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!
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
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
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?
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… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Afghan Torture Scandal
Brigette DePape was right when she vowed that “despite the Harper government making it harder for us to vote, young people are going to be the game-changers nobody saw coming” during the 2015 federal election. Elections Canada’s 2015 National Youth… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Youth Overcame Harper’s Fair Elections Act, Owned 2015 Federal Election
As you probably know I have been extremely pleased by the systematic way Justin Trudeau and his Liberals have been demolishing Stephen Harper's foul legacy.Scrapping his monuments, deep sixing his fascist crime bills, taking out the garbage, and i… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Un-Googling of Stephen Harper
As you know I think Justin Trudeau and his government are doing an amazing job of destroying Stephen Harper's foul legacy.And have have made this country a better place to live in, as well as restoring our image abroad.But that doesn't mean tha… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Trudeau Government and the Case of the Injured Veterans
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
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!
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
PHOTOS: Canadians soldiers storm ashore at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944, 72 years ago today. Below: The late University of Victoria Professor Reginald H. Roy, author of 1944: The Canadians in Normandy. It’s now been two years since I wrote this piece o… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: A timely reminder on this historic day: The hammer of D-Day crushed Hitler on the anvil of Russia
Well it's taken a while, but now we know why the Liberal government is so reluctant to scrap the deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.Not just because it would cost thousands of jobs, in an area of Canada which has been ravaged by the co… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Now We Know Why the Liberals Don’t Want to Scrap the Saudi Deal
PHOTOS: Wildrose Agriculture Critic Rick Strankman thinks the NDP Government’s carbon levy is just murder. (Photo grabbed from his Facebook page.) Below: NDP Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous, Wildrose MLA Drew Barnes, another member of the … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Keeping things in in the Right perspective: Wildrose says NDP’s carbon levy is much like killing 10 million people
PHOTO: Now-restored Wildrose Party Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt and party Leader Brian Jean, photographed in happier times. (Photo grabbed from Mr. Jean’s Facebook page.) Below: A screen capture of the photo accompanying today’s news release on… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Leader Brian Jean appears to have violated Wildrose constitution when he tried to suspend Derek Fildebrandt
I'm going to spend some time this weekend filing away or deleting some of the more than a thousand photoshop creations I made of Stephen Harper during his hideous years in power.Because after his pathetic speech the other night, even I am now con… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Verdict of History
PHOTOS: Wildrose Party Finance Critic and chief Legislative greeter Derek Fildebrandt, demonstrating a typical attitude. Below: Shocked and appalled critics Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary, David Swann, Alberta Liberal leader, Greg Clark, Alberta Party… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Wildrose Party’s half-hearted apology to Ontario premier doesn’t mean much
It was as ghastly as I had imagined. The tacky tribute video looked as if it had been put together by the same Cons who brought us the Porky Action Plan.But it did bring back horrible memories of the way Stephen Harper loomed over us for so long, try… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Convention and the Foul Legacy of Stephen Harper
PHOTOS: The Beverly Hillbillies in campaign mode. Actual members of the Alberta Wildrose caucus may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, right, answer reporters’ questions … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Watching the Wildrose in the Legislature: Beverly Hillbillies … or Deliverance?
Well we knew Stephen Harper was going to go into business from the moment he knocked on the door of Calgary's Petroleum Club.But surprisingly enough he is not going to work for Big Oil, at least not yet.Even though working in the mail room of Im… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper: Now He’s a Great Business Leader
They say Stephen Harper's speech to the Con Convention in Vancouver this evening is going to be short and sweet.A final farewell to the party he created in his own ghastly image.And that it will be preceded by a lavish video from the Con Ministry … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Last Horror Show
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)