Accidental Deliberations: The Lemming Party of Canada

Shorter Scott Reid: There is no indignity which we Libs we won’t suffer, and no evil which we won’t allow ourselves to be strongarmed into supporting, if it means marginally saving face for the leader irresponsible enough to embrace them in the first place.

Montreal Simon: The Totally Unsurprising Vindication of Tom Mulcair

A few days ago I wrote a post defending Tom Mulcair from a Maclean's story that claimed that he once asked Stephen Harper for a chance to serve him.And only turned down the job because he wasn't offered enough money.Having watched Mulcair in the Quebec National Assembly long before he entered federal politics, something about that ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Dirty Secrets that Could Destroy Him

I don't know what is keeping Stephen Harper awake at night these days. But judging from his deathly appearance he isn't getting much sleep.And I bet there are a lot of things on his mind, that keep him tossing and turning in his bed. Or wandering around the grounds of 24 Sussex Drive dressed only ...

A BCer in Ottawa: Today, it’s all about Eve (Adams)

Today it was all about Eve in Canadian politics (one should really Google that plot before referencing it though), even after a mini-cabinet shuffle that made Pierre Poilievre a senior minister of the crown. Pierre gives hope to mindless partisans everywhere that excess of loyalty can trump dearth of qualification and intelligence. No, it was ...

A BCer in Toronto: Today, it’s all about Eve (Adams)

Today it was all about Eve in Canadian politics (one should really Google that plot before referencing it though), even after a mini-cabinet shuffle that made Pierre Poilievre a senior minister of the crown. Pierre gives hope to mindless partisans everywhere that excess of loyalty can trump dearth of qualification and intelligence. No, it was ...

Politics and its Discontents: Your Morning Smile (for most of us)

And under the “methinks he doth protest too much” file, enjoy this. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: …Gone?

The tale of Eve Adams gets increasingly melodramatic, and increasingly reminiscent of Helena Guergis. That she will suffer Helena’s political fate is looking more likely with each passing day. Readers may recall that prior to her fall from grace, Helena Guergis, at the Charlottetown airport in February of 2010, allegedly threw a tantrum and screamed ...

Montreal Simon: Eve Adams and the Trouble in the Garden Of Steve

Uh oh. Somebody call Jason Kenney or an exorcist.Or an embalmer.There is trouble in the Garden of Steve. Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: Guest Post: The Salamander

Responding to a post I wrote this morning commenting on a Lawrence Martin article, The Salamander offered the following trenchant assessment of what he predicts will be the Harper ‘legacy.’ Enjoy: .. I find the fading tiger analogy problematic.. maybe its just me .. Having a background in social work, with criminals, mood disorders, addiction, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Going, Going ….

And soon gone, would be my guess. Read this CBC report and watch the following video, both of which suggest to this observer that Eve Adams is not long for this political world: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Slip Slidin’ Away

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip sliding away – Paul Simon I know, by his public efforts to appear reasonably normal, that Stephen Harper is a Beatles’ fan. Whether he has ever listened to or crooned any of Paul Simon’s songs is less certain. Yet ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Damage of Dimitri

Well as you probably know, I don't just question Stephen Harper's judgement, I question his mental state, and study it extensively.Because better safe than sorry eh?And in that regard, for a moment today, I thought that the shock of his faithful Dimitri's sudden departure had driven him over the edge.Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: Is The Master Losing His Grip?

Listen to The Globe’s Campbell Clark and decide for yourself: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: What A Friend We Have In Stephen*

* With apologies to Joseph Scriven’s original hymn, What a Friend We Have in Jesus. One can only assume that these days there are far fewer congregants lustily singing the praises of their dark lord and master, Stephen Harper, in that hallowed place of worship known as the Conservative caucus. Their faith has, in recent ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Eve of Destruction

Well I can only imagine him today, huddled in his bunker with his closest advisers. The shrinking band of PMO fanatics he still trusts.Lamenting the fate of his faithful Dimitri.While suggesting for public consumption, that he was the one who fired him. Read more »

The Canadian Progressive: Scandalous Senate and PMO appointments say Harper is unqualified to criticise Trudeau’s f-bomb

by: Obert Madondo | March 31, 2014 Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dropped the f-bomb when he addressed the crowd at the Fight for the Cure charity boxing match in Gatineau, Quebec, over the weekend. “I’m going tell you, there is no experience like stepping into this ring and measuring yourself,” Trudeau said. “Your name, your fortune, your intelligence, ...

Montreal Simon: Con Confidential and the Downfall of Dimitri Soudas

OMG. When I heard the news at first I was stunned. And then I was shocked.And then I was FURIOUS.This wasn't how my new Harlequin HarleCon romance "Con Confidential" was supposed to end.It was supposed to be a torrid Con love story not a torrid Con SCANDAL !#@!!!!And then all I could think of was Dimitri, Dimitri, ...

Montreal Simon: Harperland and the Lights in the Darkness

Oh boy. I realize it's not easy to remain cheerful and optimistic in this dark Harperland. Not even in my little Hobbit Town where it's always Christmas.Not when this freezing winter seems to have gone on FOREVERAnd not when I can't even even tell my friends to cheer up, without risking getting an icy snowball ...

Leftist Jab: Canadian Olympic Committee To Start New Campaign Called "Own The Byelection"?

Because Dimitri Soudas has terrible judgment. Backbench Spring MP Brent Rathgeber has quit the Conservative caucus. While the Tories are mired in scandal after scandal, the watering down of Mr. Rathgeber’s transparency bill appears to have been the clincher for the Alberta MP. As he stepped down, reaction from Conservatives has been swift and ridiculous. ...

Impolitical: Harper supported Abdallah appointment – video #cdnpoli

Canadian Press is reporting this: “Tory cabinet ministers contradict record on Port of Montreal controversy.” There are quotes from Industry Minister Christian Paradis and Maxime Bernier denying that the federal government took a position on promoting Robert Abdallah as its choice to head the Port of Montreal: When asked why Stephen Harper’s government wanted Robert ...

Don Martin woes: When telling Dimitri Soudas and Bell boss to “go fuck yourselves” can get you suspended from CTV.

Don Martin: badass I would have loved to been a fly on the glass. I wonder how many free speech warriors from the right will race to Don Martin’s defence? Don Martin, the new Canadian hero. Speaking for the rest of us. Cross posted at Let Freedom . . . → Read More: Don Martin ...

Don Martin woes: When telling "senior government officials" and Dimitri Soudas to "go fuck yourselves" can get you suspended from CTV

I would have loved to been a fly on the glass. I wonder how many free speech warriors from the right will race to Don Martin’s defence? Don Martin – the new Canadian hero. Cross posted at Sister Sage’s Musings.