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.

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Trudeau Responds To Liberal's 'Stripper Pole' Comment To Tory MP

(89) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 5:40 PM

The prime minister confirms there’s a process "now properly underway" to address a comment a Liberal MP made to a Conservative colleague, likening her to a stripper.

Earlier this month, MP Dianne Watts' phone rang during a public safety committee meeting, setting off a "jaunty” ringtone, reported the...

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Messy Office Desk Annoys Canadian Senior Managers Most: Survey

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 1:18 PM

In the wacky world of office life minutiae, a messy desk is a top irritant to Canadian senior managers, according to a new survey.

Toronto-based staffing company OfficeTeam surveyed more than 300 senior managers at companies that employ over 20 employees to come to their finding about cluttered...

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Liberal MP's Rule-Breaking Photo Used For Fuel In Conservative Filibuster

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 4:53 PM

Finance Minister Bill Morneau's big day got off to a rough start Wednesday after the Conservatives staged a filibuster to delay the release of the federal budget.

The filibuster was presumably staged to protest proposed Liberal reforms to House of Common rules to shorten the number of sitting...

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Don Meredith's Former Lawyer 'Thankful' After Cutting Ties Before Senate Hearing

(20) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 11:13 AM

A Toronto lawyer will no longer represent Sen. Don Meredith in an upcoming Senate hearing set to review the senator’s conduct related to a two-year sexual relationship he had with a teenager.

Selwyn Pieters made the announcement on Twitter Monday, calling his retainer “one of the shortest and most hectic”...

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World Vision Asks Kids Across The Globe About Their Biggest Fears

(25) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 5:50 PM

When a child’s top fears are airstrikes and explosions, it doesn’t take a lot to realize that war and conflict are likely the biggest influencers in their young lives.

To mark the sixth year of Syria’s ongoing civil war, World Vision asked approximately 100 children across the globe to share...

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'Anne Of Green Gables' CBC Series Opening Borrows Iconic Tragically Hip Song

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2017 | 3:54 PM

It’s a Canadian crossover nobody expected.

Showrunners for the CBC’s “Anne” released a clip of the series’ opening sequence on Thursday, tracked to the tune of a beloved hit from The Tragically Hip.

Gord Downie’s iconic first verse of “Ahead By A Century” helps viewers sail through a...

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Don Meredith's Lawyer Uses Child Marriages To Defend Relationship With Teen

(195) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 7:39 PM

Sen. Don Meredith’s lawyer used the example of child marriages during a television interview Friday to rationalize his client’s sexual relationship with a teenager.

Selwyn Pieters appeared on CTV’s “Power Play” to defend his client’s relationship with a minor as a “consensual, sexual relationship.”

“I mean, in some cultures, people...

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Northwest Territories Black Wolves Stun Driver With Daylight Chase

(48) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 2:03 PM

Rhonda Miller was driving to work last week when she looked out her window and saw two dark figures running fast in the distance.

As her car caught up to the first four-legged animal, she took out her camera and started recording what she saw on that stretch of highway...

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Don Meredith Urged To Resign Over Inappropriate Relationship With 'Vulnerable Teenager'

(106) Comments | Posted March 10, 2017 | 3:23 PM

A senator who breached Senate ethics rules in his pursuit of a sexual relationship with a “vulnerable teenager” maintains he “did not exploit anyone or abuse my powers" despite a damning public report.

Sen. Don Meredith sent the message to Sen. Elaine McCoy, facilitator of the independent senators, in an...

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Don Meredith's Sexual Relationship With Teen Broke Senators' Code Of Ethics: Inquiry

(76) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 6:57 PM

Sen. Don Meredith abused his power and office in engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen that began when she was 16, concluded a bombshell report released Thursday.

The investigation by Lyse Ricard, the Senate ethics officer, found that Meredith breached two sections of the Senate ethics code that...

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Canadian Engineer Designs A Machine To Rid The World Of Landmines

(14) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 1:40 PM

An object the size of a tuna can had a long and menacing hold over Richard Yim’s childhood in Cambodia.

That was the average size of unexploded landmines that dotted parts of the country. Learning which streets and swaths of land to avoid is a childhood rite to many...

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Lynn Beyak, Conservative Senator, Says Positive Residential School Stories Are 'Unacknowledged'

(112) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 12:53 PM

A Conservative senator raised some eyebrows earlier this week after calling religious teachers of Canada’s residential school system “well-intentioned” during a debate about the over-representation of indigenous women in Canadian prisons.

Sen. Lynn Beyak delivered her remarks on Tuesday after the red chamber resumed discussion over a senate...

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Muslim Student Stood In Tory MP's Seat To Say She's Done With Islamophobia

(156) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 4:47 PM

A young Muslim student stood in a Conservative MP’s seat in the House of Commons on Wednesday to deliver a rousing statement reminding politicians to quell the spread of Islamophobia.

Srosh Hassana represented her home riding of Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, a federal seat held by Garnet Genuis, for a

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Halifax Boy, Brock Molyneux, Hiding 100 Ladybug Rocks Around City To Save Hearts

(7) Comments | Posted March 2, 2017 | 7:23 PM

A Halifax boy has other people’s hearts on his mind, despite his own that may eventually need surgery.

Brock Molyneux, who was born with two heart valves instead of four, told his mom he wanted to raise money for the cardiology department at the IWK Health...

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Justin Trudeau Took A Break To Dab With Schoolchildren

(13) Comments | Posted March 1, 2017 | 12:05 PM

They came, they saw, they dabbed with the prime minister on Parliament Hill.

Grade 5 and 6 students from Peterborough, Ont. toured Centre Block on Tuesday for a day filled with lessons on how Canada’s government works — and were paid a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself.

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Iqra Khalid, Liberal MP, Reads Threats Received Over Anti-Islamophobia Motion

(208) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 7:55 PM

A Liberal MP stood in the House of Commons Thursday and read a list of racial slurs and threats she’s received over her motion calling on Parliament to condemn Islamophobia and all forms of racism.

Motion 103 was tabled by Iqra Khalid in December. It builds on...

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It's February And Donald Trump Is Still Talking About Election Results

(93) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 3:45 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump turned a Thursday press conference originally meant to announce his nominee for labour secretary into a two-hour unwieldy open mic set roasting Hillary Clinton and institutions designed to keep politicians in check.

Trump's labour secretary nominee, former U.S attorney Alexander Acosta, received a brief mention before...

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Canadian Talks About Weather To Break Ice In Awkward Situation

(25) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 3:40 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exercised his own brand of soft diplomacy Monday, breaking the ice at a joint press conference with Donald Trump by comparing Washington’s balmy weather to the winter winds raging north of the border.

“Any day I get to visit our southern neighbours is a good day...

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Trump Gives Trudeau Tremendous Praise For 'Great' Gift

(99) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 1:51 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump settled into a White House meeting on Monday by looking across a large mahogany table to Justin Trudeau to say nice things about the prime minister’s father.

The remarks were prompted by a gift Trudeau gave the president that morning: a black and white photo of...

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Dagen McDowell, Fox News Host, Uses Hypothetical 'Racist' Scenario To Defend Trump Family

(43) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 5:48 PM

It’s another mind-bending day in America.

Fox News’ “Outnumbered” host Dagen McDowell defended Ivanka Trump Wednesday, saying if retailers had dropped brands owned by family members of past presidents, people would find it easier to call those scenarios “wildly sexist if not racist.”

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