Melissa Blake

Supporting Small Businesses Is Crucial To Fort McMurray's Recovery

Melissa Blake | October 21, 2016 | Canada Alberta
During Small Business Week, it seems an appropriate time to praise small businesses across the country and to share lessons learned from a community's experience as we recover from the largest insured disaster in Canadian history.
Wade Rowland

A Message For Trump Surrogate Kayleigh McEnany

Wade Rowland | October 21, 2016 | Canada Politics
The television surrogate in its current form is a new phenomenon. These individuals are not so much supporters of their respective candidates as paid avatars: their job is not to simply express support, but to represent, verbatim if possible, the position of the candidate and the campaign managers.
Colin Todhunter

Trump And Hillary Represent The Great American Soap Opera

Colin Todhunter | October 20, 2016 | Canada Politics
Most U.S. voters seem to believe the lies being fed to them: A public that is encouraged to regard what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya as a disconnected array of events in need of Western intervention based on bogus notions of 'humanitarianism' or a 'war on terror', rather than the planned machinations of empire.
Reva Seth

Gender Equity Enables More Canadians To Live Their Optimal Lives

Reva Seth | October 19, 2016 | Canada Politics
On the one-year anniversary of the election that brought us Canada's first 50/50 cabinet, a day after Person's Day and heading into the final weeks of the U.S. election, we are at a peak moment to assess how we doing both in terms of getting women into public life and politics and why it matters.
Jerry Dias

Belgium's Vote Is Proof Small Acts Of Bravery Can Halt CETA

Jerry Dias | October 19, 2016 | Canada Business
I applaud their efforts for taking action to stand up for the principle of fairness. They believe in trade, knowing that the factories in Wallonia once sent products across Europe and around the world, but they don't believe in handing over all their rights to corporations just to get it.
Fransi Weinstein

The Only Good Thing To Come From Donald Trump

Fransi Weinstein | October 19, 2016 | Canada Politics
Let's face it. The guy's a pig. A pig who thinks that when you're a "star," it's okay to grope women and kiss them without their consent, that it's not sexual assault. Wrong. But there may be one faint silver lining from all this -- and naturally, it has nothing to do with Trump himself.
Akaash Maharaj

Will The World Anti-Doping Agency Be Allowed To Succeed?

Akaash Maharaj | October 18, 2016 | Canada Politics
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called for Russia to be banned from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Paralympic Committee agreed; the International Olympic Committee did not. Since then, WADA has careered towards a pitiless confrontation with some of the most powerful figures in global affairs.
Dermod Travis

No Escaping B.C. Governments' Pre-Election Political Programming

Dermod Travis | October 18, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
The B.C. government is in the midst of saturating television shows and social media news feeds in the province with a multimillion-dollar back-patting advertising campaign in advance of the 2017 election. The B.C. Liberal party -- who clearly have money to burn -- is getting in on the act as well with mood-setting political ads.
Alex Neve

We Need A Human Rights-Based Approach To National Security

Alex Neve | October 18, 2016 | Canada Politics
Human rights or security? In Canada and around the world the debate rages on; but it is an utterly false debate. We must, finally and firmly, reject the assumption and assertion that more of one necessarily leads to less of the other. There is no security without human rights.
Sid Ryan

CETA And Canadian Unions: A Squandered Opportunity

Sid Ryan | October 18, 2016 | Canada Business
The TPP is all but dead. And following the stunning October 14 vote in Belgium, it seems CETA may very well be on its deathbed. This is a huge blow against the big business agenda of the Justin Trudeau Liberals. Sadly, Canadian unions and the New Democratic Party can take little credit for it.
Samer Majzoub

Islamophobia Is Now A Canadian Concern

Samer Majzoub | October 18, 2016 | Canada Politics
As the years have passed, the Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF), community organizations, activists, human rights groups, some public figures, intellectuals, elected officials and others have kept their worries very well exposed over the intensification of Islamophobia in the country.
Bex Dawkes

Going From Grey To Green: 9 Tips For Cities In Transition

Bex Dawkes | October 18, 2016 | Canada Politics
Cities are more important than ever in efforts to address climate change. By 2050 global city populations are expected to almost double in size, but urban areas already account for nearly 75 per cent of total carbon emissions. Cities all around the planet have the opportunity to transition "from grey to green."
Zarah Tinholt

World Is Watching As Canada Takes A Definitive Stand On Syria

Zarah Tinholt | October 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
It is now up to us to raise our voices and affirm the global community's intervention. The world needs to break the diplomatic gridlock and achieve relief for those under fire. At this point it's not about political gain or economics. It's about humanity.
Hélène Tremblay

No Country Is Truly 'Great' In A Global Society

Hélène Tremblay | October 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
Politicians know they cannot truly say, "We are the greatest." Instead, they say "let us be great again." I heard a politician say that in India this year. These words are echoed in many regions of the world -- it's not just Donald Trump. But which country was ever great in the greatest sense of the word?
Jonathan Wade

How Canada Is Indirectly Taking Part In The Battle For Mosul

Jonathan Wade | October 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
While Canada pulled its fighter aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition earlier this year, the Canadian Forces still pull its share on the ground. Providing vital support to Peshmerga fighters through "advise-and-assist" operations, Canada has boots on the ground and is actively taking part in the battle.
David Fine

Vision Vancouver Policies All Empty Gestures And No Substance

David Fine | October 18, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
We have a civic government whose policies seem to be motivated more by sentiment rather than substance, and that's why we have record homelessness and a housing crisis which the city has steadfastly denied for so long.
Bilan Arte

It's Time For Canada To Embrace Free Tuition

Bilan Arte | October 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
Our post-secondary system is broken, and must be changed. At one time, a summer job could pay for one's college or university costs. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's yearly tuition bill in 1995 was $1,694, while Premier Kathleen Wynne paid $637 in 1967. That era is over thanks to a lack of political leadership. It is time for a new generation of students to fight for a better system.
YWCA Toronto

From Homelessness To Affordable Housing Advocate

YWCA Toronto | October 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
We need access to safe, affordable housing now. The government must act. There is so much trauma and pain I could have avoided if I had only received the support I needed. I experienced homelessness for 1,346 days. I should have never been without a home.
Shari Graydon

Trump May Be The Women's Movements' Best Recruitment Tool Yet

Shari Graydon | October 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
Thoughtful and attentive people of all ages and affiliations now have chilling clarity about the depth of the double standard and breadth of unconscious bias and its impact on women -- even those who have, in fact, worked twice as hard to be thought half as good.
G. Elijah Dann

Canada Has Legions Of Ken Bones Of Its Own

G. Elijah Dann | October 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
So how did this red-sweatered troll, posing as an undecided voter, get selected to appear on stage at such an event to ask, "the question"? Typical, it turns out. For starters, he made no prior mention of his deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. Just a concerned, undecided voter.
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