Montreal Simon: Remembering Jack Layton and the New Orange Tsunami

It's hard to believe that it's now been four years since Jack Layton died, and the hopes of so many turned to sadness.And yesterday evening, when I returned from the island to the ferry dock named after him, I paused for a moment before this statue in my neighbourhood. I didn't stay long because I ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Most Horrible Day

Golly. Talk about a study in contrasts. There was Tom Mulcair flashing a winner's smile. While in the other corner, there was Stephen Harper looking absolutely AWFUL. As if he'd just seen the grim ghost of his political future. Or somebody had just asked him whether he REALLY likes handcuffs. Opening his mouth, showing his ...