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GIESBRECHT: Freedom of religion disappearing in Canada

Freedom of religion is guaranteed to all Canadians in the Charter of Rights and Freedom. The Charter has taken two major blows recently — one from a …

Religion

Watch: Sinclair forced its TV stations to air pro-Trump propaganda on family separation

“While some of the concern is real, a lot of it is politically driven by the liberals in politics and the media.”<p>The Sinclair Broadcasting Group — the pro-Trump media conglomerate — is taking over local television. And it’s now using its reach to spread a counternarrative that the media and …

Immigration

It sure looks like Trump is lying about his agreement with Kim Jong Un

It’s also possible Trump doesn’t know what he agreed to.<p>President Donald Trump either doesn’t know what he agreed to with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week or he’s lying about it.<p>At a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday, Trump defended his decision to meet with Kim, bragging that he …

North Korea

New pipelines and better prices expected to drive higher Canadian crude output

A pipeline capacity gap that is impeding the movement of Western Canada’s crude to market will close by 2021 and there will be surplus room from …

Oil

NYT: We Pulled Stephen Miller Interview at WH’s Request

<i>The New York Times</i> pulled a recorded interview with top Trump aide Stephen Miller from its morning podcast after White House officials said they were …

The White House

Revealed: Justin Trudeau's close adviser helped move huge sums offshore

The chief fundraiser and senior adviser to the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who played a critical role in the rise to power of the charismatic politician, was involved in the movement of millions of dollars to offshore havens, the Paradise Papers reveal.<p>Stephen Bronfman, heir to the …

Canada

Border separations open rift between Trump and evangelicals

An influential evangelical group on Tuesday endorsed legislation to end the Trump administration’s practice of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, adding to a chorus of criticism from the faith voters that helped propel the president into office.<p>In a letter to lawmakers, the Faith & …

Immigration

US leaving UN Human Rights Council -- 'a cesspool of political bias'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.<p>The move, which the Trump administration …

Rights & Freedoms

This might have been the most embarrassing day in the history of the Fox News network

x<p>Acting ICE director Thomas Homan, without any sense of irony, tells @TuckerCarlson that he objects to people comparing ICE to Nazis because they …

Donald Trump

Explainer: What can Beijing do if China-U.S. trade row worsens?

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war.<p>…

China

All The Cool Characteristics Of Modern Kitchen Cabinets

The modern kitchen is more than just a space designed for the preparation of cooking of food, its role being a central one. With this change in …

Kitchens

Faith Leaders Oppose Trump's Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents

A Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents on the U.S. border has prompted a crescendo of criticism among religious leaders.<p>They span different faiths, denominations and ages. Some of them have also helped the president gain support for his base.<p>About 11,000 children …

Immigration

Slaves, Dinosaurs and White Jesus, Oh My! How Taxpayers Fund Crazy Christian Conservative Education

Slaves who accepted Jesus into their hearts were better off than the ones who held on to African religions. Black people were pretty happy under Jim …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Peter Navarro says 'there's a special place in hell' for Justin Trudeau. Where Are Our Dem. Leaders?

I am well and truly sick and f***in’ tired of this shit.<p>Trump and his lackeys lie, defame, insult and demonize our allies while our Democratic …

Peter Navarro

No leader is forever, Macron says as 'G6' gears up to confront Trump

OTTAWA (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday no leader was forever, suggesting a more confrontational attitude towards U.S. President Donald Trump as leaders from the Group of Seven countries prepare to clash on trade at a summit in Canada.<p>Asked by reporters whether the …

François Hollande

A House Built Around a Tree

A house that blends into the forest. The creator of the architectural firm A.Mason Architects and A.Masow Design Studio created the project “Tree in …

Architecture

Trump’s Reckoning Arrives

The president’s unpredictability once worked to his advantage—but now, it is producing a mounting list of foreign-policy failures.<p>“Gradually and then suddenly.” That was how one of Ernest Hemingway’s characters described the process of going bankrupt. The phrase applies vividly to the accumulating …

Donald Trump

Illiberalism Is Rising. Here’s How We Can Turn That Tide and Renew Our Democracy.

The Renew Democracy Initiative aims to bring together the centrist majority to fix our government and repair our political dialogue.<p>“I didn’t leave …

Political Science

Kushners accept Qatar-linked bailout after claiming they wouldn’t take money due to conflicts of interest

Jared Kushner's Qatari miracle.<p>Jared Kushner and his family business have a big problem.<p>In 2007, then 27-year-old Kushner made an audacious move …

Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

Vancouver trade board to fly Trans Mountain pipeline supporters to Alberta

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is flying about 100 business, community and Indigenous leaders to Alberta this week in an effort to show that …

Nenshi slams Horgan as 'one of the worst politicians' over pipeline opposition

The mayor of Calgary has slammed the B.C. premier, the mayor of Vancouver and a former U.S. vice-president over opposition to Kinder Morgan's Trans …

ONE Teahouse / MINAX Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Drinking tea is one of the most featured activity which can fuse the functional requirements with the …

Experimental Ranch | Marmol Radziner

The Experimental Ranch House, designed by Cliff May as his personal residence, is situated in the Sullivan Canyon area of Los Angeles. The house was …

25 No-Fail Paint Colors, Picked by Interior Designers

The Impact of Photography on Architecture

The impact of photography on architecture cannot be understated. Without photography or any other way to capture and transport architecture to other …

Definitive proof nobody did costume parties like the Bauhaus

Legendary<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Most people attribute Germany's Bauhaus school with the following: being on the vanguard of minimalist design, the paring down of architecture to its most essential and …

Art

Plant Prefab raises $3 million from Obvious Ventures for durable, sustainable homes

Plant Prefab wants to make it easier for people to build homes within urban neighborhoods and cities, and it has raised $3 million to do just that. The investment, led by Obvious Ventures, will go some way toward helping the company scale, bring on more talent, and improve existing systems.<p>A …

Tesla's Powerwall by the Numbers

When Tesla Motors allowed other companies to use its patented technology and later announced the building of the Gigafactory, I had a feeling that …

Contemporary Detached Dwelling Hiding Spatial Complexity in Montreal, Canada

Located in the Montreal’s Southwest neighborhood, this detached dwelling entitled “Holy Cross House” hides a rich spatial complexity behind its tough …

Architecture