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Emma Prestwich

Emma Prestwich is the editor of AOL.ca and a writer for HuffPost Canada. She covers viral stories in news, lifestyle and entertainment, and is always in search of the best Nanaimo bar.
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Parks Canada Insults All Indigenous Actors With Film's Rejection

Apparently the government agency had major concerns about seasoned Métis actor Tom Jackson's character when they found out he was indigenous. The agency said it has the right to refuse applications that don't fit its mandate. But what the heck is wrong with Jackson playing a mafia boss?
03/09/2017 06:03 EST
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Remembrance Day Should Be A Canada-Wide Holiday

Every year, on Nov. 11, I woke up knowing that I didn't have to go to school. I still had work to do, though: pull my Scouting uniform out of my closet, tuck the shirt into my pants and drive 15 minutes to the cenotaph at the rec centre to huddle in the cold with my friends. We would stand holding our flags, my dad beside us, his breast pocket gleaming with medals he'd earned from his 25 years of military service. Sure, the ceremony was long, and for many years, I didn't know the words to "God Save The Queen." But the ritual always felt incredibly important, not just because I'd been taught about the sacrifices of the uniformed men and women at the ceremony and the horrors of war.
11/06/2015 04:15 EST
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Living on $1.75 a Day Opened Our Eyes to the Struggle of Millions

The rules were simple: consume only $1.75 worth of food and drink each day, and do it for five days. We pooled our money together and bought groceries as a team, but each of us went into the Live Below The Line Challenge with different strategies, expectations and motivations. What began as a 'fun' food challenge for three Huffington Post Canada editors turned into a eye-opening experience we won't forget.
04/27/2015 03:04 EDT