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Niqab or Red Herring?

Lynda Freeman | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Lynda Freeman

All my life I have been happy and proud to be a Canadian. The Canada of my generation has been liberal in its policies and with peaceful purpose for i...

What the Leaders Need to Understand About Canada's Shifting Economy

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

As Canadians are becoming all too aware, the spectre of a recession, no matter the definition, looms large during an election campaign.

Adding The Word "Modefolkers" To Political Vocabulary

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

For some time, I've been thinking of coining the word modefolkers for inclusion into political vocabulary. Modefolker is a compound word that joins two existing words, mode and folk. The transitive verb is modefolk and the noun is modefolker. As explained below, modefolker means a person who belligerently defends the mainstream values of a culture or community.

Now Is the Time for Blame: Alan Kurdi and the Myth of a 'Generous' Canada

Omer Aziz | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Omer Aziz

The sobering truth of the matter is that Canada's refugee policy is not generous at all, neither compared to other countries today, nor compared to that most famous refugee destination historically, the Canada of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Two Reasons Americans Should Care About Canada's Election Debate

The Huffington Post | Yujia Pan | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

The United States wasn't the only country that hosted a major televised debate Thursday night between candidates vying to serve as the next head of g...

#SignsYoureRightWing Proves Conservatives Love Tax Cuts, Not Jokes

Tommy Campbell | Posted 08.06.2015 | Comedy
Tommy Campbell

Many say the right wing has an inferior sense of humor, and I guess it's only logical that the political right are not up for a laugh. After all, their politicians are the first to slash arts from the budget.

Why Canada's Election Is Actually Interesting This Time

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

Canada Launches Its Election Campaign, Sets October Vote

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his C...

Are We in an Anti-scientific Revolution? Listen In and Find Out

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 06.05.2015 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Are we living through an anti-scientific revolution? A new CBC radio documentary explores that question in depth, and you can listen in on Sirius XM ...

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Canada Just Confronted Its 'Cultural Genocide' Of Native People. Why Can't The U.S. Do the Same? | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

My grandmother still recalls the day when the Indian agent came to the Canim Lake Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Canada, to round up the children...

G7: Coffee with Angela Merkel

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, Founder CAFÉ FOR CHANGE, asks: Madam Chancellor, how many cents of every cup of coffee you will serve at the G7 summit will help eradicate poverty in coffee growing regions?

Environmental Disasters Are About Responsible Governance

Reut Amit | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Reut Amit

Good governance means embracing an environmental review process that includes the people and governments who are most affected by proposed projects, rather than one that robs stakeholders of their voices.

Canadian Women Ridicule PM For Anti-Niqab Comments

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

A tidal wave of social media ridicule engulfed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after saying the niqab, a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim...

Beyond Keystone

Carl Pope | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Alberta tar sands oil and North Dakota light shale oil flows into the same markets, have access to the same refineries, and rely on the same pipelines and railroads to get them to the same customers. So it was never terribly plausible that Keystone would be good for the U.S. -- it was designed to make Canadian oil more competitive in global markets.

Stephen Harper's Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Washington Spectator

Over 90 percent of Canada's oil reserves are bitumen, the costly production of which nets only 4 percent to Canada's GDP. But oil represents 40 percent of the country's exports. So the urgency to develop and export the tar-sands oil has become a national priority.

Egypt Should Send Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Home

Amal Clooney | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Amal Clooney

The outcome of the retrial, and its timeframe, remain uncertain. But more importantly, Mr. Fahmy should not be subjected to this process at all.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil explosion, this time at an Exxon refinery in C...

Canadian Prime Minister Speaks Out Against Facial Veils

Religion News Service | Ron Csillag | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion

TORONTO (RNS) Canada’s prime minister is vowing to appeal a court ruling that struck down his government’s ban on wearing face veils during ceremo...

Canadian Foreign Minister Baird Announces He's Resigning

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

OTTAWA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird announced on Tuesday he was resigning, a move that leaves the Conservative government...

Like Canada's Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

Canada's Young G20 Leaders Call for Real Jobs Solutions

Robert D. Onley | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Robert D. Onley

The solution to the problem of youth unemployment is part of the greater economic action plan that Canada and other nations are undertaking.

Canada PM: Ottawa Shootings Are Terrorism

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported con...

With 1,000 Aboriginal Women Dead Or Missing, Canadians Are Asking #AmINext

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

Women in Canada are expressing outrage on social media over missing and murdered aboriginal women in their country by tweeting, Facebooking and Instag...

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

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.28.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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.