Warren Kinsella: “The Charter protects all Canadians, every one of us, even when it is uncomfortable.”

Justin Trudeau said that, back in July, when he was asked about his government paying $10 million to Omar Khadr.  It’s a quote: “The Charter protects all Canadians, everyone of us, even when it is uncomfortable.” And here’s what Justin Trudeau said three months later, when the Quebec Legislature passed a racist law, a “law” ...

Warren Kinsella: There’s a political lie for every occasion

Warren Kinsella: Recipe For Hate is out!

Was just at Dundurn Press (and I’m now at the Patrician Grill to celebrate, where else) and they gave me a pile of copies of my new book, Recipe For Hate – and the good folks there told me that they’ve received a historically-huge order of the book from the US! Off to the Windsor ...

Warren Kinsella: Would you invite a neo-Nazi to your house? (Updated! Happy ending!)

Of course you wouldn’t. But Ontario’s three main political parties did. A committee comprised of all the main parties in the Ontario Legislature have given Canada’s leading white supremacist an opportunity to speak to them about abortion. I’m not making this up. Paul Fromm is one of the most notorious haters on the planet. A ...

Warren Kinsella: Dear Conservative readers of this web site 

It’s been several hours, and I still think this is the stupidest political move I’ve seen in months – and that’s saying something. Why, you ask? This isn’t a decision. It’s a suicide note. #cdnpoli https://t.co/ahrI7jT2bO — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) October 18, 2017 The Conservatives are tying themselves to every crazy/offensive thing Rebel does between ...

Warren Kinsella: Ivanka Be Sedated

SFH, meanwhile, offer this to our fellow punk rocker. Gabba gabba hey, punk grrrl!

Warren Kinsella: Why did Scheer run away from his own press event?

Seriously.  He did.  Here’s the Globe: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer abruptly ended a news conference and stopped taking questions from reporters on Monday when asked whether he was aware his campaign manager had worked out of the Rebel office during his leadership run. Hamish Marshall, Mr. Scheer’s former campaign manager, told The Globe and Mail ...

Warren Kinsella: Recipe For Hate mania strikes Ottawa!

I’m serious.  Check out the reaction of these hundreds of total strangers to the news that Recipe For Hate  – which Publisher’s Weekly called “riveting…Tension starts high and stays there in this unflinching page-turner, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the early punk scene and a moving testament to the power of friendship” – would be ...

Warren Kinsella: This young guy in Ottawa picked up Recipe For Hate!

Nice guy. Knew a lot about current events.  Says he looks forward to reading Recipe For Hate. Told him it is getting great reviews. We had a great chat, although it was a little odd that he put both of his hands around my neck at one point. It seemed to have some historic significance. Anyway, ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: desperate politicians do desperate things

How desperate is Justin Trudeau to keep NAFTA? Ask the Mexicans, now peering out from under the proverbial bus – where, you know, Trudeau pushed them. Pretty desperate. As they welcomed the Canadian Prime Minister to Mexico City on Thursday – and as they gamely extracted the Canadian-made stainless steel that had slipped between their ...

Warren Kinsella: Did Donald Trump obstruct justice?

The Brookings Institute has just released a 108-page, single-spaced, fully-footnoted, tightly-reasoned indictment of Donald Trump. The whole document is here. At the risk of spoiling it for you, here is the key part of the conclusion:  With that caveat, our review of the facts and the law leads us to the view that the president likely ...

Warren Kinsella: The Kinsellian Political Rules™

So, I tweeted about Donald Trump’s fired Chief of Staff being interviewed by Robert Mueller, the Russiagate special counsel. I said it recalls the Kinsellian Political Rule Two: never fire someone who knows lots of shit during a crisis.  This then moved some folks to ask what Rule One was, and so on. So here, ...

Warren Kinsella: Big political graves are dug with tiny shovels

Bev Oda’s orange juice. David Dingwall’s gum. Mike Duffy’s travel claims. British MPs claiming for barbecues and garden equipment.  None were capital offenses, none approached the threshold for a crime, and none were very significant when compared to overall government expenditures. But it’s still the little stuff that ends big political careers. As I always ...

