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Montreal Simon: Are the Cons About To Tear Themselves Apart?

After more than six months of self imposed silence, Canadians are about to hear from Stephen Harper again.When in three days time he delivers a speech to the Con Convention. But if he is expecting to be greeted with cries of "Steve we miss you.&q… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Are the Cons About To Tear Themselves Apart?

Montreal Simon: Elbowgate and the Trudeau Hater Losers

I don't think the so-called two-four long weekend has ever come at a better time in the whole history of Canada.So we can all recover from that act of collective madness that was the elbowgate affair. For it has been a real nightmare.The Trudeau h… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Elbowgate and the Trudeau Hater Losers

Alberta Politics: If the Wildrose Party can’t unite the right on its terms, maybe there’s another way to skin that particular conservative cat

PHOTOS: Don’t look for a happy occasion like this any time in the near future of the Alberta Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties (grabbed from FashionEra.com). Below: Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean, Progressive Conservative Party Presiden… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If the Wildrose Party can’t unite the right on its terms, maybe there’s another way to skin that particular conservative cat

Alberta Politics: What makes sense for pill presses in Alberta doesn’t make sense for firearms: Discuss

PHOTOS: An illegal pill press, with illegal firearms (Australian Broadcasting Corporation photo). Below: Progressive Conservative MLA Mike Ellis and NDP MLA Deb Drever (Edmonton Journal photo). Hmmmm… Canada’s conservative parties – first among t… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: What makes sense for pill presses in Alberta doesn’t make sense for firearms: Discuss

Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Preparing To Return From The Dead?

I seems hard to believe it could happen with Stephen Harper in such a dilapidated condition.But a strange story has been circulating in the political cemetery where the Cons hang out these days.And it would have Stephen Harper rising from the dead.And … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Preparing To Return From The Dead?

Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Wants Us To Know He’s Not Happy

Gawd. Or Mama Mia. I thought we'd seen the last of Dean Del Mastro, when he lost his appeal, and the judge ordered him to spend a month in the Big House.But I forgot that he got sprung after only a week behind bars, so that he could launch yet ano… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Wants Us To Know He’s Not Happy

Montreal Simon: Now We Know Who Paid For Stephen Harper’s Trip to Las Vegas

It took a few days until we found out what Stephen Harper was doing in this massive mansion in Last Vegas last month.Until a U.S. magazine revealed he was working for the billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his Republicans. On Thursday evening, Adelson… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Now We Know Who Paid For Stephen Harper’s Trip to Las Vegas

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition

According to the Federal Ethics Commissioner, Stephen Harper was recently paid almost $4,000 by the Donald Trump-loving Republican Jewish Coalition for advising US Republicans. The post Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican J… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition

Montreal Simon: The Muslim Mayor Of London and the Return of Lynton Crosby

His name is Sadiq Khan, he's just made history, and struck a big blow for decency over bigotry.By being elected as the first Muslim mayor of London.Sadiq Khan has been elected mayor of London, reclaiming the post for Labour after eight years of Con… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Muslim Mayor Of London and the Return of Lynton Crosby

Montreal Simon: Tony Clement and the Blinding of Canada

It's been five long years since the Cons gutted the census, and left us stumbling in the darkness, unable to determine who we really are, or what kind of country we're really living in.But now the long-form census is back. And while I'm ha… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tony Clement and the Blinding of Canada

Alberta Politics: Votaries of right-wing unity gather in Red Deer, vote to form yet another conservative party

PHOTOS: Progressive Conservative interim Leader Ric McIver and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean in a rare recent moment of amity at, but of course, the Manning Centre’s Ottawa beanfest for right wingers in February 2016. This snapshot, the only one of its … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Votaries of right-wing unity gather in Red Deer, vote to form yet another conservative party

Susan on the Soapbox: The Wildrose Sips Leninade. Really?

