Montreal Simon: The New Year and the Great Canadian Revolt

The little ferry had to struggle against a howling bitterly cold wind, as it headed for the lonely part of the island, for the last time this year.And the scene seemed to symbolize what the ghastly year of 2014 felt like to me.Because it was a struggle. Sometimes it was hard to tell whether we ...

Montreal Simon: Harperland and the Horror of 2012

Golly. It's hard to believe that the horrible year of 2012 in Harperland is finally almost over.And that I'm still standing.  For if on this day in 2010 I wrote this:It was the worst of years. The year when the crazed tyrant Stephen Harper ripped a giant hole in the fabric of Canada, chewed on ...