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Montreal Simon: The Hollow Victory of the Con Bigot Ezra Levant

I wasn't planning to write anything more about Ezra Levant's great "victory" over Rachel Notley's government.But after seeing the tongue bath he is receiving from our Con media, I thought I should make one thing clear.Notley made … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Hollow Victory of the Con Bigot Ezra Levant

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fascism of the Con Regime

On the night Stephen Harper won his monstrous majority, I ended my very short post by playing the song from the movie Cabaret, of the young Nazi in the beer garden singing Tomorrow Belongs to Me.

For which I was roundly criticized by some of the stuffy poobahs in the blogosphere.

"Don't you . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fascism of the Con Regime

Montreal Simon: The Incredible Sexist Idiocy of General Tom Lawson

I've never had much time for Gen. Tom Lawson, our country's top soldier.I believe he has helped turn our military into Harper's Army. And has not done enough to fight this hideous problem.The Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates a sexualized military culture that is hostile to women and gay members, and harassment and assault are . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Incredible Sexist Idiocy of General Tom Lawson

Montreal Simon: How to Convince Cons That Bill C-51 is Dangerous

When Stephen Harper introduced Bill C-51, the anti-terrorist bill that every sane person in Canada believes will turn us into a police state, I was sure that even some Cons would join the protests against it.The libertarians, the ones who believe that even meat inspectors are too much regulation. Or the legions of the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How to Convince Cons That Bill C-51 is Dangerous

Montreal Simon: Robert Fisk: If Harper is Serious About Cultural Barbarism He Should Arrest Himself

I grabbed this shot with my mobile this afternoon of a debate that was going on in the House of Commons.Because the title jumped out at me, and made me wonder again what country I am living in.And then I remembered that the Con in the picture is Wladyslaw Lizon, one of the founding . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Robert Fisk: If Harper is Serious About Cultural Barbarism He Should Arrest Himself

Montreal Simon: Is the Canada Revenue Agency Helping Build the Monument to Harperism?

Last night I told you how more and more decent Canadians are joining together to denounce the monstrous Memorial to the Victims of Communism.The ghastly monument Stephen Harper is building to himself.Just to pander to the ethnic vote, and stick another knife into the Supreme Court.

Well today it seems that the builders of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is the Canada Revenue Agency Helping Build the Monument to Harperism?

Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer Goes after the Monstrous Monument to Harperism

I've written a few posts about the plans for a monstrous Memorial to the Victims of Communism And how it's really a monument to Stephen Harper and his ghastly regime. A Harper/Kenney/Baird production designed to pleasure their base and glorify themselves.And since the land had been reserved for a new federal court, is just . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer Goes after the Monstrous Monument to Harperism

Montreal Simon: Cpl. Stuart Langridge and the Horror of Harper’s Army

The other night I wrote about the tragic story of Cpl. Stuart Langridge, who killed himself seven years ago after serving his country honourably in Bosnia and Afghanistan.And I described how the military didn't accept that he was suffering from PTSD, treated him like a criminal, and didn't let his family read the suicide . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Cpl. Stuart Langridge and the Horror of Harper’s Army

Montreal Simon: Amanda Lang, Rex Murphy, and the Journalistic Crimes of CBC Management

If there was any doubt that CBC management has either lost its moral compass, or its marbles, now there can be none.For all you have to do to arrive at that conclusion is read how they are defending Amanda Lang.So, let's add it up: the government thought RBC did something wrong and RBC . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Amanda Lang, Rex Murphy, and the Journalistic Crimes of CBC Management

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and his New Separatist Friends

Yesterday I wondered whether Stephen Harper was helping to bring the Bloc Quebecois back from the land of the dead.By fanning the flames of xenophobia and bigotry, and replacing the Great War on Terrorism with the Great War on the Niqab.Which if you read the hideous comments in the newspapers, is what it has . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and his New Separatist Friends

Montreal Simon: The Absurd and Obscene Canonization of John Baird

I honestly thought that I would never have to write another word about the Con clown John Baird. And it was such a great feeling.I thought I had said all I needed to say about his shabby political career in this post. But unfortunately I'm going to have to write another post to register . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Absurd and Obscene Canonization of John Baird

Montreal Simon: CBC Management Surrenders and Bans Paid Appearances

It's taken them long enough, and it never should have happened in the first place.But the useless managers at the CBC have finally surrendered, and banned paid appearances. Read more »

Montreal Simon: One More Reason the CBC’s Managers Must Be Fired

Last night I wrote about the CBC and said that if it was in trouble people should blame the Harper regime and its managers, not its workers.

