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Warren Kinsella: Two effective ways of dealing with prejudice, up above and down here

My friends were busy yesterday. My friend Bernie Farber, a veritable force of nature who is presently up to something big, scored a victory against hate yesterday: he and others persuaded the Toronto Library Board to reject hate. From the Star: The Toronto library board unanimously approved restrictions that will prevent groups from renting library ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: why hasn’t #MeToo hit Ottawa?

It’s hit Hollywood.  It’s taken down big names in the media.  All over Capitol Hill in Washington, too. So why hasn’t the #MeToo movement claimed any of the creeps crawling through Ottawa’s corridor of power? Because, God knows, there’s plenty of dirty old (and young) men up there.  The stories are legion.  So, where is ...

Warren Kinsella: I stand with Trudeau

We used to be friends, we had a falling out.  And: he has a very different style than my guy, the Shawinigan Strangler.  We were the undersell and over perform gang, you know?  We were more fiscally conservative, we didn’t bet the house on rookies, and (I think) we were a bit more adept on ...

Warren Kinsella: Who is going to win the Ontario election?

CBC News’  guy, Eric Grenier, has poked through the entrails.  His column is here.  His chart averaging the main provincial pollsters is below. I like people in politics who say “I don’t know,” so I like Grenier. He’s saying he doesn’t know who is going to win in June. I don’t know either. I’ve worked ...

Warren Kinsella: When the victim becomes the victimizer

Liberal MP Sherry Romanado-Morgan was right to object when Conservative MP James Bezan made a sexual remark to her. So who will speak up for this unnamed person who Sherry Romanado-Morgan fat-shamed? No one, I bet.

Warren Kinsella: Have the Conservatives scored on Morneau?

I don’t think so.  It’s been bumpy, to be sure.  But – at the end of the day – the Finance Minister is still standing.  And the government would still win as many seats today as they did in 2015. Warren Kinsella, president of Daisy Consulting and a former Liberal strategist including to former prime ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: supremely unexpected

‎Talk about life imitating art. When this writer started typing up what would become the novel Recipe For Hate, several things were not anticipated. ‎Positive reviews, for example: not used to those. But then Publisher’s Weekly went and called it “riveting, an unflinching page-turner” – and Apple IBooks called it a “book of the month.” ...

Warren Kinsella: A Ford Nation poll, inaccurate 21 times out of 20

Look, I get along well with Doug Ford. I shouldn’t, given that I am a Bolshevik, in comparative terms. But we get along. So. There’s this poll that mysteriously appeared tonight, dropped on a Sunday night for what is called “rip and read” – designed to secure lots of uncritical play on Monday morning. I ...

Warren Kinsella: Lisa who?

Well, this is kind of interesting. What do you guys think? Prominent Liberal commentator and consultant Lisa Kinsella is “seriously considering” running for the soon-to-be-vacant Ward 32 seat on Toronto council. “I’ve been encouraged to run in Ward 32 and I’m taking my time to decide,” said Kinsella in an interview Nov. 28. “It’s a ...

Warren Kinsella: He was just the office boy National Security Advisor!

Totally unimportant. Nobody remembers him. Michael Who? To wit: WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, is expected to plead guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about two conversations with the Russian ambassador last December during the presidential transition. The charges were the latest indication that Mr. Flynn was ...

Warren Kinsella: Punk rock, reaching across borders and the ages

Our record label CEO, Simon Harvey, sent me a note: Well, this is cool. A friend in Vancouver just posted a picture, of a stack of great old singles he’s recently scooped, in the ’70s punk collector group. Joe Kidd– an early ’80s fixture who played in the most important Philippine punk band and is ...

Warren Kinsella: My U of C law prof is being appointed to the Supreme Court – and she is in my new book!

Amazing! The newest addition to the Supreme Court of Canada will be Sheilah Martin. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday morning his nomination of Martin to fill the seat on the Supreme Court that will be left vacant when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retires on December 15. Sheilah Martin was a great inspiration for me at ...

Warren Kinsella: Carleton U event sold out!

I am told it is now standing room only. Come on by if you can, I would love to chat!

Warren Kinsella: An open letter to the worst minister in Canada

Dear Minister Joly: May I call you Melanie? You’ve blocked my access to your ministerial Twitter account, so please forgive the formality of an open letter. I sense that I’ve upset you, which concerns me deeply. Let’s leave aside, for a moment, the propriety of a public servant (that’s you) blocking the access of one ...

Warren Kinsella: Can a single page win an entire election?

If it can – and it might – PC leader Patrick Brown may well have won the 2018 provincial election this weekend. One sheet of paper: seriously. Here it is. It’s the cover of Patrick Brown’s PC party (because they truly are his party, now) platform, the People’s Guarantee. It is actually brilliant. Let me ...

Warren Kinsella: Meet our grandson

Harry. He’s pretty chill. His parents have a Harry Potter thing. So, yes, he is holding a wand. Really.

Warren Kinsella: Melanie Joly is spending $5 million of our money on a hockey rink

…a hockey rink that does not permit the playing of hockey. From next week’s column: Anyway.  Let’s forget about the Holocaust Monument, and the Netflix thing, and Canada 150.  Let’s forget about all that.  Let’s turn the page. Let’s focus, instead, on your latest decision, which I will render all-caps, because I think it merits ...

Warren Kinsella: Blandy Scheer, true beleiver and champion of Dad jeans, etc.

So, the column I wrote about conservative and visuals got picked up over at HuffPo, and it irritated myriad Tories.  Which worries me a great deal, as you can well imagine.  It is here.  You have to read the comments.  They’re a scream.  This exchange is representative. My suggestion that Scheer should keep away from ...

Warren Kinsella: Politics is pictures

Conservatives don’t like Justin Trudeau.  They really, really don’t like him. This writer is a regular on Evan Solomon’s CFRA radio show with Alise Mills and Karl Belanger.  My friends Alise and Karl are articulate and thoughtful advocates (unlike me), and they are prepared to criticize their own political party when it is warranted (like ...

Warren Kinsella: Vancouver Sun: “Recipe For Hate strikes a timely chord”

The Sun: “It’s fiction, but there’s plenty of truth running throughout.”

Warren Kinsella: The launch launched!

And it was a fun one. The Mayor and his amazing wife came, media luminaries like Stephen Maher were in attendance, and political stars – like former MP Paul Zed and York Region’s Loralea Carruthers – partied it up. Lots of copies of Recipe For Hate and SFH Kinda Suck were sold, and Lisa even ...

Warren Kinsella: Apple iBooks calls Recipe For Hate one of the “best books” of the month!

Wow. Apple iBooks has called Recipe For Hate one of the top books of November 2017 – and offered up this review: It’s the late ’70s and the Ramones are defining a new kind of American rock. In Portland’s underground punk scene, a group of teens experience a defining moment of their own when two ...

Warren Kinsella: Media roundup: neo-Nazi rag gets charged for promoting hate

Best part of yesterday: our kids said they’re proud of us.  Second-best part: Andrew brought his months-old son into the office. But it was a wonderful day, and a long time in coming.  As we said in our press release, we are immensely grateful to Bernie Farber, Richard Warman, Len Rudner, Mark Freiman, Karen Mock, ...

Warren Kinsella: BREAKING: neo-Nazi rag charged with promoting hate against women and Jews

BREAKING: James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine, the editor and publisher of the racist, homophobic, misogynistic, anti-Semitic rag Your Ward News, have been criminally charged – finally – for promoting hatred against women and Jews.  They were charged just a few minutes ago at 55 Division in our Beach neighbourhood. Below you will find the ...