Zi-Ann Lum
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.

Entries by Zi-Ann Lum

Justin Trudeau's Liberals Getting Their Groove Back, Polls Suggest

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 4:12 PM

It's not the tectonic shift Liberal strategists may have hoped for, but recent polling suggests Justin Trudeau’s party is starting to get its groove back.

“The Liberals seem to have stopped the bleeding and are now statistically tied with the floundering Conservatives who are over 12 points back from their...

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Ches Crosbie's Tory Nomination Bid Axed Over 'MacHarper' Skit, Dad Claims

(15) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:49 PM

A former Newfoundland cabinet minister says his son’s bid to run for the federal Conservatives was turfed over a Shakespearean parody about Stephen Harper’s woes.

John Crosbie said his son Ches, a prominent Newfoundland personal injury lawyer, was told by Conservative brass he wasn't the type of candidate the party...

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Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Favoured By Canadians As U.S. Presidential Nominees: Poll

(7) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 1:54 PM

If Canadians controlled the fickle finger of U.S. election fate, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush would each be tapped as their party's nominee for president, a new poll suggests.

The poll, conducted by Mainstreet Technologies and Postmedia, suggests Clinton has the backing of nearly 55...

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Classic Canadian Stereotypes Explained With Cheeky Pie Charts

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 3:23 PM

It’s Canada Day, again. That special time of the year for Canadians everywhere to collectively reinforce true patriot loves, in all thy stereotypes command.

Historica Canada and Ipsos Reid conducted a poll to test if Canada’s most famous cliches — those about our presumed igloo habitats and everlasting...

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Mounties Downplay 'Paramilitary' Demo At All-Ages Musical Ride

(97) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 7:01 PM

Criticism over an anti-terror tactical drill performed at an RCMP’s Musical Ride event is raising renewed questions if militaristic demos are fit for the family-friendly Mounties horse show.

Video footage from a performance in Ottawa Saturday shows militarized vehicles storming into a ring, officers leaping out and throwing...

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Newfoundland Students Struggle To Name Province's Premier

(9) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 11:21 AM

A clueless encounter with a premier helped seed an idea for a video poking fun at the limp appeal of Canadian politics when pitted against pop culture.

Newfoundland filmmaker Justin Hawco told The Huffington Post Canada about a man who once approached a group of his friends at the CBC...

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'Game Of Thrones' Offers Simple Salute To Landmark U.S. Gay Marriage Ruling

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:25 AM

With one landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage across America on Friday.

The majority 5-4 ruling overturns bans on gay unions in 13 states. Marriage equality is already recognized in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Shortly after the...

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Dominic Currie Cleans His Attic And Finds Possible Long-Lost Picasso Painting

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 6:15 PM

There’s an interesting story behind the discovery of what may be a long-lost Pablo Picasso painting — and it involves the Cold War, a doomed teenage affair, and a lovechild.

Dominic Currie was doing some spring cleaning with his son in the attic of his home in Methil, Scotland when...

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Dean Del Mastro Leaves Courthouse In Shackles After Jail Sentence

(21) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 2:45 PM

One Vine video encapsulates how far Dean Del Mastro has fallen in the seven months since he resigned from Parliament.

Dean Del Mastro was sentenced Thursday to one month in jail and four months house arrest for electoral fraud. He will be on probation for 18 months.

CTV News reporter...

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NDP Surge Still Going On Strong, Forum Poll Suggests

(161) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 11:27 AM

The federal NDP is continuing to widen its lead over rivals and performing strongly in three key battleground provinces, a new poll suggests.

According to numbers released Thursday from Forum Research, Thomas Mulcair's party would come away with 36 per cent of the vote if an election were...

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Readers Share Stories Of The Best Teachers They've Ever Had

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 6:42 AM

A good teacher can make a world of difference for a student.

Just ask our readers.

That’s exactly what we did and we received a flood of responses, with stories about teachers who’ve made surprising impacts on their students’ lives.

Whether they were educators who inspired their students...

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Emma Thompson Warns Of 'Terrifying' Risks From Arctic Oil Exploration

(50) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson has added her name to a petition to stop the controversial use of seismic air cannons for oil and gas exploration in Canada’s Arctic.

“Inuit have been stewards of the Arctic for millennia and it’s terrifying to think the region could be devastated by the by...

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Liberal Candidate Ray Fox Withdraws Over Domestic Violence Joke

(52) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 8:05 AM

Ray Fox’s name won’t be appearing on election ballots this fall after making light of domestic abuse in a Facebook “misstep” that cost him his federal Liberal candidacy.

“Mr. Fox posted a photo that he looked at very briefly without recognizing the implications, on an evening he was jubilant about...

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This One Photo Captures What All Edmontonians Wanted To Do Today

(8) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 6:10 PM

A photo taken by a Canadian Press photographer summarizes how Edmontonians felt on Wednesday.

Jason Franson captured a hug between a pedestrian and an officer before the regimental funeral for Const. Daniel Woodall.

Thousands of people lined downtown streets...

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Boy 'Bewildered' After Lost 'Hobbes' Toy Goes On Epic Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Here’s a happy reminder that imagination doesn’t fade away completely in adulthood.

Earlier this month, six-year-old Owen and his stuffed tiger Hobbes were separated for five days after the handmade toy was left behind when his family boarded a Houston-bound plane at Tampa International Airport.

Hobbes, of course, is named...

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Public Safety Minister Accuses Liberals, NDP Of 'Siding With Terrorists'

(302) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 6:47 PM

Canada’s public safety minister cranked up the rhetoric in question period Tuesday, accusing the opposition of supporting “terrorist organizations.”

New Democrat MP Peter Julian brought up a “shocking” new report from Voices-Voix, a non-partisan coalition of more than 200 organizations, that condemned “abuses of parliamentary rules” and “intimidation of public...

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Chris Alexander Makes 'Ridiculous' Request 'On Behalf Of All The Women Of Afghanistan'

(157) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 7:09 PM

One day after he was accused of making up “random fake history,” Canada’s citizenship and immigration minister took it upon himself to speak for “all the women in Afghanistan” in question period on Friday.

“I spent six years in Afghanistan,” said Chris Alexander. “I saw first-hand the systematic...

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Rex Murphy: Canada Is Having A Mulcair Moment

(132) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 2:42 PM

A major misstep on Bill C-51 is costing the Liberal party its alternative appeal — and at “the worst possible moment,” according to Rex Murphy.

That’s the view the CBC commentator shared on “The National” Thursday, softening his trademark acerbic tone to acclaim NDP leader Tom Mulcair’s re-emerging political stardom.

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Sen. Don Meredith Harassment Allegations Include Sexually Suggestive Comments

(69) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 9:02 PM

The complaints against Sen. Don Meredith include allegations he sometimes screamed and took out his frustrations on people in his office, made sexually suggestive comments to female employees and threatened to fire staff if they spoke to journalists, HuffPost Canada has learned.

Multiple sources say the Pentecostal pastor reinforced his...

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17 Best Life Lessons Learned After Leaving School

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 2:54 PM

For some, the credentials school offers can be an invaluable tool used to build other opportunities. But for others, the only exciting thing about academia is getting the heck out of there.

Life after school is a challenging and exhilarating journey. Some of life’s more most pragmatic lessons come from...

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