In the aftermath of the SARS crisis of 2003, the government created the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the position of Chief Public Health Officer to strengthen this country's medical defences.After they were shown to be almost catastrophically inadequate.But now Stephen Harper and his Cons are slashing the Public Health Agency's budget, and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When the Harper Cons Don’t Listen to Canada’s Doctors
He would burn the books of those who monitor the health of our oceans lakes, and rivers.Now he's going after those who would monitor the health of Canadians.Now he's going after our medical libraries.And this is Harperland. Read more »
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OMG. In the darkness of Harperland I sometimes can't decide whether it's like living in Orwell's 1984, or on his Animal Farm. Or both at the same time.But what I do know is that it's a scary place.Where the truth is what Big Brother sa… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland and the Big Pig’s Baby
I must admit that when I first saw this picture of Stephen Harper and his wife strolling in the deserted grounds of the Taj Mahal, my heart almost skipped a beat.Because I'm such a romantic eh?Until I found out that thousands of tourists and others… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Scary Samosa Tour
I'm quite sure that when he was a callow youth Halloween was Stephen Harper's favourite holiday.A day when he could bully and scare other kids to death, and get away with it.Just like he now horrifies decent Canadians, every day of the year.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Halloween Nightmare
After disconnecting myself from the 24-hour news cycle for about a week, I decided to check out what Stephen Harper and his Cons had been up to in my absence.Because as we all know, you can't take your eyes off that porky gang for a moment, in case you miss another scandal, another ethical . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Porky Tales and the Madness of Con Canada
I was on my way to catch the ferry the other day, when I came across this seagull perched majestically on a pole, looking like it knew the answer to everything.So I said "Seagull, explain me this; how can something as horrible as Harperland happen in a place as beautiful as Canada?"And the wise . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland and Our Lost Canada
If anyone still thinks we have a Parliament, rather than a Con circus, what happened today in Question Period should disabuse them of that lunatic notion.For you had to see it to believe it eh? Stephen Harper rambling on like a maniac about how his carbon tax wasn't a carbon tax. Because he says . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day the Cons Turned Parliament into a Farce
When the dark history of the Harper regime is finally written, historians will note that it took a very long time before many Canadians realized what was happening.Before they finally understood into what monstrous pit of moral depravity the deranged leader of the Con cult was dragging them.As he slowly turned Canada into a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Harper Regime and the Road to Resistance
When I first started portraying Stephen Harper and his Con Regime as a sinister freak show, I took a bit of heat even from some of my friends.
The MSM was busy polishing Harper's ass, and calling him a political genius, so some of them thought I was exaggerating. Or said that people wouldn't . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Dead Parrot
Sometimes it's the little stories that tell you so much about the way Stephen Harper's Con regime is slowly rotting from the head down.
Like the story of how our mad emperor tried to turn his government of Canada chuck wagon winged chariot into Air Con. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Rotting Regime
The thing that scares me the most about living in Harperland is how so many, who should know better, can't see the forest for the trees. Or the monsters who hide behind them.
So Nik Nanos can report that many Canadians have lost confidence in government.
Nik Nanos, the president of Nanos Research and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the War on Government
OMG. Fan me with a chicken feather. I can understand why Stephen Harper must be wondering why he's laying one egg after the other.
His polls are tanking, his credibility is shot, his corrupt regime is imploding, and his dirty oil pipeline is now just a pipedream.
But after everything Harper has done to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Angry Canadians
Unlike many people, I don't think the media hacks who cover politics in this country are part of a shadowy Con conspiracy.
I just think many of them are not too bright, they live in the inbred village of Ottawa, where reality rarely intrudes, and little is BIG.
They know most media organizations are . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons and Our Pathetic Hack Media
Some days when I look at the horror of the Con regime, I find it hard to decide which of their ghastly actions disgusts me the most.
The absurd sight of Stephen Harper swaggering around the world telling political leaders that they should all follow his example. Because he's a model leader and Canada's . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Regime and the Harper Button
It's an inspiring sight, and a chilling one. Kevin Page, the parliamentary budget officer standing up for the right to know the truth, in a country where the Big Lie rules.
As the Cons try to smear him and muzzle him as they have so many others. They have attacked him for a long . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Heroic Struggle of Kevin Page
Sometimes when I stare at the horror of Harperland, like Simon in the Lord of the Flies stared at the head of the pig, I get a bit depressed eh?
I don't know how I'm going to make it to the next election. Three years seems such a long time.
And one really has to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Coping With the Horror of Harperland
It was the Canadian Parliament's darkest day, and at the same time one of its finest.
Each new round of voting began with a round of applause from the New Democrat benches and ended with whoops and cheers from the Conservatives whose majority might means they’ve voted down every motion so far.
I tried to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Day of Infamy
Oh boy. It was such a beautiful day. I went for a long bike ride, and this evening from a distance Toronto never looked so pretty.
At least the parts I could see through the thick haze.
Because there was a smog alert eh?
But then I remembered I live in a city run . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Drowning My Sorrows in Harperland: A Cautionary Tale
I've been writing about Stephen Harper for a long time, and every year the picture on the screen gets darker and more sinister.
Just as I always knew it would. For his lust for power knows no limit. And his ideological depravity know no bottom.
But so dark is the picture now, that . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Silent Coup
I'm sad to see that so many GM workers are losing their jobs in Oshawa.
The Canadian Auto Workers union received official notice Friday that GM will begin shutting down its consolidated assembly line in the fourth quarter, which will wipe out 2,000 jobs, reducing the number of GM employees in Canada to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty and the Vanishing Economy
It's just after 8pm in Montreal, and the reporter from CUTV is talking to a young mother who is taking her two kids to the 28th nightly demonstration in a row.
Even though she knows she could be arrested, for defying the Charest government's totalitarian Bill 78, like so many were the night before. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Quebec and the Big Freedom Party
OMG. That'll teach me to stroll through a graveyard in Con Canada, when a Harper moon is in the sky.
First I read that Vic Toews' internet snooping bill had quietly died.
The Internet surveillance legislation sponsored by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has disappeared down a dark legislative hole. For all intents and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Bill that Wouldn’t Die
It's been one year since Stephen Harper stole an election and finally got his majority.
And you should have seen him at his Great Majority Party today, wearing a silly hat, and blowing his own trumpet. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Big Majority Party
Well I see we are still a couple of days away from the one-year anniversary of the dark day Great Ugly Leader won his precious majority.
But that hasn't stopped some in our Con media from already rushing to buff his bronzed legend buttocks. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Wall of Shame