How Canada helps advance global corruption

James Cohen is the executive director of Transparency International Canada Canada tries to portray itself as a good neighbour on the world stage: We like to talk about ethical and values-based practices in our global conduct, including signing on to global anti-corruption initiatives. But the truth is we have been riding on this reputation for far too long, to cloak our ghastly position of actually...

Are the U.S. and Iran Heading for War?

Benjamin Hart and Intelligencer writer Heather Hurlburt discuss the rising tensions between two longtime adversaries and whether war is on the horizon. Ben: Tensions with Iran have ratcheted up to their highest level in a long time, as the U.S. tightens its vise around the country. A year after President Trump terminated American involvement with the Iran nuclear deal — even though Iran was fully...

Canada Questions the Safety of Asylum Seekers in the U.S.

A legal challenge to a bilateral treaty argues that the Trump Administration is not meeting its commitments to human rights. On a brisk morning in February, 2016, Ahmad, his pregnant wife, and their two toddlers got into a taxi in Buffalo, New York. “I want to go to the Canadian border,” he told the driver. Their journey had begun five years earlier, when Ahmad and his wife attempted to flee Syria,...

Would the Philippines declare war on Canada over a pile of garbage, or is it just a ’symbolic pissing contest’?

President Rodrigo Duterte said if the containers are not gone in a week he will dump the trash back on Canadian soil. ‘We’ll declare war against them,’ he warned OTTAWA — The president of the Philippines was threatening to declare war on Canada this week if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t take care of a big pile of garbage. Following years of calls from environmental groups, anger...

Bad air days on the rise: The nation’s most polluted city is …

California’s reign as the U.S. state with the worst air pollution continues as Los Angeles is again the nation’s smoggiest metro area, according to a report released Wednesday. LA isn’t alone when it comes to smog-choked cities in California: seven of the nation’s top 10 smoggiest cities are in the Golden State, including other sprawling cities such as San Francisco, San Diego...

How to travel across Canada with cannabis

Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, consumers are learning all about the new rules of marijuana. If you partake, what do you need to know while traveling across the country? We’ve got you covered. What you can bring Whether in your checked luggage or carry-on, you’re permitted to carry up to 30g of recreational marijuana, with cannabis oil falling under general liquid restrictions (remember,...

The three best holidays to celebrate in the United States

If there’s one thing Americans know how to do, it’s celebrating. Elaborate holiday celebrations punctuate each year. Here are our top three. We spoke to the immigration experts at Grant Kaplan to see which holidays expats most enjoy celebrating once they move to the States. The list was long, so we chose the top three. Independence Day – 4th of July This holiday is well known around the world...

KAYAK Reveals Canadian Travel Habits And Hacks Ahead Of The Holidays

According to KAYAK Search Data, Warm Weather Destinations Dominate This Year’s Top Trending Lists TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Travel trendsetters take note: KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, has forecasted the trending destinations where Canadians will be traveling to this holiday season and how long they plan to escape the colder climate. KAYAK also shared...

Virgin Holidays launches 300 exciting activities for USA and Canada holidays – including Top Gun flights and submarine rides

There’s something for everyone from foodies to thrill-seekers… If you’ve been considering a holiday to the USA or Canada , then Virgin Holidays ‚ latest offering is going to be of serious interest! In what marks one of the biggest launches for the brand in years, Virgin has just unveiled a whole host of new exciting experiences for their North America holiday packages –...

Is it time for Canada to annex Blue America?

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stand for the playing of national anthems during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Scott Gilmore: Every new southern Canadian would instantly have health insurance and affordable higher education. Plus schools that teach evolution. The United States...