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Learn more about becoming a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/members">GlobalPost member</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sectionrss"><legend>RSS</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-rsstitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost — Canada </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sponsor"><legend>Sponsorship</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored-section"> <div class="field-label">Sponsored Section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5615899 at http://www.globalpost.com Sandro Contenta http://www.globalpost.com/bio/sandro-contenta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biofirstname"> <div class="field-label">First Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biolastname"> <div class="field-label">Last Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contenta </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/sandro_contenta.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=27998">sandro_contenta.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-contact-info"><legend>Social Media</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-facebook-url"> <div class="field-label">Facebook URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002992968238 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-twitter-handle"> <div class="field-label">Twitter handle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> scontenta </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioblogroll"><legend>Blogroll</legend><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blogroll3"> <div class="field-label">Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://spacing.ca/wire/">Spacing Toronto - understanding the urban landscape</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blogrolldesc3"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;br /&gt; 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&mdash; Every time a new American president is sworn-in, Canadians brace themselves.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The reaction was best explained by a Canadian prime minister, the late Pierre Trudeau, during a speech to a Washington audience four decades ago: &ldquo;Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant; no matter how friendly or even-tempered is the beast, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Americas Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Canada Thu, 08 Jan 2009 21:35:11 +0000 Sandro Contenta 6192 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada's prime minister promises budget action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090109/canadas-prime-minister-promises-budget-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Budget action will occur over span of three to five years </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Louise Egan </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Friday to take bold budget action over a span of three to five years to rescue the Canadian economy, and he called the latest North American job numbers &quot;troubling&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;We're going to work on the assumption that this is going to be a tough time, that we should not underestimate the actions we need to take,&quot; Harper told reporters in a televised news conference in Montreal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090109/canadas-prime-minister-promises-budget-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Fri, 09 Jan 2009 21:55:52 +0000 Louise Egan 10723 at http://www.globalpost.com Meet Harper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090113/meet-harper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With Canada's prime minister, partisan politics are front and center. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandro Contenta </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO, Canada&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;On Jan. 27, the conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will present its first budget since winning reelection last October. For a country seeking relief from recession, it can&rsquo;t come soon enough.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090113/meet-harper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Diplomacy Canada Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:16:39 +0000 Sandro Contenta 19619 at http://www.globalpost.com The fate of Canada's unicorns of the sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090120/the-fate-canadas-unicorns-the-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What narwhals can teach us about the climate change tipping point. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandro Contenta </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO &mdash;&nbsp;In these heady days of hope and audacity, the fate of some 600 narwhals in Canada&rsquo;s Arctic has the makings of a cautionary tale.</p> <p>These unicorns of the northern seas, creatures of legend and imagination, regularly feed around Baffin Island in Canada&rsquo;s high north. In late September they migrate to open waters to escape the encroaching ice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090120/the-fate-canadas-unicorns-the-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Green Canada Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:01:46 +0000 Sandro Contenta 125491 at http://www.globalpost.com Basking in the glow of history http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090120/basking-the-glow-history-0 <!--paging_filter--><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">In city squares or school gymnasiums, Canadians gathered to bask in the reflected glow of history south of the border today.</span></font></font></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090120/basking-the-glow-history-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 131417 at http://www.globalpost.com Do you know where your oil comes from? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090127/do-you-know-where-your-oil-comes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canadians most certainly do. But it's not a pretty sight. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandro Contenta </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;When President Barack Obama vowed this week to reverse U.S. dependence on &ldquo;foreign oil,&rdquo; did he also mean Canada&rsquo;s? It&rsquo;s a question Americans might want to consider.</p> <p>They could start by noting an important fact: Canada is the single-largest exporter of oil to the United States. Indeed, the U.S. imports more oil from Canada than from Saudi Arabia. Nearly one-fifth of all U.S. oil imports come from north of the 49th parallel. At current trends, a third of U.S. oil imports will soon come from Canada.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090127/do-you-know-where-your-oil-comes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Business Canada Technology Tue, 27 Jan 2009 22:32:42 +0000 Sandro Contenta 231195 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Canada http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/which-it-stands-canada <!--paging_filter--><p>I&nbsp;recently wrote about what it's like to be the United States' neighbor to the north. Here's the beginning:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/which-it-stands-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 262941 at http://www.globalpost.com Meet Harper http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/meet-harper <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's the beginning of my column about&nbsp;Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper:</p> <p>On Jan. 27, the conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will present its first budget since winning reelection last October. For a country seeking relief from recession, it can&rsquo;t come soon enough.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/meet-harper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 262946 at http://www.globalpost.com What narwhals can teach us about the climate change tipping point. http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/what-narwhals-can-teach-us-about-the-climate-change-tipping-point <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's the beginning of my column about narwhals, and what they can teach us about the climate change tipping point:</p> <p>In these heady days of hope and audacity, the fate of some 600 narwhals in Canada&rsquo;s Arctic has the makings of a cautionary tale.</p> <p>These unicorns of the northern seas, creatures of legend and imagination, regularly feed around Baffin Island in Canada&rsquo;s high north. In late September they migrate to open waters to escape the encroaching ice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/what-narwhals-can-teach-us-about-the-climate-change-tipping-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 262986 at http://www.globalpost.com Do you know where your oil comes from? http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/do-you-know-where-your-oil-comes <!--paging_filter--><p>I recently wrote about Canada's tar sands. Here's the beginning of my column:</p> <p>When President Barack Obama vowed this week to reverse U.S. dependence on &ldquo;foreign oil,&rdquo; did he also mean Canada&rsquo;s? It&rsquo;s a question Americans might want to consider.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090130/do-you-know-where-your-oil-comes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 263019 at http://www.globalpost.com The dark side http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090203/the-dark-side <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After recent fights result in death and injury, Canada debates its tradition of hockey violence. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandro Contenta </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;Canadians have an almost irritating reputation for being tolerant and polite. But in hockey, their dark side spills out.</p> <p>Calls to curb violence in Canada&rsquo;s national sport are almost as old as the game itself. But there&rsquo;s new urgency to the debate: Statistics indicate a 24 percent increase in fighting in the National Hockey League this season, and two punch-ups in its feeder leagues have had terrifying results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/090203/the-dark-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 04 Feb 2009 15:18:48 +0000 Sandro Contenta 267482 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada debates its tradition of hockey violence http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090204/canada-debates-its-tradition-hockey-violence <!--paging_filter--><p>I recently wrote about hockey violence. Here's the beginning of my column:</p> <p>Canadians have an almost irritating reputation for being tolerant and polite. But in hockey, their dark side spills out.</p> <p>Calls to curb violence in Canada&rsquo;s national sport are almost as old as the game itself. But there&rsquo;s new urgency to the debate: Statistics indicate a 24 percent increase in fighting in the National Hockey League this season, and two punch-ups in its feeder leagues have had terrifying results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090204/canada-debates-its-tradition-hockey-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 268264 at http://www.globalpost.com Some Canadians are feeling snubbed as news of Obama's visit emerges http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090208/some-canadians-are-feeling-snubbed-news-obamas-visit-emerges <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO &ndash; When President Barack Obama decided that Canada would be the site of his first foreign visit, there was great joy in this cold land.</p> <p>With our economy and politics a mess, and winter winds slashing about like razor blades, Canadians greeted the news of the Feb. 19 visit with glowing hearts, to borrow a image from our national anthem.</p> <p>Some immediately began preparations to travel from far and wide to descend on Ottawa for a glimpse of the embodiment of hope, history and celebrity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/canada/090208/some-canadians-are-feeling-snubbed-news-obamas-visit-emerges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Canada Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 288635 at http://www.globalpost.com