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

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

(234) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 8:55 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

(95) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 4:45 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 | 4:40 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

(105) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 2:51 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 | 6:48 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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Chilliwack Snowboarder Rips Through Street To Show Off Huge Snowfall

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 1:36 PM

A thick layer of freshly fallen snow covered Chilliwack, B.C. over the weekend — much to the delight of one adventurous snowboarder.

Keaton Haraga posted a video of himself gliding through city streets, passing buried fire hydrants and utility poles on his snowboard with the help of a...

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Rosie O'Donnell Volunteers To Play Steve Bannon On 'SNL'

(7) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 2:32 PM

An idea thrown around Twitter suggesting “Saturday Night Live” enlist Rosie O’Donnell to play Steve Bannon has earned an enthusiastic response from the comedian herself.

It’s a “funny idea” O’Donnell praised Monday.

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Michael Chong: O'Leary Gun Video Will Cost Tories Next Election

(24) Comments | Posted February 4, 2017 | 9:55 PM

Conservative leadership hopefuls gathered in Halifax Saturday for a 14-way debate and unofficial hazing for newcomer, Kevin O’Leary.

The jabs began right off the bat for the investor and reality TV star, who officially launched his campaign last month after a French-language leadership debate.

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New UNICEF Video Shows History Repeating Itself

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2017 | 4:37 PM

If you pay attention, history has an eerie way of repeating itself.

To drive home that point, UNICEF released a video Friday that draws striking parallels between two refugee crises, more than 70 years apart.

The two-minute film focuses on 12-year-old Ahmed and 92-year-old Harry. With cuts to footage...

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Joël Lightbound Urges No More Silence Over Islamophobia After Quebec City Mosque Attack

(7) Comments | Posted February 2, 2017 | 10:54 AM

The deaths of six men, shot from behind while they prayed at a Quebec City mosque, moved Joël Lightbound to rise in the House of Commons Wednesday to vow “never again.”

Lightbound’s riding is home to the Grand Mosque in the neighbourhood of Sainte-Foy — where Sunday’s shooting took place....

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Elizabeth May On Electoral Reform: PM Threw 'Young Women Cabinet Ministers Under The Bus'

(81) Comments | Posted February 1, 2017 | 5:56 PM

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May feels “betrayed” by the government’s decision to abandon its electoral reform promise, and has criticized the prime minister for throwing “two young women cabinet ministers under the bus” in the process.

The Saanich-Gulf Islands MP made the comments to reporters in the House...

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Alexandre Bissonnette Identified As Quebec Mosque Shooting Suspect

(270) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 12:51 PM

The suspect arrested in connection with a deadly shooting inside a Quebec City mosque has been identified as 27-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette.

He made a brief court appearance Monday where he was arraigned on six counts of first-degree murder and five charges of attempted murder. Wearing a white jumpsuit...

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Mary Tyler Moore On How That Famous Hat Toss Came To Be

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2017 | 3:58 PM

Mary Tyler Moore, one of TV’s greatest comedians and real-life feminist icon has died at 80.

The Brooklyn-born actress' rise in fame was catalyzed by the popularity of her namesake ‘70s sitcom. Moore broke the mold set for female characters at the time, starring as a 30-year-old single...

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Mark Strahl Calls Out Liberal MP For Using Name On Novelty Cheque

(5) Comments | Posted January 25, 2017 | 12:29 PM

Sometimes the hardest lessons are the ones related to size 90 font gaffes.

Last week, Liberal MP Dan Ruimy used a large novelty cheque to announce $100,000 in government funding for the City of Pitt Meadows during a municipal council meeting.

“This funding will support community recreation at Harris Road...

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Soup Helps B.C. Woman Learn 100 Of Her Neighbours' Names

(7) Comments | Posted January 21, 2017 | 1:45 PM

It all began with fragrant bowls of yam and pineapple soup.

When Grace Gerry and her husband bought their first home in Victoria, B.C. over 13 years ago, they didn’t know a soul.

Born and raised in Donegal, a coastal village in Ireland, Gerry was used to a close-knit...

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Hillary Clinton's Deep Breath Before Ceremony Basically Sums Up Inauguration Day

(48) Comments | Posted January 20, 2017 | 12:21 PM

Well, it happened. Donald Trump is officially the president of the United States.

The billionaire businessman took the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Friday. It was a historic event his election campaign rival, Hillary Clinton, attended as a visitor.

Clinton, the...

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Don't Have Time To Make Your Own Trump Protest Signs? Artists Have Done It For You

(7) Comments | Posted January 20, 2017 | 12:20 PM

Thousands of Canadians are expected to join countless others across the U.S. in noisily protesting Donald Trump’s accession to the White House.

Millions have pledged to participate in the Women’s March on Washington and similar events around the globe on Saturday, to demonstrate against a U.S. president elected...

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Kevin O'Leary Waves Passport To Show He Can Take On Trump

(138) Comments | Posted January 18, 2017 | 2:26 PM

He’s wading into an old political arena as something new, and using some borrowed media tactics to promise he can boost something blue.

Celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary formally announced his candidacy for Conservative leader on Wednesday, ending nearly a year of speculation over his possible — now confirmed — bid.

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Empire State Trail To Canadian Border Proposed In Last Days Of Obama Presidency

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2017 | 2:59 PM

With a Donald Trump presidency on the horizon, at least one U.S. state is getting plans together to build a new route straight to the Canadian border.

Those two things aren’t related, of course. But if New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gets his way, a 1,200-kilometre hiking and biking trail...

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Canadian Foreign-Aid Spending So Low It's A 'Potential Tragedy': Report

(90) Comments | Posted January 13, 2017 | 2:32 PM

Canada is “worse than a laggard,” according to a new report calling the country “last among its global peers” when it comes to international aid spending.

Global Canada, a non-governmental organization, published its second annual report this week, highlighting the country’s commitment to international aid as close to...

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