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Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Light and the Darkness

As I write this they have started voting on the Godzilla Budget in the House of Commons, and what a horror show it is. The ghastly good ol' boys from the Reform Party whooping it up as they bury our democracy. Again.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Light and the Darkness

Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty and the Con Man Budget

Well I've got to hand it to that old Con man Jimbo Flaherty. When he's not screaming at the opposition, or giving the Europeans the finger, or standing on a ladder massaging the buttocks of Big Business, he's always trying to pull a fast one eh?Always trying to fool Canadians.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty and the Con Man Budget

Montreal Simon: The Con Assault on Via Rail

Ever since I was a boy, trains have been my favourite way to travel.

I love gliding along, stretched out in a comfortable seat with plenty of leg room, reading a book, checking out the web, having a snack and a coffee.

Or just staring out of the big windows at the awesomeness . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Assault on Via Rail

Montreal Simon: Coping With the Horror of Harperland

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

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Day of Infamy

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

Montreal Simon: The Con Mob and the Sad Case of David Wilks

Oh.My.Gorilla. I told you the Con mob was scarier than the Sopranos eh? Just look what they did to poor David Wilks.

One moment he was criticizing Stephen Harper's sinister Trojan Horse budget.

A Conservative backbench MP has publicly broken ranks with the government and said the massive budget omnibus bill should be . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Mob and the Sad Case of David Wilks

Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty’s Nightmare Taxi Ride

When you are numbed to the horror of Harperland, it's easy to laugh at little Jimbo Flaherty. The nasty Con garden gnome is a natural comedian.

"I was brought up in a certain way. There is no bad job, the only bad job is not having a job," he told reporters. "I drove a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty’s Nightmare Taxi Ride

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Trojan Horse

Well, let's put it this way eh? It wasn't exactly democracy's finest hour.

First the Cons rolled their Trojan horse budget, packed to the rafters with non-budget stuff that will gut our environmental laws, into the House of Commons.

Then when the opposition demanded the bill be split up so it can be . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Trojan Horse