Warren Kinsella is an author, lawyer, musician, law professor, anti-racism activist and political consultant.
Born in Montreal in August 1960, Warren received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from Carleton University and his law degree from the University of Calgary; he has also completed executive education courses at Harvard.
Warren is the president of Daisy Consulting Group, a firm he setup in May 2006, where he has assisted clients on a wide variety of communications, strategic and regulatory matters. Previously, Warren was a partner at the law firm of McMillan Binch, in its Public Policy Group. His legal practice focuses on aboriginal and governmental affairs. Warren is a former member of the executive of the Ontario Bar Association and has sat on the communications committee of the Canadian Bar Association.
From 1990 to 1993, Warren held the position of Special Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. In addition, from 1993 to 1996, Warren served as Chief of Staff in a number of federal ministries. In 2003, 2007, and 2011 he was Chairman of the War Room in the successful Ontario Liberal Party election campaigns; federally, he managed the Liberal Party of Canada’s War Rooms in 1993 and 2000.
His latest book, New Dark Ages, the follow-up to the first book in the X Gang series, Recipe for Hate, is due out November 2018. Warren’s previous books include Fight the Right, Fury’s Hour: A (Sort-of) Punk Manifesto and bestsellers The War Room, Web of Hate and Party Favours. He has also been a columnist with the Ottawa Citizen, National Post, Hill Times and Sun media chain.
Warren plays bass in a punk rock group called SFH and runs the popular blog The War Room. He lives in Toronto.