane Blaufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

I have only stood on a bridge once and it was one of the most gut wrenching scenes I have ever witnessed. Ironically, years later I ended up in a tow truck having my car towed into the dealership and when I looked at a picture on the dashboard of the drivers truck, it was a picture of the solider I had silently offered a prayer for on that bridge.