I know it’s hard to believe, but Kellie Leitch is still insisting she’s not trying to be Canada’s Donald Trump.
Even though she’s not fooling anyone.
“While the elites and most media harshly criticized even the mention of the discussion, you knew better,” wrote Leitch in the fundraising note. “Together we will stand up to those who don’t want to discuss Canadian values and whose politically correct elitism remains tone deaf to the views of most Canadians.”
For that one could have flown like a bat out of the cavernous orifice of the Angry Orange himself.
And to make matters worse this Trumperisation is spreading.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Trumperisation of the Cons
As Canadians debate Stephen Harper's legacy, and the Cons and the Con media try to whitewash it beyond recognition.It's important to remember one of Harper's worst, and definitely most insane decisions.His decision to kill the long-form cen… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How Canadians Voted Twice To Defeat Stephen Harper
As Canadians debate Stephen Harper’s legacy, and the Cons and the Con media try to whitewash it beyond recognition.
It’s important to remember one of Harper’s worst, and definitely most insane decisions.
His decision to kill the long-form census.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How Canadians Voted Twice To Defeat Stephen Harper
Tony Clement wants to be leader of the Conservative Party. Perhaps he believes that the third time will be the charm. But, Bob Hepburn writes, there are five reasons Clement should reconsider his bid:First, Clement deservedly earned the title of “The… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: They Never Were
We all knew that Tony Clement's campaign launch for leader of the Harper Party was going to be a ghastly spectacle.Because all the hype or the lipstick in the world can't make him look like an attractive candidate, let alone a winning one.He&#… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tony Clement’s Weird and Deeply Disturbing Campaign Launch
As announced, today is the day Tony Clement, the King of Muskoka aka Gaz Boy or Gas Bag, will make what he calls an "important announcement." When he will solemnly declare that he too wants to be the new leader of the Harper Party.And while … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tony Clement and the Con Clown Meeting in Muskoka
It may seem hard to believe, but many in the MSM are saying that Jason Kenney's decision to leave his job in Ottawa to go fight the commies in Alberta, has blown a giant hole in the Con leadership race.Which speaks volumes about the dilapidated… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney, Tony Clement, and the Mediocrity of the Cons
Ever since Jason Kenney tweeted out his enthusiastic support for the Brexit referendum result, he has been widely ridiculed.Especially since the Brexiteer's bubble burst.European leaders have insisted they will set the terms of the EU’s split fr… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Brexiteers and the Road to Ruin
It's been five long years since the Cons gutted the census, and left us stumbling in the darkness, unable to determine who we really are, or what kind of country we're really living in.But now the long-form census is back. And while I'm ha… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tony Clement and the Blinding of Canada
Well Justin Trudeau's fairy tale visit to Washington is over.And no doubt the entire Trudeau family is resting up after their extraordinary performance…Including the youngest member who also did his part to win over the Americans.And so success… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Desperate Con Losers
Uh oh. Move over Michelle Rempel. There's a new star at Rona Ambrose's Con clown circus.His name is Tony Clement also known as The King of Muskoka.Or the new shadow minister of Foreign Affairs.And he couldn't be funnier… Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Clown Circus and the Hypocrisy of Tony Clement
It seems only fitting that on his last day as Con leader Stephen Harper should leave through a door darkly, while being humiliated over and over again.
In the same manner he ruled and humiliated this country, its people and their values, for nine nightmarish years.
First he had to humble himself before . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Census Fiasco and the Final Humiliation of Stephen Harper
It's now been five years since the ghastly Tony Clement announced that the Cons were killing the long form census.Claiming that it was a gross invasion of privacy, and that they had been "flooded" with complaints.Which like all things Con turned out to be just another Big Lie. The Conservative government listened to only . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons, the Census, and the Horrifying Story of Our Vanishing Canada
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Ryan Meili examines why Craig Alexander of the TD Bank is calling for a move toward greater income equality in Canada: The OECD reports that income inequality is at the highest level in 30 years, and that economic growth has been slowed by as much as 10 per . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
Shorter Tony Clement: I believe there’s an art to managing public money. And that’s why I see no problem whatsoever with budgets which are works of fiction.
I suppose we should have known that anything Tony Clement proposes would be hideously flawed, so rotten is his record.And his so-called "Open Government" plan" is no different.The Conservative government has rejected calls to reform the Access to Information Act as part of a new openness plan. The final version of the federal blueprint . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tony Clement’s Orwellian "Open Government" Plan
As probably you know, the Con regime has given the Canada Revenue Agency more money to go after its enemies.While depriving it of the resources and the inspectors to go after tax evaders.Well now it turns out there may be method to that madness.
For it seems that when it comes to tax evasion, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tax Evasion: When the Cons Are Part of the Problem
Assorted content to end your week.
– Glen McGregor reports on Michael Sona’s conviction as part of the Cons’ voter suppression in 2011. But both Michael den Tandt and Sujata Dey emphasize that Sona’s conviction was based on his being only one participant in the wider Robocon scheme – and that Stephen Harper and company . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
That is certainly the conclusion I drew after reading this morning’s latest Star revelation about our overlords in Ottawa. Entitled Ottawa is ‘creeping’ your Facebook, the article by Alex Boutilier reveals yet more unwholesome intrusions into our privacy being conducted by the Harper regime.
In a January report to Parliament, interim privacy commissioner Chantal . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Digital Peeping Toms: They Don’t Even Bother To Hide Anymore
Well he's off to Ukraine today to try to pose as Great Warrior Leader by inflaming a dangerous crisis for crass political gain. Which is scary enough.But there's another scary story doing the rounds in Ottawa. And that's the one about how Stephen Harper wanted to replace Jimbo Flaherty as Finance Minister with nobody . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Con War on the Economy
It’s not a huge surprise, but it’s still big news. After 8 years, the only Finance Minister Stephen Harper has ever known and loved is calling it quits:
Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister
OTTAWA – Jim Flaherty is leaving the federal cabinet after more than eight years as finance minister to prepare . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Hanging up the shoes
Someone recently compared the Ukrainian crisis to the beginning of the First World War.Where new alliances, old hatreds, and excessive nationalism created an explosive mixture until one act of senseless violence set the whole thing off.And this couldn't be a more a dangerous showdown.So needless to say I'm not happy to see that Stephen . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ukraine Crisis and the Absurd Con Clowns
From here. Looks better if you open it in a new tab. Also: @TonyclementCPC @ThePoliGuy @MeanwhileinCana @PTicks You could stand on your head in solidarity with them.— Bigcitylib (@Bigcitylib2) March 6, 2014
. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: It’s Upside Down
It's hard to believe after what the Harper Cons have done to our veterans, that they could treat or betray them even more than they already have.But that's exactly what they are doing. First they closed down those veteran service centres for no good reason.Now they're going after their healthcare plans. Read more »
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Harper Regime and the Never-ending War on Veterans
When I think about what historians will say about the rule of the mad king Harper and the lost years of The Great Darkness, I think it will probably be something like this:Canadians had never seen anything like him, so they didn't recognize the danger, and by the time they did it was too . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Insane War on Unions