These ORNGE air ambulances are a familiar sight in my neighbourhood, taking off or coming into land at the Toronto Island Airport.And I like having them around, because my heroes are those who risk their lives to try to save the lives of others.But t… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: My Tribute To Those Who Fly At Night To Save Lives
When I saw the pictures of what the fire they called The Beast had done to Fort McMurray, at first I was shocked by the devastation.Stunned at the sight of so many houses and hopes and memories reduced to ashes by its raging fury.But then I was amazed … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Heroic and Very Canadian Struggle to Save Fort McMurray
I don't usually run public service announcements on this blog. But because my heroes are healers not killers I'm going to make an exception.And ask you to please help spread this message:If you see the flashing lights of emergency vehicles ahe… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How You Can Help Save The Lives of Those Who Would Save You
For five long years Kevin Page was the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and in many ways the conscience of the Con regime.They hated the way the way he stood up for the truth, they hounded him, they made his life miserable.And two years ago they finally forced him out.But now Page is back with a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kevin Page and the Many Victims of the Con Regime
Historians will no doubt have a hard time trying to explain how so many Canadians were fooled for so long by Stephen Harper, in the horrifying years known as The Great Darkness.When evil reigned, scientists were muzzled, history was reduced to propaganda and the cult of his personality. And hope withered on the vine.But . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Hugely Embarrassing List of Canadian Heroes
It's not easy looking for heroes in Harperland.Everywhere I look all I see is corruption and scandal.Grubby politicians and small greedy people.But of course there are real heroes out there.And these were four of the best Read more »
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One of the worst things about living in Stephen Harper's monstrous Canada, is having to spend so much time writing about the crimes of the Con regime.The vile acts, the ugliness, the cruelty, the barbarism of that bestial cult that is slowly killing our country. Instead of being able to write about the more . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Horror and the Beauty
When you stare at the public face of Stephen Harper's sinister Con regime, what you see is horrifying enough.A tired, morally corrupt regime, that is willing to lie, muzzle people, or do anything to cling to power.But what most Canadians don't see, what is hidden from their view, is even more frightening.Read more »
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It could have been a truly great occasion.A group of Canadian kids getting a chance to talk to a real Canadian hero, Chris Hadfield.But of course he HAD to be there.Hundreds of school children have chatted live with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield as he orbits the earth, and now Prime Minister Stephen Harper has . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, the Scientists, and the Spaceman
It was a wonderful Canadian moment.One of my Canadian heroes, Romeo Dallaire, talking about another of my heroes, the late great Stompin' Tom Connors.Telling Evan Solomon about the day when him, his U.N. soldiers, and about 200 civilians were in a Rwandan hotel under heavy enemy fire.How he played Stompin' Tom's song The Blue . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stompin’ Tom Connors and the Con Stooges
His name was Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener. He was a Canadian peacekeeper who was killed murdered by the Israeli military in 2006.Now the Canadian military, and the Harper government, are trying to cover-up how he died.The Defence Department has quietly removed from the Internet a report into the killing of a Canadian military officer . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When the Cons Try to Cover Up Murder
I was sorry I couldn't make it to this tribute to Jack Layton.
And that I didn't get a chance to scrawl a message on that huge wall at City Hall as I did a year ago.
But I was happy to see that somebody wrote what I probably would have written:Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Remembering Jack Layton: One Year Later
I wasn't planning to write about this storm in the twittersphere.
Because what can you say eh? Except that it's obviously summer. Tony Clement is a shameless idiot. Ezra Levant is a freak of nature. And Norman Bethune is bigger than all of them.
But now that the grotesque Con Rob Anders . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Norman Bethune and the Ghastly Cons