Montreal Simon: The New Canada and the Two Justins

As I try to remember all the things that happened in this wild and crazy year that was both our nightmare and our salvation, two things keep jumping out at me.One, how low Stephen Harper and his ghastly Cons did drag us and our democracy, and shame us in the eyes of the world.And two, how ...

In This Corner: Fighting for the right to watch a guy take a leak.

With all the news about Ukraine (formerly The Ukraine), the New Cold War, jetliners that vanish without a trace, and the Quebec election and Canada’s typically Canadian stroll towards disaster (topic for another day), you may have missed a major development in the never-ending battle for media freedom. No, I’m not talking about the Canadian ...

Melissa Fong: What do Lulu owner Chip Wilson and Justin Bieber have in common?

Yeah, while Justin Bieber probably thinks he’s adding value to whatever he sh*ts on, spandex-pant overlord Chip Wilson is taking liberty to “beautify” public spaces (namely the ones outside his gabillion dollar mansion) in Vancouver. … When Chip Wilson isn’t telling women that they are too fat to wear his clothing, he is single -handedly ...

Alberta Diary: Sic Twansit Gloria: your blogger, elevated to Alberta’s Twitterati … for the moment, anyway

A typical member of the Alberta Twitterati, pretty much any time of year except yesterday. Your blogger and other renowned Wild Rose Country Twittarians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Daveberta author Dave Cournoyer, apparently Tweeting. I may not be on Alberta Venture magazine’s list of the 50 most influential Albertans, or even, annoyingly, ...

In This Corner: The last word on the Grey Cup.

Final thoughts on Grey Cup C  — ‘C’ being the Roman numeral for 100. (This is one of those rare times when using a Roman numeral doesn’t make an event seem more important). Let’s just forget about the game. It was overall a dud, lacking in exciting and/or controversial moments. The Argos just dominated from ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Humiliating Weekend

Golly. It must be a case of reverse voodoo eh?The more pins Stephen Harper sticks into his Justin Trudeau doll, the more Justin laughs.And the more Great Macaca Leader squeals.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Two Justins

OMG. Or should that be Baby Baby? What are Stephen Harper and his absurd Cons doing to our country?For there was Great Musical Leader today, too busy to meet with the premiers, but not too busy to hand out royal bling to Justin Bieber.While in the House of Commons the Con chorus wailed pathetically: The ...

Canadian Progressive World: WTF? Justin Bieber says Aboriginal peoples get free gas in Canada

That’s what the 18-year-old Canadian pop star has told Rolling Stone magazine. The trouble is: our over-produced, over-exposed, man-made spoiled brat claims to have Aboriginal roots. But you know who’s to blame for Bieber’s ignorance? Girls. That’s right. Rolling Stone believes Bieber is “ready to be a grown-up superstar, if only those millions of screaming ...

Calgary Grit: Trudeau’s Poll Position

Many Canadians polled have heard of this man It’s no secret that Liberals love power above all else, so it’s hard for any Liberal to stay immune to Trudeaumania when you see headlines like “Justin Trudeau could lead Liberals to first place, new poll shows” or “Trudeau could be Grits’ only hope, says pollster Graves“. ...

Art Threat: Some kind of monster – Film screening cancelled amid unsubstantiated copyright fears

Canadian filmmaker and activist John Greyson is no stranger to controversy — whether haranguing Justin Bieber to pull concerts scheduled for Israel, supporting queer film festivals in hostile environments, or scuffling with TIFF over the erasure of occupation in special programming, the prolific auteur has seen his share of messy cultural politics. Yet that didn’t ...