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 ...

Warren Kinsella: The police, the Crown and the AG “have done nothing” about that Nazi rag

Your Ward News, to be precise. And the Toronto Police Service, and the Crown, and the Attorney-General, HAVE DONE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT THAT FOUL NAZI HATE RAG. And many, many of us ARE SICK OF WAITING FOR ACTION. AND WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THIS INTO AN ELECTION ISSUE, MUNICIPALLY AND PROVINCIALLY, IF SOMETHING DOESN’T ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: when going neg goes wrong

Go neg, sure. But don’t fib. The Working Families group has a new ad out.  If you live in Ontario, you’ve likely seen it.  If you don’t, you haven’t.  But the ad is worth talking about, because of the issues it raises. Working Families describes itself as a group that was “created by members of ...

Warren Kinsella: Baby, you’re a rich man

It’s hard to keep track of political revelations in the Trump era, true.  But back in August. you may recall that The New Yorker’s award-winning political writer, Ryan Lizza, published a big story about Donald Trump’s anti-Semitic, white supremacist muse, Steve Bannon: Bannon has become friends with Gerald Butts, a longtime political adviser to the Canadian ...

Warren Kinsella: You are invited!

It’s a joint book launch and a record launch – for Recipe For Hate and SFH Kinda Suck! Lots of fascinating folks will be there (political, musical, animal, mineral), and I’m buying drinks! Please come! And, if none of that sounds appealing, Lisa will be there, too!

Warren Kinsella: Recipe For Hate is officially out today – and the tour is coming to Ottawa!

Get it here! And deets about the Carleton stop below!

Warren Kinsella: Punk News launches Recipe For Hate/SFH Kinda Suck contest!

Right here! It’s a momentous fall for Warren Kinsella, the Toronto-based author, lawyer, political consultant, and veteran punk musician. This November sees both the release of his new novel Recipe For Hate, and a new album from his band Shit From Hell, titled SFH Kinda Suck. We’re excited to have copies of both to give ...

Warren Kinsella: Go neg, sure. But don’t lie.

Here’s a little snippet from next week’s column, about this ad. Because the media scrutinize attack ads like no other form of political communication – and because voters don’t want to admit they’ve been motivated by an attack – attack ads must be 100 per cent accurate.  There can’t be anything in them that is ...

Warren Kinsella: #RecipeForHate featured in Publisher’s Weekly!

Their story below – and their review, which called my new book a “riveting, unflinching page-turner,” here. YA Novel Inspired by 1980s Punks Who Brought Down Neo-Nazis Warren Kinsella has been a persistent figure in Canadian politics and media for decades, as a strategist for various Liberal Party politicians, and even working for Hillary Clinton’s campaign during ...

Warren Kinsella: The intangible, impracticable, irrational National: ten reasons it fails

The missus was away.  The dogs had been let out.  I had a Man Cold. I’d finished the Holocaust Week panel at the ROM.  So I collapsed on the couch at Chez Kinsella and turned on the new and improved National on CBC. So. Here are my ten observations, in no particular order. Four anchors? ...

Warren Kinsella: Holocaust Education Week event, in pictures

"This is now. This is happening right now." @kinsellawarren #HEW2017 pic.twitter.com/dPQc2eL0SU — Holocaust Ed Centre (@Holocaust_Ed) November 7, 2017 Our panel discusses the difficult balance of free speech & confronting hate in Canada #HEW2017 @ROMtoronto pic.twitter.com/onVlThrRA4 — Holocaust Ed Centre (@Holocaust_Ed) November 7, 2017 Sold dozens of books, and had the great honour to meet ...

Warren Kinsella: Tonight at the ROM: confronting Holocaust denial

Please come!  I will be there after the discussion with a limited number of copies of Recipe For Hate!  The panel starts at 7 p.m. in the Eaton Theatre.  Link here. Holocaust Education Week Program Confronting Holocaust Denial: A Canadian Experience Just over thirty years ago, the infamous Holocaust denier and rabble rouser Ernst Zündel ...

Warren Kinsella: In today’s Sun: the Recipe For Hate

Life imitates fiction, sometimes, and not in ways that you’d expect. This week, for example, I published a book called Recipe For Hate. It’s a novel. Without giving away the plot, I can reveal that Recipe For Hate is about fanatics insinuating themselves into positions of power and influence. It’s about radicals clashing in the ...

Warren Kinsella: Making fun of people who you think are beneath you

One night, we were gathered around the kitchen table in Calgary, me and my pals were, and my Dad was listening to us. The conversation turned to astrology. I started making fun of people who believed in it.  “What a bunch of idiots,” I said. “They actually believe their personalities can be determined by the ...

Warren Kinsella: The #RecipeForHate book tour begins!

…with my pals Supriya and Matt on AM640 this morning! You can listen in here:

Warren Kinsella: The pivot: Rod Phillips, and why Patrick Brown needs to emulate Jean Chretien

My old friend (“old” because we’ve known each other for just about two decades, not “old” because we are both, you know, older) Rod Phillips is running for Patrick Brown’s PCs in the riding of Ajax in the next provincial election. Is it a huge pick-up for Brown?  It is. Is it good for Ontario ...