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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Canonization of Jimbo Flaherty

Well I knew what he was going to do from the moment he announced that Jim Flaherty would have a state funeral, for no good reason.And then let it be known that he had PERSONALLY written the eulogy he would deliver.And sure enough he did turn that solemn occasion into yet another giant photo-op for the glorification of HIMSELF. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poilievre and the Great Turkey Senate Scam

Oh. My. Gobble. I see that Pierre Poilievre is still trying to pretend that his foul Unfair Elections Act is perfect.But that if the Cons in the House of Turkeys want to make it even better, he might welcome their recommendations."I'm prepared to defend every single measure in the Fair Elections Act," Poilievre told CTV's Power Play on Tuesday. But he added: "From the beginning I've said if there are good ideas that will make this great bill even better, then I am happy to hear them." When in fact the bill is hideously flawed, those recommendations (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Why the Senate Scandal Can Still Bring Down Stephen Harper

For a brief moment today I wondered whether I should remove Nigel Wright from the poster for my new and exciting season of Senategate.After the RCMP announced that he was no longer under investigation. The RCMP has ended its probe into Nigel Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his $90,000 payment to suspended Conservative Senator Mike Duffy.But then I thought no, this scandal is still as sordid as ever. It couldn't have happened without Nigel. Bless him. And it could still bring down Stephen Harper.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Losing His Grip on Power And His Marbles?

As you know, I've been watching Stephen Harper closely for eight long and horrible years, like some people watch birds.And I can honestly say I've rarely seen him looking worse. Or more deeply disturbed.I can't get what what Tom Flanagan says about him in his new book out of my mind:“He can be suspicious, secretive, and vindictive, prone to sudden eruptions of white-hot rage over meaningless trivia, at other times falling into week-long depressions in which he is incapable of making decisions.” So the last thing I needed to see him talking about was the Third World War. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Linda Frum, the Unfair Elections Act, and the Senate Farce

When I saw Linda Frum had caused a flap on Twitter by trying to defend the indefensible Unfair Elections Act, all kind of thoughts flew into my mind.How could somebody so dumb be a Senator? Can I be one?And lucky for her she only made a fool out of herself on Twitter.

Where everyone forgets what anyone said the day before.But sadly I see, she couldn't leave dumb alone.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Unfair Elections Act and the Republican Connection

He has always been more of an American style politician than a Canadian one.The closest thing to Richard Nixon and his dirty trick Republicans this country has ever seen.He brought their disgusting attack ads to Canada.And his foul Unfair Elections Act is right out of the Republican playbook.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Kitimat Rebellion

When historians assess the legacy of Stephen Harper fifty years from now, the many scandals of his corrupt regime will probably merit only a few paragraphs.But what they will say of him without a doubt, is that at a critical point in human history he failed his country and his planet.For at a time when scientists were warning that time was running out for climate change action. The disconnect couldn't be greater. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Rob Anders: The Con Loon Finally Bites the Dust

He tried every dirty trick in the book to try to win his nomination battle.He smeared his opponents as closet Liberals. He used misleading robocalls against them. He called on his rabid religious base to save him.But nothing could stop the Con loon Rob Anders from facing his own personal Armageddon. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Unfair Elections Act and the Madness of Stephen Harper

I never can decide which famous story Harperland reminds me of the most.The Emperor's New Clothes or Lord of the Flies.Or answer the questions historians will ask.Did he really think he could get away with it? Why were so many so silent for so long? Or failed to understand the nature of the monster?But I'm glad to see that even Andrew Coyne now understands that maybe the Unfair Elections Act is just CRAZY. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Senategate : The RCMP Goes After the PMO !!!

Oh goody. It looks as if my favourite show Senategate is back.With the whole cast of characters ready to entertain us again.And now even MORE exciting than before.With the RCMP going after the PMO !!!!Read more »

Montreal Simon: Rob Anders and the Ghastly Foulness of the Cons

I see that voters in the riding of Calgary Signal Hill will be deciding the fate today of the Con loon Rob Anders.And that his opponent believes that this time he can be beaten.Ron Liepert says it's a myth that controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders is somehow untouchable after a 17-year run in federal politics. And it's a streak he's hoping to bust when federal Conservatives in the riding on Calgary Signal Hill pick their nominee on Saturday. So you might think that Stephen Harper and his inner circle would be secretly hoping that Liepert can rid (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Are We Losing the Battle to Kill the Unfair Elections Act?

I thought we were making good progress in our struggle to try to force the Cons to change or kill their foul so-called Fair Elections Act.But it turns out I may have been a bit too optimistic. For while we have made progress, it seems far too many Canadians are still too ignorant or too complacent. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Could Stephen Harper Soon Be Toast?

