Emma Paling
Emma Paling is an associate news editor at The Huffington Post Canada. Her writing previously appeared on Vice Canada, Motherboard, and Refinery29.

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World's Largest Dinosaur Tracks Found In Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2017 | 12:54 PM

Australian researchers have discovered what they call the world’s largest dinosaur footprint.

The 1.7-metre sauropod track was recorded by University of Queensland paleontologist Steve Salisbury and his team. They have spent five years recording thousands of dinosaur footprints in Walmadany.

“It’s such a magical place — Australia’s own Jurassic...

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Lynn Beyak Won't Step Down From Senate Committee On Aboriginal Peoples

(126) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 9:41 PM

A Conservative senator who was criticized for praising “some good things,” about residential schools will not step down from the Senate committee on aboriginal peoples.

“I’ve made my statements and I stand by them,” Lynn Beyak told CBC News on Monday.

She said she’s received “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds”...

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'Saturday Night Live' Will Wrap Record Season With Amazing Lineup

(9) Comments | Posted March 26, 2017 | 11:50 AM

"Saturday Night Live" will wrap its most memorable season in recent memory with a star-studded lineup.

The show is on hiatus for a few weeks, and fans cannot wait to see how it handles all the Trump-administration news that has cropped up since its last episode.

"SNL" returns...

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'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Sketch Goes After Canadian Judges

(11) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 4:17 PM

"I'm sick of reading about them in the news and I'm sick of them making us unsafe."

The latest "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" sketch shows women's worst nightmare come true: a Canadian judge moves into the neighbourhood.

"They don't treat women the way other Canadians do," comedian Cathy Jones...

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'Dutch Trudeau' Takes On 'Dutch Trump' In Netherlands Election

(5) Comments | Posted March 15, 2017 | 1:34 PM

They both look a bit familiar.

In an election Wednesday, a Dutch politician who's drawn comparisons to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes on Geert Wilders, an anti-Islam populist who is often compared to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Jesse Klaver, the 30-year-old Green Party leader, has campaigned on...

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International Women's Day: 338 Young Women Took Over Canada's Parliament And It Was Glorious

(5) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 5:38 PM

Canadian MPs got a lesson in governing Wednesday — from 338 young women.

In celebration of International Women's Day, Equal Voice filled the House of Commons with women between the ages of 18 and 23 to represent every riding in the country.

“You outshone us,” Green Party Leader Elizabeth...

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Wapikoni Mobile Celebrates International Women's Day With 7 Films By Indigenous Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 3:50 PM

“Go back to where you came from.”

It’s one of the more absurd comments flung by racists — and especially absurd if where you came from is Canada.

In their short film, “Where Are Your Feathers?,” filmmakers Mélanie Lumsden and Widia Larivière interview indigenous women about the craziest comments they’ve...

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Kellie Leitch's Pepper Spray Policy Won't Help Women: Critics

(41) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 12:44 PM

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s proposal to legalize mace and pepper spray wouldn’t actually protect women, say critics.

“Ending violence against women is not about improving lighting, having rape whistles, or legalizing pepper spray. Ending violence against women is about ensuring that women live in a society that respects them,”...

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Kellie Leitch's Video About Immigration Is Making Twitter Go Nuts

(344) Comments | Posted February 27, 2017 | 8:14 PM

Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch has released a new video about her immigration policy. But Canadians on social media seem less interested in her message and more interested in her, uh, delivery.

"Everywhere I go, I hear the same message," Leitch says in the video, posted on Saturday. "Canadians are...

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Carraig Ridge, Alberta Is Giving Us Serious Real Estate Envy

(12) Comments | Posted February 21, 2017 | 4:48 PM

A new community in Alberta aims to bring the outdoors in.

Carraig Ridge will be a community of 44 households located halfway between Calgary and Banff National Park. Every home will have a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, designed “to bring the surrounding landscape into the house,"

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Refugees In Canada: 1 Quarter Want Trump-Style Ban On Syrian Refugees

(222) Comments | Posted February 20, 2017 | 4:07 PM

One in four Canadians think the government should have temporarily banned refugees in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to do so, a new poll suggests.

“There has been a growing number of Canadians expressing concern over both the speed and the amount of refugees being resettled in Canada,”...

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Asylum-Seekers Fleeing U.S. Border Agents Receive Helping Hand From Quebec RCMP

(496) Comments | Posted February 18, 2017 | 3:52 PM

Photos of RCMP officers helping asylum-seekers fleeing the U.S. and illegally crossing into Canada Friday have attracted international attention.

The Canadian Press (CP) captured the images in Hemmingford, Que. on the border with Champlain, N,Y. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer questioned a man, the rest of...

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In This Lab Underneath Toronto, Winter Exists Year-Round

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 4:26 PM

Winter in Canada is so inescapable, it even exists underground.

In a lab that lies under downtown Toronto, researchers create winter conditions like snow and ice, subzero temperatures, and even winds up to 30 km/h.

The iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research based at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute...

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'This Is Not A Passport Photo' Project Creates New Memories For Syrian Refugees

(8) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 3:16 PM

Stephanie Simpson knows the power of a photograph.

The Edmonton photographer spends most of her time taking pictures, so she sees first-hand how touching they can be. And how devastating it is when they’re lost.

Simpson’s new project, This Is Not a Passport Photo, provides family photo sessions...

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Trudeau-Trump Moment Becomes Instant Fodder For Photoshop

(5) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 7:13 PM

A photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appearing to hesitate before shaking U.S. President Donald Trump's hand has sparked a delightful Photoshop battle.

The leaders met for the first time in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

When Trudeau arrived at the White House, he managed to avoided the...

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Muslim Canadian Denied Entry To U.S. After Questions About Religion

(168) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 3:32 PM

A Muslim Canadian woman says she was turned away at the United States border after a lengthy interrogation on her religion and thoughts on President Donald Trump.

"I felt humiliated, treated as if I was less than nothing,” Fadwa Alaoui told CBC News on Wednesday.

Alaoui was travelling...

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Tishynah Buffalo, Alberta Designer, Heads To London Fashion Week To Show Off Cree Culture

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 1:31 PM

Designer Tishynah Buffalo has already showcased her creativity across the Canadian prairies. Now, she wants to show it to the whole world.

The Cree mother of two, who hails from Alexander First Nation in Alberta, will present about 10 new outfits at a London Fashion Week show put on by...

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Student's Dance-Off With Cop Is The Best Thing You'll Watch Today

(3) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 11:24 AM

An Oshawa, Ont. university dance crew were excitedly shooting a promo video when cops rolled up, ready to break up a reported fight.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s dance team was outside shooting a short promo for the North American Culture Show’s competition when the police...

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Study Finds Canadians Aren't As Tolerant Of Immigrants As We Like To Think

(343) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 3:46 PM

Canadians perceive themselves as unusually tolerant and welcoming — but that's simply not the case, a new study suggests.

Canadian attitudes toward immigration are in line with those of Americans and Europeans, and the potential exists for it to become a divisive issue, according to the study...

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Friend Of Quebec City Attack Victims: 'When They Go Low, We Go High'

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2017 | 4:52 PM

A friend of the Muslim men killed by a gunman in Quebec City has a powerful message for terrorists: “When they go low, we go high.”

Yasmina, whose full name was not made public, quoted former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in a statement to media on Wednesday.

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