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Zi-Ann Lum is an associate news editor at The Huffington Post Canada, formerly an assistant news editor at The Huffington Post B.C. She worked previously at the Vancouver Observer.

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Pat Martin Gets Offer To Star In Underwear Ad

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 5:41 PM

Pat Martin’s quip about his underpants in the House of Commons last week landed him an offer from a Los Angeles-based company to star in an underwear ad.

“They wanted a 30-second testimonial that they’d put on their website… I’m wearing my undies, making the world...

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Bill McKibben Says Keystone XL Rejection Would 'Help Wake Up Canada'

(103) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 2:36 PM

The U.S. environmentalist who has led the opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline says he hopes an “outright rejection” of the project will show the Harper government that Canada can no longer be a “rogue nation on climate change.”

Bill McKibben told The Huffington Post Canada that the U.S. president’s...

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Bill C-51, Harper's Anti-Terror Bill, Passes Second Reading Amid Criticism

(225) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 7:56 PM

Canada’s proposed anti-terrorism bill passed its second reading on Monday with a vote 176-87 in favour of its omnibus legislation.

The Liberals voted alongside Conservatives to extend power for Canada’s national security agencies while the NDP opposed. Independent MP Brent Rathgeber also voted “no” to the controversial anti-terror legislation, saying...

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Sesame Street's 'Birdman' Parody Is The One We've All Been Waiting For

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 7:47 PM

How did we get here? To Sesame Street, that is.

That’s the question Big Bird whispers into the ear of Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind the beloved “Sesame Street” character in a “Birdman” parody aptly titled “Big Birdman.”

Uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, the clip is scored...

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Valcourt Accuses NDP Of Trying To 'Score Cheap Political Points' Over Deadly Reserve Fire

(121) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 9:33 PM

Canada’s Aboriginal Affairs minister accused the opposition of trying to “score cheap political points” after an NDP MP said a lack of federal funding was to blame for a fire that killed two aboriginal children in Saskatchewan.

“This has everything to do with the lack of federal funding to First...

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Drake Beyonce'd His New Mixtape 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

(3) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 11:22 PM

Drake dropped a surprise album and it ruined every fan’s bedtime – but surely he’ll be forgiven.

The Toronto-born hip hop phenom announced his new mixtape to the world with a single tweet on Thursday, teasing his album’s cover art.

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Next Time Someone Says 'Canada's Not Racist,' Show Them This Video

(134) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 5:08 PM

There's more to Canada than maple syrup reserves and universal health care. It's also a country where embracing multiculturalism hasn't always been an easy ride.

AJ+ host Sana Saeed took viewers on a cautionary tale through the darker chapters of Canadian history in a video posted to YouTube...

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'House Of Cards' Posts Perfect Response To Season 3 Leak

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 7:14 PM

For a hot minute on Wednesday, the new season of “House of Cards” was on Netflix.

People broke out the ALL CAPS...

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Aglukkaq's Nutrition North Comment Criticized As 'Dangerous Political Thinking'

(63) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 12:31 PM

Months after Auditor General Michael Ferguson lacerated the federal government’s inadequate oversight of Nutrition North, a Conservative cabinet minister reiterated it’s up to retailers to make sure food subsidies are passed on to shoppers.

“At the end of the day, the retailers have to ensure that the federal subsidy is...

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Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Show,' Comedy Central Confirms

(17) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 7:23 PM

It’s the ending of an era at “The Daily Show.”

During a taping on Tuesday, Jon Stewart announced he will be leaving his hosting duties.

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless released a statement on Twitter:

For the better part of the last two decades, we...

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The Unbearable Lameness Of Target Canada's Liquidation Sale

(45) Comments | Posted February 7, 2015 | 2:52 PM

There’s a “Target-pocalypse” in Canada.

And there aren’t enough gluten-free candles to go around.

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Rex Murphy: Anti-Vaxxers Have 'The Intellectual Power Of A Dead Tree Stump'

(196) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 11:35 AM

Rex Murphy has weighed in to the anti-vaccination debate by eviscerating actress Jenny McCarthy and her “fellow neurosurgeons on ‘The View’.”

“They’ve confessed to have the intellectual power of a dead tree stump and many even living in one,” the CBC News pundit says.

Furor over the anti-vaccination...

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Meanwhile In Canada, Trains Don't Give A F%$# About Snow

(15) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 1:06 PM

Stand back, this one’s going to blow.

Footage uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday catches a CN train smashing through mounds of snow.

“I guess I was a bit too close to the track!” wrote Darren, a Moncton-area man who recorded the video.

As much as 30 centimetres...

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Rob Ford Assassination Plot Considered In Via Rail Terror Suspects' Plans, Court Hears

(8) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 9:54 PM

The two men accused of planning an attack on a Canada-U.S. passenger train considered former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford an “easy” assassination target, a Toronto jury was told Wednesday.

Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser are currently on trial and face multiple terrorism-related charges in relation to...

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NDP MPs Slapped With $2.7-Million Bill Over Satellite Offices

(52) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 11:21 PM

It’s payback time for some New Democrat MPs.

A House of Commons committee ruled Tuesday to recover $2,749,362 from 67 current NDP MPs and one former MP over “inappropriate use of parliamentary resources.”

The decision stems from a controversy that erupted last year over the reallocation of taxpayer...

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Edward Snowden Warns Canadians To Be 'Extraordinarily Cautious' Over Anti-Terror Bill

(145) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 7:17 AM

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed students at a Toronto private school via video link on Monday to warn about the perils of being complacent as the government makes sweeping changes to Canada’s anti-terrorism laws.

“I would say we should always be extraordinarily cautious when we see governments trying to set...

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CIBC Layoffs Affect More Than 500, Bank Calls Cuts 'Necessary'

(18) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 8:12 PM

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce quietly eliminated 500 jobs from its workforce over the past two weeks, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Spokesperson Kevin Dove confirmed the news to The Huffington Post Canada on Thursday, calling the layoffs “necessary.” The Toronto-based bank is...

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New '24 Seven' Video Ridiculed As Harper's 'Pre-Election Churchillian Moment'

(46) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 6:46 PM

In the art of political obfuscation, the latest video from the prime minister pulls attention away from Canada's budget brouhaha to the overseas threat of Islamic militants.

The latest episode of 24 Seven, uploaded on Wednesday, has clear militaristic overtones carried by Stephen Harper’s rougher talking...

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J.P. Manoux Charged With Voyeurism After Toronto Tenants Find Hidden Cameras

(9) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 10:27 PM

Toronto police have charged actor J.P. Manoux with voyeurism on Tuesday after two women found cameras hidden throughout their rented downtown condo.

The 45-year-old was arrested after two women made the discovery on Jan. 22 and called police. The cameras were found to be connected to the Internet at the...

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McDonald's French Fries Are Made With 19 Ingredients

(26) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:41 PM

In its latest effort for transparency, McDonald’s turned to former “Mythbusters” host Grant Imahara to answer the question: What are the ingredients in its fries?

Turns out, it takes a total of 19 ingredients to transform a single potato into golden shoestring fries fit for its trademark red and yellow...

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