It's all going horribly wrong. His foul voter suppression bill is only making even more Canadians want to vote to throw him out of office.He has more scandals than he can count. His Cons are fighting themselves or urging people to vote for another party.Pro-life Conservative MP Kyle Seeback told attendees at Campaign Life Coalition’s national pro-life conference on the weekend that when he was first elected three years ago, he would have told people to “vote Conservative” to make a pro-life difference in the country. “I don’t agree with that anymore. You have to find the (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: The Con Senator and the Brad Butt Challenge

Golly. I must admit I didn't think ANYBODY could beat out Brad Butt for the title of Con Klown of the Year.Because when he told the Commons he had "personally witnessed" massive voter fraud. Only to admit he hadn't. He'd only heard about it. Years ago.I didn't think it was possible to top that whopper eh?But I was wrong.It turns out we have another challenger !!!!! Read more »

Montreal Simon: BREAKING: Con Minister Accused of Threatening an NDP MP

If you want to know what Stephen Harper and his ghastly Cons have done to our Parliament all you had to do is watch Question Period today.For I've rarely seen a more rowdy session. The Cons were howling like jackals, or drunks.So I'm not surprised that a Con Minister has been accused of threatening an NDP MP. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Contempt of Stephen Harper and the Shame of Pierre Poilievre

Well nobody can deny that they were made for each other. Or made of each other.With Stephen Harper usually being the mouth, and Pierre Poilievre the other end.For there was Harper's ghastly little baby today defecating all over the Chief Electoral Officer. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Great Foreign Workers Scam

OMG. Can you believe that shameless Jason Kenney? First him and his Cons brought in a flood of foreign workers.Then he claimed there was a skill shortage and there wasn't.Then it was revealed that he has been pimping for a McDonald's franchise.And now he's trying to get some political mileage by cracking down on the scam he created. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Why Stephen Harper Also Lost the Quebec Election

I only wrote one post about the Quebec election, because I knew that Pauline Marois' hideous version of the Parti Québécois was going to lose, from the moment she embraced Pierre Karl Péladeau.And he raised his fist in the air and with a crazed look on his face demanded a country. Even though polls showed that an overwhelming majority of Quebecers didn't want another referendum.And would make absolutely sure that the PQ couldn't hold one. But who knew that the Concrete Lady would hit the ground so hard? Read more »

Montreal Simon: Why Pierre Poilievre’s Election Bill Could Help Kill the Cons

He's the most Republican looking MP I've ever seen.A ghastly little fanatic who could just have easily have been suckled by Karl Rove as he was suckled by Stephen Harper.And of course his foul voter suppression bill is straight out of the Republican play book, or the anus of Amerika.But what Pierre Poilievre doesn't seem to have considered is that the bill could blow up in his face. Or that the Cons could win the battle but lose the war. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Cons and the Climate Change Monster

I went down to my favourite beach today to celebrate the Rites of Spring, only to find the last remnants of the Winter from Hell still clinging to the pier.And for some reason the sight of that ghastly chunk of ice reminded me of the monster in the movie The Blob.And of the climate change monster that is threatening our world. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Has the Time Arrived for a Canadian Spring?

Well I think I can now OFFICIALLY declare that Spring has arrived in Simonville, the small humble corner of Canada where it's never Harperland.And I must admit that all I feel like doing is climbing on to the old boathouse roof, stretching out my arms like Jesus, giving thanks to the merciful Gods of The Great White North, and soaking up the sun.But this is shaping up as a Spring like no other. Because everywhere I look in Canada I see signs of rebellion, as ordinary Canadians mobilize to defend their democracy…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Sheila Fraser and the Attack of the Con Rats

I'm sure Sheila Fraser knew when she called the Con's Fair Election Act an "attack on democracy" that the Cons would come after her like a pack of rabid rats.And sure enough, as I pointed out in my last post, the Cons are trying to smear her.

But if Pierre Poilievre, the leader of the rat pack, thought he could intimidate her, he must be very disappointed and very desperate.Because there she was on CBC Radio today. Gently, but firmly, taking his bill apart again…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poilievre and the Smearing of Sheila Fraser

I must admit that when I saw that Pierre Poilievre was going to absurd lengths to avoid mentioning Sheila Fraser's name, at first I was amused.I figured that the way she demolished his foul so-called Fair Elections Act, had left him in a state of shock, totally humiliated, and boiling with anger.And that he was afraid that just allowing Fraser's name to escape his pie hole, might cause him to lose control.And of course, that would be HORRIBLE….Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Fair Elections Act and the Robocall Conspiracy

As I've mentioned before, one of the reasons Stephen Harper's Cons are rushing their Unfair Elections Act through Parliament, is that they want it to become law before Michael Sona's robocall trial begins in June.And with good reason. Because the bill would make it harder to go after those who would try to steal an election.And that robocall scandal just got a whole lot more interesting.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Sheila Fraser and the Shameful Cowardice of the Cons

When Sheila Fraser was the Auditor General and exposed the Liberal sponsorship scandal, the Cons were only too happy to quote her every word.They couldn't say enough good things about her.But not today. Today they were running for cover.Because today she was calling their so-called Fair Elections Act an attack on democracy. Read more »