Each year, Canada acknowledges National Aboriginal Day, known to some as First Nations Day, to recognize and celebrate the indigenous peoples who live in Canada. Approximately 10% of the population in Simcoe County is of aboriginal decent (which is almost double the national average). In this year of Canada’ s sesquicentennial, it is especially imp
Over the past year, I have observed multiple House of Commons committees. This experience has been an incredible privilege, and has given me the opportunity to see Canadian politics in action. I thought, with the House of Commons closing for the summer, that it would be a good time to reflect on how these committees function and the ways they could
I have, in front of me, a 500-ml can of Tyskie beer given to me by a friend who just polished off four of them and is lying facedown on my lawn. Tyskie, by the way, is the No. 1 selling beer in Poland, which all we beer connoisseurs know is brewed by Polish Tyskie Browary Ksiažece. (There is supposed to be squiggly thing underneath the 'a' and the
Growing up in the Sunshine City, I loved attending library programs, watching performances at the Orillia Opera House and taking part in the many summer festivals. I enjoyed Orillia's rich culture so much, I was inspired by it and was fortunate to spend four years in Scotland, learning, volunteering and working in arts and culture.
When I was 10, I had a light blue piggy bank. I always knew when I put a coin in, I would get it back. I never had to worry about being charged interest or having to pay fees after accidentally signing up for a costly new account. However, for me and most other Canadians, growing up has meant exchanging our piggy banks for real bank accounts. As an
Every few years, some literary busybody writes a book explaining why Shakespeare couldn’t possibly have written his plays.
Kicking the beehive, opening a can of worms: these are just some of the metaphors used to describe the potential outcome of statements made last week by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.
This morning Mary and I were going through our daily ritual of squeezing me into a pair of pants. I'm sure every family has the same routine. I take a deep breath and suck in my stomach until my eyes bug out. Just before everything goes black, Mary hooks the clips on my pants together.
After every major terrorist attack by Islamist terrorists in a Western country, there follows a familiar debate about who is really to blame.
For many, spring is a wonderful time of year. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the garage sales are starting. However, for food banks, spring can be one of the most difficult seasons.
"Andrew who? We've picked the second coming of Joe Clark."
I was absolutely horrified when I read Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf uttered a “demeaning and disrespectful” remark.
Canada is strongest when all of its citizens are given the chance to access opportunities, contribute to society, and have the chance to reach their full potential in a fair and welcoming environment.
Who would think that the use of the word 'and' instead of a comma would make such a difference? In regular writing, it really doesn't. However, in legal drafting, this distinction can be very significant.
Today we will be discussing the very slim possibility that ad agencies, on rare occasions, may tell fibs.
The president of the United States is very powerful. The so-called leader of the free world has a lot of influence and a great deal of leeway in deciding what to say and do. Donald Trump is exercising this freedom to the max.
All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. No amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best, even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then.
The other day, I was reading an article written by Greg Quinn in the Financial Post. The article referred to a hot dog vendor in Ottawa who had to deal with the increased prices of meat. It was suggested that with greater inflation, the price of the meat had been on the rise, essentially forcing the vendor to increase his prices and therefore limit
In preparation for the 2018 municipal election, the City of Orillia is currently in the process of conducting a ward boundary review and is looking to residents and property owners for their input.
It's no surprise most of Quebec's largely nationalist political class kept its distance from France's defeated far-right presidential candidate.