Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the War on the Unemployed

You don’t have to be a weatherman, or an economist, to know that a cold wind is blowing in Harperland, and that a recession could be just around the corner. So what are the Cons doing? Answer: Planning to cut corporate taxes even more, and taxing our paycheques. Canadians will see the biggest increase in ...

Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty’s Strange Upside Down World

I’m proud to say I’ve never believed anything little Jimbo Flaherty, the one-time King of the Mole Hill, had to say about ANYTHING. But his recent behaviour leaves me wondering whether he’s gone completely batty. The stock market is tanking. The dollar is diving. Food prices are soaring. The IMF has just downgraded the Canadian economy. So what ...

Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty and the Con Depression

Holey Moley. I see the Con gnome Jimbo Flaherty has gone from being the king of his tiny castle, to being the moron on the mole hill. Unemployment is rising, the economy is contracting, the stock market is tanking. Jimbo and Great Economist Buffoon Leader have finally been exposed as frauds. But that STILL hasn’t stopped ...

Montreal Simon: All You Need to Know About the Economic Crisis

As the casinos meltdown, and the bankers run around like firefighters in tuxedos, and I’m forced to contemplate the possibility that the future of the global economy depends on whether the Europeans buy Berlusconi bonds. Which isn’t too reassuring eh? I think the time has come to simplify this ghastly show, so even the dumbest Canadians i.e. the ...

Montreal Simon: The Capitalist Pig and the Harper Cons

I really have to hand it to John Ibbitson, his timing couldn’t be better. As the bloated capitalist pig stumbles around in its final agony. And threatens to plunge us into another devastating recession. He’s scribbling away furiously, urging Stephen Harper to give in to his wild side. The past five years suggest that Cautious ...

Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty and the Championship Belt

Holy hobbit. How ironic eh? There was little Jimbo Flaherty the other day at Rob Ford’s millionaire redneck BBQ. Being hee hawed as a financial genius, and awarded a “Finance Minister’s Championship Belt” by the Fordzilla himself. Only to wake up this morning, to find himself considerably diminished, the belt around his ankles, and a ratty little dunce cap on his head. Because once ...