Lisa Borden

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Why My Family Will Be Reverse Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

Lisa Borden | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
In reality, Halloween produces more boos, eeks, screeches and ding dongs than we should tolerate. From the toxic candy, to the phthalate-laced costumes and the insane amount of waste generated, it's challenging to consider it good, clean fun. Thankfully there are a few things we can do to make sure our kids don't hate us, and our neighbours, family and friends don't ridicule us.
Paul Hong

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References to Tiananmen Square in Canadian Parliamentary Discourse Over the Last 15 Years

Paul Hong | October 1, 2014 | Canada Politics
While protests for greater democratic rights continue in Hong Kong, some fear there could be a crackdown similar to what occurred in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Below is a list of the MPs who made reference to Tiananmen on or around June 4 during the past 15 years.
Danielle Martin

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Canada Needs a National Standard for Drug Coverage, Not a Patchwork System

Danielle Martin | October 1, 2014 | Canada Politics
Better pharmacare for all Canadians will be difficult to achieve without the federal government at the table. The government of Canada could lead on this issue in a way that no single province or territory can do, by supporting the development of a single national list of drugs to be covered for all Canadians and by harnessing the purchasing power of the whole nation to get the best possible bang for our buck.
Evan Thompson

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How to Determine Who Pays for a Business Lunch

Evan Thompson | October 1, 2014 | Canada Business
The rules about when to pick up the tab or let your dining partner pay can be murky, and misunderstanding them can put a damper on a great working relationship. Here are some guidelines based on three decades of experience paying for (or being treated to) business breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Andrea E. Bolger

Four Small Business Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Andrea E. Bolger | October 1, 2014 | Canada Business
Canada is a great place to start and grow a business. With innovative government programs, start-up incubators that nurture young businesses and a stable economy, small business owners across Canada are finding success in a variety of industries. But success does not come without obstacles. here are some tips to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Kinnie Starr

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Why I'm Touring With David Suzuki

Kinnie Starr | October 1, 2014 | Canada Music
I'm booked to play part of the David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour initiative. The Blue Dot Tour is a call to action from the stage. As a musician with a conscience, concern for people, for our planet and for the well-being of my loved ones and of those I do not know as well, I am really looking forward to it.
Sacha DeVoretz

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How to Ditch the Gloom and Look Glam on Rainy Days

Sacha DeVoretz | October 1, 2014 | Canada Style
I am always looking for easy, comfortable ways to look fashionable and keep dry on the dreariest of days. Recently, I spoke with Todd Listwin of Mia Melon about the latest fall trends for rain jackets and what to look for in a jacket to keep you warm and dry.
David Suzuki

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There Will Be No Peace if the Site C Dam Is Approved

David Suzuki | October 1, 2014 | Canada
At an estimated $7.9 billion and growing, the proposed Site C Dam on the beautiful Peace River in northeastern B.C. has been criticized. If built, Site C would violate First Nations' rights under Treaty 8, rendering them irrelevant to the point of mockery. How long will Treaty 8 First Nations be able to sustain a vibrant, living culture when the dam devastates their land and communities?
Philip Plante-Ajah

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Will the Public Look Away From Michael Phelps' Crime Because He's White?

Philip Plante-Ajah | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
I find society's reaction to offences committed by African American athletes and the Michael Phelps news disproportionate and eyebrow raising. It would appear that society has casually accepted his apology and his sponsors have not made any indication that they wish to distance themselves from him, as did many of the NFL's sponsors did after public backlash to the incidents above.
Sarah MacDonald

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An App About Consent Won't Make Us Better Communicators

Sarah MacDonald | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
Let's talk about a new app called Good2Go, which is a head-scratcher, and is meant to promote discussion about sex. I'm questioning why we would use an app to talk about sex, sexual consent, sexual behaviours, and more, when, if I'm not making too steep an assumption, we should be able to do those things without the help of our mobile phones.
Richard Nash

