Marilene Bussiere

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Why Quebec's Bill 62 is an indefensible mess

Paul Wells on the key reasons that the province’s anti-face-covering law is ludicrous claptrap that makes no sense<p>Before we begin: Look, I’m one of …

Religion

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

RBC Introduces Siri Bill Payments and iMessage Money Transfers

It seems as if Siri is becoming more of a personal assistant every single day.<p>A new update to the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) mobile app now allows …

The City

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Is China the World’s New Colonial Power?

Every weekday before dawn, a morning migration takes place near the desert on Africa’s southwestern coast. At 5:30 in the Namibian enclave Swakopmund, whose century-old buildings still bear the imprint of German colonization, solitary men in khaki uniforms emerge from houses and apartment …

China

State-owned China Unicom ready to invite private investors

Chinese internet technology giants including Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are likely to become the first batch of private investors with shares in …

China
Chinese New Year
China

The real secret of Chinese internet censorship? Distraction

The core purpose of the ‘50c army’ used by China to control social media is to distract people and talk up the regime, not to argue and edit comments<p>If you ever want to annoy western policymakers or politicians, then here is a surefire way to do it. Tell them that the only government in the world …

Social Media

B.C. to add computer coding to school curriculum

The B.C. government unveiled plans Monday to introduce computer coding in its school curriculum, addressing a chronic skills shortage in one of the few areas of the Canadian economy that is doing well – technology.<p>"Every kindergarten to grade 12 student will have…the opportunity to learn the basics …

Canada

Some advice for ministers who say silly things

Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein was a master at throwing the shifter into reverse when he got stuck in the mud. It’s a lesson other ministers …

Mark Carney: Emerging market debt is the biggest risk right now

Policymakers will be tested in the current 'unforgiving environment', the Bank of England's governor has warned<p>A massive build-up of debt in emerging markets poses one of the biggest risks to the global economy right now, according to the Governor of the Bank of England.<p>Mark Carney said the rise of …

Vancouver's runaway real estate: Don’t hold your breath for a crackdown

A few months ago, a friend of mine passed along a story he felt epitomized the lunacy of what we are witnessing in the Vancouver real estate market.<p>A buddy of his lived in a lovely home on the west side of the city, near the University of British Columbia. Since 1992, not a single human being had …

A win for China and Canada

<b>“On one ten million dollar deal, that’s $500,000 eaten up”</b><p>A big obstacle to raising Canada’s game in Asia is encouraging medium-sized Canadian …

Barclays analysts visited China and came back saying it was one of the most bearish trips they've ever taken

This relationship, however, appears to be at an end.<p>"We are just back from our annual (since 2003) trip to China, and this one definitely fits in the top-quartile of bearish field trips," Barclays Scott Davis wrote. "We suspected that our forecasts for China industrial growth (for U.S. …

China

Google and beyond: The new Silicon Valley kingpins

Google was born with an Indian at its heart.<p>In 1998 at Stanford University, the internet giant’s two founders, graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page, alongside academics Terry Winograd and Rajeev Motwani, developed an algorithm that revolutionised web search and created a multibillion-dollar …

Silicon Valley

Everything We Know So Far About the Massive Explosions in Tianjin

The blasts left at least 70 dead and 500 wounded, and Chinese officials are looking into whether this tragedy was a result of poor safety regulations or practices.<p>At 11:30 PM Wednesday night, a series of massive fireballs exploded out of a warehouse in the industrial part of Tianjin, China, a port …

Natural Gas

LA throws 96 million 'shade balls' at its water shortage — and it's mesmerizing

Los Angeles is throwing shade at its water problem — literally.<p>The city has deployed a total of 96 million "shade balls" into the LA Reservoir in an …

Health status

At first glance, the question "How healthy are Canadians" is a simple one. However, "health" is a broad concept and difficult to capture with any …

Health Care

The Real Reason Canadians Pay Higher Prices Than Americans For the Same Products

Canadian shoppers have long suffered from higher prices on some consumer goods, relative to other countries, especially the United States. In an …

A solid report from Senate on price gap. First, cut tariffs.

<i>Tariffs, taxes, supply management behind Canadian sticker shock</i><p>Before Prime Minister Harper starts reinventing the Senate, widely perceived as a den …

Thomas Mulcair's Clarity problem

Why, in an otherwise strong debate, did the NDP leader tread into the dangerous quicksand of Quebec separatism?<p>At about the midpoint of last night’s …

Canada

李克强下决心解决这7件事,件件与你有关

“一场暴雨,就会引发市民们戏称的‘看海’现象,这还是在一些大城市。”7月28日,李克强总理在国务院常务会议上盯上了困扰老百姓的这件“闹心事”。<p>回看7月份的四次国务院常务会议,带薪休假落实不力、遭受家暴无处诉、因大病返贫致贫等七种闹心事被聚焦瞄准,并开出药方!<p>为了让老百姓不再“闹心”,李克强总理正在动 …