Montreal Simon: When Progressives Shoot Themselves In The Foot

As you may know, one of the things that drives me wild is to see progressives attacking each other, instead of the real enemy.Only to end up shooting themselves in the foot.I've seen what that has done in Canada, and how it gave us ten years of Stephen Harper.And more recently I've seen how it helped ...

Montreal Simon: Theresa May and the Amazing Campaign of Jeremy Corbyn

When Theresa May called a snap election, I'm pretty sure she was confident her Cons would be able to destroy Jeremy Corbyn. Her campaign manager Lynton Crosby, the malignant Aussie known as the Wizard or Lizard of Oz, must have had her dreaming of making meat pies out of the mild-mannered Labour Party leader. And no doubt also reminding ...

Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Beginning of the Con Clown Convention

As I watched the Con leadership candidates deliver their final speeches yesterday evening I was struck by three things:How small the convention room was, how old and white the audience.And how absurd were those speechesThirteen candidates vying to replace Stephen Harper as permanent Conservative leader delivered their final speeches Friday night, pitching their vision for ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Fake Helicopter Scandal

It was a horrible way to end a long and grim week. I crawled across the Friday finishing line, turned on the TV, and there was Rosemary Barton, looking even more like a dominatrix than usual.And leading her grim increasingly boring show with the story of Justin Trudeau, the helicopter, and the Aga Khan's island. ...

Montreal Simon: How The Media Made Kellie Leitch Our Trump Impersonator

I must admit I still find it hard to believe that an educated person like Kellie Leitch is doing what she is doing.Trying to whip up xenophobia for crass political purposes. And sounding more extreme   with every passing day… Or more insane. For what else can you call a member of the elites inciting her ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Liberal Fundraising Gang Bang

As we all know, the Con media and the opposition have been having a ball attacking Justin Trudeau and his Liberals for charging people to attend Liberal fundraisers.And suggesting that Trudeau could be bought for $1,500 bucks.Even though he has denied that in a manner that seems to me both honest and reasonable. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and Justin Trudeau’s Long Honeymoon

Ever since Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Prime Minister, the Con media has been declaring that his political honeymoon is over.And in recent weeks with the confusion over electoral reform, and the controversial pipeline decision, that clamour has become almost deafening.With one story after the other declaring that his golden ride was finally over.But sadly for ...

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On The Demonization of Justin Trudeau

The other night Justin Trudeau turned up at an event in Toronto's Distillery District, bearing a bag of gifts to add to a so-called Toy Mountain for poor children.And I was amazed to see how cheerful and relaxed he looked, after the barrage of criticism he has had to endure in the last two weeks.With the Cons ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Electoral Reform Farce

Yesterday I celebrated the one-year anniversary of the day Justin Trudeau brought down the Con regime, after a decade of darkness.Only to be reminded how fragile was that victory.And how desperately the Con media are to return us to the nightmare we escaped.And to try to destroy Justin.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Disgusting Attack on the Trudeau Government

Yesterday I wrote about how Rona Ambrose and her Cons were going after the decent Health Minister Jane Philpott for having rented a limo Lexus to travel around the Greater Toronto Area.Instead of taking a taxi or a bus.As well as going after the equally decent Environment Minister Katherine McKenna, for the "crime" of having spent ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Disgusting Attack on the Trudeau Government

Yesterday I wrote about how Rona Ambrose and her Cons were going after the decent Health Minister Jane Philpott for having rented a limo Lexus to travel around the Greater Toronto Area.Instead of taking a taxi or a bus.As well as going after the equally decent Environment Minister Katherine McKenna, for the "crime" of having spent ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media Finally Goes After Jason Kenney

For more than two weeks Jason Kenney has been rolling around Alberta in his foreign made pick up truck. Raising money for his campaign to unite the right, while collecting a big juicy pay cheque from his other job in Ottawa. As our useless Con media looked on and said nothing. But at last that ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Cult of Jason Kenney

As you may remember, when I last dropped in on the ghastly Con Jason Kenney he was busy consulting his shiny crystal ball.And trying to decide whether to run for the leadership of the Harper Party, or leave Ottawa and try to unite the right in Alberta.Well, it turns out the ball was wrong.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Amazing Youth Vote and How the Con Media Got It Wrong

About a year before the last election I decided the most useful thing I could do was to try to get as many young Canadians to vote as I could.So together with many other people and organizations all over the country, I set out to convince them that if they didn't vote our country might ...

