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Montreal Simon: Harper’s Canada and the Attack on Parliament Hill

I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of this nightmare day on Parliament Hill, this criminal assault on our democracy. So all I have to say tonight is this:(1) To the crazy fanatics who killed a young soldier today and another one in Quebec the other day: you and your kind will not intimidate us.And we will remember Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent​…

Long after we have forgotten their cowardly killers. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, The Great Fear, and the Great War on Justin

Uh oh. Now we really are at war again. The ominous signs are unmistakable.The CF-18s are on the way to the Middle East. To save us from the ISIS hordes that would behead us in our beds. Or mow us down in a Tim Horton's parking lot.Because you're not safe anywhere eh? And even if you arrest them you can't stop them.The dreaded Threat Level, which I didn't even know existed, is glowing yellow. And in the Seventh Sign of the Apocalypse, Stephen Harper has just fired another missile out of his rear orifice, in the (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, the Terrorist Scare, and the Police State

I warned that Stephen Harper was looking for a way to scare Canadians, so he could try to stampede them into believing that only a Great Strong Leader like himself could save them.So he could use fear to try to save himself, and turn this broken country into a police state.Well today he got his "terrorist incident." A 25-year-old man who injured two soldiers in a hit and run and was later fatally shot by police in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was known to federal authorities as someone who had been "radicalized," according to the RCMP and (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Monstrous Ebola Scandal

A few days ago I pointed out that Stephen Harper was trying to fan the flames of an Ebola panic.Even though his response to the epidemic has been lethally inadequate. And far from making us safer he has been decimating the ranks of those who would protect us from dangerous diseases.But this is simply obscene. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Journey to the End of the Con Regime

I was watching them make a music video on an old schooner in the harbour yesterday, when I suddenly realized that in exactly one year, if Stephen Harper doesn't break his own law, we'll be voting in a general election.And then, like the cabin boy lashed to the mast on a ship of female pirates, I thought oh boy this could be a long and exhausting journey eh?Because while just a few days ago I was almost sure that Harper was going to go for an early election, maybe even a late fall election. In a last desperate (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Party of One: The Book That Will Help Destroy Stephen Harper

Eight years ago when I started attacking Stephen Harper and his ghastly Con regime, it sometimes felt lonely out there.Almost nobody, and certainly nobody in the MSM, was attacking him like I did. Many of the old poobahs in the blogosphere thought I was over the top. That he was bad but not THAT bad. And that I should grow up.Then a few years ago things started to change. The blogosphere caught fire, Lawrence Martin wrote his book Harperland.And now Michael Harris' new book Party of One should just about seal the record and finish him off. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Deadly Politics of Ebola

The scene couldn't have been more ironic or more appalling. For even as the Ebola epidemic raged out of control, and Oxfam sent out a desperate call for more boots on the ground, in Africa. On Saturday Oxfam took the unusual step of calling for troops to be sent to west Africa, along with funding and medical staff, to prevent the Ebola outbreak becoming the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation”. It accused countries that did not commit military personnel of “costing lives".And leaders like Obama urged Americans not to surrender to fear and hysteria.There was Stephen (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: BREAKING: Russian Ship Threatens BC Coast Again

Well it looks as if Stephen Harper has jumped the gun again. For this morning he tweeted this:

Thank you to the @CCG_GCC's Gordon Reid and others for the great work they are doing off the coast of the Haida Gwaii off the coast of BC.— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) October 18, 2014

After it looked like the Canadian Coast Guard had managed to avert disaster by towing a disabled Russian ship away from the B.C. coast.Until the tow lines broke. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper the Big Lie and the Merchant of Venom

It's hard to tell these days whether Stephen Harper is lying because he's desperate, or because he's lost his moral compass.Or on a day like yesterday, because he's simply delusional. He says he doesn't want to sound paranoid, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper is concerned his own federal bureaucracy is trying to bring back the long gun registry "through the back door.""I don't want to feed paranoia, but as prime minister I can tell you I share the frustrations of our caucus members," said Harper, before alluding to "bureaucratic initiatives that we think are effectively trying (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Big Brother Harper and the Gentle Birdwatchers

First he came for the environmentalists and the activists. Then he came for the scientists.

Then he came for those who fight poverty, and help the poor.

Now he's come for the birdwatchers. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Propaganda War on Canadians

Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has been trying to brainwash Canadians with the greatest barrage of propaganda this country has ever seen.A barrage of lies and half truths worthy of Big Brother, and almost impossible to avoid.They're on TV, and on the radio, they jump out at you in newspapers and magazines.And now you can't even get away from them when you check out the weather.For all you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of the newly redesigned Environment Canada site to see what I mean. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Will Stephen Harper Go For a Late Fall Election?

