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  • Ramadan: a meal for your brainTaufik Ali Valiante MD PhD FRCS
    June 22, 2015

    Your brain is who you are. A constellation of past experiences, hopes, dreams, and knowledge, receiving input from the outside world through your senses, and simultaneously changing that very world through your interactions. It is thus shaped by, but yet shapes the world around it. It is constantly changing with every second, as every experience you have alters is physical and chemical structure. It is as mysterious to the neuroscientist as to average individual. Scientists refer to as the most complex thing in the universe, thus currently defying definition, and a scientific language to describe what it does.

  • Are the Liberals good alternatives to Harper?The Canadian Charger
    June 22, 2015

    In its 6-months poll - Are the Liberals good alternatives to Harper? - the Canadian Charger found the percentage of readers who answered yes has been decreasing. And in mid-May, an EKOS Research poll showed that the Liberal Party has for the first time since Justin Trudeau became leader two years ago slipped below the Conservative Party. Meanwhile the NDP have gained enough support to make the race for the October federal election a virtual tie, with just three points separating the Conservatives, the NDP, and the Liberals.

  • Canada doing business with ChinaThe Canadian Charger
    June 22, 2015

    In his recent book Middle Kingdom Middle Power, David Mulroney, former Canadian Ambassador to China, calls for Canada to become more engaged with China, while at the same time standing up for Canada's interests and values - a position he feels is at odds - to say the least - with the conduct of the Harper government.

  • Guelph's Muslim community a shining example to Canada and beyondJustine Kraemer
    June 22, 2015

    As Guelph's population has grown, there has been a corresponding increase in our city's diversity. While there has at times been friction as different groups attempt to live side by side, there have been many positive illustrations of multiculturalism. One such example is Guelph's Muslim community.

  • Missing Aboriginal Women: Another Inquiry?Reuel S. Amdur
    June 22, 2015

    The positions taken by Aboriginal organizations and their supporters on what to do about the issue of murdered and missing Aboriginal women on the one hand and the Tory government on the other are strange. What is the Aboriginal side asking?

  • Canada: C-51 and Aboriginal protests Scott Stockdale
    June 22, 2015

    Legal scholars David Milward Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law and Pamela Palmater associate professor and Chair, Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University are expressing concerns that Bill C-51 - now law - could have a serious and detrimental impact on Aboriginal protests in this country.

  • Omar Khadr's lawyer Denis Edney speaks in Toronto Scott Stockdale
    June 22, 2015

    When Canada stood alone as the only western country that refused to request the return of one of its citizens - Omar Khadr - from Guantanamo Bay, the Harper government was in effect sending Americans the message that they could do whatever they wanted with 15-year-old Mr. Khadr, according to his lawyer Denis Edney.

  • Do you feel lonely? You are not aloneScott Stockdale
    June 22, 2015

    Researchers have identified loneliness and social isolation with many health issues, cardiac issues, mental health problems and mortality.

  • A book review: Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the modern ageScott Stockdale
    June 22, 2015

    A lasting impression among many lasting impressions after reading Reasoning With God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the modern age, by Khaled Abou El Fadl, is that Islam and Shari'ah as explained by the author has little, if anything, to do with the way these concepts are portrayed not only in the western media, but also the teachings (and actions that follow) of many Muslim "intellectuals" throughout the world.

  • Egypt's President Al-Sisi: a one-year report card Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    June 9, 2015

    Egyptian president Abdulfatah Al-Sisi has faced many challenges during his first year in elected office.

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