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Is baseball dead in Canada?

It’s never pleasant living in a city where major sports teams always lose. Better a losing team, however, than no team at all.... Read more»1

Canada's veiled immigration problems

Naema Ahmed, a 29-year-old Egyptian, was attending a government-sponsored class in Montreal for immigrants who want to learn French. In the middle of writing an exam, she was pulled out of class by a provincial official, who gave her a stark choice — remove the veil or leave the class. Ahmed left.... Read more»

Canadian health care has a dirty secret

Canadians are rightfully proud of their health coverage. Except for the taxes they pay, the care they receive is free. In the U.S., health care is a commodity; in Canada, it's considered a human right. But this national pride hides a dirty little secret: The rich go south.... Read more»

Winter Olympics

Were the Olympics worth it for Vancouver?

Worries will now spring up about the legacy of Vancouver 2010. And while the new transportation infrastructure and improvements were needed, that's hardly enough to justify the decade in the making of this vast endeavor.... Read more»

Comic: Ambition

Own the (Olympic) podium

Did Canadians 'own the podium' in Vancouver, as they'd threatened? We'd have to say, from our south-of-the-border perspective ... no.... Read more»

Winter Olympics

Olympic chest-beating: Deadly or just poor taste?

From the moment of its birth five years ago, the so-called Own the Podium Olympic program smacked of something un-Canadian. Canada set out to win the most medals at all costs, and wound up eating its words and then some.... Read more»

Haiti earthquake

The last flight to Port-au-Prince

Sometimes, the difference between life and death is almost too absurd for words. Survivors of the Haiti earthquake reflect on how close they came to tragedy.... Read more»1

Don't ask, don't tell

'Don't ask, don't care:' Where gays do serve - openly - in the military

In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Care." In the military establishments of more than 30 countries, including U.S. allies such as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom, gays and lesbians are allowed to openly serve in their country's military.... Read more»2

Iraq war

Canada no longer a haven for war resisters

Canada has long been a haven for Americans escaping their wars. Many Canadians would consider this tradition a noble one. But it has come to an end.... Read more»

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