Zi-Ann Lum
Zi-Ann Lum is a 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.

Entries by Zi-Ann Lum

Nick Whalen Apologizes For 'Eat Less Fish' Remark Amid Muskrat Falls Health Concerns

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 8:37 AM

A Newfoundland MP who made light of concerns over methylmercury poisoning with a flippant “eat less fish” remark has apologized for his “insensitive” quip.

St. John’s East MP Nick Whalen released a statement on Monday, expressing regret for online comments addressing concerns over the contentious Muskrat Falls hydroelectric...

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Bloc MP Chides Liberals For Wearing 'The Veil' To Welcome Muslim Leader

(115) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 1:24 PM

A Bloc Quebecois MP has criticized the federal government after two Liberals wore head coverings to greet a holy Ahmadiyya Muslim leader outside Parliament earlier this week.

“In Quebec, the separation of the state and church is a consensus. But not here,” Marilène Gill said in question period on Friday....

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Shannon Stubbs To Bill Morneau: 'Thanks For The Mansplain'

(60) Comments | Posted October 19, 2016 | 3:40 PM

Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs wasn’t pleased by Finance Minister Bill Morneau's suggestion she doesn’t talk to her constituents, so she called him out for his tone.

“Thanks for the mansplain,” Stubbs said in question period in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

A “mansplanation” is a portmanteau of “man” and...

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Racist Halloween Costumes Get Temporary Warning Labels In Regina Store

(9) Comments | Posted October 18, 2016 | 5:52 PM

Warning labels briefly appeared on packages of select Halloween costumes in a Regina store on Sunday, warning shoppers of “offensive” products that promote the “sexualization of Indigenous women and peoples.”

“Please avoid contact with these dangerous materials,” they read.

Two groups, the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism and Colonialism...

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When Is The U.S. Election? A Brief Explainer How America Votes

(2) Comments | Posted October 17, 2016 | 12:47 PM

The end is near — well, at least it is for this latest iteration of the U.S. election cycle.

This year, Americans will head to the polls on Nov. 8 — following a long tradition of election days being held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November,...

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Jim Prentice Death: Notley Refers To Own Dad's Fatal Plane Crash In Mourning Former Premier

(13) Comments | Posted October 14, 2016 | 7:05 PM

In sharing her “profound sorrow” over the death of former Alberta premier Jim Prentice, current provincial leader Rachel Notley touched on how her own father was also killed in a plane crash.

Prentice died Thursday evening after the small plane he was on crashed in a heavily forested...

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Susan Cole Wins 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek Mocked Her Music Taste

(10) Comments | Posted October 13, 2016 | 3:26 PM

With four words, Alex Trebek delivered one of the most devastating burns in "Jeopardy!" history.

During Wednesday's show, the host turned to contestant Susan Cole for her turn to share a personal anecdote.

“It’s really catchy and fun.”

The legislative librarian from Bowie, Md....

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John Baird: Canada's Health-Care System Is U.S. Election 'Boogeyman'

(91) Comments | Posted October 12, 2016 | 2:35 PM

John Baird isn’t irritated by Donald Trump’s recent attacks on Canada’s health-care system — they’re perennial comments he’s heard time and time again.

“I think there’s always the ‘boogeyman’ that is the Canadian health-care system when it comes to politics south of the border,” the former foreign affairs minister told...

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Donald Trump Slams Canada's Health Care System As 'Catastrophic'

(522) Comments | Posted October 9, 2016 | 9:39 PM

It was bound to happen sooner or later.

Donald Trump brought up Canadian health care as an example of a “flawed” public system during the second U.S. presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis on Sunday.

During a discussion about health care, the Republican nominee repeated a lie saying...

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Chris Alexander: 'Barbaric Cultural Practices' Is Why Tories Lost Election

(143) Comments | Posted October 9, 2016 | 12:58 PM

Chris Alexander issued a mea culpa to Canadians for the “terrible campaign” the Conservative Party ran last year — as he readies a bid to return to federal politics.

The former cabinet minister expressed his regrets over the pledge to create a tipline for so-called “barbaric cultural practices.” He told...

