PHOTOS: Federal Conservative leadership candidate and Bradsplainer Brad Trost shows he’s hip to the jive with this newfangled technology stuff. (Photo from BradTrost.ca.) Below: Brad Wall, another well-known Bradsplainer, Bradsplaining, and blogger word-coiner Dave Cournoyer, kitted out to observe one of Rebel Media’s rallies. Uh-oh! We’re about to be “Bradsplained”! Bradsplaining, a useful coinage by . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: ‘Oh, there you go Bradsplaining again!’ Like it or not, Brads from Saskatchewan just can’t control their Bradsplaining
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 . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: They can still feel shame! Conservative leaders duck and cover in wake of Saturday’s disgraceful display
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today the fate of three pipelines that have dominated political debate in Alberta over the past six years. Yes to Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline. No to the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Yes to the… Continue Reading →
As you know for almost a year Rona Ambrose and her Cons have been demanding that any plans for electoral reform must be approved by a referendum.Screeching away like a broken record.And for a very simple reason. They know that a referendum would almost certainly end up by reinforcing the status quo, and burying . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons, the NDP, and the Referendum Trap
PHOTOS: Bernard the (now-ex) Roughneck enjoys some of the acclaim that goes with his newfound prominence here in Wild Rose Country. Photo grabbed from Facebook. Below: Neal Hancock as Bernard during his Parliamentary Press conference two months ago. Below that: A screenshot of Interim Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose at her Edmonton news conference on Thursday. . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: More Bernard-trutherism: An update on Alberta’s (now ex) Roughneck
It is 10:20 p.m. and Conservative Party candidate Glen Motz has cruised to a crushing victory in the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner federal by-election. With 190 of 223 polls reporting, Mr. Motz had earned 69.3 percent of the vote, which is slightly higher… Continue Reading →
Today is election day in the federal riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. Polls are open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. What was expected to be a sleepy by-election campaign in this long-time Conservative-held riding in southeast Alberta turned out to be… Continue Reading →
As we all know, Rona Ambrose likes to spend most of her time accusing Justin Trudeau of being a big spender.She has attacked him for employing two nannies to take care of his three young children.He has blasted him for taking his mother to Washington even though Barack Obama invited her.But now the acting . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Incredible Hypocrisy of the Con Queen Rona Ambrose
You might think that Rona Ambrose's main concern would be the way her allegedly new/nouveau party is turning into a collection of bigots and right-wing religious extremists. What with Kellie Leitch trying to scapegoat refugees and immigrants for their "anti-Canadian values."While Brad Trost stands up for those anti-Canadian values by taking aim at women . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose’s Desperate Attempt to Sabotage Electoral Reform
It still feels like summer in the place where I live, but fall officially arrives tomorrow.
So I have been spending as much time as I can soaking up every precious ray of sunshine.
And I am finding it very hard to get excited about the return of Parliament.
For just one quick glance at Question Period was enough to send shivers down my back.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Trudeau Summer and the Slow Death of the Cons
Yesterday I ran a Michael Harris column that looked at the Cons apparent death wish.
And how they seemed unable to escape the deathly legacy of Stephen Harper.
And I also wondered how Rona Ambrose’s decision to criticize Kellie Leitch for her demagogic proposal to screen immigrants for “anti-Canadian values,”would affect Ambrose’s leadership.
And her ability to hold her party together.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will the Con Leadership Race Help Destroy the Harper Party?
When Rona Ambrose was named interim leader of the Cons, I predicted that the hissing ghosts of the Harper Party would come back to haunt her.
And turn her job into a nightmare.
And sure enough now they have.
With Kellie Leitch dredging up the corpse of her infamous cultural barbarism campaign.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On the Death Wish of the Harper Party
The other day I wrote about how the threat of political violence was growing in Canada, and about all the death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau.
I wondered why the Ambrose Cons weren’t doing anything to rein in their violent supporters.
And I also wondered why the MSM had ignored this story for so long, even though it’s so obvious, so disturbing, and so dangerous.
So I’m glad to see that Chantal Hébert has noticed a foul stench in the air.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Cult of Political Violence
The other day I wrote about how the threat of political violence was growing in Canada, and about all the death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau.I wondered why the Ambrose Cons weren't doing anything to rein in their violent supporters. And I als… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Cult of Political Violence
Yesterday I wrote about how Rona Ambrose and her Cons were going after the decent Health Minister Jane Philpott for having rented a
limo Lexus to travel around the Greater Toronto Area.
Instead of taking a taxi or a bus.
As well as going after the equally decent Environment Minister Katherine McKenna, for the “crime” of having spent about $6,000 on photographs at the Paris climate summit.
Even though the Harper regime spent millions doing the same thing.
But what makes this grotesque assault even more disgusting is the way the Con media are trying to make it look like a major scandal.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Disgusting Attack on the Trudeau Government
Yesterday I wrote about how Rona Ambrose and her Cons were going after the decent Health Minister Jane Philpott for having rented a limo Lexus to travel around the Greater Toronto Area.Instead of taking a taxi or a bus.As well as going after the equall… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Disgusting Attack on the Trudeau Government
It's not a pretty sight, but Rona Ambrose and her Con bullies are in a high state of excitation.They think they've found another helpless target, and a massive scandal that will destroy the Liberal government.And no, this time it isn't the… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Attempted Lynching of Jane Philpott
I've written about how disgusted I am by the way Rona Ambrose and her Cons have been going after Justin Trudeau for daring to take his shirt off at the beach.Or daring to take a vacation…And have been using that as a fund-raising opportunity.Even… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ambrose Cons and the Trudeau Derangement Syndrome
PHOTOS: Freshly made up, MP Jason Kenney arrives at his news conference yesterday on the grounds of Alberta’s Legislature, where he one day hopes to have a legal parking spot. (Screenshot of CBC video.) Below: Parliamentary Ethics Commissioner Mary D… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Ottawa’s ethics commissioner should review MP Jason Kenney’s activities and ethics as Alberta PC candidate
PHOTOS: Then prime minister Stephen Harper with his strategic brain trust, back when they still seemed like the masters of Canada’s political universe and would seem so for a few more weeks. (Source unknown.) Below: Screen shots of Mr. Harper’s Aug… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: One year ago, Stephen Harper, master of all he surveyed, called an election – what could possibly go wrong?
Rona Ambrose did a lot of bad and stupid things during her years of faithful service to Stephen Harper's monstrous Con regime. And most of them were things that just made me shake my head, or laugh, or wonder how an idiot could be a minister.But t… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Disposable Canadians
PHOTOS: Jason Kenney and Stephen Harper seal the deal. Actually, I think Mr. Harper was welcoming Mr. Kenney to his cabinet as defence minister in this official looking portrait found on the Internet without attribution. I’m assuming it was created w… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: About those conservative coup attempts: once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, but three times has got to be enemy action!
It was a beautiful blue summer day in the Great White North. The kind I dream about all year round.A chance to get away from the city, feel the clean lake air in my face. Try to forget about all the problems we face in this increasingly scary world.And… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Celebrating Our First Harper-Free Canada Day
CBC reports that after 19 years as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa, former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney, 48, is considering entering provincial politics in Alberta. Postmedia’s Jen Gerson writes that he will not confirm whether this i… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: In or Out? Jason Kenney could have a rough landing into Alberta politics
As you all know the ghastly Con Michelle Rempel aka Rempelstiltskin, has recently been out of control in the House of Commons.First she accused the opposition and the Speaker of laughing at her. Which caused them to laugh even louder.And then she star… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Con Michelle Rempel Disgraces Herself. Again