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PM attends the Conservative Party of Canada cocktail reception in Montreal

Canada’s Out, Harper’s In

The Toronto Star reported today that the federal Tories have officially rebranded “The Government of Canada” as the “Harper Government.” While the shift is not universal, with the Vancouver Sun saying that they have received a number of federal press releases that [...]

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Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?

A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau "cannot wait." What is happening in Tibet? And what role does

Harper’s government of waning hope

On Sunday, to mark the fifth anniversary of his reign, Stephen Harper said that his Conservative government has governed on "hope". Surely, Mr. Harper

Gay marriage in Canada celebrates its tenth anniversary

Same-sex weddings are now frequent in Canada, and after ten years the numbers continue to climb.

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Ignatieff in West Vancouver

Michael Ignatieff answered questions and explained Federal Liberal policy at a packed event tonight in West Vancouver hosted by Daniel Veniez, a candidate for MP.  In first photograph,

Water under the bridge: developments in 2010

In 2010, the City of Vancouver finally reversed the 1990s program of removing drinking water fountains. Permanent water fountains popped up and the City set up a number of temporary

Not in Canada

The assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the tragedy of the Arizona massacre is prompting soul-searching among the US political and pundit class about how

Ignatieff: a better breed

The vast majority of us are first and foremost proud Canadians. At election time most of us make up our minds based on what we think

Canadian collapse

Canada scores a big "oh, no!" at World Juniors Hockey in gold medal game against Russia.

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The world’s most precious resource

Water – we drink it, bathe in it, clean with it and use it to grow our food. But there is a huge gap between the public’s concern

Canada gets revenge on USA at World Juniors Hockey

Team Canada rolled past defending champions Team USA to avenge last year's gold medal loss.

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2011 predictions

As we round out another decade, thoughts turn to the future. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Hugh Mackenzie, Shauna Mackinnon, Bruce Campbell, Trish Hennessy, Jim

Canadian CEO pay: recession-proof, CCPA finds

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie shows Canada's best paid 100 CEOs appear to be recession-proof. The

2010 Olympics: a look back

Last winter, Vancouver played host to the Olympic games. The experience, both the good and the bad, will be etched on the heart of the city for years

Canadians are world’s biggest web junkies

If you sometimes feel like you're spending more time with your computer than interacting with the real world, you're not alone. Canadians log more hours online than any

Why Canada can’t afford Stephen Harper

It’s a good time to debunk the biggest Stephen Harper myth there is: “We are good economic managers”. Repeating a lie does not make it true.

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Moving oil across B.C. to thirsty foreign markets

Last week, the House of Commons passed a non-binding motion that calls for a legislative ban on all tanker traffic off British Columbia’s ecologically sensitive north

Peter Mansbridge in town to support the Vancouver Food Bank

"When you hear the stories of people who have jobs and need the help of the food bank, you want to help", says Peter Mansbridge.

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George Stroumboulopoulos believes in “we”

"We've got to start getting way angrier at the way this country has been developing," George Stroumboulopoulos told VO. "The lack of compassion, the core values of what

UBC symposium on anti-Asian racism finds Maclean’s “Too Asian?” too insensitive

Two weeks ago, I wrote a commentary in response to Maclean’s “Too Asian?” Since then, many voices have chimed in from left, right, and centre to offer their

Four hip hijabis talk about their relationship to the headscarf and fashion

Wearing a headscarf doesn't make you a fashion bore, these young Vancouver women say.

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Vancouver named Cultural Capital of Canada

Mayor Gregor Robertson thanked Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore yesterday for naming Vancouver one of three 2011 Cultural Capitals of Canada and for providing the city

Canada endorses UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada announced its support yesterday for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a global treaty on the rights of the estimated 370 million indigenous

“Too Asian?” too racist for a magazine like Maclean’s?

Whatever intention Maclean's had in publishing "Too Asian?" by Stephanie Findlay and Nicholas Kohler, the story in the November 10 issue jeopardizes the magazine's reputation of producing "strong...

Trudeau Stories reminds us of the former leader’s unmatched legacy

Halfway through watching Brooke Johnson’s Trudeau Stories at Presentation House, I wondered whether such a play could have been written and performed with regard to any other Canadian

Remembrance Day: their hope is ours

They sacrificed their bodies and their souls. For speech, expression, religion and love. A better life...

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2010 Hockey Hall of Fame inductions a historic step forward in a broken system

Former NHL-er Dino Ciccarelli and women's hockey players Cammi Granato and Angela James amongst the names set to join hockey immortality in Toronto.

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Lost Canadian Evi Quaid is “one of us” but still wanted in California

When Evi Quaid pleaded for refugee status in Vancouver last month, she didn't carry a Canadian passport. Her detention surely would have gone differently if she had.  Only

Serbian Film Fest in Vancouver

Last year I had my first taste of the Vancouver Serbian Film Festival and it was an instant addiction.

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In Love With the Mystery

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