During the dark days of Stephen Harper's monstrous rule, the activist group Shit Harper Did (SHD) was one of the liveliest members of The Great Canadian Resistance.It mocked Harper, it produced all kinds of videos, some funny some serious. And it j… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How the Canada Revenue Agency Went After An Anti-Harper Group
During the dark days of Stephen Harper’s monstrous rule, the activist group Shit Harper Did (SHD) was one of the liveliest members of The Great Canadian Resistance.
It mocked Harper, it produced all kinds of videos, some funny some serious. And it joined with others in the successful campaign to get more young Canadians to vote.
So what happened to it not long before the last election couldn’t be more disturbing.
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At the East Coast Music Awards last night, the Newfoundland band Hey Rosetta was the big winner. Newfoundland's Hey Rosetta! won big at the East Coast Music Awards gala Thursday night in Sydney, N.S. The indie group — formed in St. John's 1… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hey Rosetta and the Anti Harper Song
Golly. I know it's Jason Kenney's twisted fantasy, and Stephen Harper's Satanic nightmare.But I can't help feeling like I'm living in a fairy tale. It's that good.Prince Justin has toppled the monstrous tyrant, like he brought down the ogre Brazeau.And is now charming Canada and the world with his niceness, his coolness, his hotness.And . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Prince Justin and the Painful Collapse of the Con Regime
It's going to be a wet, grey, fall weekend, but I don't care because Stephen Harper and his foul Con regime have been defeated, and it feels like springtime in Canada.And nothing could bring me down.Although I must admit this tweet by Andrew Coyne, which links to a story by Michael Harris about the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Battle to Liberate Canada and the Betrayal of the MSM
It still seems hard to believe. Hard to believe that today is the day we will finally get a chance to take down the Con monster Stephen Harper.And take back our Canada.For while there is still much work to be done to get out the vote, and make sure that Harper and his filthy . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Sunset of the Monstrous Harper Regime
I rarely agree with anything Andrew Coyne says or writes. I don't share his missionary faith in an economic system that I believe has been corrupted to its core by the rich and the powerful.There couldn't be a better example of that corruption, than the way the big MSM organizations like Postmedia are commanding . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is the National Post Trying to Muzzle Andrew Coyne?
It was almost dark when I got back to the waterfront. A cold wind was whipping across the lake. But I could see the lights of the boat coming to pick me up.Just like with only ten days to go, I think I can see the light at the end of our long Harperland . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Harper Regime and the Light in the Darkness
There are now only twenty-seven days to go before the election that will determine the fate of this country. Less than four weeks before we find out whether it will live or it will die.But even as the decent people of Canada prepare for the battle they hope will bring down the brutish Stephen . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How To Stop Stephen Harper From Stealing the Election
It has to be the strangest election campaign I have ever known. In the condo jungle where I live it's hard to know one is even underway. There are no lawns, so there are no lawn signs.I have received only one pamphlet, from the local Con candidate. Which I quickly turned into a paper . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: What I Believe This Election Should Be About But So Far Isn’t
If Stephen Harper thought he could get away with punishing the scientist Tony Turner for daring to write and and sing the song Harperman, he must be sorry now.For as I said yesterday it is an outrageous assault on freedom of expression.And as I predicted it has only made the song even more popular. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperman: The Anti-Harper Song Goes Viral !!!
About two months ago I played this gentle, joyful song of resistance aimed at the depraved dictator Stephen Harper and his criminal Con regime.It was written and performed by Toby Turner a scientist at Environment Canada. And I thought it was great. I liked the music and the lyrics, especially the chorus.We want . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Regime Goes After the Man Who Wrote Harperman
Progressive Bloggers, the blogging aggregator, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Scott Tribe and others are getting together in Toronto today to mark the occasion.And they have every right to celebrate, or give themselves a few high fives, for it is a magnificent achievement.Those who post on Progressive Bloggers, or read those posts, or contribute . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Celebrating Ten Years of Progressive Bloggers
They rallied all over country from St John's to Vancouver, in the sun and in the rain.In a country which is normally so quiet and complacent, they raised their voices once again to let Stephen Harper know what they think of his dangerous Bill C-51.And it was a wonderful sight, that sent my spirits . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Bill C-51: Learning How to Raise Our Voices to Denounce a Dictator
Somewhere in his grim bunker, or his dank closet, Stephen Harper must be celebrating madly.I'm sure he can't quite believe his good fortune. Or the way the bony hand of fate has saved him from almost certain defeat.But war has been good for Great Leader, and after trailing Justin Trudeau for a year and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Stephen Lewis, and the Con Neanderthals
It was a stirring sight. And for the beleaguered CBC it couldn't have come at a better time, or be more welcome.Thousands of people marching in streets of Montreal and other places, to demand that the Harper regime stop killing the corporation.CBC/Radio-Canada supporters gathered in Montreal, Matane, Sept-Îles, Quebec City, Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Rimouski, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Thousands Took to the Streets to Defend the CBC
I knew Stephen Harper wouldn't waste any time exploiting the senseless tragedy on Parliament Hill.I knew he'd strike when many people were still in shock, emotions were still raw, the MSM in Ottawa was still making it sound like it was Canada's 911. And he could still scare some Canadians into believing that our . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Sinister Plan to Suppress Our Freedoms
Well it was a long night and a disappointing one. The YES side in the Scottish referendum didn't do as well as I had hoped it might.Scotland will have to wait a little longer to become independent. And fear conquered hope.Scotland voters have opted to continue as part of the United Kingdom after 307 . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Scottish Referendum and the Fatal Lesson of Quebec
It's been hard trying to explain that what's going on in Scotland is a bigger story than many progressives in this country can imagine.And that they should rejoice at the last minute surge of the YES side, because they are fighting for our kind of values, and we can use some of the lessons . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why All Progressives Should Support Scotland’s Independence Struggle
I have always believed that while a political party can change a government, only a movement can truly change a country. Or the world.I got a glimpse of the power of a movement during the Quebec student protests.When for a while at least, young and old came together to challenge the very foundations of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Scottish Independence, Canada, and the Power of a Movement
A few weeks ago I told you how veterans are preparing to declare war on the Harper regime, that has treated them so shabbily.And how they are planning to make their presence felt in the next election campaign.A network of veterans across Canada is planning a co-ordinated campaign against the Conservative government during next . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: A Canadian Veteran Prepares to Go After Peter MacKay
You should have seen Stephen Harper this evening in the House of Commons, beaming like a proud father, and clapping wildly, as his Reform boy Pierre Poilievre stood up to vote.On his Day of Disgrace.And his equally excited Con sheep bleated their approval of the so-called Fair Elections Act.On their Day of Shame. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and Pierre Poilievre’s Day of Disgrace
Lordy. I think it's safe to say that Jason Kenney is now wrestling with his greatest inner torment since he chose chastity over sex, so many painful years ago.For he is truly caught between the devil and a Big Mac.On the one hand, because so many Canadians are so outraged, he's trying to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Monster Burger and the Inner Torment of Jason Kenney
Sometimes I think that getting Canadians to take any kind of political action is like that swan trying to get the wooden ones to follow. Because we must be one of the most democratically complacent people on Earth. But even in this frigid spring, even in Harperland, the winds of change are blowing.
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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 . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Are We Losing the Battle to Kill the Unfair Elections Act?