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What to see at the film festival: here are a few early picks

VIFF starts today. The Vancouver International Film Festival is showing over 300 films this year. Even though many of those are shorts there’s no way anybody can catch all or even most of them. Some...
Syrian refugees, Syria, refugee crisis, migrants, Vancouver, Surrey

Access Gallery accepting donations for Syrian refugees in Surrey

Roughly 3,000 asylum-seekers will pour into B.C. over the next few weeks — desperately in need of household items, clothing, and toiletries.

Reza Aslan on Islamic nationalism and the challenge of jihad

Reza Aslan explained ISIS and Islamic violent extremism to a packed audience at the Indian Summer Festival Thursday.
Reza Aslan at Indian Summer Festival 2014. Photo by Tom Delamere

CNN's Reza Aslan slams Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher on roots of fundamentalist terrorism

Reza Aslan, star of upcoming CNN series on religious rituals, takes on Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher on Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.

American Sniper and Stephen Harper make war with words

War hawks and their simplistic "us vs. them" mentality don't make us safer— they put all of us at risk

Our world in 2014

10 currents that contoured global society in 2014.

Stephen Harper position on global Arms Trade Treaty reads like a page out of NRA handbook

The global Arms Trade Treaty, brokered through the United Nations in a lengthy process, came into effect this Christmas Eve, 2014, 90 days after the 50th nation had ratified it. Canada has refused to...
Peter Van Loan, Christopher Alexander

Media "impolite" to ask questions about secretive Iraq meeting, Minister says

Canadians got few answers today as reporters pressed for more details on Harper's plans for joining the fight against ISIS.
John Baird - United Nations - DFAIT photo - 2011

Canada off to war: Harper sends troops to fight Islamic extremists

"Cowering in a bunker is not an option for Canada” says Foreign Minister John Baird
Operation Impact - Department of Defence photo - September 2014

Is Canada on the precipice of war?

Prime Minister holding rare emergency debate to decide Canada's next steps in fast-growing military conflict in the Middle East