It's been the subject of much fevered speculation. Will Stephen Harper call an early election? And if so how early?And no doubt Great Desperate Leader is consulting his crystal ball, and the fevered voices in his head.And in his brief moments of lucidity, probably wondering if he DID go early what would be his excuse?But now some Cons are apparently saying that he already has two good excuses, and he should pull the plug immediately.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Climate Change Charade

With every day that passes, the devastating consequences of climate change become more obvious and more alarming.The galloping horsemen or signs of the impending apocalypse. Flooding, famine, disease and war to name but a few.Only to be joined by the latest one: the fish are swimming towards the poles. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Big Business of War

In the fog of war there are some things about Stephen Harper's plan to use airstrikes to defeat the ISIS crazies that are already abundantly clear.One, they make him look as if he's taking decisive action, even though so far they are proving notoriously ineffective. Two, they are REALLY expensive. In a crazy sort of way.And three, so far the only clear winner is the U.S. military industrial complex, and Harper's really good friends at Lockheed Martin. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Harper’s War and the Song of the Chicken Media

Well it's the Thanksgiving Day weekend in Harperland, and we all have so many reasons to give thanks.Especially Great Leader.He finally got some good job numbers. As short-lived and as dubious as they may be."As a stand-alone report, this is no doubt highly impressive, but given the rising turmoil in the rest of the world, not to mention growing questions over the reliability of the jobs data, these results may not have much lasting impact," BMO economist Doug Porter said in a note to clients.And his war numbers are so good, the MSM is singing (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Was Accused of Flirting with Fascism

I always knew he'd lead this country to a very dark place, from the day he came to office.And the very first thing he did was order the removal of the words "women's rights" from thousands of government documents.I knew then that he was an alien beast like we had never seen before. And now of course it's even worse. The country is bleeding from a thousand wounds, and he's crazy desperate, and trying to scare us into submission.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Buying of the Next Election

It was one of the most bizarre photo-ops I have ever seen. Stephen Harper at a sports centre in Whitby, Ontario with children playing in the background as if he wasn't there.Clearly having been told not to look at Harper and his large entourage to make the staged event look spontaneous.Just another day in the gym with Big Daddy to take care of them.But it was the look on his face that sent a chill down my spine…

For it betrayed his ruthless desperation. And that cuddly photo-op was nothing less than the beginning of his campaign to (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: Will Stephen Harper Win the War in Iraq and Canada?

Golly. If you depended exclusively upon some of the poobahs in our useless MSM to know what's happening, you might think that Stephen Harper was not only about to deal the ISIS crazies a crippling blow.With six planes, and when they finally get there.He's already dealt his chief political opponent a mortal blow, and is on his way to win the next election.Because there's Chantale Hébert, already declaring that Justin Trudeau is Harper's War's first casualty. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Harper’s War: The Blood Moon and the Con Insanity

It's raining where I live tonight so I can't see the blood moon. But I'm sure if I was in Ottawa I would get a great view of it.Hanging low and bloody over the House of Commons.Because this was the day Stephen Harper finally got his War in Iraq.And it couldn't have been a crazier show. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Con ISIS Enablers

So great is Stephen Harper's contempt for Parliament, that even on the day when it debated his plan to take us to war, he didn't even bother to show up.No doubt preferring to stay at home, and prepare himself psychologically so he can control himself, and his bowels, when the special moment arrives.And after eleven years he FINALLY gets his War in Iraq.So in his place in the Commons today we got John Baird, and this special moment.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Harper’s War: Churchill Moment or Swan Song?

It was the night before Canada officially goes to war, and no doubt in his command bunker Stephen Harper must have been in a state of feverish delirium.No doubt believing that Harper's War will make him look like a Great Strong Leader, and that he'll be able to destroy the ISIS hordes AND the opposition.That this is his great chance to save his old and tired government. With six planes and no boots on the ground.Or as Michael Den Tandt calls it, his Churchill moment. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the War on the Supreme Court

It seems only fitting that at a time when Stephen Harper is preparing to bomb Iraq, in the name of democracy and the rule of law.

And to save us from being beheaded in our bedrooms.That another of his bombs should be landing on the Supreme Court.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Harper’s War, and the Fear Factor

Well he's got his war, tomorrow's debate and vote in the House of Commons will be a mere formality.But then he'll have to sell it, and that won't be easy.Because he won't be able to claim that the Americans asked us to participate, since we now know he begged them to let him play with the big boys.So he will have to use FEAR.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Harper’s War and the Last Desperate Gamble of the Con regime

Eleven years ago Stephen Harper tried to drag us into a war in Iraq, and today he finally succeeded. Canada is heading to war in Iraq after Stephen Harper’s announcement that he intends to deploy jet fighters to join coalition air strikes against Islamic State militants for as long as six months, but vowing not to be dragged into a “prolonged quagmire.”And all I can say is that I'm glad the Liberals and the NDP are not supporting Harper's War. So he will have no political cover.And will end up wearing it like a shroud, as (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Slow Striptease to War

Well it's been a long slow striptease to war. A little tease here, a little tease there.One moment it was the Americans inviting us to take part in their new Great War on Terror. The next moment it was Stephen Harper inviting himself.One moment we had 69 soldiers in Iraq, and then they were only twenty-six.But finally it seems Great Leader is ready for his close-up, and ready to reveal EVERYTHING. Read more »