The Asus Zenfone 5 is a bit like the OnePlus 6. It looks and feels similar to a more expensive phone and has impressive tech inside, but is fairly affordable. You get a rich 6.2-inch screen, a mid-range Qualcomm chipset and generally capable cameras that let you take normal and ultra-wide shots.
If the information that Asus is providing is accurate, I would recommend against the Zenfone 5 . While Asus gotten the frequencies wrong about their own phones before, the Asus website says that all versions lacks Band 4 for both HSPA and LTE. While band 4 on HSPA isn't used by Public Mobile, if is used by Shaw/Freedom and Videotron.
Asus's official specs are at this link: https://www.asus.com/Mobile/Phones/All-series/ZenFone-5/techspec