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Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Attempted Lynching of Jane Philpott

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

Montreal Simon: The Ambrose Cons and the Trudeau Derangement Syndrome

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

Alberta Politics: Ottawa’s ethics commissioner should review MP Jason Kenney’s activities and ethics as Alberta PC candidate

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

Alberta Politics: One year ago, Stephen Harper, master of all he surveyed, called an election – what could possibly go wrong?

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?

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Disposable Canadians

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

Alberta Politics: About those conservative coup attempts: once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, but three times has got to be enemy action!

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!

Montreal Simon: Celebrating Our First Harper-Free Canada Day

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

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: In or Out? Jason Kenney could have a rough landing into Alberta politics

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

Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Con Michelle Rempel Disgraces Herself. Again

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

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Fatal Legacy of Stephen Harper

As you know, Rona Ambrose is finally trying to put some distance between herself and Stephen Harper.Desperately trying to dispel the notion that she's no longer his faithful puppet, as she was for so many years.And if you remember, at the recent Pr… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Fatal Legacy of Stephen Harper

Alberta Politics: We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

PHOTOS: Justin Trudeau, back in 2015 before he was prime minister, promising Canadians real change, including electoral reform, if we gave him the chance. We gave him the chance. Below: Opposition Conservative interim Leader Rona Ambrose (CBC Photo) an… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

Montreal Simon: The Disgusting Con War On Women Continues

One of the worst things about about our fallen king Stephen Harper, was the way he treated women.The very first thing he did when he came to power was order that the words "women's rights" be erased from thousands of government documents…. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Disgusting Con War On Women Continues

Montreal Simon: The Night Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Stole the Show

As you know the last month has been a horrible one for Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.Rona Ambrose and her monstrous Cons have gone after her, her children, and her mother in law Margaret.And Sophie even had to lecture her husband about minding his elbows.Bu… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Night Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Stole the Show

Montreal Simon: The Liberals, the NDP, and the Con Apocalypse

You had to see the look on Rona Ambrose's face today. For she wasn't smiling or giggling like she was after she called Justin Trudeau a woman. She was screaming like a banshee.The Liberals and the NDP have finally agreed on something. The Con… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Liberals, the NDP, and the Con Apocalypse

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: What Our Media Doesn’t Understand About Feminism Makes Rona Ambrose Look Enlightened

During last weekend’s Conservative Party convention, interim leader Rona Ambrose suggested that Justin Trudeau was not our first “female” Prime Minister, but that that distinction went to Kim Campbell.It was met with a round of applause, resonating wit… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: What Our Media Doesn’t Understand About Feminism Makes Rona Ambrose Look Enlightened

Montreal Simon: Will Rona Ambrose Ever Apologize for Anything?

I still can't quite believe that Rona Ambrose hasn't apologized for calling Justin Trudeau a woman, or a female prime minister.And is denying ever saying that, even though her little "joke" was caught on tape.But then when I think abo… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will Rona Ambrose Ever Apologize for Anything?

Montreal Simon: The Cons Claim Rona Ambrose Didn’t Call Justin Trudeau a Woman

It was for me the lowest moment of the Con convention. The sight of Rona Ambrose strutting across the stage bragging about her party's feminist credentials.While making a "joke" about Justin Trudeau as the first female Prime Minister.As o… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons Claim Rona Ambrose Didn’t Call Justin Trudeau a Woman

Montreal Simon: The Con Convention and the Rapture of Jason Kenney

Lordy. Judging by the reaction of the Cons and their stooges in the media, you'd think the Harper Party's convention was such a great success they had all died and gone to heaven.Or more precisely had risen from the dead, and were now on their… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Convention and the Rapture of Jason Kenney

Montreal Simon: The Day Rona Ambrose Called Justin Trudeau a Woman

It was a bizarre apparition. At the Con convention yesterday during a discussion on how to modernize the Harper Party, MP Marilyn Gladu came out dressed as the Grim Reaper. In what was apparently an attempt to make fun of the idea that the Cons are d… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Rona Ambrose Called Justin Trudeau a Woman

Alberta Politics: Those crazy federal Tories! Just how dumb do they think we are? (Hint: plenty)

PHOTOS: Rona Ambrose dressed up in hospital scrubs and a stethoscope. Hint: She’s not a real doctor. It’s not clear from this photo, which was published on a CTV site, if the other people are real health care workers or Tory MPs. Below: Your blogge… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Those crazy federal Tories! Just how dumb do they think we are? (Hint: plenty)

Montreal Simon: Why the Cons Can’t Attract Good Leadership Candidates

Despite Rona Ambrose's desperate attempts to try to get more people interested in running for the job of permanent Leader of the Harper Party.So far her campaign has been a dismal failure.For after beating her drum, or kicking up her arms and legs… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why the Cons Can’t Attract Good Leadership Candidates

Montreal Simon: The Monstrous Ambrose Cons Go After Justin Trudeau’s Mother

I don't know how much lower Rona Ambrose and her monstrous Cons can sink, when they are already wallowing in their own excrement at the bottom of the pit of depravity.But just in the last few days they have managed to crush the dreams of the dying … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Monstrous Ambrose Cons Go After Justin Trudeau’s Mother

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On Why the Truth In the Duffy Case Must Be Flushed Out

Yesterday I wrote that the RCMP owed Canadians an explanation about the way it handled the Duffy case.Because it has raised some disturbing questions about the relationship between the police and the Harper regime, that strike at the heart of our d… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On Why the Truth In the Duffy Case Must Be Flushed Out

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Kids in the Short Pants

As I've mentioned before, it's one of the enduring mysteries of the post Harper era.Why does Rona Ambrose keep insisting she's the leader of the New/Nouveau Conservative Party?When the talking points and the propaganda that pours out of Con… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Kids in the Short Pants

Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …

PHOTOS: The Conservative Party of Canada is still singin’ the same old tune – Stephen Harper’s. (CBC photo.) Below: Senator Mike Duffy, former Conservative cabinet member Jason Kenney, Manitoba Tory MP Candice Bergen, Ontario Court Judge Charles … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …