Mike Hudema

The Day The World Spoke: #ClimateMarch

Mike Hudema | November 30, 2015 | Canada Impact
All around the world people took to the streets to help give the earth a voice. From Mumbai to Australia, London to Berlin, Ottawa to Vancouver millions danced, sang, and marched to push our world's elected leaders, currently in Paris for COP21, to increase their ambition, listen to the science and the voices of those most impacted, and lead the world out of climate chaos.
Jordan Bateman

Why Do Governments Feel The Need To Bribe Us With Our Own Money?

Jordan Bateman | November 29, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
There are tax credits for putting your kids in sports or music lessons, for volunteer firefighting, for taking a bus, for fixing up your kitchen, and for joining a search and rescue team. All worthy things, sure, but expensive for taxpayers. Now we're talking about a leftovers tax credit. Where will this trend end?
Carolyn Berry

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls: A Healthy, Balanced Snack

Carolyn Berry | November 28, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
These pumpkin pie inspired balls are the perfect punch of energy you need to get you through that tough workout, or just through the work day. They're a great balance of fiber and protein, which is what a healthy, balanced snack should have.
Michael Stewart

UBC Failed Its Sexual Assault Victims On Every Level

Michael Stewart | November 27, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The women Mordvinov allegedly assaulted made multiple complaints at the departmental level, at UBC's Equity Inclusion Office, to Associate Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion Sara-Jane Finlay, the UBC ombudsperson and Student Conduct and Safety Services. There were likely more. Every office failed these women.
Carol Todd

Happy 19th Birthday, Amanda

Carol Todd | November 27, 2015 | Canada Living
This was one of the anticipated birthdays you were looking forward to other than 16 where you could finally learn to drive. But sadly, it was not a milestone you would ever reach. I often wonder what you would be like as an adult in our ever changing world.= What would the future hold if you hadn't had that awful Thanksgiving weekend and that horrible experience you came home to tell me about. If you had been able to sleep better that weekend. If others had just left you alone.
Senator Mobina Jaffer

Climate Change Is A Human Rights Issue

Senator Mobina Jaffer | November 26, 2015 | Canada Politics
It has become clear that climate change will disproportionately impact the world's most vulnerable because they are heavily dependent on resources that will be affected by climatic change. Whether by virtue of socio-economic status, conflict, gender or geography, certain groups are more liable than others to be negatively impacted by climate change, which directly implicates the question of human rights. How will this differentially influence people's lives, living conditions and livelihoods, and who are the most vulnerable?
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Where Millennials Are Choosing To Live In Canada

The RentSeeker.ca Team | November 26, 2015 | Canada Business
There are many amazing places in Canada to call home. The upcoming generations of adults, often referred to as millennials, are quickly changing the landscape of our country, and where they're choosing to live may surprise you.
Marvin Ross

Mental Health Privacy Policies Leave Families In The Dark

Marvin Ross | November 26, 2015 | Canada Living
One of the biggest complaints that families of the mentally ill have is the failure of the health system to provide them with information. Families provide ongoing care, support and housing,and yet the privacy legislation in most jurisdictions in both Canada and the U.S. prohibit staff from talking to them.
Yves Engler

Hold Canadian Mining Companies Accountable For Abuses Abroad

Yves Engler | November 26, 2015 | Canada Business
Is Justin Trudeau prepared to defy Canada's powerful mining industry and adopt legislation to constrain their abuses abroad or will he continue to place the full power of Canadian foreign-policy behind this controversial industry?

Genetically-Modified Salmon: Coming Soon To A Plate Near You?

Ecojustice | November 26, 2015 | Canada Impact
AquaBounty Inc. sought and was granted approval to manufacture genetically-modified AquAdvantage salmon eggs at a facility in Prince Edward Island, ship those eggs to Panama for grow-out, and then sell the salmon as food in North America. Outcry and opposition was swift, particularly in reaction to news that the FDA will not require genetically-modified salmon to be labelled.
David R. Miller

This Is How We Can Protect B.C.'s North Coast

David R. Miller | November 25, 2015 | Canada Impact
During my first visit to British Columbia's north coast, I was immediately struck by the area's extraordinary natural wealth. It's a place renowned for its rich ocean habitats, temperate rain forests as well as humpback whales, bears, salmon and orca. We refer to this region as the Great Bear Sea.
Dermod Travis

B.C. Trade Missions Fail To Deliver The Bang For The Buck

Dermod Travis | November 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
For those not counting, there have been eight B.C. trade missions to China alone in the last 18 months. Forests minister Steve Thomson is set to leave on a ninth mission this Friday. Trade missions aren't cheap, they set the B.C. government back $767,000 in 2014 and that doesn't include the bill for local governments, universities and other agencies.
Dyanoosh Youssefi

Trudeau Needs The Courage To Reform Our Criminal Justice System

Dyanoosh Youssefi | November 24, 2015 | Canada Politics
The current system has tremendous shortcomings -- it abandons victims, leaving them to heal alone, at times powerless, and without any meaningful answers. There is a better way to help victims heal and to hold offenders accountable for their acts while empowering them to improve their lives. That alternative is restorative justice.
Amy-Rose Lane

Health Insurance Snubs Medical Marijuana For The Wrong Reasons

Amy-Rose Lane | November 23, 2015 | Canada Living
As Charlotte began to starve from not being able to consume food, it seemed inevitable that Dravet Syndrome would claim Charlotte's young life. With nothing left to lose, Charlotte's dad began to research experimental treatments -- he found one case in California, where medicinal marijuana helped to curb violent seizures in a young patient.
Dr. Julio Montaner

Getting To Zero: A Call For World AIDS Day

Dr. Julio Montaner | November 24, 2015 | Canada Impact
UNAIDS has embraced the ambitious goal of ending the AIDS by 2030, and this has now been formally endorsed within the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals agenda. On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS will be calling for the world to achieve: "Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths."
Blair King

Local Isn't Better When It Comes To How Your Food Is Grown

Blair King | November 23, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Modern agricultural practices are the only reason the earth can feed more than seven billion souls while still leaving any room for nature. By returning to our pastoral roots we risk setting back environmental progress while negatively affecting human and ecological health.
Lara Koerner Yeo

Don't Rush An Inquiry Into Missing Murdered Indigenous Women

Lara Koerner Yeo | November 23, 2015 | Canada Politics
If the inquiry itself starts in the summer, as recently indicated, because the government took the time to get the pre-consultation right, that would be a positive thing. If we don't consult properly now, we've sunk the inquiry before it begins. Let's all remember this.
Jenna Valleriani

We Must Protect The Interests Of Medical Cannabis After Legalization

Jenna Valleriani | November 20, 2015 | Canada Living
My only hope is that the eventual regulating bodies take a broader look at public health outcomes, and we fight against a purely commercial cannabis market. We should acknowledge Canada's distinct history when it comes to reform, cannabis policy and medical cannabis.
Brad Jones

Most Vancouver Families Choose Place Over Space

Brad Jones | November 20, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The belief that people are trapped in their first home due to lack of available options in Vancouver just isn't true. The benchmark prices for condos and townhomes here are now rising at the same rate, after years of plateau. Fears of not being able to move up to a larger condo or townhouse are unfounded.
Kris Constable

Encryption Is Necessary For Data Protection

Kris Constable | November 20, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
In the wake of the tragedy in Paris, there is a question in the media asking if the terrorists used encryption. To continue using the internet as you know it, you have to use encryption. Unless you want to have your medical health history online for all to read, and end shopping online altogether, we rely on encryption to protect our information.
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