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Jesse Ferreras

Associate News Editor, Trends and Traffic, The Huffington Post Canada

Jesse Ferreras is associate news editor, business, for The Huffington Post Canada. He was previously an online editor at canada.com and Pique Newsmagazine in Whistler.
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Canada Could Be Ground Zero For A Trump-Like Revolt

Try to envision the anxiety that parents must feel when they can't afford shelter; when there's little hope of them doing that in the future; and when governments fail to make their situation any better. Now imagine a politician claiming to understand their pain. Who explains away their suffering using a bogeyman like trade deals or foreigners. And who gives them a sense of catharsis at knowing they have something to blame for their troubles. It seems unlikely now that Canada would ever see a person like Donald Trump running the country. But the seeds have already been planted to support a revolt that would bring a guy like him to power.
11/16/2016 07:31 EST
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Think Jesse Brown Makes A Good Point? That's Canada Goosesh*t

The Canadaland founder is right to criticize his country. But he's wrong to fall back on scant evidence and cliches, and then pretend they didn't happen. But Brown's column is yet another sign of a mistake-prone media critic who is perilously short on self-reflection. And, as someone who considers himself the conscience of Canadian media, needs to do better if he wants to be taken seriously.
10/25/2016 08:46 EDT
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I Didn't Know My Spanish Roots Until I Grew Up. It Was Worth The Wait.

Throughout my life, I have found myself having to assert my cultural identity. From a single look, you'd probably have me pegged for a white male, and all the privilege that comes with it. The latter part is true. As someone who half-identifies as white, I never have to worry about being asked where I'm from; being targeted by police; or having Long Duk Dong represent me in pop culture. But "White" is nevertheless a small part of who I am. My full name is Jesse Ramon Ferreras... My family has never kept my heritage a secret. But maintaining it in a place like Vancouver has been difficult.
10/05/2016 11:52 EDT
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It Is Time To Ban Pit Bulls Across Canada

How many children will have to be maimed before Canada's provinces ban pit bulls? The question has weighed on me since Boss, a five-year-old pit bull, nearly tore the nose off Ottawa tot Cali Leclair. A pit bull ban in every province would not be illegal. It would not be unconstitutional. It wouldn't even really assume that all pit bulls are inherently bad. It would simply take stock of overwhelming evidence
05/13/2014 12:48 EDT
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Japan Isn't Offended By Avril. So Why Are We?

Sourcefed called it a "racist appropriation of Japanese kawaii culture." Policy Mic said Lavigne was "one step away from squinting her way through this one." And on our shores, Canada.com wrote that she treated her Asian backup dancers as "passive, adorable background decoration for a wealthy North American pop singer." What did Japan think of the video? Funny, few seemed to ask. Avril Lavigne's haters have piled on over the "Hello Kitty" video, accusing her of racism for using Asian dancers as "props" and "decorations." It seems like Avril's critics were less concerned with learning anything about Japan or checking to see what the affected party thought.
04/28/2014 12:32 EDT
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Maybe Drones Can Save Lives, Too

We know that drones can take lives, but maybe they can save them, too. Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) in B.C. wants to run a pilot project to see how drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), migh...
03/23/2014 10:13 EDT
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UBC Unable To Ban Rape Chant

In the week following revelations that a pro-rape chant was sung at frosh events held by UBC's Sauder School of Business students, The Huffington Post B.C. has learned that concerns were raised about...
09/10/2013 09:32 EDT
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Let Landlords Keep Their Right To Refuse Pet Owners

Vancouver city councillor Tim Stevenson wants to deny landlords the ability to deny tenancies to pet owners. His concern is for seniors, widows, and anyone lacking close companionship in their lives. While his goal is laudable goal like many causes he's advocated for in the past, his heart may be in the wrong place this time.
06/07/2013 06:37 EDT
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Legalizing Weed In B.C.

April 20, 2013. The air around the Vancouver Art Gallery is thick with pot smoke. It's the annual 4/20 rally, once a fringe event whose attendance has grown 1,000-fold since its inception. On the gall...
05/10/2013 12:07 EDT