, 02.03.2018 02:01 PM

#MeToo, #cdnpoli and #questions – UPDATED TWICE

Timing is everything, in comedy and in politics.

Late on a Friday – just as Maclean’s was breaking a huge story about the Harper Conservatives knowing that they had a candidate accused of sexual assault, and let him run for them anyway – the government let slip that the Deputy Director of Operations in the Prime Minister’s Office was no longer employed there.

Rule of thumb: when (a) a government, any government, quietly releases something (b) on a Friday (c) in the evening, it is usually meaningful.

This Gagné fellow was pretty senior.  In any PMO, only the Chief of Staff, the Principal Secretary, the Director of Comms and the Director of Operations are more senior.  An Ops director will generally have more power than any ministerial Chief of Staff, or most members of cabinet.

Some of what there is to know about Monsieur Gagné, and his alleged behaviour, is starting to trickle out – as one brave woman is suggesting, here.

Many questions remain.  There’s no question, however, that #MeToo isn’t winding up on Parliament Hill.

As Friday’s late-breaking stories suggest, it’s just getting started.

UPDATE: Right after the above post went up, some anonymous person(s) started to email the pleadings in my divorce to Ottawa reporters.  Now, why do you think that is happening?  And which political team do you think might be doing it, eh?

Ottawa sure is a nice town.

UPDATE TWO: Oh look: now they have updated my Wikipedia page to say I abused and neglected my children. A Teksavvy customer in Ottawa did it. From a friend: “To reiterate, the edit came from a computer on a DSL network associated with TekSavvy customer assigned address 23-233-60-119.cpe.pppoe.ca at 7:01pm EST Saturday February 3 2018 in the World Exchange Plaza, likely at one of the lobby firms there.”


  1. Grant says:

    I guess if you’re about to be exposed by the #metoo movement, what’s one more victim to try and save yourself. If they’re doing this to you, I can only imagine the pressure being levied against reporters trying to break this story. Keep up the good work. Hopefully it all gets out there.

  2. Matt says:

    If they’re trying to shut you up, they clearly don’t know you very well do they?

    PS – Having captcha issues again.

    • Shelley says:

      Matt says what? He knows what the content of affidavits are but says nothing?
      A comedy for sure, when media censors non public information and a troll publishes public information…humor specific of course…mainly, a tragedy, not for you, Kinsella or his family, for the public and theirs.

  3. John says:

    Hang in there and keep up the great work, Mr. Kinsella. Stay strong and persevere, despite their despicable antics. We all support you. Thanks for championing the cause for #MeToo victims. The truth and justice shall prevail. Corrupt criminals will fall.

  4. Matt says:

    Bring your kids into it now? That’s just wrong on so many levels.

    They’re scared.

    REALLY scared.

  5. George Clark says:

    Attack the messenger. The last refuge of those attempting to bury the truth. Just blast the truth out and let the public have your back. You will be surprised to see who defends you and who joins in on the attacks Warren. I found out a long time ago what type of person applies their moral beliefs fairly to all versus those that defend ideology above all else.

    • David Green says:

      Agreed 100%. You come out with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, Canadians will come out swinging in support of you!! We need trudeau gone to get an election called and get this country back on track.

  6. P. Brenn says:

    warren ..your mother waers army boots..na na na na

    Got you good there eh…

  7. Luke says:

    “Warren Kinsella is a Canadian lawyer, author, musician, far-left political consultant”

    Warren, did you know you are also way over on Canada’s fat left, according to you Wikipedia page? I giggled when I read that.

    • Warren says:

      Yeah, saw that. That was a dead giveaway that the vandal wasn’t on the far Right.

      • doconnor says:

        People on the far Right call Obama and Hillary Clinton far-left all the time.

        I’d would classify him as far-centre.

      • Luke says:

        If I’m to be honest, I don’t follow. Would far righr types consider near as well any fair minded person a radical communist? Or is that the point, that whoever updated the Wikipedia page was trying to throw you off?

        • Warren says:

          They were trying to (clumsily) suggest that neo-Nazis are the source of the mischief.

          No neo-Nazi group has an office at the World Exchange Plaza in Ottawa, in my experience.

          • Luke says:

            Well you are the expert on that! I am a geologist.

            What political person does have an office at the World Exchange Plaza anyway?

  8. C.Wills says:

    I have been following you since you ran against Ted White in North Vancouver District (I volunteered on your opponents campaign). I’m on the opposite side of the political spectrum to you. I find that you are the old school type of Liberal and I am an old school conservative. Meaning we can disagree politically, but still have respect for each others point of view, without name calling and abuse. 
    I have been watching with great interest (along with many others) your inside track on impending sexual assault allegations on a prominent political figure, and the ongoing clumsy attempts to shut you up. My view is that whatever side of the political fence you sit on, sexual abuse or misconduct needs to be stamped out of all aspects of society including politics.
    Keep doing what you are doing.

    • Brendan Kane says:

      Are you suggesting Warren learned about “sexual assault allegations” three years ago and just sat on the information?

  9. Robert White says:

    Anyone that defends systematic abuse of women in our legislatures is out-to-lunch, and out-of-the-loop of policy & best practices with regard to sexual harassment in contemporary society/politics.

    Attempting to intimidate a veteran journalist, and lawyer, is just pure unadulterated silliness run amuck. In brief, given that Kinsella is evidencing systematic acts of intimidation & personal harassment we can safely conclude that the elites in politics have hired professional teams of lawyers, and hackers, to systematically harass anyone, and everyone, speaking out against politicians & bureaucrats that harass women in the workplace.

    Elites that hire professional harassers to harass those that are attempting to shine a light on harassment are to be viewed as desperately frightened that their misdeeds are close to be exposed in the light of day.

    Kinsella is obligated to write, and speak out against systematic harassment of women in politics just as all of are obligated to do the same.

    Kudos to Kinsella for pissing elites off this much.

    P.S. How do I configure a picture into the picture window on this website, anyone?

  10. doconnor says:

    How are you supposed to know what not to do if they hide who they are.

  11. lou says:

    Garbage like this is why libel and slander need to be applied to wikipedia as well. I’m sure they plead the same privacy crap that twitter and facebook hide behind, but it long past the time that someone goes after these idiots.

    • Fred from BC says:

      I would be happy if they stopped allowing some of the “super-editors” (or whatever they call them) to blatantly slant their articles in favor of their own personal biases and beliefs. Wikipedia was never a really respected, reputable source of information…but it wasn’t always the amateurish and unprofessional joke that it is now, either.

  12. Kevin says:

    “As Friday’s late-breaking stories suggest, it’s just getting started.”

    Warren any idea on when the big bombshell is about to drop on the “very very important” politician in Ottawa?

    An article in the SUN last week hinted that it would blow wide open last Friday but nothing yet. I sure hope it doesn’t get buried. If the sex fiend is who I think it is I hate that guy with every fiber in my body.

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