BigCityLib Strikes Back: A Question For All CPC Candidates: Where Are They With Respect To Russky Interference?

It’s a question  I’ve asked Nick Kouvalis, Svengali for  Kellie Leitch: @Bigcitylib2 Kellie has been clear. Putin is not to be trusted. He is the enemy. — Nick Kouvalis (@NickKouvalis) January 21, 2017 Again, all CPC candidates should have to answer this question.  After its success in the recent U.S. election, Putin’s troll army has ...

Montreal Simon: The Farcical Con Debate and the Coming of Kevin O’Leary

The headline in today's Journal de Montréal just about says it all. Yesterday's Con leadership debate was a "hard evening for the French language."So badly did some Con candidates mangle their French, that even the translators couldn't understand them.And no serious person could call it anything but a farce.But at least the gloves finally came off.Read more ...

Montreal Simon: The Continuing Adventures of the Con Clown Kellie Trump

As we all know too well, and too painfully, the Con clown Kellie Leitch has been making an absolute fool of herself for what sometimes seems like forever.With the worst Donald Trump impersonator third-rate drag show act Canada, and possibly the world, has ever seen.Where Kellie Trump claims that only she can save our Canadian values, ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Marie Henein’s Take on Kellie Leitch

Last Friday Ms Soapbox attended the 2017 Milvain Lecture at the U of C Law School. It was given by Marie Henein who recently made headlines by successfully defending CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi on sexual assault charges. While Ms Soapbox and Ms Henein do not see eye to eye on the Ghomeshi case, they ...

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant, Kellie Leitch, and the Rebel’s Fake News Problem

As you know, the time I checked to see what Ezra Levant was up to, he was blushing with pride after being called a "true Canadian patriot" by Nick Kouvalis, Kellie Leitch's campaign manager.And of course furiously begging for money, as he does every day of the year, after losing a costly appeal. Well now it ...

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris on Why Kellie Leitch Should Fire Nick Kouvalis

As you know, I believe that Kellie Leitch's campaign manager Nick Kouvalis has made a big mistake by leading the hapless Leitch down the road to Trumpland.And has let his own passion for Donald Trump cloud his judgement, to the point where he is now even spreading fake news.So I'm glad to see that Michael Harris also ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race: Now It’s Even More of a Porky Show

As we all know the Con leadership race badly needs any publicity it can get. Because not only has it been a porky show, it's also been incredibly boring.And if pigs could fly there would be pork in the trees.But now at last that ghastly show could become the mud wrestling match, I've been hoping ...

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Trump Whisperer

Kellie Leitch's third rate Trump impersonator act has always been a freak show. But now it's getting even more bizarre.Now she's not just dancing with the devil, like she once danced with Chris Alexander at the Cultural Barbarism Ball.Now she's repeating things Trump says, word for word, like she's a puppet and he's her ventriloquist. ...

Susan on the Soapbox: The 2017 List

Last year Ms Soapbox made a list of New Year’s resolutions for Rachel Notley. Happily, Ms Notley delivered on the list, with the exception of resolution #4 (Ms Soapbox failed to anticipate the arrival of Jason Kenney on the political scene). Rather than rewrite the whole thing Mr Soapbox decided to create a list of ...

Alberta Politics: Happy New Year! AlbertaPolitics.ca’s Top Ten political predictions for 2017

PHOTOS: Your blogger, in hat, contemplates the difference between the renamed Conservative Party of Alberta and the renamed Conservative Party of Alberta. That’s not a typo. See Prediction No. 9 below for an explanation. Actual Alberta political commentators may not appear exactly as illustrated in this screenshot. Below (with predictions): Former Progressive Conservative MLA Sandra ...

Montreal Simon: Steve Blaney and the Con Apocalypse (Continued)

Although it wasn't a very big story, and most Canadians didn't pay it much attention, the Con leadership race was one of the recurring horror stories of 2016.A real zombie apocalypse and a virtual cesspool of bigotry. With Kellie Leitch going after immigrants, Brad Trost going after LGBT Canadians, and Rona Ambrose just standing there looking stupid.So who ...

Alberta Politics: Canada’s Conservatives have taken their greatest strength and bulldozed it to the ground: this will not end well for them

PHOTOS: Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidates Kellie Leitch, Chris Alexander and Brad Trost get ready for their next debate on how best to Make Canada Great Again. Actual CPC leadership candidates may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Former Alberta Progressive Conservative premier Ed Stelmach, Alberta PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney, and Liberal Prime ...

