I know many progressives wish that the Democrats had a better candidate than Hillary Clinton to confront the dangerous demagogue Donald Trump.And like me wish that Bernie Sanders had won the nomination, and are bitterly disappointed he didn't. B… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Great Dumb Fart-In
It's just been two months and five days since Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Prime Minister.But already the Cons, the Con media, and even some some progressives are claiming that he is a total failure.And while that is to be expected from the shell… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Are Some Progressives Saying That Justin Trudeau Has Failed Already?
I think it safe to say that with less than three weeks to go before the election, and Darth Harper and his Aussie alien Lynton Crosby preparing to use the foulest wedge issues to try to win another mandate.As you can see by this latest tweet from Great Ugly Leader.
The last thing . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Darth Harper and the Divided Left That Eats Itself
A few days ago I wrote a post defending Tom Mulcair from a Maclean's story that claimed that he once asked Stephen Harper for a chance to serve him.And only turned down the job because he wasn't offered enough money.Having watched Mulcair in the Quebec National Assembly long before he entered federal politics, something . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Totally Unsurprising Vindication of Tom Mulcair
Summer is finally here, and I couldn't be happier. Not just because I live for this season when everything comes alive.But also because I know that when this one dies, in the land where summers are so short, so will Stephen Harper's deathly Con regime.But what I also know, and all progressives need to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Dangerous Summer Journey of Canadian Progressives
I must admit I'm finding Harperland this week a little strange and rather depressing. Or should I say even stranger and more depressing than usual.For although we could be just two months away from the start of an election campaign, as I pointed out yesterday. You'd never know, it's eerily quiet out there.It's like . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Harperland Spring and the Phony War
Ever since Stephen Harper came to power and Canada's long nightmare began, I have tried to remain strictly non-partisan and support all three progressive parties.I have encouraged them to fight the tyrant as hard as they can, I have focused on the strengths of their leaders rather than their weaknesses.Because all I seek . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Great Canadian Coalition
When I see what terrible danger our country is in, caught up in the death-like vortex of the now crazed Stephen Harper.When I read polls like this one. Whatever they are worth.I can't help but think how all of this could be avoided if progressives were united.So I'm glad to see Gerald Caplan urging . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Progressives Must Unite to Fight the Harper Dictatorship
Well as we all know, Stephen Harper has been going to extraordinary lengths to put a fresh face on his government, and a lot of lipstick on HIMSELF.But of course, he has no choice. He has to tart himself up.He's been around for too long. Canadians know him too well.And as Tim Harper points . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Ghastly Image and the Divided Left
In my last two posts I told you why I believe that Stephen Harper and his monstrous Con regime may have to be brought down by a Great Canadian Coalition.So Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair, and Elizabeth May and their most rabid partisan supporters should at the very least be thinking about it.Because you can . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Desperate and Horrible Coalition Nightmare
There are few things that depress me more than the sight of progressives fighting each other.As the NDP and the Liberals are doing these days.Especially when I remember how close we once came to forming a Great Canadian Coalition, and bringing down Stephen Harper. And how great it felt to work together, before that . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Progressives May Soon Be Forced To Work Together
With just two days before the Ontario election, and still not having decided whether to vote for the NDP or the Liberals, I decided to check out the lawn signs on the island, which is part of Trinity-Spadina riding.And the results were no surprise. The island is still mostly orange, with a touch of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why I Might Vote for the Liberals in the Ontario Election.
It's a horrible question, and one I'd rather not ask myself in the middle of the Victoria Day weekend.Lest it encourage me to join half the population, and start drinking heavily.But with all those reports or rumours that the Cons are preparing for an election sooner rather than later. Maybe it is time to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Could Stephen Harper Still Win the Next Election?
It's been pretty grey and wet where I live. It gets dark before you know it. Soon it will be winter in Harperland. In all its grim horror.But on the positive side I have a few days off, so I can take a short break from blogging, recharge my batteries, and try to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland and the Progressive Journey to Victory
When I woke up today, the sky was blue, the sun was shining, and for a moment I thought that Spring had arrived in Harperland. Finally !!!!!But then I stepped outside, realized that it was still horribly cold eh? And my day went rapidly down hill.Before I could even finish my first coffee, it . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Harperland Spring and the Partisan Nightmare
Well I see that Great Batty Leader will be flying back to Parliament later today.And I'd like to think the pundits are right when they predict turbulence ahead.But all I see is more of the same.A lot of sound and fury in a dead Parliament, where the Cons do what they want, and the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and Our Dead Parliament
As I write this they have started voting on the Godzilla Budget in the House of Commons, and what a horror show it is. The ghastly good ol' boys from the Reform Party whooping it up as they bury our democracy. Again.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Light and the Darkness
In the growing darkness of Harperland, it's hard to know what's the truth, what is illusion, and what's just another Big Lie.But sometimes the truth is so blinding, like a fire in the sky, that it's impossible to ignore it. Or live like… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will Progressives Defeat Themselves?
It was so spooky on the waterfront last night, as a heavy mist rolled in, it reminded me of the movie The Fog.
You know, the one where the ghosts of the past stagger ashore, and scare the bejeesus out of everyone.
Just like Ed Broadbent.
Former NDP leader Ed Broadbent is standing by . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ed Broadbent and the Progressive Suicide Club