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Nicholas Mizera

Opinion/Blogs Editor, HuffPost Canada

Nicholas Mizera is a Opinion and Blogs Editor at HuffPost Canada.

He writes about masculinity, media, men's lifestyle and fashion, with a dash of politics. As of late, he's been wrapping his head around becoming a father.

He has lent his voice to prominent publications including Toronto Life, Gotstyle Man, the Bay St. Bull, Sharp Magazine and DailyXY. He has also appeared on television and radio to report the news and provide expertise. 

Visit his personal blog at The Gentleman Journalist.

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It's Ridiculous We're Still Shaming Men For Wearing Skinny Edward Berthelot via Getty Images

It's Ridiculous We're Still Shaming Men For Wearing Skinny Jeans

For those of you who grew up in a later era (or, perhaps, haven't fully caught up with the rest of Canadian society since those heady days), let me remind you why critics urged guys to burn their tight denim and labelled men who wore the style as less-than: skinny jeans were feminine, and feminine -- for guys -- means "bad." Substitute any other vaguely feminine trend, from floral prints to makeup for men, and it's the same story. But we've made so much progress since then, right?
10/03/2016 04:58 EDT
We're Marrying Our Two Cultures Into Something Uniquely Nicholas Mizera

We're Marrying Our Two Cultures Into Something Uniquely Canadian

Keeping relationships within a culture can be convenient, comfortable and maybe even somewhat expected of you -- but it also makes it easy to keep one's culture alive. Our parents had a clear blueprint for passing on their traditions, something the growing number of culturally mixed couples like us simply don't have.
09/19/2016 04:58 EDT
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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Does No Wrong Accepting Designer Gifts

A citizen's advocacy group has recently called Sophie Grégoire Trudeau out for accepting gifts and loans of clothing from Canadian fashion labels, deeming her "for sale" for daring to wear support for our country's industry on her sleeve. I can see how gifts and loans can make for some bad optics, even if the role of prime minister's wife has little real political oomph behind it. However, in a world where few powerful individuals direct their influence toward social good like Grégoire Trudeau does, Democracy Watch's threadbare argument seems to be more about populist-pleasing celebrity shaming than hypothetical conflicts of interests.
07/27/2016 03:34 EDT
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We Cannot Silence Terror By Silencing The News

There's a growing number of people who think ending news reporting on acts of terror will somehow #SilenceTerror. And I could not disagree more with this all-too-convenient answer to a complex issue. Proper news reporting may seem to give credence to terrorist organizations who actively court such media attention, but it will never truly further their cause -- not when reporting often counters and negates the narratives spun by extremist organizations. Amid the shouting of social media, professional reporting offers fact, reason and, most importantly, context.
07/15/2016 02:21 EDT
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To My Immigrant Parents: Thank You For Taking A Chance On Canada

This Canada Day we are reminded that our country is a nation of immigrants, many of whom took risks similar to yours to create a better life for themselves and their children. And, like you, they came to the right place. I am proud to be Canadian. I am proud to be Polish. And I am proud to live in a country where those two things are actually one and the same.
07/01/2016 10:12 EDT