Just when you thought you’d seen it all the Wildrose Official Opposition upped the ante on red-baiting. They’re using Members’ Statements, a part of the Legislature’s Daily Order of Business, to push their “NDP-are-commies” narrative. Members’ Statements Members’ Statements give … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: The Wildrose Sips Leninade. Really?

Montreal Simon: Will the Gay Marriage Issue Tear the Cons apart?

For almost ten years Stephen Harper never ceased to show his contempt for gay Canadians.He voted against every gay rights bill that came before parliament. He cut off funding to all LGBT groups.And he never changed the party platform that calls for sam… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will the Gay Marriage Issue Tear the Cons apart?

Montreal Simon: John Ibbotson’s Scary Journey Into Harper’s Head

Ten days ago the Globe writer John Ibbotson was awarded the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, for his book Stephen Harper.With the jury praising him for managing to "put us inside Harper’s head during some of the most critical mom… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: John Ibbotson’s Scary Journey Into Harper’s Head

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Secret Society

Well no doubt Stephen Harper is waiting anxiously to see whether his lawyer's letter on the Duffy trial has convinced Canadians that he acted honourably.And helped repair his soiled legacy.But since we know he's doomed to disappointment.I'd… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Secret Society

Montreal Simon: Why Are We Still Building a Monument To Stephen Harper?

Well it's going to be a lot smaller than Stephen Harper had hoped.And it won't be erected right in front of the Supreme Court, on the ground reserved for a new federal court building widely expected to be named after Pierre Trudeau.So Harper co… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Are We Still Building a Monument To Stephen Harper?

Montreal Simon: The Duffy Trial and Stephen Harper’s Lawyer’s Letter

When the judge at the Duffy trial delivered his verdict, and his scathing indictment of the Harper PMO, I couldn't help wondering what Stephen Harper must have been thinking.And now we all know. He wasn't too happy. He must have been furious.O… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Duffy Trial and Stephen Harper’s Lawyer’s Letter

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Incredible Shrinking Legacy

Once the swaggering bully must have thought that his monstrous legacy would last forever.And that he would change this country and its values beyond recognition.But only six months after he was defeated, what amazes me more than anything else is how … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Incredible Shrinking Legacy

Montreal Simon: Will the Cons Bring Back Stephen Harper From the Dead?

It's almost impossible to believe. It's like a scene out of an old made in Harperland horror movie. Stephen Harper may have led his Con zombies to disaster. His depraved rule may have disgusted more Canadians than any other leader in modern … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will the Cons Bring Back Stephen Harper From the Dead?

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

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 …

Montreal Simon: Duffy’s Revenge and the Ashes of Stephen Harper’s Legacy

I'm pretty sure Mike Duffy must dream of telling Stephen Harper what he thinks of him. Dream of suing him, and his little monsters in the PMO, and his Senate stooges, for what they did to him.But his legal options are limited. His lawyer says he … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Duffy’s Revenge and the Ashes of Stephen Harper’s Legacy

Montreal Simon: The Duffy Verdict and the Cowardly Con Losers

Nobody really expected Stephen Harper to comment on the Mike Duffy verdict. Not after the way the trial judge blasted the sleazy behaviour of his monstrous PMO.And he didn't. His office didn't even respond to media requests for a statement. Bu… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Duffy Verdict and the Cowardly Con Losers

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris on the Duffy Verdict and the Harper Nightmare

In one of my last posts I looked at the fallout from the Duffy trial. Celebrated the way the judge's scathing indictment had damaged what was left of Stephen Harper's legacy.Rejoiced at the way it must have left him quivering in his closet.A… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michael Harris on the Duffy Verdict and the Harper Nightmare

Montreal Simon: The Duffy Verdict: The Judge Slams Stephen Harper’s PMO

Well today was going to be the day Stephen Harper finally emerged from the closet where he has been hiding. The day the Duffy trial finally ended.But sadly for Great Feathered Leader it seems he's going to have to stay there a while lot longer. Or … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Duffy Verdict: The Judge Slams Stephen Harper’s PMO