Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and the Gay Pride Parade

For almost ten years Stephen Harper waged a stealthy war against gay Canadians.He forced a second vote on gay marriage, he voted against every gay rights bill that ever came before Parliament, including those designed to protect gay people from hate crimes.He cut off funding for all LGBT organizations, he did nothing to fight homophobia, ...

Montreal Simon: The ISIS Crazies Threaten To Attack the Toronto Pride Parade

The other day I told you that I’m planning to attend Toronto’s Gay Pride parade, even though I’m recovering from knee surgery.Because I want to honour the victims of the Orlando massacre, and show the hate mongers of this world that we are not afraid.Even if I have to hobble through that crowd on crutches, or ride ...

Montreal Simon: The Fabulous Pride Parade and the Missing Cons

It was as fabulous as I knew it would be, just even bigger than I imagined. Downtown Toronto was given a jolt of extra colour on Sunday as more than 1 million people, some toting rainbow flags, marched the city’s streets for the 33rd annual Pride Parade. Crowds of revellers lined the parade route behind barricades ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Rob Ford, and the Little Canada

As I paddle my way through life I'm sorry to say that so far I don't have much to brag about eh?Whenever I toot my own horn there is always somebody there, like Seb or my Mum, to gently remind me I'm not perfect. !!@#!!!But I'm proud to say that I don't have a bigoted bone ...

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 ...