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Montreal Simon: Linda Frum, the Unfair Elections Act, and the Senate Farce

When I saw Linda Frum had caused a flap on Twitter by trying to defend the indefensible Unfair Elections Act, all kind of thoughts flew into my mind.How could somebody so dumb be a Senator? Can I be one?And lucky for her she only made a fool out of herself on Twitter.

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Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau’s Daring Senate Gambit

I must admit Justin Trudeau's move to boot the Liberal senators from his caucus caught me by surprise, and it is certainly a bold one. Justin Trudeau has dissolved a vital bond between senators and the Liberal Party that appointed them, expelling dozens of members of his caucus in a dramatic attempt to reshape . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau’s Daring Senate Gambit

Montreal Simon: How the Coalition Came Back to Haunt Stephen Harper

More than four years later I can still remember how frightened Stephen Harper looked.The Great Canadian Coalition was threatening to remove him from power. And the people were in the streets.He was scared, he was desperate. But in the end he survived. The Governor General gave him what he wanted. He was able to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How the Coalition Came Back to Haunt Stephen Harper

Montreal Simon: Rob Ford and the Incredible Exploding Cons

Wherever you went in Toronto today you couldn't get away from Rob Ford.Everybody was talking about him eh?

Wondering whether he's a crack head, or just plain crazy.So I wasn't really surprised to find him waiting for me on my way home.And as I stared at this ghastly apparition, I could almost hear him . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rob Ford and the Incredible Exploding Cons

Montreal Simon: The Con Mob and the Senate Scandal

Golly. When I compared the Harper Cons to a cult last night, I forgot to mention one thing eh?They're are a cult. But they are strongly influenced by The Sopranos .Where if you get in financial trouble, Tony tells you to go see Vinnie in the back room, and he'll cut you some slack.Or . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Mob and the Senate Scandal

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Scary Roman Nightmare

If you've ever seen the movie The Fall of the Roman Empire, the low budget version, you'll remember that this scene comes pretty close to the end.With the Empire collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.The Mad Emperor facing a rebellion in his own ranks.And the enemy at the gates.And so it must . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Scary Roman Nightmare

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Senate Nightmare

Gosh. When I watched Question Period today I wasn't sure whether I should call the fire department or the bomb disposal team.For as you can see from this thermal image, Great Angry Leader was practically glowing in the dark, and threatening to blow up. And of course it was the Senate, his horrible nightmare . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Senate Nightmare

Montreal Simon: The McCarthyite Cons and the Dutch Disease

OK. So I was wrong.

When Christy Clark became the latest Con stooge to denounce Thomas Mulcair, for simply pointing out that the Dutch Disease is killing our manufacturing sector, I said it could only mean one thing.

Big Oil and its Con puppets were scraping the bottom of the barrel.

But I forgot . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The McCarthyite Cons and the Dutch Disease