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Canada's Washington Makeover Since Harper Took Power

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - An unusual phenomenon has transpired in the United States Congress when it comes to mentions of Canada.In fact, it's more like two phenom...

Ukraine Must Play Tough After This Week's Election

Diane Francis | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

If Ukraine calls Putin's bluff, Russia's stability may be shaken and certainly western Europe's indifference will be. Putin's nationalistic narrative has temporarily supplanted the protests in his own country and allowed him to impose repressive measures, but his power is fragile.

Ukraine's Breakup Has Nothing To Do With Russia or Washington

Diane Francis | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

Crimea is a pity, and likely victimized by Moscow pressure, but the reality is that Ukraine is a failed state without a government, a constitution that can be enforced, an army that can be called upon to defend its people or an economy. If I lived in Crimea I'd vote for the devil I know (Moscow) rather than the devils to come (Kiev).

Missing Diver's Body Found

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - The body of a missing Washington state diver has been recovered near Nanaimo, B.C.RCMP say a commercial diver located the body during ...

Smithfield Foods Takeover: China's Trojan Horse

Diane Francis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The United States must reject China's $7-billion bid to buy the world's biggest pork producer, Smithfield Foods of Virginia. The transaction was announced in May but is currently under review in Washington by authorities. Delays are due to concerns. And there are many.

When Canadians Talk to Republicans

Liz Rice | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Liz Rice

On the weekend of June 23 by bus, planes, trains, and automobiles, 19 Canadians converged on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to lobby U.S. federal pol...

A Weekend in Washington D.C.

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

The political heart of the United States, Washington D.C. offers endless possibilities to foodies, history buffs and art lovers. It's the perfect place to spend a weekend I recently spent 48 extraordinary hours there, and I know that I will be back soon for more.

Popes and Politicians Alike Need a Hand These Days

Diane Francis | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

Immediately after Pope Francis became the leader of the world's 1.2-billion Catholics this week, he prayed for guidance. And it's little wonder. He is the newly elected CEO of the Vatican. The United States, despite a currency mantra of "In God We Trust," has also been forced to undergo serious soul-searching following its 2008 fiscal catastrophe.

Canada Take Note: America's Tax System Is Messy But Good

Diane Francis | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Of course, the U.S. is not a paragon of virtue and has gotten itself into a big fiscal mess, due to panic over 9/11, the 2008 debacle and unjustifiable tax cuts and wars paid for with a national credit card. But this week, after two years of haggling, illustrated that a system of checks and balances eventually imposes discipline by forcing the public and politicians to engage fully in financial decisions.

Legalized Weed Is Sparking Tensions in the USA

JD Halperin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics
JD Halperin

There is indeed change in America's winds, and it smells like the chronic. Recreational weed will not just be legal in Colorado and Washington, but will be be produced, packaged, and sold in retail stores. Personally, I've never partaken in smoking weed myself because it's illegal in Canada and I am an upstanding, law abiding citizen.

Marijuana and the Election: Time to Start Asking Blunt Questions

Diane Francis | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

On November 6, three states have on their ballots the outright legalization of marijuana -- Washington, Oregon and Colorado. So far, support is strong and bipartisan. The last such vote occurred in 2010 in California where a state-sanctioned referendum on legalization narrowly lost. So you may not hear about the marijuana issue in debates or from the campaign stump, and in polls, but people south of the border are taking the matter into their own hands.

Flying With a Baby: A First-Time Survival Guide

Tanya Enberg | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Travel
Tanya Enberg

Recently, my partner and I feared becoming "that family" on a flight from Toronto to Glasgow, Scotland. Our particular infant, born three-and-a-half months ago, has a killer set of pipes on him. I am certain that up against him most anthem rockers would scurry away like scared little country mice. We survived the worst of it and with these helpful tips you can, too.

Where Canada Stands In Fight Against AIDS

CP | Jeremy Nuttall, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Impact

VANCOUVER - A prominent AIDS expert in British Columbia is calling on the federal and provincial governments to sign a commitment to help end the epid...

Famine in Africa: What Is the Long-Term Solution?

Glen Pearson | Posted 10.07.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

Western intervention and generosity are necessary and life-saving, but unless new practices that promote new methods of conservation can be ushered in, we'll be hearing of regional famines for years to come.