Montreal Simon: Rob Ford and the Lost Animals of Far Enough Farm

Well although he personally believes that crack addicts should be jailed not pampered, I see Rob Ford is finally in rehab.His monstrous Fordzillamobile is in the pound.Earlier this week, Ford's Cadillac Escalade was impounded after a 36-year-old woman, Lee Anne McRobb, was charged with impaired driving in Bracebridge while behind the wheel of the vehicle.And no ...

Montreal Simon: What Christmas Means to Me. Again.

I wrote this post a few years ago, after somebody questioned how an atheist like me, could celebrate Christmas. And I've run it every year since then on this day, because with some minor revisions to accommodate the passage of time, it still sums up how I feel about this day. It's Christmas Day, and once again I have to ...

Montreal Simon: Rob Ford’s Drunken Night on the Town

When I stare at that mugshot of Rob Ford. The one that was taken after he challenged a Florida cop to take him to jail for drunk and stoned driving, and was promptly arrested.I can't help wondering whether more people should have realized where that spoiled son of a millionaire was heading. Because now we all know ...

Montreal Simon: The Wonderful Saving of Far Enough Farm

Two years ago I first told you the story of Far Enough Farm, the beautiful little hobby farm on the Toronto Islands. A gentle story book place if ever there was one.  I told you how the brutish Con ogre Rob Ford was trying to destroy it for no good reason. And how I was worried ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Pandamonium Photo-op

Oh. My. Furry. Photo-op. It was supposed to be the animal show of animal shows.The Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation's most spectacular production.  A chance to boost Great Ugly Leader's sagging polls, by making him look as cute and as cuddly as a giant panda.But somehow, despite the heroic efforts of the marching band, and the FedEx ...

Montreal Simon: The Real Crimes of Rob Ford

If you don't live in Toronto you probably know Rob Ford as the callous, vulgar, Con buffoon, who doesn't know what he is doing, and is always getting into trouble. But because he has no effect on your life, you can laugh, or shake your head, or shrug your shoulders at this latest democratic outrage.Among auditors Bruce ...

Montreal Simon: Rob Ford: The Beast and the Animals

I try to ignore him. I look away from his ghastly image. I close my ears every time he opens his monstrous pie hole.  I try to delude myself into thinking that I can't possibly be living in Stephen Harper's Canada AND Rob Ford's Toronto at the same time.  I tell tourists I'm from Montreal, ...

Montreal Simon: Rob Ford and the Little Farm (Continued)

About six months ago I wrote a post about the little farm on the Toronto Islands that Rob Ford was threatening to close down. Soon after that I thought it had been saved. But now it’s on the chopping block again. Even though just ONE weekend of ferry ticket sales would ensure its survival. And ...