Politics and its Discontents: Cowardly And Indefensible

As cowardly, indefensible and savage as the terrorist attacks on Paris were, equally so is the response of the right-wing, eager to score points by exploiting that massacre for its own twisted political purposes. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read Montreal Simon’s post on the matter. As well, check out the ...

Left Over: The Donald Bleats , Harper/Walker Meet..And Other Rightwing Treats…

Stephen Harper met with controversial Wisconsin governor Scott Walker last month and didn’t tell anyone Glen McGregor, Postmedia News | July 9, 2015 | Last Updated: Jul 9 3:42 PM ET More from Postmedia News Donald Trump, Stephen Harper, and the Bigots That Flock Together http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2015/07/donald-trump-stephen-harper-and-bigots.html     No one in ‘Merka should be surprised by ...

Politics and its Discontents: Continuing With A Theme

Well, as a new week dawns I find that I am not quite ready to turn to new topics, as Omar Khadr is still very much in the news. For a good roundup of the implications of his release on bail and his short media scrum, be sure to check out Montreal Simon’s post today. ...

Left Over: Should the CBC Walk the Proverbial Plank?

http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2015/01/what-needs-to-be-said-about-cbc-scandals.html   The only valid argument for saving the CBC is that it has a MANDATE, coast to coast to coast, to be there for all the people of this country, to disseminate information (however flawed that process might be these days..) and news for the entire country, especially those less well-served by the media ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Gift From Montreal Simon

I have to admit I was feeling rather discouraged the other day when I read this CBC report in which an EKOS Research poll found that only 27 percent of respondents were familiar with the ‘Fair’ Elections Act. Then I read Montreal Simon’s post this morning and felt a little better. Here is the short ...

Politics and its Discontents: Opposition To The ‘Fair’ Elections Act Grows

As a supplement to Montreal Simon’s post yesterday on Jean Pierre Kingsley’s appearance before the committee hearings on the ‘Fair’ Elections Act, you might want to spare two minutes to watch this report from The National on his concerns: As well, here is a report that shows growing public awareness and discontent about the Tories’ ...

Politics and its Discontents: His Hands Are All Over It

Like an ugly stain that resists the most determined efforts at removal, Bill C-520, a ‘private member’s bill’ proposed by Conservative MP Mark Adler, has Stephen Harper’s signature and paranoid paw prints all over it. The bill, about which I have written previously, would require all employees in parliamentary watchdog offices — such as the ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Leading Exemplar of The CBC’s Policy Of Conservative Appeasement

Thanks to Montreal Simon, DESMOG CANADA, Press Progress and others for alerting us to the true extent of Rex Murphy’s egregious conflict of interest in his role as CBC commentator. Murphy is yet another sad but solid indication of the policy of appeasement the Corporation has adopted toward the Harper cabal. My own complaint to ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Ford Saga Continues

I have shamelessly cribbed the following from Montreal Simon. Please check out his commentary on the continuing Toronto soap opera known simply as The Rob Ford Follies. Opener – CBC News Toronto – Mayor Rob Ford… by IdolxMuzic Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: More Brilliance From Montreal Simon

Many thanks to Montreal Simon, who created this trenchant attack ad: Recommend this Post