A Resolution for All Canadians
Canada’s poet laureate Gord Downie inspired us to think about reconciliation and resolutions. And it’s the Indigenous leaders we’ve spoken to who have given us the tools and advice we need to advance this important project.
As we enter 2017 and our country’s 150th year, sharing stories and rewriting the narrative surrounding Indigenous p...
January 7th, 2017
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Youthful brains wired for invention
We thought the roof would rip off on Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre when 16,000 teens at WE Day erupted with enthusiastic shrieking normally reserved for homegrown heartthrob Justin Bieber.
We had to believe the crowd would simmer down when they realized it was the other Justin taking centre stage. But it turns out Trudeau was the guy they wa...
December 18th, 2015
Amazing journey into the human heart
We’ve both dined on guinea pig in the Andes of Ecuador, and sipped goats’ blood in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. We’ve also navigated countless foreign metropolises with merely a grungy map and tattered phrase book.
So when we watch The Amazing Race Canada, we envision ourselves as participants, eager to pass each cringe-inducing challenge and hagg...
September 8th, 2015
Six documentaries that will transform your world view
Filmmaker Elise Pearlstein shared one of the documentaries she produced with her kids — and they promptly stopped flushing the toilet.
The doc, Last Call at the Oasis, is a compelling look at water use and issues throughout North America. And Pearlstein, senior vice-president of documentary films with Participant Media (the company behind An Inc...
August 27th, 2015
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Attitude, not ability, gets us across life’s ‘finish lines’
Ezra Frech dribbles an imaginary basketball like he’s reigning over an NBA court. He bobs and weaves around the crowds backstage at WE Day Illinois. Immersed in his own game and oblivious to everyone, Ezra is suddenly in the air, scoring a dunk shot only he can see.
Ezra is 10. He has a prosthetic lower left leg and was born with only one finger...
August 15th, 2015