Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Canada Post No Longer Delivering Your Ward News

Thanks in large part to the efforts of both Warren Kinsella (and those he marshaled in the effort) and Richard Warman, the neo-Nazi rag "Your Ward News" is going to have to find another means of distribution:

Canada Post ordered to stop delivering controversial Your Ward News
Editor-in-chief James Sears says his newspaper is 'satirical'
By Emmett Shane, CBC News Posted: Jun 06, 2016 10:28 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 06, 2016 10:30 PM ET

The federal government has ordered Canada Post to stop delivering Your Ward News, a low-budget, free newspaper that has offended homeowners in Toronto's east end and beyond.

The newspaper, which is the brainchild of editor-in-chief James Sears, has been labelled anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi by several groups who have campaigned for years to get Canada Post to cease distributing it.

They got their wish Monday when the minister responsible for Canada Post, Judy Foote, issued what's known as a prohibitory order against the future delivery of the paper.

A group called Standing Together Against Mailing Prejudice (STAMP) hailed the decision Monday in a news release.

"We are ecstatic about the minister's decision," said Lisa Kinsella, managing partner of The Daisy Group and one of the founding members of STAMP....

In the CBC article, James Sears doesn't seem too concerned, a sentiment echoed on his Twitter feed:

However, "Your Ward News".... er.... journalist?

Reporter? No, that doesn't work.

Writer? Hmmmm....

Propagandist with questionable hygiene?

Anyways, Lawrence McCurry seemed less optimistic;

By the way, is it just me, or does McCurry look a little like character Max Eckhardt, the corrupt cop from 1989's "Batman"?

You know, if Max Eckhardt had let himself go:

Not to be outdone by McCurry's histrionics, we present Paulie's missives:

We're not sure that Paulie or McCurry understand the meaning of the term censorship.

As far as we can tell, the rag hasn't been shut down. The website is still up. The only thing different is that Canada Post is no longer distributing it and Sears and co. will need to find another way to deliver "Your Ward News."

Maybe McCurry is worried that Sears is going to make him walk to deliver them himself?

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