Montreal Simon: Remembering the Legacy of the Montreal Massacre

I had just finished my last post, about Donald Trump's plans to all but eliminate gun controls in the United States.When I suddenly remembered that tonight fourteen beams of light will rise into the sky from the summit of Mount Royal, so all Montrealers can see them.And remember what happened on a snowy day in that city twenty-seven ...

Alberta Politics: They can still feel shame! Conservative leaders duck and cover in wake of Saturday’s disgraceful display

PHOTOS: Chris Alexander, at the moment the chant of “lock her up” began from the right-wing mob at the Alberta Legislature Saturday. Does this look to you like a man who is “shocked, taken aback, mortified even”? Me neither. Below: Michael Chong, Deepak Obhrai, Rona Ambrose and Brian Jean, all among the conservative leaders running ...

Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Never-ending Violence Against Women

At a time when the United States is going through yet another spasm of gun violence.And I see how some wing nut in that country reacted to this editorial in the New York Times.  I'm glad that I live in Canada, and grateful that today is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.And that ...

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”

In yet another example of pervasive misogyny in Canada, a new YouTube video shows Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski calling a provincial candidate an “NDP whore.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: Is It Time To Shame Those Who Still Support the Cons?

It was a magnificent and moving sight, fourteen beams of light reaching into the sky from the top of Montreal's Mount Royal.One for each of the women murdered at the École Polytechnique, in the shadow of the mountain where I want my ashes scattered, twenty-five years ago.But as beautiful as that sight was, for some ...

Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Con War on Women

And now it has been twenty five years, since that that snowy day in Montreal, when a man with a gun stole the lives of so many young women.And this year that sad anniversary has never seemed so poignant and painful, with all the stories in the news about the never-ending violence against women.As if we ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian-American feminist cancels talk after “Montreal Massacre style” threat

Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent Canadian-American feminist cultural critic, was forced to cancel an appearance at Utah State University after receiving threats of a Montreal Massacre-style attack. The post Canadian-American feminist cancels talk after “Montreal Massacre style” threat appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Con War on Women

In my sadness over the death of Nelson Mandela, and because I'm so tired, I forgot that Friday was the anniversary of a monumental Canadian tragedy. That on a snowy day in Montreal twenty four years ago, an angry man with a gun stormed through an engineering school and killed fourteen young women. Fourteen young women who were ...

PostArctica: December 6, 1989

Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Shameless Cons

It's hard to believe that it's been 23 years since their lives ended so suddenly and so brutally.Their faces still stare out at us, so young and full of hope.If they had lived some of them might have kids in university today. And some of their daughters might be studying to be engineers, striding confidently ...