“Warren Kinsella's book, ‘Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse,’ is of vital importance for American conservatives and other right-leaning individuals to read, learn and understand.”

- The Washington Times

“One of the best books of the year.”

- The Hill Times

“Justin Trudeau’s speech followed Mr. Kinsella’s playbook on beating conservatives chapter and verse...[He followed] the central theme of the Kinsella narrative: “Take back values. That’s what progressives need to do.”

- National Post

“[Kinsella] is a master when it comes to spinning and political planning...”

- George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC TV

“Kinsella pulls no punches in Fight The Right...Fight the Right accomplishes what it sets out to do – provide readers with a glimpse into the kinds of strategies that have made Conservatives successful and lay out a credible roadmap for progressive forces to regain power.”

- Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics

“[Kinsella] deserves credit for writing this book, period... he is absolutely on the money...[Fight The Right] is well worth picking up.”

- Huffington Post

“Run, don't walk, to get this amazing book.”

- Mike Duncan, Classical 96 radio

“Fight the Right is very interesting and - for conservatives - very provocative.”

- Former Ontario Conservative leader John Tory

“His new book is great! All of his books are great!”

- Tommy Schnurmacher, CJAD

“I absolutely recommend this book.”

- Paul Wells, Maclean’s

“Kinsella puts the Left on the right track with new book!”

- Calgary Herald

Full story here:

The editor and publisher of an Upper Beach-based tabloid will be heading to court Thursday, Sept. 21 to face criminal charges.

Earlier this summer, Beach residents Lisa and Warren Kinsella used a little-known legal tool to convince a judge to lay charges against James Sears and Leroy St. Germain. The couple successfully argued that a statement in a Pg. 7 article of Your Ward News’ Summer 2017 edition that purported to issue a call to “bludgeon to death” the Kinsellas amounted to uttering threats, which is contrary to section 264.1 of the Criminal Code.
Two weeks ago, a number of Twitter posts emerged claiming the charges against both men had been dropped.
That was, in fact, not the case, said a spokesperson for Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General…
Lisa Kinsella said she and her husband are “happy that the Crown has taken over the prosecution against these two individuals.”
“That’s important to us as the people who have been threatened with being bludgeoned to death,” she told Metroland Media Toronto in a Sept. 19 email.

“But it should be important to everyone else who opposes hate, too: it represents the first time the authorities have proceeded with criminal charges against the haters behind that neo-Nazi rag. That should be applauded by everyone.”

We’ve worked for Sears Canada in the past, so this reported effort by Brandon Stranzl to save the company – and the jobs and pensions of several thousand Canadians – is of more than passing interest to me.  The fact that Stranzl gave all of his retention bonus (some $300,000) to pensioners suggests that this guy has his priorities straight, too.

On a bad news day for retail, hats off to the folks who are working to reverse the trend.  Worth supporting.

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Frightens small children, etc. Film at eleven.

A tweet by James Sears, the Hitler-loving and Holocaust-denying rapist editor of Your Ward News. 

Will anything be done by the authorities? I doubt it. 

The only reason sane people get involved in politics – or create a work of art, or write a book, or build a bridge, or climb mountains – is because they want to be immortal. We’re all going to die, sooner or later, and we want to be remembered for something.

In my limited experience, that’s mostly why people get involved in politics. How else to explain giving up stable family life, decent incomes and the ability to say what you actually think? The next time you are at an airport somewhere, and you see some unhinged lunatic screaming at an MP waiting at the luggage carousel – and the MP has to grin and bear it, and take it – remember this: precious few politicians ever get their name appended to the side of an airport.

They are there because they want to do something memorable, something momentous. And then they die.

Allen J. MacEachen died last week. He was 96.

There were the requisite number of news stories about his sad passing, most of which were likely written far in advance (he was 96, after all).

The stories, as such stories do, recalled his achievements. There were many. MacEachen was a Cape Bretoner – and, like all Cape Bretoners I have met, had an ability to get very close to rich and powerful people, and get them to do what he wanted them to do.

The son of a coal miner (and who from Cape Breton isn’t?), MacEachen alighted in the House of Commons in 1953. He lost his seat once, in the 1958 Dief sweep, but then was re-elected eight more times. Not bad.

He was close to Pearson (the one whose name is on an airport) and Trudeau (the non-selfie one). As such, he was entrusted with shepherding into law things like the Canada Health Act and reforming Medicare. He reformed labour law, to make things better for workers, and was widely considered to be the social conscience of the Liberal Party of Canada.

He wasn’t perfect, naturally. As an Albertan, I can testify to the fact that MacEachen’s 1980 budget – the one that ushered in the National Energy Program – was a suicide note, not a budget. It destroyed the Liberal Party of Canada in the West for a generation, and its very name still stirs up waves of heat and hatred.

I didn’t know the man. But when my boss Jean Chretien won the 1993 election, and PMO told me I would be a Chief of Staff in a ministry, someone smart (okay, it was another Cape Bretoner, David C. Dingwall) suggested I go see “Allen J.” as they called him. “He’ll tell you how to be a Chief of Staff, and how government works,” Dingwall said.

Thereafter, I entered MacEachen’s Centre Block office. The great man sat behind his desk, the window looking out onto the lawn behind him. He was silhouette. I felt like I was meeting with Colonel Kurtz in Heart of Darkness.

Preliminaries done, MacEachen rendered his advice. I didn’t take notes, but I never forgot what he said.

“Two things,” he said. “Don’t stay longer than two years. You will grow cynical, and that will hurt you and it will hurt the ones you serve.”

He paused.

“The ones who stay longer than two years ultimately become glorified bag-carriers.”

Will Allen J. MacEachen be remembered? Will schoolchildren speak his name? I doubt it. Few of us will be remembered for anything by anyone. Our kids and grandkids, maybe, but that’s it.

But I remembered Allen J’s words, and I religiously followed his advice. Before two years were out, I was nurturing a deep and visceral loathing for governing. I despised the Martinites for what they were doing to undermine Chretien, and I despised three senior people around Chretien who were looking the other way. If I ever came back to government in Ottawa, I promised himself, it would be as my own boss, as an MP. (Didn’t work out, but I tried.)

If any of you Hill staffers have gotten this far, two things. One, check out the achievements of Allen J. MacEachen. Read up on him. He was a giant, a colossus. He deserves to be remembered.

Two, heed his words. This government is now at the two-year mark. The indications of entitlement and arrogance – and cynicism – are everywhere to be seen.

Don’t stay longer than two years. Don’t become what you came to Ottawa to change.

Not immortal words, perhaps, but words worth remembering.

Check this out, from the folks at Campaign Research:

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What does that all mean?  It means that – at this stage – Toronto’s mayor is in pretty good shape, I’d say.  Two-thirds of voters won’t consider either Ford or Layton.

John Tory has got a surprisingly big “net positive number,” and Doug Ford has a rather big “net negative” number.  And Mike Layton just isn’t that well-known.

The election is a long way away.  But it looks like Tory’s opponents have a rather steep hill to climb, even now.


Two, the Secret Service need to pay him an official visit. He’s broken the law.