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Friday, April 10, 2009

Liberal political hit-man back in fold

Those of you who follow the escapades of the Liberal’s champion of dirty tricks, Warren Kinsella, should read Martin Patriquin’s piece over at According to Patriquin, Kinsella, who he refers to as the “Prince of Darkness,” is back in the Liberal fold.

As a former special aide to Jean Chrétien and chief of staff to former Public Works Minister David Dingwall, Kinsella has been associated with the Liberal Party off and on since about 1987, and, apparently, has ongoing lawsuits against Paul Martin, Public Works Minister Christian Paradis, several journalists and author and conservative commentator, Ezra Levant.

It seems that Kinsella is slated to head up Michael Ignatieff’s “war room” in the next election campaign.

Personally, I doubt that will ever happen. The man draws controversy like dung draws flies and that can’t be good during an election. A lot can happen in the next few months, especially with someone like Kinsella, and I doubt Mr. Ignatieff will put up with any of his nonsense.

You can read Patriquin’s piece here.

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  1. I especially like the description as a "human shrapnel machine"

    "...Not everyone’s thrilled about this development. “Bottom line is that Liberals just don’t get why we’d choose to stand next to a human shrapnel machine,” said a longtime Liberal who has worked with Kinsella frequently over the years but has since fallen out with him ..."

  2. Apps advises Iggy that Warren is a great guy. Where did this lightweight come from. Same guy who couldn't raise any money for Iggy. Left him in debt and now is reccomending someone whose conduct Gomery categorized as highly inappropriate. I think Iggy needs a n experienced advisor like Herle or Goldenberg.

  3. How can this piece of crap live with himself? He has no morals, self pride or common sense.

    Rob C

  4. I don't know, Rob C, but he is much loved by the Liberals…go figure.

  5. Star witness Kinsella does not make: LIBERAL MP
    House of Commons, Wednesday, April 20, 2005
    Mr. Gilles Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, BQ): Mr. Speaker, Warren Kinsella has stated, under oath, that members of the Prime Minister’s entourage arranged for Earnscliffe to get a contract and that the Prime Minister was aware of that fact. …

    Hon. Ralph Goodale (Minister of Finance, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, again, the hon. gentleman seems to be relying upon some unreliable information. The allegations are not supported by the written record. They are not supported by the audit done by Ernst & Young. They are not supported by the Auditor General of Canada. They are not supported in the independent comments offered yesterday by Mr. Goldenberg. They are only supported by the opposition and even the deputy leader of the official opposition calls that source poisoned partisanship.

    Mr. Benoît Sauvageau (Repentigny, BQ): … What does the Prime Minister have to say about Warren Kinsella’s statement under oath that the former finance minister had even called him at home to complain? …

    Hon. Ralph Goodale (Minister of Finance, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the remark with respect to the alleged telephone call is completely fallacious.

    Mr. Peter MacKay (Central Nova, CPC): Mr. Speaker, raging Liberal Warren Kinsella raised concerns as far back as 1995 through memos, letters and phone calls about rigged contracts that he felt favoured the company employing the Prime Minister’s leadership campaign manager. …

    Hon. Ralph Goodale (Minister of Finance, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, again the hon. gentleman is simply following the wrong path. Mr. Kinsella is not supported by the written record that has been filed with the public accounts committee. He is not supported by any of the audits that have been done, either by Ernst & Young externally or the Auditor General internally. Some of his testimony yesterday was directly contradicted by Mr. Goldenberg. Indeed, the only support he has is from the opposition and that very member has described him as a “poisoned partisan”. So much for his star witness.