Posters inflected with racism were put up around downtown Winnipeg Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, alleging that Mayor Katz and members of Winnipeg's business community are involved in questionable business transactions.
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man has stepped up and claimed responsibility for circulating posters critical of the mayor that some considered to be anti-Semitic.
Gordon Warren outed himself to media Friday as the person behind the posters, which began appearing throughout the city just prior to the Rosh Hashanah Jewish holiday last September. The posters accuse Mayor Sam Katz and several prominent Winnipeggers — most of whom are Jewish — of questionable business transactions.
Warren said he felt he had little other choice than to make the posters, as justice officials weren’t willing to investigate a controversial land swap deal involving a city fire hall and local “Jewish and zionist media” weren’t accurately reporting what was going on.
“There was no one willing to do anything about it,” said Warren, who likened the situation to censorship.