A quick summary, also provided to Paul at CJN:
- the Criminal Code charges for promoting hatred against women and Jews are going ahead with a hearing in February
- the criminal charge for uttering death threats – initiated by Lisa and I – is also going to another court hearing in February
- the panel reviewing the ministerial order to stop Canada Post from delivering Your Ward News is still holding hearings, but has essentially become moot following the laying of criminal charges
- Lisa and I have separate civil defamation actions going against the publisher and editor of this pro-Nazi rag – out of which we hope to learn who is giving them financial support
There is a lot of other stuff going on, but that should give you an overview. The fight goes on.
Now, here’s the CJN report:
Warren and Lisa Kinsella have been among the loudest critics of Your Ward News, and they, like Farber, have often been featured in its pages.
They allege that the paper published death threats against them, and they filed separate civil actions against the paper and the people behind it.
For his part, Sears is contesting all the legal steps taken against the paper and rejecting the allegations that have been made by his critics. He told CBC News that, “Being criticized by mentally deranged Marxists has never caused us to consider shutting down our truth tract.”
The Winter 2018 edition notes that it is responding to six legal attacks and that, “We are fighting to overturn the Canada Post ban.” Meanwhile, Sears claims that 305,000 copies of the publication are being distributed by private companies and a “volunteer army.”
Warren Kinsella said that seeing a new edition of Your Ward News after its two principals were charged criminally was somewhat unexpected.
“I wish I could say I was surprised, but common sense doesn’t seem to be a characteristic of these individuals,” he said.
Kinsella speculated that they ignored the advice of lawyers not to publish, or “they have a bottomless” amount of money.
There are rumours, he continued, that the publication is receiving financial support from extremists in Germany and South Africa.
“Based on the evidence, they must be getting support from somewhere. We think it’s offshore,” he said.
According to Kinsella, who wrote a book on the racist fringe in Canada, Your Ward News is being distributed as far as Kingston and Niagara Falls, Ont.
He noted that it appears as though Sears has become something of a hero among extremists around the world who share his admiration for the Nazi cause. Photos on the Your Ward News website show German Holocaust “revisionist” Alfred Schaefer, who is awaiting trial on charges of Holocaust denial, with a copy of the paper, as well as French writer Robert Faurisson, who testified on behalf of neo-Nazi Ernst Zundel, also holding a copy of Your Ward News that was presented to him by “Canadian nationalist” Paul Fromm.