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Montreal Simon: The Desperate Loneliness of Stephen Harper

I've watched a lot of Stephen Harper speeches over the years, but the farewell speech he gave for Peter MacKay yesterday had to be one of the most bizarre.For not only was Harper strangely agitated, and managing to look both cheerful and horribly lonely at the same time.What was supposed to be MacKay's political . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Desperate Loneliness of Stephen Harper

Montreal Simon: The Harperland Spring and the Phony War

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

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Great Canadian Coalition

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

Montreal Simon: Building an Anti-Harper Movement and the Lesson of Scotland

In my last post I told you why I believe progressives need to build a mighty Canada-wide movement to ensure that Stephen Harper and his foul Con regime are defeated in the next election. I said I believe that a movement would make our struggle look more like a sacred cause, than a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Building an Anti-Harper Movement and the Lesson of Scotland

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Desperate and Horrible Coalition Nightmare

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

Montreal Simon: The Year Ahead and the Coalition Dream

It's a little too soon to take out my crystal ball and predict what's going to happen next year, like so many in the MSM are already doing.Even though the big hollow ball in my neighbourhood seemed to think it knows, as I passed it on my way home last night.But then homeless men . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Year Ahead and the Coalition Dream

Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean, Stephen Harper, and the Great Betrayal

I see that Michaëlle Jean has a new job. Secretary-General of the corrupt dictator's club known as la Francophonie. And that Stephen Harper, who spent tens of thousands of dollars backing her candidacy, is absolutely delighted.

But sadly I don't share that enthusiasm. Because while Jean may turn out to be the best . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean, Stephen Harper, and the Great Betrayal

Montreal Simon: Why Progressives May Soon Be Forced To Work Together

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

Montreal Simon: Tom Mulcair and the Coalition Dream That Will Not Die

As you may know, I have always been a strong supporter of a progressive coalition.Because I can't forget how once upon a time we came so close to having one, and bringing down the Con regime.Until we were betrayed by the Governor General, Michael Ignatieff caved, and both the Liberals and the NDP ended . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tom Mulcair and the Coalition Dream That Will Not Die

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Cowardly Prorogation Move

Well I told you last night he was trying to run for cover.Trying to run away from all the sordid scandals dragging down his corrupt Con regime.And today he proved me right eh?Because he can spin it anyway he likes, but this is just another monstrous act of political cowardice. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: How the Coalition Came Back to Haunt Stephen Harper

More than four years later I can still remember how frightened Stephen Harper looked.The Great Canadian Coalition was threatening to remove him from power. And the people were in the streets.He was scared, he was desperate. But in the end he survived. The Governor General gave him what he wanted. He was able to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How the Coalition Came Back to Haunt Stephen Harper

Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Light and the Darkness

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

Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean and the Con Attack Machine

I wanted to give Michaëlle Jean the benefit of the doubt, when she said two years ago that she saved Stephen Harper's Con regime during the Coalition Crisis, in the higher interests of the nation.

My preoccupation was really to make the best decision in the interest of the country. What was best for . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean and the Con Attack Machine

Montreal Simon: The Monstrous Depravity of the Harper Cons

Like the decaying painting of Dorian Gray he stares out at us, with all his moral ugliness and sheer depravity revealed for all to see.

We already knew that he heads the most sinister and evil government in Canadian history. But just when you think his grotesque Cons can go no lower, they do. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Monstrous Depravity of the Harper Cons

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Enemies of the State

He has always been a bully. They say it gives him pleasure to see fear in the eyes of others. He has always treated his opponents like enemies to be destroyed.

Now as he turns this country into a sinister prison state, anyone who opposes him is an Enemy of Canada.

In a sworn . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Enemies of the State

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Latest Attack Ad

It’s like a recurring nightmare. The ugly images, the leering voice. Stephane Dion is NOT a leader. Michael Ignatieff didn’t come back for you. Jack Layton did it once he’ll do it again.

And now comes the latest attack ad from the diseased brain of Stephen Harper: Thomas Mulcair is NOT a Canadian.

Thomas Mulcair, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Latest Attack Ad

Montreal Simon: The NDP Defector and the Headwinds of Change

I notice that some of the trees in Toronto have started sprouting buds, fooled by the unusually warm weather into thinking that Spring has arrived in January.

And no doubt feeling like many Liberals are feeling today. 

But I know an icy wind will soon sweep in and freeze those buds off the branches. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The NDP Defector and the Headwinds of Change

Montreal Simon: The Ugly Lockout and the Quiet Revolution.

Golly. I don’t think I’m going to have to consult my horoscope to find out where I’m going to be, and what I’m going to be doing on Saturday the 21st of January. Because I already know.

In London, Ontario, supporting these locked out Canadian workers.

And why am I so excited I’m marching . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ugly Lockout and the Quiet Revolution.