You can read all about the "controversy" (or what passes for controversy in Canada's
Meanwhile, Kay, a former conservative who tried to move leftward for the sake of his career (hey, a guy has to feed his kids, right?) admits that, when your heart and soul aren't entirely in it, changing your worldview is really hard to do--and exacts way too high a price:
“From the beginning, it was obvious that it was going to be difficult for me to balance my instincts as a National Post-bred opinion writer with the more staid responsibilities associated with the leadership of a respected media brand,” Kay wrote in an email. “In recent months especially, I have been censoring myself more and more, and my colleagues have sometimes been rightly upset by disruptions caused by my media appearances.
“Something had to give, and I decided to make the first move. I took no severance.”However, he did leave with some semblance of backbone, which, in the long run, is going to be worth a lot more.
Update: Don't miss Mark Steyn's take on the matter.