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Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto ranked among top 10 most liveable cities

Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are ranked among top 10 most liveable cities worldwide with Montreal trailing behind in the 20th place but still ahead of any U.S. city, according to the 2019 Global Liveability Index released Wednesday by the Economist Intelligence Unit.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

What are Canadians like? Or anyone else for that matter

Government website outlines cultures around the world Want to “understand” Canada, Canadian lifestyle, culture and how to interact with Canadians? Well, there’s a little promoted section of the Canadian government website of Global Affairs Canada and a section called the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Reggae music brings together Indigenous and Arab culture

Tonight, Shauit and the Moroccan group Wachmn’Hit will give their last concert in a city near Montreal, in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Shauit is a Innu singer and songwriter from Maliotenam, a First Nations reserve north-east of Quebec. Wachmn’Hit is» 

Indigenous

Indigenous participation key to Arctic development, Inuit activist tells Economic Forum of the Americas

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Full Inuit participation will be key to long-term sustainable development in the Arctic as well as helping the world confront the current climate crisis, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics

Canada must develop cultural diplomacy strategy, says Senate committee

Canada’s world-class arts and culture are top foreign policy assets and the federal government must develop a comprehensive strategy to make cultural diplomacy a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, says a Senate committee report. Canadian artists are known around the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Culture Day in Quebec

Every year, the province holds “culture day” in which various cultural institutions open their doors to the public in a kind of exposition of what they do and what they offer. Here in Montreal, the headquarters centre of the domestic» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous

Inuit food, language, art featured at Montreal festival

Concordia University in Montreal will hold its third annual Tillitarniit festival celebrating Indigenous people of Canada’s north on August 2 to 4, 2018. It used to be a film festival but this year will expand to include musical performances, games,» 

Indigenous

Country food vs junk food : Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. Country food, the land and sea animals harvested by Inuit, are the most nourishing foods in the Canadian» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canadian province of Ontario contributes $96,000 towards update of Inuit art trademark

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian province of Ontario may be a southern province, but this week it pledged $96,844 towards the Inuit Art Foundation’s update to the Igloo Tag Trademark. The» 

Society

Cultural divide in Canadian broadcasting: F-word OK in French

Complaint about the F-word on French media denied  (! Warning STORY CONTAINS CONTROVERSIAL LANGUAGE) It’s the “F-word”. It’s been feared by broadcasters and print media since, well, forever. At least in English. Though standards have relaxed and it does on»