For it was its useless managers who created the celebrity culture that allowed "stars" like Jian Ghomeshi to bully those who worked for him.

Or allowed people . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: One More Reason the CBC’s Managers Must Be Fired

Montreal Simon: The Grubby Stephen Harper and Need For Change

One of the things I despise the most about Stephen Harper is that he would turn this big, beautiful country, into something as small and as grubby as he is.Turn a still young country like Canada into an old and tired one, where greed rules and change is viewed as threatening. Or as . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Grubby Stephen Harper and Need For Change

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Absurd and Obscene Salute to Himself

He is without a doubt the most disgusting person on Canadian TV. An ugly bigoted bully if ever there was one.And he couldn't have had a worse year in 2014.But I see Ezra Levant can't handle the inconvenient truth. Or is finally losing his mind.Because not only does he think 2014 was his best . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Absurd and Obscene Salute to Himself

Montreal Simon: What Christmas Means to Me. Again

It's Christmas Day, and although I'm an atheist, and I believe that our beautiful planet is our heaven and our hell.And that it's up to us to decide what world we want to live in. Not up to some invisible deity or some bloodthirsty Godzilla. And although I hate the shopping and the greed. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: What Christmas Means to Me. Again

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris REALLY Doesn’t Like Peter Mansbridge

As I said in my last post, I wasn't impressed with the way Peter Mansbridge handled his year end interview with Stephen Harper.I thought he stroked Great Crazy Leader with a feather, and failed to challenge his many lies, or ask the follow up questions that needed to be asked.So the whole thing looked . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michael Harris REALLY Doesn’t Like Peter Mansbridge

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Latest Disgraceful Bigot Eruption

Ezra Levant is without a shadow of a doubt the most disgusting person on Canadian television.A greasy, grubby oil pimp, a far-right demagogue, a bully and a bigot.But even by his low standards, this is absolutely outrageous.Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr’s Important Message to Canadians

It's been more than twelve years since he was horribly wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan. Then jailed and tortured in that hellhole called Guantanamo, even though he was a child soldier. Then betrayed by his own government. He is Canada's most famous prisoner, and yet for all that time he has also been . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr’s Important Message to Canadians

Montreal Simon: The Human Rights Museum and the Aboriginal Genocide

I see that the Canadian Human Rights Museum has finally opened its doors in Winnipeg.Which as someone who has fought all his life for human rights, is something I would normally celebrate.Except for the ghastly almost unbelievable fact that it doesn't recognize Canada's aboriginal genocide.Because Stephen Harper and his disgusting Con regime won't acknowledge . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Human Rights Museum and the Aboriginal Genocide

Montreal Simon: The NDP Forces a Debate on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

I couldn't have asked for a better sight to pick up my sagging spirits.In Stephen Harper's miserable Parliament, where democracy goes to die. Where there is all the time in the world to talk about war, but no time to talk about all those murdered and missing aboriginal women.And absolutely no time or money . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The NDP Forces a Debate on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Montreal Simon: Scottish Independence and Some Lessons for Canada

With just 15 days to go before the Scottish referendum, a new poll has confirmed the trend that I wrote about yestarday. The YES side is surging, and Scotland could be soon heading for independence.

The poll by YouGov showed the unionist lead had shrunk to 6 percentage points from 22 a month . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Scottish Independence and Some Lessons for Canada

Montreal Simon: Mohamed Fahmy and the Shameful Silence of Stephen Harper

It's a trial that has caused outrage all over the world. The sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists, including a Canadian citizen Mohamed Fahmy, to long prison terms in Egypt.For the crime of committing journalism.But even though world leaders have been lining up to condemn that travesty of justice.Even though journalists all over the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Mohamed Fahmy and the Shameful Silence of Stephen Harper

Montreal Simon: Police Officer Charged in the Killing of Sammy Yatim

It was one of the most sickening things I have ever witnessed, the police execution of Sammy Yatim.A teenager riddled with bullets on a streetcar for no sane reason. And then tasered as he lay there bleeding.It was brutal, it was senseless, it was madness.So I couldn't be happier about the decision to charge . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Police Officer Charged in the Killing of Sammy Yatim

Montreal Simon: Jim Flaherty: The Man and the Legacy

I think it's fair to say that he was a better person at the end of his political career than he was at the beginning.He did reinvent himself from a pit bull to something vaguely resembling a pragmatist. He did become more human.And I'm sorry he died before he could spend more time with . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jim Flaherty: The Man and the Legacy