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Montreal Simon: The Continuing Adventures of the Annoying Oil Pimp Brad Wall

Canada's premiers have made more progress in the last few months than they made in the almost ten years Stephen Harper ruled this country.And they do have good reason to celebrate.But there is always one party pooper, and it would have to be Brad … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Continuing Adventures of the Annoying Oil Pimp Brad Wall

Alberta Politics: If Jason Kenney’s anti-abortion views don’t matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?

PHOTOS: The young Jason Kenney, speaking out to the San Francisco CNN station against the right of pro-choice activists even to speak in support of their views on the U.S. university campus he attended for one year. Below: St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If Jason Kenney’s anti-abortion views don’t matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?

Cowichan Conversations: Whistling Past The Graveyard-Michael Harris

Michael Harris is an established journalist with purpose and clarity. This important piece tells it like it is. It is well worth a read. The comments that follow are a chilling reminder of the state Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Whistling Past The Graveyard-Michael Harris

Alberta Politics: Appointment of environmentalist Tzeporah Berman sparks Wildrose hysteria – here’s why

PHOTOS: Environmentalist Tzeporah Berman, whose appointment to the Alberta Government’s climate panel prompted a full-scale freak-out by the province’s right, which, apparently, sees her as, well, an Orc. Below the Orc: B.C. Premier Christy Clark a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Appointment of environmentalist Tzeporah Berman sparks Wildrose hysteria – here’s why

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Missing RCMP Documents

Who can ever forget Stephen Harper's Great Tour of India back in November of 2012?The trip was an absolute disaster, he managed to alienate his Indian hosts, there was no trade agreement. Not even a photo-op with the country's Prime Minister…. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Missing RCMP Documents

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

Montreal Simon: Is Jason Kenney’s Alberta Crusade Heading for Disaster?

As we all know, Jason Kenney has set out to conquer Alberta by uniting the right.And he has launched an all-out blitz to try to discourage anyone from even entering the leadership race for the heart and soul of that province's Progressive Conservat… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Jason Kenney’s Alberta Crusade Heading for Disaster?

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!

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Coming Soon: A federal by-election in Calgary-Midnapore

Jason Kenney said last week that he will resign as the Member of Parliament for Calgary-Midnapore when the Progressive Conservative Party leadership campaign officially starts on October 1, 2016. He is expected to spend the summer months campaignin… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Coming Soon: A federal by-election in Calgary-Midnapore

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On The Many Delusions of Jason Kenney

As we all know only too painfully, Jason Kenney is trying to reinvent himself as the Saviour of Alberta.Even though he was born in Ontario, has spent the last twenty years in Ottawa, and couldn't save anything or anyone.Including apparently HIMSEL… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On The Many Delusions of Jason Kenney

Alberta Politics: Does the federal Tory pivot toward Alberta show they’ve given up on power in Ottawa?

PHOTOS: Stephen Harper, the former prime minister, not exactly as he appeared at the Conservative Party’s Calgary Stampede barbecue last night, but close enough. Below: Jason Kenney, Mr. Harper’s former sidekick in Ottawa, whom the former PM endors… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Does the federal Tory pivot toward Alberta show they’ve given up on power in Ottawa?

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Blessing of Jason Kenney

For weeks Jason Kenney has been all but begging Stephen Harper to endorse his crusade to unite the right in Alberta. He promised us his master's blessing was coming. He's been practically quivering with excitement at the thought of being… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Blessing of Jason Kenney

Alberta Politics: ‘I had an abortion and I thank God I was able to,’ says MLA, pointedly asking Jason Kenney: ‘Pro-choice or not?’

PHOTOS: St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud. Below: A young Jason Kenney in a 1990 TV interview, Archbishop Emeritus John R. Quinn of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and British MP George Galloway. Marie Renaud, the New Democrat MLA for St. Albert, is a brav… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: ‘I had an abortion and I thank God I was able to,’ says MLA, pointedly asking Jason Kenney: ‘Pro-choice or not?’

Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney makes it official with fresh-faced extras and unattributed tribute to the Nixon Era

PHOTOS: A screen grab from yesterday’s video feed of Jason Kenney announcing his candidacy for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party in Calgary. Immediately behind him is Caitlyn Madliner, who has prominently figured in anti-PC… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney makes it official with fresh-faced extras and unattributed tribute to the Nixon Era

Montreal Simon: Northern Gateway and the Latest Humiliation of Stephen Harper

Graphic:Press ProgressOnce upon a time Stephen Harper must have thought it would be so simple. He'd fly his oily Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to beautiful British Columbia.He'd soar over the Rockies and the Great Bear Rainforest, and … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Northern Gateway and the Latest Humiliation of Stephen Harper

Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney reported ready to announce his bid to lead a Tory Restoration effort as soon as tomorrow

PHOTOS: Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney looks like he’s describing how he’ll capture the Alberta PC Party, then the Wildrose, and unite them whether they like it or not, in this shot grabbed from his Parliamentary Flickr a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney reported ready to announce his bid to lead a Tory Restoration effort as soon as tomorrow

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and the Gay Pride Parade

For almost ten years Stephen Harper waged a stealthy war against gay Canadians.He forced a second vote on gay marriage, he voted against every gay rights bill that ever came before Parliament, including those designed to protect gay people from hate cr… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and the Gay Pride Parade

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

Alberta Politics: Ottawa won’t say if former Ukrainian prime minister is now a Canadian citizen, as Russian media report

PHOTOS: Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and former Canadian PM Stephen Harper in their July 13, 2015, news conference announcing a Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement. (Screen shot of CBC broadcast.) Below: Former Conservative immigra… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Ottawa won’t say if former Ukrainian prime minister is now a Canadian citizen, as Russian media report

Alberta Politics: Standard & Poor’s downgrades Saskatchewan’s credit rating and The Anger Machine falls silent

PHOTOS: Like a flock of starlings, the entire Canadian Perpetual Outrage Industry knows when to wheel and turn instantly. Since they do it electronically, it’s almost as if they’re … a machine! Below: Brad Wall, the crumbling Colossus of the Prai… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Standard & Poor’s downgrades Saskatchewan’s credit rating and The Anger Machine falls silent

Alberta Politics: A spectre is haunting Alberta, and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wants to assure you it’s not him!

PHOTOS: The plot thickens … like the gravy at a certain truck stop restaurant. The spectral presences of Jason Kenney and Stephen Harper eating breakfast are not quite visible in the booth. Below: Mr. Jean, plus the real Mr. Kenney and the real Mr. H… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: A spectre is haunting Alberta, and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wants to assure you it’s not him!

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Conservatives nominate candidate in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner

Glen Motz will be the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the upcoming federal by-election in the riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. Mr. Motz defeated five other men, including former Wildrose Party leader and Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Paul… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Conservatives nominate candidate in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner

Alberta Politics: You take the high road and we’ll take the low road: The Kenney Cabal’s strategy to grab back power in Alberta for the right

PHOTOS: Jason Kenney with Preston Manning. Below: Likely Kenney opponents Sandra Jansen, another possible PC candidate, and Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Party in happier times. In many ways, as was said here two days ago, Jason Kenney is a miscas… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: You take the high road and we’ll take the low road: The Kenney Cabal’s strategy to grab back power in Alberta for the right

Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney: Conservative saviour or a guy with the appeal of a trip to the dentist?

PHOTOS: Jason Kenney at a NATO do, looking positively Nixonian (from his Facebook page). Below: The only shot I ever managed to get of Mr. Kenney myself; former Progressive Conservative saviour Jim Prentice; Mr. Kenney letting his hair down at Toronto . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney: Conservative saviour or a guy with the appeal of a trip to the dentist?

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Afghan Torture Scandal

For years there have been rumours that Stephen Harper knew that some of our soldiers in Afghanistan were torturing the prisoners they captured. Or did nothing to stop others torturing them.But didn't do anything about it, because he just didn&#3… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Afghan Torture Scandal