Montreal Simon: How The Media Made Kellie Leitch Our Trump Impersonator

I must admit I still find it hard to believe that an educated person like Kellie Leitch is doing what she is doing.Trying to whip up xenophobia for crass political purposes. And sounding more extreme   with every passing day… Or more insane. For what else can you call a member of the elites inciting her ...

Alberta Politics: Death threats, a noose on a hockey stick, opponents kicked out … Calgary Rebel Media rally was another goon show

PHOTOS: They say a photo is worth a thousand words. This one, taken at Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media rally in Calgary yesterday, certainly speaks for itself. Obviously, not all the NDP supporters were successfully purged from the meeting. Below: Chris Alexander, Mr. Levant and Kellie Leitch. Mr. Aleander and Ms. Leitch appears in CBC photos ...

Montreal Simon: Has Kellie Leitch Finally Lost Her Marbles?

It's always been a bizarre cabaret act, a real freak show. Kellie Leitch's squeaky voiced imitation of Donald Trump, and her xenophobic campaign to make us believe that only she can defend our Canadian values.Even as she disgraces them.But now that ghastly drag show is becoming even weirder, with Leitch claiming that the "liberal elites" are calling her supporters ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kellie Leitch Fundraises Off Me

This appeared on CPC leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s Facebook page today. She’s got the twitter address wrong, but yeah she’s talking about me, as Nick Kouvalis helpfully clarified: @FraserFraserdw they all know it’s @Bigcitylib2 that we’re talking about. They don’t like us. @EvanLSolomon — Nick Kouvalis (@NickKouvalis) November 30, 2016 Firstly, I’d like to thank Ms. ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Thomas Frank writes that a progressive party can only expect to succeed if it places principles of equality and workers’ interests at the core of everything it does – rather than serving mostly as the voice of a wealthy professional class: Somewhere in a sunny corner of the ...

Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Kellie Leitch’s Race Baiting Campaign

With every passing day Kellie Leitch's absurd attempt to be Canada's Donald Trump is looking more desperate and pathetic.She's been getting a lot of free publicity, and doing her best to sound like Trump… But it's not getting her anywhere. Only three members of the Con caucus support her compared to eighteen for Andrew Scheer.And one of ...

We Pivot: My Canada Does NOT Include Kellie Leitch’s Racism

I am ashamed for Kellie Leitch. Partly because she knows/shows no shame for her racism and xenophobia. Partly because also as a professor at a university I throw up a little bit in my throat imagining how Leitch may have … [Read more]

Montreal Simon: Now Can We Call The Cons TEAM FART?

As you may have heard, Michelle Rempel has blown a fuse again, and has caused another unseemly fuss, or in this case stink, in the House of Commons.By accusing the government of treating Alberta "like a fart in the room."And then launching herself at the Green leader Elizabeth May like a bat out of hell.I ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Hearfelt Rebuke

In a commentary this morning, Danyaal Raza issues a stinging and heartfelt rebuke to his former professor, Kellie Leitch. Now a doctor, Raza talks of his reaction to that strange lady’s dog-whistle politics: Leitch’s email following the U.S. presidential election hit me hard. At 3 a.m., just hours after TV networks declared Donald Trump President-elect, ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: The rise of the exurbanites.

Trump reached for it in America and the exurbanites coalesced behind him. With these new rural voters who have fled the cities and in sync with the traditional American Gothic farmers, he dominated state after state. These people resent and fear our conglomerate cities, the liberal attitudes they promote and the crush of the ethnic ...

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Con Leadership Apocalypse

Now that I've almost recovered from the shock of seeing a deranged orange zombie like Donald Trump elected president, I decided to check out the Con leadership campaign.Which as you may know, I'm calling Conapocalypse 2.Only to discover it's not quite as scary, but almost as creepy, and definitely more hilarious.With the Con clown Kellie ...

Politics and its Discontents: That Kellie Leitch: She Never Exceeds Expectations

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Northern Reflections: Sometimes The Difference Is Insanity

The United States has Donald Trump and we have Dr. Kellie Leitch. Leitch likes to burnish her medical credentials. But that doesn’t impress Alan Freeman: Apparently, we were all supposed to be very impressed by somebody being a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Medical titles do have a certain cachet in politics, the way “brain surgeon” used ...