It's Time For Publishing Houses To Change the Game

Richard Nash | October 1, 2014 | Canada
Publishers should dominate this service business; like Faber, they just need to start. Book production and retailing, whether by companies or individuals, is fully commoditized now also, so the key is to occupy the space held by, say, yoga instructors, dentists, psychotherapists, interior designers -- services for which you are as likely to pay more, to get a better job, than to pay less.
Leah Eichler

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Too Much Homework Creates a New Generation of Workaholics

Leah Eichler | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
Let's be clear: No one likes homework. Children groan at the thought of more school work biting into their increasingly diminishing free time. The stress of this added load often degenerates into yelling and tears -- often my own. So when a progressive public school in Quebec announced it was banning homework for elementary school children, I cheered.
Amanda Reaume

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This CEO Quit a 100 Million Dollar Job to Spend More Time With His Daughter

Amanda Reaume | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
While there are some dads speaking up, why aren't more of those 46 per cent of fathers who feel they aren't spending enough time with their kids lending their voices to the cause of work/life balance? Just look at what happens when public figures take time off to spend it with their families.
Dermod Travis

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Ministerial Accountability In B.C. Slip Slidin' Away

Dermod Travis | October 1, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Batten down the hatches, because this fall it's not just the threat of extreme weather British Columbians need to worry about; MLAs are returning to Victoria for a rare fall sitting of the legislature as well. And if the spring sitting was any indication, don't hold your breath hoping for much in the way of ministerial accountability.
Heather Magee

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VIFF 2014: 'October Gale' Is A Balanced Film With Complex Characters

Heather Magee | September 30, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
"October Gale," written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Ruba Nadda, tells the story of two people lost, but who together are somehow found. Helen and Will live in completely different realities, but find solace in each other's vulnerabilities and mutual attraction.
Jeremy Wright

What I Learned From 24 Hours of Posing as Doug Ford on Ello

Jeremy Wright | September 30, 2014 | Canada Politics
It all started simply enough. I registered "Doug Ford" on Ello in jest. And then decided to start adding some friends. At which point, the fun began. I left the office with hundreds of email notifications from Ello, dozens of tweets and even an article in the Toronto Standard! Which is when things turned dark. Very dark. My 24 hours of being Doug Ford taught me 7 key things.
Dr Dina Kulik

What You Need to Know About EV-D68, the Virus Affecting Kids

Dr Dina Kulik | September 30, 2014 | Canada Living
Lately the news is filled with stories about a scary new virus that is making many kids across the United States and Canada unwell. It is called Enterovirus-68 or EV-68. EV68 is one of hundreds of enteroviruses, including such viruses as coxsackieviruses (that cause hand-foot-and-mouth disease) and polioviruses. They generally cause symptoms of a common cold, with runny nose, congestion, cough, fever and diarrhea.
Linda Lauren

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Three Interior Colour Design Tips for Positive Energy

Linda Lauren | September 30, 2014 | Canada Style
A once drab environment is suddenly charged with the energy of a colour. Below are three quick colour design tips to help you create the desired results for your room or space.
Paul Hong

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One of Hong Kong's Most Influential Demonstrators Is in His 80s

Paul Hong | September 30, 2014 | Canada Impact
One of the important figures in the democratic movement in Hong Kong is Joseph Cardinal Zen, the retired Catholic Bishop of Hong Kong. Cardinal Zen, aged 82, attended the recent demonstrations. He told Reuters that "It's high time that we really showed that we want to be free and not to be slaves...we must unite together."
Michael Møller

We Should Rally Against Nuclear Weapons Like We Do Climate Change

Michael Møller | September 30, 2014 | Canada Impact
Earlier this week over 600,000 people took to the streets to make their voices heard on the urgency for climate action. There is no reason why we shouldn't feel the same level of determination to eliminate nuclear weapons. The stakes are equally as high.
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