Cartoon: Murphy’s War


Check out this new cartoon from Gerry Hummel. Province cartoonist Dan Murphy set off a firestorm recently with his video spoof on Enbridge’s slick, new ad – designed to allay British Columbians’ concerns over the company’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline – when the piece was pulled hours after first being posted online. Murphy explained to the media that he was told by the paper’s Editor-in-Chief Wayne Moriarty that Enbridge had complained about the cartoon and threatned to pull a million dollars worth of advertising from the paper’s parent company, Postmedia, if it wasn’t pulled from The Province’s website. The story was picked up by international media, including The New York Times and The Guardian.


About Gerry Hummel

Gerry Hummel is a political cartoonist based in Kitimat, BC. We are proud to call him the official cartoonist for this website. While working at the local paper mill and raising two children as a single-dad, Gerry began working as a self-taught editorial cartoonist for the town paper in 1993. Several years later, he and the paper got sued by a local politician for being too honest - something Gerry shares in common with certain other people at After that, the paper restricted his artistic freedom to such an extent that he was unable to continue working with them. Naturally, he's a perfect fit for The Common Sense Canadian.

2 thoughts on “Cartoon: Murphy’s War

  1. Thank you! It’s very alarming that the Province (or any newspaper) should be so quick to knuckle under to big business. We need more safeguards for freedom of the press. As for Enbridge, if it can’t stand the heat…

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