That letter is an after-the-fact attempt at spin by Kinsella. In February, he threatened to blackball and bad-mouth the Canada-Israel Committee, a sister organization to the Canadian Jewish Congress. The Jewish community's central advocacy agency ordered Kinsella off the CJC. He asked to "resign" instead of being fired, just to save face. But fired he was.
While we thank Mr. Levant for his response, we can't help but think he's now trying to move the goal posts a bit. First he claims that Mr. Kinsella was fired, but now he's claiming that Mr. Kinsella resigned from his position with the CJC before he could be fired, which means that he was fired.
BigCityLib commented on this portion of Mr. Levant's response:
The Jewish community's central advocacy agency ordered Kinsella off the CJC.
Ohhhh, sounds spooky!
Please! Our Jewish friends, including those who contribute to this blog, usually can't agree amongst themselves on where to go out for dinner.
We also received a number of other comments from fans of Mr. Kinsella:
Check the dates involved
Nice try though...
Looks like old kinsella is getting slow, it took almost a month to generate this letter. Quick response by way of Canada Post. It is sad really, just like it was sad to see Chuck Guite go as well.
Yeah, a month ago... took awhile, huh? I guess the CJC doesn't backdate on request.
and..., well, that's all the anonymous comments we'll address since they all cover basically the same ground.
In response, we'll simply provide Harry's, who posted on BigCityLib's page stated so well, response:
It doesn't matter if the letter was issued five minutes ago. The current position by the Executive managers of CJC state that he Warren resigned and was not dismissed. This leaves Ez on the hook 100%. Not exactly the first time he's rushed into print with misapprehensions followed up by more misapprehensions. If he was smart he'd apologize and try to settle. But he isn't so he won't.
And now on to Jay Currie.
First, Jay, you hurt us. Cut us right down to the bone:
A letter from the CJC to the Lying Jackal stating that the Jackal offered to resign and was not “fired” has surfaced at the rather obscure “Anti-Racist Canada”.
Obscure? Ouch! Not nice at all. Okay, so it's factually correct, but gee whiz!
Jay does sort of redeem us soon after he commented on our obscurity:
The Jackal links to it but here are a couple of questions: how did the shadowy characters at ARC get a copy of the letter?
Cool! We've been upgraded to the status of "shadowy characters." Perhaps soon we might even be referred to as a cabal! Cross your fingers folks.
One of Jay's concerns is that we redacted a single line of text from the Kinsella letter:
And what is “redacted” at the top of the letter. (Redacting Daisy’s addy is simply silly as it is on the website.)
Now we didn't ask the little birdie who sent us the letter why it was being sent to us. However we can address Jay's paranoia. Here is a slightly less redacted top portion of the letter:
So do you still want to call Mr. Farber over this, Jay?
Finally, one we'll leave a final comment posted by ED. He asks three questions, though we would like to focus on his final question:
3. Why wouldn't Kinsella have sued Ezra (again) for defamation. This is a slam dunk case if this is real.
Well maybe ED isn't aware, but Mr. Kinsella is suing Mr. Levant over Levant's claim that Kinsella was fired. Also, Rabbi Bulka, Bernie Farber and others will be witnesses for the plaintiff.