YouTube knocking down Canada’s protective cultural wall

Canada’s creative lobby may have turned its back on the world but that doesn’t mean Canadians are joining them in their quest to hide

YouTube knocking down Canada’s protective cultural wallCanada’s creative lobby may have turned its back on the world but that doesn’t mean Canadians are joining them in their quest to hide behind a big wall of regulations aimed at protecting them from foreigners. A recent study by Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design, entitled  Watchtime Canada: How YouTube Connects Creators and…

Education faculties fail to prepare young teachers to be effective

Education schools often tilt from one useless fad to another with little practical use in actual classrooms

Education faculties fail to prepare young teachers to be effectiveIn 1933, the retiring president of Harvard University, Lawrence Lowell, famously stated that his university’s school of education was “a kitten that ought to be drowned.” Of course, university presidents wouldn’t talk like this today. But Lowell was far from the only scholar to hold education schools in such low repute – and for good…

Cognac’s global reach keeps spreading

While making inroads in urban American culture and gaining a foothold in China, the industry is also innovating its products

Cognac’s global reach keeps spreadingPart 7 of our series The Business of Cognac According to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), the industry’s trade association, cognac’s three largest markets are the United States (78.7 million bottles), Singapore (23.6 million bottles) and China (22.6 million bottles). Singapore has the distinction of having the largest per capita consumption of Cognac in the…

Chaos on the poop deck but the U.S. ship sails on

Donald Trump’s vision is myopic and shambolic, but there appears to be only the promise of more of the same in the future

Chaos on the poop deck but the U.S. ship sails onIt’s seven months into the Donald Trump presidency and what have we learned? Are things going as planned? Is there a plan? Does the future augur a new tomorrow or more of the same? There are a few home truths on broad display: our man loves to play golf, on his courses, in states where…

The Canadian who helped tame America’s Wild West

Born in Quebec, Bat Masterson set out to find adventure on America's frontier – and he found plenty, etching his name and deeds in the history books

TORONTO, Ont. Mar. 30, 2017 /Troy Media/ – It was through the cinema of my childhood that I first heard of Bat Masterson. But it wasn’t until I read Tom Clavin’s new book, Dodge City, that I realized Masterson was Canadian. Or at least he was by birth. Masterson entered this world in Henryville, Que., on…

Social media drives a wedge in democracy

In America's coarsened social discourse, expertise is reviled, and researched facts are replaced by fake news and egregious self-promotion

Social media drives a wedge in democracyVANCOUVER, B.C. Jan. 22, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Baby boomers grew up in a world where the principles of democracy were taught in high school by social studies teachers who became misty eyed describing the Athenian Agora. The great public squares in the Greek city states saw the citizens gather to hear reasoned discourse about…

The technological megashifts reshaping our world

Technology is unleashing dynamic forces, reshaping life and radically reconfiguring the relationship between our past, present and future

The technological megashifts reshaping our worldZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Science fiction is increasingly science fact and exponential technological changes are rapidly altering our culture, business and society. Much of it is extremely promising – indeed, it has the potential to solve our biggest challenges, such as energy, water, diseases and global warming. But we are also facing myriad unintended…

Silent Night for Christians facing genocide

Christians experience religious persecution more than any other faith group on a global scale and in absolute numbers

Silent Night for Christians facing genocide// [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/silent-night-for-christians-facing-genocide/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/religious-intolerance/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]religious intolerance[/popup] [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/lifestyle-racism/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]bigotry[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. Dec 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - There was good news and bad news around an open letter released in Ottawa recently. The bad news…

Why the Trudeau Liberals won’t deliver ‘real change’ on the economy

The most important, most fundamental fiscal and economic reforms of the Harper government will remain intact

Why the Trudeau Liberals won’t deliver ‘real change’ on the economy Download this column on the Liberals for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, Ont. Nov 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A clear narrative emerged during Election 2015 and is fast drying into hard concrete: that this election was all about change. Indeed, it seems a remarkable number of pundits believed…

Remembrance Day: The Homefront in Alberta

The Second World War was hard on the men fighting on the front lines as well as those they left behind

Remembrance Day: The Homefront in AlbertaFROM THE ARCHIVES EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 4, 2008/ Troy Media/ - While the Second World War was hard on the men and women fighting on the front lines, it was also hard on those they left behind. This is important to remember this Remembrance Day. It's two sides of the same coin, said Dr. Adriana Davies, Executive…
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