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Australia's Coal Slump Could Be a Cautionary Tale for Canada

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The prime ministers of Canada and Australia jointly blasted carbon taxes as environmentally ineffective job killers. As outspoken defenders of a carbon economy, the pair, it they cared to look, would find themselves as part of a club with an ever-dwindling membership. Neither, it is worth noting, appears concerned.

Why Are Obama and Harper So Out of Sync of Carbon Emissions?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Obama has declared a war on coal that's taking direct aim at his country's largest polluters. In Canada, meanwhile, Prime Minister Harper is using his mandate to muzzle weather forecasters from even mentioning climate change. The two major trading partners have their differences, but seldom have they been so out of sync.

Are Harper's dreams of Canada as energy superpower going up in smoke?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Are Prime Minister Harper's dreams of Canada becoming an energy superpower going up in smoke? In the last decade, his Conservative government has done...

Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System

Marion Roche | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Sylvia, a community health worker in Guatemala, helps mothers in her community to treat diarrhoea with zinc and ORS.In poorer countries and communitie...

Why Canada May Be Heading Down the "Slippery Slope" Toward American-Style Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Wendell Potter

Like every country with an aging population, Canada will have to implement some changes to make sure care continues to be accessible and affordable, but the U.S. model is not the example Ottawa and the provinces should follow.

A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The Shi'a Imam spoke about the increased conflict that characterized our world, the tensions between Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam and that pluralism -- an ethic in which diversity, not just in its spirit, but in practice -- needed to be valued and championed.

Crushing Olympic Hockey Defeats Made Worse: Obama Owes Canada Two Cases Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Both hockey teams representing the United States in the Olympics lost in major match-ups with Canada this week, and now President Barack Obama has to ...

Obama Makes Olympic Hockey Beer Bet With Canada

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have put both national pride and cases of beer on the...

Obama Condemns Violence In Ukraine And Venezuela

AP | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. strongly condemns violence taking place in Venezuela and Ukraine. Obama is speaking at a...

Obama Heads Into Talks With Mexico, Canada Amidst Political Limitations

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads into a summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders eager to engage on issues of trade and other neighbor...

These Three Amigos Can Save the Monarch

The WorldPost | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

On Feb. 19, Mexican President Enrique Pena-Nieto, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are meeting in Toluca, Mexico...

Why the Loonie's Fortunes Are Still Tied to Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

It's a few weeks into a new year and so far Canadians are discomfited by watching our dollar rank among the world's worst-performing currencies. The oft-cited reasons include high consumer debt levels, the potential for a housing bubble, and worries that Canada's economy is on a divergent path from the US. Really, though, it's about oil.

Obama Meets North American Leaders In February

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet in Mexico next month with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh ne...

Canadian PM 'Confident' On Keystone XL Decision

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday he was confident that TransCanada C...

Christmas Stories

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Yann Martel the author of Life of Pi is an expert on stories. He believes we need to make it a conscious practice to regularly reexamine the stories we tell ourselves which make sense of what happens to us.

New Leaked NSA Documents Reveal Spying At G20 Summit

CBC | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Top secret documents retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden show that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government allowed the largest American ...

Snowden Revelations: Shining a Spotlight on Canada, Washington's Junior Partner in the Americas

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Ottawa has been steadily deploying all of the resources at its disposal, including spying and corporate influence, to ensure its hegemony over some of the hemisphere's poorest and most oppressed nations.

The Rising Antiscience

Victor Stenger | Posted 11.27.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

Faith would not be such a negative force in society if it were just about religion. However, the magical thinking that becomes deeply ingrained whenever blind faith rules over facts warps all areas of life.

Canadian PM Addresses U.S. Pipeline Decision

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 09.26.2013 | Green

TORONTO -- Canada's prime minister said Thursday he "won't take no for an answer" if the Obama administration rejects the controversial Keystone XL pi...

Obama, Canadian PM Discuss Syria

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama has spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper about chemical weapons use in Sy...

Harper Offers Obama Emissions Deal To Win Keystone

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

OTTAWA, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, trying to win U.S. backing for the Keystone XL pipeline, has sent...

Stern Words from Prime Minister Harper (A Cartoon)

Mike Spicer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Spicer

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The Keystone Pipeline: Which Side Are You On?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A line has to be drawn somewhere. A line that says we will no longer permit America's energy decisions to jeopardize future generations. A line that says we have to curtail greenhouse emissions while we still have a chance to save the planet.

Lessons For The GOP From Canada's Jason Kenney

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

How did a 44-year old single white male, who still lives at home with his mom and is sometimes compared to a beaver, become a likely prospect to be th...

Canada Was Worried That The BlackBerry Wouldn't Be Canadian Anymore

Reuters | Louise Egan and Euan Rocha | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

By Louise Egan and Euan Rocha OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A senior Canadian minister was prepped to discuss foreign investment rules wit...