Montreal Simon: When the Right Wing Media Tries to Deny the Reality of Homophobia

I attended this memorial in Toronto last night to remember the victims of the Orlando massacre.And although it was a beautiful peaceful event, afterwards I couldn't help but notice the anger of some of the LGBT people who attended.Anger over the fact that some in the media are trying to downplay the homophobic nature of the attack.And ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Last Horror Show

They say Stephen Harper's speech to the Con Convention in Vancouver this evening is going to be short and sweet.A final farewell to the party he created in his own ghastly image.And that it will be preceded by a lavish video from the Con Ministry of Porky Propaganda and Disinformation, praising him as a Great Leader. Read ...

Montreal Simon: How Could The Con Media Blow The Elbowgate Story So Badly?

Yesterday I tried to imagine how disappointed the Con media must have been, after trying to turn Elbowgate into a monster scandal.Only to discover that far from destroying Justin Trudeau, their breathless coverage, and the clownish overreaction of the Cons and the NDP, had only made Justin even more popular.So I'm glad somebody out there is ...

Montreal Simon: Elbowgate: How the Haters Failed to Hurt Justin Trudeau

In my last post I ran a video by John Oliver, where he strongly suggested that Justin Trudeau had apologized enough for elbowgate.And that it was all just a tempest in a very Canadian teapot.Now it seems that's also what most Canadians believe.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Trudeau Haters and the Con Media

Sometimes when I hear the Harper Party, the Mulcair Party, and all the other Trudeau haters going after Justin Trudeau with blood in their eyes, and foam in their mouths.I can't decide whether I'm living in the New Canada, the liberated Harperland.Or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. And now to make matters even worse, here comes ...

Montreal Simon: Why Elbowgate Could Make Justin Trudeau Even More Popular

It was a very sad and contrite looking Justin Trudeau yesterday, apologizing over and over again for his behaviour in the House of Commons.And if you relied on our Con media you might think that his political career had been damaged beyond repair. Or that his sunny days were over.But when I looked beyond most of the ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Fatal Underestimation of Justin Trudeau

As I've mentioned before, the tired, hapless hacks in our MSM underestimated Justin Trudeau from the time he decided to run for office.For them and their Con masters Justin just wasn't ready.And even though he rebuilt the shattered Liberal Party, won a crushing majority, and is at the present time the most popular Prime Minister ...

Montreal Simon: How the American Media Enabled the Rise of Donald Trump

Anyone who has watched the American media's coverage of the race to the White House knows that it is grossly unbalanced.And that Donald Trump gets more coverage, and free publicity, than any of his Republican or Democratic opponents.But that's not the only way the media has favoured Trump.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Hollow Victory of the Con Bigot Ezra Levant

I wasn't planning to write anything more about Ezra Levant's great "victory" over Rachel Notley's government.But after seeing the tongue bath he is receiving from our Con media, I thought I should make one thing clear.Notley made a mistake by banning Levant on the grounds that neither him nor his racist roaches are journalists. Because ...

Montreal Simon: The Postmedia Cons: We Don’t Get No Respect Waaaaah !!!!

The other day I suggested that Postmedia reporters must be in some kind of contest to see who can attack Justin Trudeau the most.To please their boss Paul Godfrey, and try to keep their jobs.But don't let them know that you think they're biased.Or they'll accuse you of showing them no respect.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and Justin Trudeau’s First 100 Days

Well yesterday was the day the MSM decided to devote a lot of their coverage to Justin Trudeau's first 100 days in office.And I must say I found it a rather depressing spectacle.For there they were toting up his promises, made, kept, or in their opinion broken. Already.Like a bunch of grubby bank clerks, writing up ...