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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.

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Kellie Leitch's Pepper Spray Proposal Is 'Offensive' To Women: Patty Hajdu

(58) Comments | Posted December 2, 2016 | 12:16 PM

Kellie Leitch’s pitch to change the country’s laws to allow Canadians to carry pepper spray for self defence has drawn the ire of the federal status of women minister.

Patty Hajdu’s office issued a statement to The Huffington Post Canada on Friday in response to Leitch’s proposal to protect women...

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Moving To Canada Is Always An Option, Katie Telford Reminds Americans

(23) Comments | Posted December 1, 2016 | 4:19 PM

Less than two months before president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff reminded Americans they’re always welcome to move to Canada.

Katie Telford shared her open invitation with an audience at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif. on Wednesday.

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TD Scholarship Winners Urge Bank To Pull Dakota Pipeline Funding

(14) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 4:59 PM

Seventy TD Bank scholarships winners awarded for “making a difference” are calling out the institution for continuing to bankroll the Dakota Access Pipeline.

“We have been recognized by your institution for working toward social and environmental justice in our communities, but we struggle to represent an institution that...

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Sam Oosterhoff's Absence From Ontario Legislature Elicits Unusual Excuse

(92) Comments | Posted November 28, 2016 | 4:19 PM

Ontario’s newest Liberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers was sworn into office on Monday, but the province’s youngest-ever legislature member — elected the same day — was nowhere to be seen.

According to longtime Queen’s Park journalist Randy Rath, the Progressive Conservative Party’s youngest MPP Sam Oosterhoff was busy with other...

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Tokyo Snow Marks 1st Time White Stuff Has Fallen In November Since 1962

(9) Comments | Posted November 24, 2016 | 2:17 PM

For the first time in 54 years, snow has fallen over Tokyo in November.

The snow began falling just after dawn on Thursday, just before the start of the business day in the Japanese capital. The cold air mass responsible for the historic weather also brought snow to parts of...

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Van Jones Shuts Down Toronto Reporter Who Called Him A 'Sore Loser'

(51) Comments | Posted November 23, 2016 | 4:18 PM

CNN pundit Van Jones got into a testy exchange with a reporter who suggested his use of the term “whitelash” is tied with a sense of “sore loser syndrome.”

The former White House adviser took reporters’ questions before his Tuesday keynote speech at the Broadbent Institute’s annual gala...

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Simon Marcil, Quebec MP, Doesn't Want 'More Government Bullsh*t' For Quebec Cheese-Makers

(8) Comments | Posted November 21, 2016 | 6:08 PM

A Bloc MP was scolded during question period on Monday after saying he doesn’t want to be fed “more government bullshit” over the government’s funding package to help Quebec cheese-makers.

“Ottawa obviously doesn’t care about Quebec’s specialty cheeses. Big cheddar producers are as eligible for compensation as fine speciality cheese...

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Trudeau Blocks New Zealand PM's Face During Awkward APEC Photo-Op

(40) Comments | Posted November 21, 2016 | 4:37 PM

Let it be known there’s no fun allergy at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

In an effort to bring some comedic relief to an awkward photo-op situation, Justin Trudeau stepped on his tiptoes to block New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s view during the APEC family picture.

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Pierre Trudeau Called It 'Absurd' That Canadians Must Be Alike

(42) Comments | Posted November 21, 2016 | 1:33 PM

As Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House, a quote from a former Canadian prime minister advocating for diversity has found renewed relevance.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau championed his immigration policy in a 1971 speech to the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress, pointing out that there's "no such thing as a model...

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Montreal ‘Muslim Suburb' Idea Halted Due To Lack Of 'Cool Reflection': Developer

(47) Comments | Posted November 18, 2016 | 1:06 PM

A Montreal-area developer says too much “fiery passion” and public misunderstanding has forced him to temporarily halt an idea to build a Muslim housing development in a Montreal suburb.

Nabil Warda told The Huffington Post Canada on Friday he decided the timing just isn’t right to present his proposal for...

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Gregor Robertson 'Still Hopeful' Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Will Be Rejected

(71) Comments | Posted November 16, 2016 | 4:02 PM

Vancouver’s mayor says he would be shocked if the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is given federal approval in the next few weeks, given “unprecedented opposition” against the $6.8-billion project.

“I will be stunned if the federal government approves it on a fraudulent [National Energy Board] process that excluded...

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Scientists Urge Trudeau To Stop Using Poor Environmental Assessments

(67) Comments | Posted November 15, 2016 | 2:25 PM

Canada’s young scientists aren’t satisfied with the way the federal government reviews energy projects, saying the current process lacks high scientific standards.

An open letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday urged him to make a more concerted effort in rebuilding public trust in the environmental...

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Charlie Angus Says Real Working Class Heroes Aren't Trump Supporters

(22) Comments | Posted November 10, 2016 | 4:57 PM

When he finds himself in times of trouble, Charlie Angus goes back to his hometown of Cobalt, Ont., population: 1,333.

The NDP MP for Timmins—James Bay did just that on Wednesday to absorb the reality of Hillary Clinton’s stunning U.S. election defeat against billionaire reality TV star Donald Trump.

“Today...

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Stephen Marche: Trump Win Makes Canada Last Defender Of Multiculturalism

(26) Comments | Posted November 10, 2016 | 1:03 PM

Donald Trump’s stunning ascent to the White House has made Canada the lone champion of multiculturalism among major Western democracies, says Stephen Marche.

In a column published in The Walrus, the Toronto author mused on an America careening toward an uncertain future, led by a man who has...

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We Have Witnessed Level Of Hatred Not Seen Since Jim Crow: CBC Pundit

(13) Comments | Posted November 9, 2016 | 3:10 AM

For some, Donald Trump’s lead over Hillary Clinton on election night delivered a reason for revelry — while others were left genuinely frightened at what they were witnessing.

American activist and political pundit Danielle Moodie-Mills took part in U.S. election night coverage on CBC News Tuesday and outlined her disappointment...

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'Nightmare' Election Night Summarized In 1 Bleak Tweet

(35) Comments | Posted November 9, 2016 | 12:01 AM

America is due for a long, uncomfortable look in the mirror come Wednesday morning.

A close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the presidency got many election watchers anxious as vote numbers trickled in Tuesday — for some, not in the way they expected.

Viewers were flummoxed over...

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Royal Visit 2016 Costs Include $20K For Tour Photographer: Documents

(99) Comments | Posted November 8, 2016 | 11:37 PM

Canadian taxpayers paid approximately $855,600 for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tour around B.C. and the Yukon, according to documents obtained by Vice News.

The royal couple embarked on their second official visit of Canada between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1.

Figures revealed through...

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Canadian Soldiers Hold Their First Remembrance Day Service In Sikh Gurdwara

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2016 | 2:27 PM

One Canadian Armed Forces regiment decided to break with tradition this year and hold its Remembrance Day service at a Toronto-area Sikh gurdwara.

Approximately 200 soldiers and 500 Sikh community members took part in Sunday’s service at the Gursikh Sabha Canada in Scarborough, Ont.

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Toronto Mayor Cracks Dad Joke Over City's $1.9 Million In Claims For Penis Pills

(18) Comments | Posted October 27, 2016 | 11:51 AM

A rise in erectile dysfunction drug claims by city workers has Toronto’s mayor shaking his head.

According to an auditor general report released Monday, city workers were reimbursed $1.9 million for claims submitted for impotence-related drugs last year.

When asked about the finding on Wednesday, Toronto...

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

(3) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 9:37 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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