, 08.22.2019 02:21 PM

Hate rag editor gets a year in jail

Finally.

James Sears, the editor of the so-called newspaper called Your Ward News, was finally sentenced this afternoon in a Toronto courtroom to one year in jail. He’d been convicted in January of promoting hatred against Jews and women.

I just did an interview with some Toronto media, and noted that the case was important for two reasons.

One, the viciousness of the hate found in Your Ward News – against Jews, against women, against gays and lesbians, against nonwhites – was some of the worst hate I have ever seen.

Two, the conviction for promoting hatred against women has never happened before in Canadian history. That was a first, and – as I told reporters – it will mean that this judgement is studied for many years to come.

We are grateful to the Crown and to Justice Blouin – who is retiring this week – for their wisdom and hard work.

Now, onto the next battle.

6 Comments

  1. Robert White says:

    CONGRATS, Warren & Lisa, & Daisy Group, Crown, Justice Blouin!!!!

    Very excellent work, folks.

    This is truly historic for all in Canada thanks to the efforts of those in the legal community. We always have lots to complain about regarding law, but this time the law worked out well for all.

    I’m very pleased about this.

    Robert

  2. Dork in East York says:

    Congrats Warren! He and his rag have been a blight on the east end for over a decade. Good riddance.

  3. Patrick says:

    Emphatically disagree.

  4. Dave says:

    To bad. My Cockatiel really enjoyed crapping on it. He used good quality paper, really absorbed the feces.

  5. David Bronaugh says:

    Congratulations on your win here. Although Your Ward News verged on the farcical with their over-the-top illustrations, it’s pretty clear that they did a fair bit of harm too.

  6. Michael Teper says:

    Where can I get a copy of the sentencing decision? Looked all over for it.

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