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

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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...

It's A Deal: Bridge Agreement Between Michigan, Canada Released

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit

WINDSOR, Ontario — A second international bridge will span the Detroit River at no cost to Michigan, U.S. and Canadian leaders announced Friday,...

Governor Bypasses State Legislature To Make Deal With Canada For International Bridge

Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit

A plan to build a new bridge between Michigan and its largest trading partner, Canada, may hit a new milestone this week. Crain's Detroit Business...

What on Earth Is Happening to Canada? Answer: Black Out Speak Out

Michael Marx | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

June 4 is a day of protest against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's attack on civil society organizations including labor, environment, immigration, and students. Over 13,000 Canadian websites will be blacked out in protest.

An Oil Industry Witch Hunt in Canada Threatens Us All

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

What is next in the United States, if the oil industry succeeds in silencing Canadian voices asking for basic public health and safety protections?