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Globe And Mail Actually Calls For Booze Ban At Blue Jays Games

(37) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 4:48 PM

Put your drink down. The Globe and Mail reached deep into its pulpit and published a time-travelling editorial on Thursday declaring, “Toronto has a drinking problem.”

It came days after one Toronto Blue Jays fan tossed a beer can over Baltimore Orioles player Hyun Soo Kim as he...

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William Shatner Leaves TV Hosts On Another Planet After Trainwreck Interview

(6) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 2:48 PM

William Shatner left two British TV hosts on another planet after he mocked them on-air over a fan question during an interview on Friday.

And that was before he randomly asked after someone named Neil.

The “Star Trek” legend spoke to “Good Morning Britain” hosts Ben Shephard and...

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Toronto Police Want Idiot Beer-Tossing Blue Jays Fan To Come Forward

(37) Comments | Posted October 5, 2016 | 12:16 PM

UPDATE - 11:10 p.m. ET: The suspect in a photo released by Toronto police has been identified as a sports journalist named Ken Pagan. He told the Toronto Sun that he had been drinking out of a cup at the game, suggesting that police have it wrong.

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Siegfried Van Zuiden Charged After Wife, Audrey, Found Dead In Calgary Home

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2016 | 1:00 PM

An 85-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after his wife was found dead inside a Calgary home on Tuesday.

Siegfried Van Zuiden was taken into custody after police found the body of Audrey Van Zuiden, 80.

Police said in a statement that they believe the deadly assault happened...

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What Is Orange Shirt Day? Annual Event Inspired By A Girl Who Couldn't Wear Hers

(106) Comments | Posted September 29, 2016 | 4:47 PM

Phyllis Webstad was six-years-old when the new orange shirt she excitedly chose for her first day of school was stripped off her back. She never saw it again.

It was the early ‘70s and Webstad was the third generation of her family to attend St. Joseph's Residential School...

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Maralee Caruso Couldn't Hold Back Her Laughter Over 'GoatMan' Story

(76) Comments | Posted September 29, 2016 | 12:57 PM

A Winnipeg news anchor couldn’t hide her glee over a story about Britain’s “GoatMan” last week.

Maralee Caruso said Thomas Thwaites “wanted a simpler life” and chose to take a holiday and live life as a goat for three days.

To do this, Thwaites created prosthetic limbs that...

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Globe Columnist Admits Calling Newfoundlanders 'Ingrates' Was Wrong

(17) Comments | Posted September 26, 2016 | 4:31 PM

Margaret Wente admits she was wrong about Newfoundlanders after all.

The sometimes contentious Globe and Mail columnist stirred some controversy 11 years ago after writing off the province as an isle of “surly islanders” living in a “vast and scenic welfare ghetto.”

In a column published Saturday, Wente...

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'Little Canada' Wins Big On List Of America's Weirdest Town Name

(26) Comments | Posted September 23, 2016 | 1:28 PM

Little Canada beat Kiester’s, er, keister for the title of Minnesota’s “most oddly-named” town.

Real estate company Estately compiled their shortlist of the weirdest town names in each U.S. state in a post earlier this month.

“Who knows, it might just help home buyers find the right place...

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Anthony Bourdain Says It's 'Racist' To Think Mexican, Indian Food Should Always Be Cheap

(44) Comments | Posted September 21, 2016 | 4:05 PM

Mexican food deserves a hell of a lot more respect than it currently gets, according to American chef Anthony Bourdain.

And complaints over its pricing sometimes constitute casual racism.

The outspoken chef shared his opinion on what he’d like to see grow as a food trend on Tuesday. His...

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New York City Bombing Captured On Surveillance Cameras

(8) Comments | Posted September 18, 2016 | 3:03 PM

Surveillance footage showing the moment a homemade bomb exploded in a busy Manhattan neighbourhood has been released.

Cameras from Orangetheory Fitness captured people running away from the blast area in Chelsea around 8:30 on Saturday night.

The explosion went off inside a dumpster on West 23rd, in...

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