A publication called Your Ward News has attracted the attention of the chattering classes, first and foremost political consultant Warren Kinsella, who never met an offensive person he didn’t want to drag in front of a Human Rights Tribunal.
A recent CBC story notes that Kinsella and his wife formed a group called Standing Together Against Mailing Prejudice, a.k.a., STAMP, with the goal of pressuring Canada Post to halt delivery of the publication.
And guess what: they succeeded, so Canada Post will no longer deliver Your Ward News.
But even if the magazine is indeed vile, anti-Semitic and misogynistic, why is this publication being deemed guilty without a trial and conviction? Do we no longer operate on the proviso of innocent until proven guilty?
I’m no fan of Your Ward News. But I am a fan of due process. Yet it seems that in the name of politically-correct expediency on behalf of Canada Post, due process is a concept that is now being returned to sender. And that’s troubling.
(UPDATE: On January 24, 2019, the publishers of Ward News were "found guilty promoting hatred against women and Jews.”)