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Zi-Ann Lum is a news editor at HuffPost Canada. She was formerly an assistant news editor at The Huffington Post B.C. and has also worked at the Vancouver Observer.

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Justin Trudeau, MPs, Senators' Salaries Go Up Again

(56) Comments | Posted April 26, 2017 | 1:14 PM

Another year, another bump in Canadian politicians' take-home salary.

As of April 1, the base salary for all members of Parliament rose 1.4 per cent to $172,700. On top of that base amount, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets another $172,700, plus a $2,000 car allowance, for his duties...

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Senate Reform: It Should Be Easier To Fire Senators, Poll Suggests

(40) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 8:01 AM

Nathan Cullen wants to know how terrible a senator has to act before he or she is thrown out of the red chamber — and it seems many Canadians agree with him.

“We have senators under investigation, you have senators spouting racist views,” the NDP MP said in an interview...

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Andrew Weaver More Popular Than Christy Clark On Eve Of B.C. Election Campaign: Poll

(41) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 6:13 PM

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John Horgan, Christy Clark, and Andrew Weaver are all vying to lead their parties to provincial election victory. (Photo: Twitter/The Canadian Press)

A day before the start of a B.C. election campaign, a new poll shows B.C. Liberal Premier Christy Clark's popularity...

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Alberta Man's Incredible Dog Rescue Caught By CTV Camera

(12) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 11:27 AM

A news crew just happened to be setting up next to a semi-frozen St. Albert, Alta. pond when a dog fell through the ice.

His owner, Duncan McIver, dove into the icy water to rescue is four-legged friend in Lacombe Lake park.

“It’s a split-second thing," he told CTV Edmonton....

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Ken McGoogan Makes His Case For Scotland To Join Canada

(24) Comments | Posted April 6, 2017 | 6:24 PM

Canadian author Ken McGoogan has a radical idea: let’s invite Scotland to join Canada.

Before you brush off his proposal as a whimsical idea, he’s already beat you to it.

“It might be pie in the sky,” McGoogan said in an interview with The Huffington Post Canada. “I’m well...

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Lynn Beyak Laughs After Conservative Senator Calls Media 'Parasites'

(111) Comments | Posted April 6, 2017 | 4:09 PM

A Conservative senator called two CBC reporters “parasites” for asking Sen. Lynn Beyak questions ahead of a committee meeting Thursday.

Sen. Kelvin Ogilvie denied making the remark when confronted by reporters Katie Simpson and John Paul Tasker. His comment, “I see the parasites are still following you,” was...

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Candice Bergen Calls PM 'Arrogant' Over Proposed Changes To Rules Of Parliament

(62) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 9:56 AM

Candice Bergen called the prime minister “arrogant” on Tuesday after the Liberals voted against an opposition proposal requiring all-party support when it comes to changing the rules of Parliament.

The Conservative MP told reporters in the House of Commons the vote was “truly regrettable,” adding the move confirmed the Liberals’...

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Jim Richards, Radio Host, Shares Raw Experience Of Seeing Ex After Break Up

(9) Comments | Posted April 4, 2017 | 2:59 PM

A Toronto radio host hit a raw, emotional chord with listeners Monday after he began talking about the anxieties that come with reuniting with an ex who has moved on with their life.

Jim Richards, a Newstalk 1010 host, shared a tearful story about seeing his

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

(90) 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

(2) 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'

(105) 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

(15) 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'

(134) 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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