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.
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.
It's a lot like Brexit.
11/09/2016 12:23 EST
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
“We require — and will require — top experienced global talent."
10/21/2016 09:24 EDT
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
“Don’t borrow what the bank is willing to lend you..."
08/02/2016 10:49 EDT
Is upgrading to a bigger home just a pipe dream these days?
07/05/2016 01:52 EDT
Politicians shouldn't wait. Because if they do, adults and children will keep being attacked in their homes and elsewhere. And the pit bull lobby, so desperate to keep the public on side, will fiddle as they bleed.
06/13/2016 04:28 EDT
And Toronto's not far off its "Rubicon" year either.
05/31/2016 09:28 EDT
He's essentially showering grandma with money and sending her grandkids the bill.
03/18/2016 08:22 EDT
His thesis simply doesn't hold up -- and it ignores the valuable contributions being made by non-white commentators.
01/05/2016 06:26 EST
Christmas is almost here, and with it, the annual Secret Santa tradition. You either love or hate this tradition, depending on who you are. You might be the one who received a great big package, only...
12/23/2014 05:13 EST
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
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
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
Court documents obtained by CBC News allege that the Catholic Church is withholding millions from former students of Indian residential schools. The church was part of the Indian residential schoo...
02/18/2014 06:55 EST
Indigenous Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 8.
11/10/2013 04:02 EST
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
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
With summer approaching, it's important to know the best places to cool off. And while Vancouverites can't always expect a warm season, the city has plenty of great places to go for a dip inside, too....
06/02/2013 12:38 EDT
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