Helen Hanbidge

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‘Unfair Elections Act’ targets the youth Trudeau wants and Harper fears

Getting youth to vote – or not to – is at the centre of two parties' political strategy heading into a 2015 federal election.<p>At the Liberal convention in Montréal, President Barack Obama's campaign gurus were out in full force. Indeed, one tweeted, "A true honor and pleasure to address #lib2014 …

Neufeld says more than 100,000 to be disenfranchised under feds’ election bill, will testify at House Affairs Committee next week

The federal government is spending $158,200 on headhunters to help it staff up Canada’s new foreign investment promotion agency, part of $1.1-million …

Yoga Pants Defiant: My Crusade Against the Cult of Casual

On a flight home to London from San Diego, I sat next to a well-dressed European woman, who, after several hours, felt comfortable enough to ask me a very pointed question.<p>"Why are so many American women always in yoga pants?"<p>I did a quick mental "street view" of the Grand Boulevards of the …

Senate reform or abolition unlikely despite scandal, experts say

Some of the heaviest hitters in the decades-long crusade for reform of Canada's unelected Senate have given up hope that the much-maligned upper house can ever be changed.<p>Their pessimism suggests all the sound and fury over the Senate during the past year – and the tempest to come in the new year …

Lady Mary Crawley: the most difficult Downton character to dress

Downton Abbey costume designer Caroline McCall reveals that the constraints of Lady Mary's mourning in season six have proved 'quite tricky' in the wardrobe department<p>"There are so many constraints on [Lady Mary's] wardrobe," Downton costume designer Caroline McCall tells Glamour of dressing …

Hillary Clinton: 'So much to do'

Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to 2014 with “so much to do,” the former secretary of state tweeted Tuesday.<p>Merry XMas & Happy New Year x 1,002,958. Thinking about the millions who face challenges everyday. Looking forward to 2014. So much to do.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 24, 2013<p>…

The perils of being fat, female and French

<b>For decades the image of the slender and chic Parisian woman has been setting the standard as the epitome of style and making some other women in France feel uncomfortably inadequate.</b><p>Isabelle, a 50-year-old director of a fashionable Paris art gallery, says: "C'est simple. Chic plus mince egale …

France

20 Glam New Year’s Eve Dresses for Less Than $50

If you’re like us and are pampering your loved ones with extravagant gifts this Christmas (…and maybe also pampering yourself with a head-turning holiday outfit or two), then when it comes to getting glam for New Year’s Eve, you might want to keep it on the cheap. Luckily, we hunted down 20 …

Clothing

#theLIST: Statement Sweaters

Best of 2013: 13 Clever Style Tips and Tricks

Next up as we close out 2013, we’re setting our sights on style and all the fun ways we hacked, beaded, and styled it up this past year. From pockets to fringe to LED headbands, here are our top 13 style tutorials of 2013.<p>1. DIY Pockets: Remember Polly Pocket? Well, this tutorial has absolutely …

Crafting

A year in polling

2013 has been a remarkable year in politics and political polling, with the Liberals returning from the dead, the Senate scandal shaking things up, …