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Montreal Simon: Shelly Glover and the New Con Assault on the CBC

I have to admit that when I heard that the Con Heritage Minister Shelly Glover was warning the CBC to boost its ratings, or ELSE, I thought of her former profession.And of what some bloated foreign fascist, who may or may not have been Hermann Goring once said:"When I hear the word culture . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Shelly Glover and the New Con Assault on the CBC

Montreal Simon: Could This Be the Last Canada Day in Harperland?

Well I have to admit it couldn't have been a more perfect long weekend. It finally feels like summer in The Great White North. The breeze on the lake is warm and sexy. The island boys have World Cup fever, and so do I. The massive World Pride party ended with the most . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Could This Be the Last Canada Day in Harperland?

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Mark Adler: From Belle of the Ball to Do Not Call

As Conservatives prepared for the 2011 election, they began targeting ridings with large Jewish populations, that they felt they could steal away from the Liberals.

Stephen Harper was already portrayed, and not always in a positive light, as the most staunch supporter of Israel; so to build on that, they had to select . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Mark Adler: From Belle of the Ball to Do Not Call

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Hugely Embarrassing List of Canadian Heroes

Historians will no doubt have a hard time trying to explain how so many Canadians were fooled for so long by Stephen Harper, in the horrifying years known as The Great Darkness.When evil reigned, scientists were muzzled, history was reduced to propaganda and the cult of his personality. And hope withered on the vine.But . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Hugely Embarrassing List of Canadian Heroes

Montreal Simon: Shelly Glover and the Latest Con Scandal

Oh no. Not another Con scandal? Not our poor artists? Not Shelley Glover. Heritage Minister Shelly Glover is under fire from opposition MPs over a fundraising event where members of Winnipeg’s art and culture community were asked to donate money to the cabinet minister — donations that may have breached federal conflict-of-interest rules. And . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Shelly Glover and the Latest Con Scandal

Politics and its Discontents: Party Puppet: House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer

And it is not difficult to figure out who is pulling his strings. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Shelley)

I see that Shelley Glover, the Conservative M.P. for St. Boniface riding, is in a spot of trouble. It seems that the lady who practically levitates out of her House of Commons seat to lead a standing ovation each time her dear leader deigns to speak could be suspended from that seat should Elections . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Shelley)

Paul S. Graham: Tar Sands, Tories and Ethical Oil – an interview with Shelley Glover, MP

St. Boniface MP Shelley Glover recently lectured Winnipeg broadcaster Michael Welch of CKUW-FM 95.9 on the virtues of “ethical oil” and the “balanced” approach of the Conservative government to energy development that has obtained the “support” of aboriginal people for tar sands development and the Enbridge Pipeline Proposal. Michael checked her assertions with Gerald . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Tar Sands, Tories and Ethical Oil – an interview with Shelley Glover, MP