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Montreal Simon: Conapocalypse: The Confessions of Jenni Byrne

She was called Stephen Harper's "enforcer", or just "The Beast." The one who took no prisoners.She ran the last Con campaign, and drove it off a cliff.Before she was tossed off the bus, and out of her master's inner circle. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Conapocalypse: The Confessions of Jenni Byrne

Accidental Deliberations: On warped incentives

CC offers one noteworthy takeaway from Jenni Byrne’s attempt to deflect blame for the Cons’ election loss:Wherein Jenni Byrne openly admits that the CPC *needs* vote splitting to stay relevant. https://t.co/HrQDeH058x pic.twitter.com/BpUFBmezhz— CC (… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On warped incentives

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great East-West Con War

These are the last images most Canadians have seen of Stephen Harper, after his humiliating defeat, at the hands of Justin, the Son of Trudeau.His face even more waxy than usual, his eyes staring eerily into space reflecting his inner devastation, shaking hands with his shocked cult followers without even looking at them. No . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great East-West Con War

CuriosityCat: The Invincibility Aura of the Harper Machine has been shattered

The last Tory bigwig leaves The Machine

For a decade Stephen Harper and his new Conservative Party have bestrode the political landscape of Canada like a colossus.

Source of the myth of invincibility: The signs of the perceived professionalism of the Conservative Party include the acceptance by the public and the media (and . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Invincibility Aura of the Harper Machine has been shattered

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s new Australian spin doctor is a raging anti-immigrant racist

Stephen Harper has hired Lynton Crosby, a racist Australian “master of dog whistle politics”, to reboot the Conservatives’ faltering 2015 federal election campaign.

The post Harper’s new Australian spin doctor is a raging anti-immigrant racist appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: Are We Finally Witnessing the Total Collapse of the Harper Regime?

Yesterday I told you that the mood in the Con War Room couldn't be grimmer, and that the mood on their bus couldn't be more toxic. And that many were blaming Jenni Byrne.Well now Byrne has been kicked off the bus and sent back to Ottawa. One of Stephen Harper's closest advisers is being . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Are We Finally Witnessing the Total Collapse of the Harper Regime?

Montreal Simon: The Wheels Really Are Falling Off the Con Campaign

As you know I've been having a bit of fun following the Con campaign bus as it roars down the road, from one tightly controlled photo op to another.Or limps into third place.And for a few weeks I've been hearing rumours that all is not well on the big blue machine. And that Jenni . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Wheels Really Are Falling Off the Con Campaign

Montreal Simon: Did the RCMP Release the Zehaf-Bibeau Tape for Political Reasons?

I'm not big on conspiracy theories, although I do believe that when living in Harperland paranoia can be a higher state of consciousness.But here's one for you: Why did the RCMP choose yesterday to release the unseen video of the crazed gunman who stormed Parliament Hill? Read more »

. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Did the RCMP Release the Zehaf-Bibeau Tape for Political Reasons?

Montreal Simon: The Silence of Ezra Levant and the PMO Network

Well I see Ezra Levant is keeping a low profile, and remaining unusually silent.After being spanked by his bosses at Sun News, with a soft fluffy feather. Even as critics call for Levant to make a personal apology for a monologue that included calling the late Pierre Trudeau a “slut,” the host of Sun . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Silence of Ezra Levant and the PMO Network

Montreal Simon: The Robocall Scandal: Is the Con Story Falling Apart?

He is the only one charged in the Robo Con scandal. Michael Sona, the former Con staffer who claims he is being set-up to conceal a much larger conspiracy.A couple of days ago we finally found out the names of six Conservative Party workers, who the PMO has brought forward to claim that Sona . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Robocall Scandal: Is the Con Story Falling Apart?

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper Declares War on his Enemies

I suppose we should have seen it coming. The strange look in his eyes when he fired that rifle. The way he kicked off his Great Escape Tour by attacking the opposition like a rabid walrus. While holding up what looked like a handcuff. And now the Third Sign of the Con Apocalypse. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper Declares War on his Enemies

Valerie Burns: On Michael Sona

Officials from Elections Canada have laid an information in a Guelph court alleging one charge against Michael Sona, a former Conservative Party of Canada staffer and campaign executive.

You guys know I don’t blog often. I greet most political issues with a sens of ennui, and most ‘debates’ frustrate me as tired screaming matches . . . → Read More: Valerie Burns: On Michael Sona

More “clean and ethical” politics from the Conservatives

On the heels of assurances from Jenni Byrne and Stephen Harper that Conservatives would never, ever do anything unethical despite the voter suppression accusations hanging over them, comes this bit of unwelcome news that the party worked in cahoots with the military to cover up Peter MaKay’s lavish lifestyle.

OTTAWA—Military personnel were . . . → Read More: More “clean and ethical” politics from the Conservatives

More "clean and ethical" politics from the Conservatives

On the heels of assurances from Jenni Byrne and Stephen Harper that Conservatives would never, ever do anything unethical despite the voter suppression accusations hanging over them, comes this bit of unwelcome news that the party worked in cahoots with the military to cover up Peter MaKay’s lavish lifestyle.

OTTAWA—Military personnel were asked to dig . . . → Read More: More "clean and ethical" politics from the Conservatives

Asian Pacific Post: "Con-woman’ sent workers to Canada"

The above headline stopped me in my tracks this morning walking along Burrard. I think I have a new label for the likes of Bev Oda and Jenni Byrne.

Laugh-out-loud line of the day: "The Conservative Party of Canada ran a clean and ethical campaign and would never tolerate such activity."

The face of clean and ethical politics. Kind of like their ‘oil’.

Jenni Byrne, you’ve just entered the Conservative Idiot Hall of Fame. Thanks, I needed a laugh.