Warren Kinsella: From next week’s column: Enjoy the view under the bus, Mexico! Love, Canada

From next week’s column.  I was particularly proud of the gratuitous Game of Thrones reference, so I leave it here for your elucidation and merriment, gratis: This Benedict Arnold-style strategy creates three new problems for us, the Snow Mexicans. One, it mainly helps Trump, not Canada.  The American “president” may be a racist, sexist, lying ...

Warren Kinsella: Publishers Weekly: Recipe for Hate an “unflinching page-turner”!

Publisher’s Weekly is the book trade publication in the United States.  As Wikipedia notes, it is the “American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. Published continuously since 1872, it has carried the tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling”. And I have never had one of my ...

Warren Kinsella: Recipe for Hate gets a not-bad review in Quill and Quire!

…and, in 25 years of writing books, I can tell you that this is the best review I’ve ever gotten from them. As I just told my publisher, I am a bit stunned. “Kinsella skilfully blends convincing depictions of both the punk scene and the racist underground…” “The novel is a suspenseful page-turner that also ...

Warren Kinsella: Ten reasons I will be voting for John Tory

  So, Lisa and me are going to this Liberal-ish thing tonight where John Tory will apparently be present.  If and when he runs for Toronto’s mayor again, he’s the guy I’ll be voting for. There’s ten reasons for that. He’s an adult.  After the Ford Nation chaos, Toronto needed someone who was decent, thoughtful, ...

Warren Kinsella: Welcome to Canada’s best-loved political web site!

Looks a bit different, eh? I’ve been doing this wee web site – [Don’t tell him it’s a “blog”! – Ed.] – for more than a decade and a half. Started in 2000 or so for a couple reasons. One, various neo-Nazis and white supremacists were going after me online (how times change, etc.) and ...

Warren Kinsella: Holy Joly

Does she have photos of Justin Trudeau in a compromising position? Does he owe her a lot of money? Is she holding hostage a member of his family? There’s no longer any other rational or compelling explanation for “Minister” Melanie Joly being a “Minister,” is there? She is, hands down, the worst cabinet minister in ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s CNOOC/Nexen deal pushes Canada closer to becoming a China-dominated petro-state

Thanks to our petro-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, Canada is on the verge of becoming a China-dominated petro-state. The Chinese government now owns a large chunk of Canada and the lucrative Alberta tar sands after the Harper Government approved Friday the $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen Inc., a Calgary-based and Canadian energy company, by the ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How an Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Won U.S., Canadian Citizenship

by Sebastian Rotella | ProPublica In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him. The 27-year-old officer described his combat exploits in his application for asylum. He said he had served as an instructor ...

Canadian Progressive: Massive Peaceful Tar Sands Protest Before B.C. Provincial Legislature Planned For October 22

Over 80 influential leaders from the business, First Nations, environmental, labour, academic, medical and artistic communities across Canada today announced an upcoming mass sit-in in front of the provincial legislature in Victoria, British Columbia on October 22. The sit-in will oppose tar sands pipelines and tankers and the threats they would pose to the west ...

Canadian Progressive: Opposition mounts as first tar sands mine in US gets a green light

Tar sands extraction, which has caused tremendous pollution and environmental degradation in Canada, has crossed the border to U.S. soil taken root in Utah.

Canadian Progressive: Sexism: A Call to Arms for Decent Men

Guys, we have a problem. We are letting way too many boys get into adulthood without actually becoming men. We’re seeing more and more adult males around who are not men.

Canadian Progressive: World Forest Area Still on the Decline

World Forest Area Still on the Decline (via sustainablog) By Emily E. Adams Forests provide many important goods, such as timber and paper. They also supply essential services—for example, they filter water, control water runoff, protect soil, regulate climate, cycle and store nutrients, and provide habitat for countless animal species and space for recreation…