Montreal Simon: Why Andrew Scheer and His Cons Have No Future

Ever since Andrew Scheer was chosen as the new leader of the Harper Party, I've been trying to explain to the few Cons I know, that they've made a terrible mistake. Trying to explain that by choosing a religious fanatic who would criminalize women, marginalize gays, and ignore climate change, they haven't just lost the next ...

Montreal Simon: The Hilarious Hypocrisy of the Con Clown Erin O’Toole

From the moment the Cons and the NDP decided to go after Harjit Sajjan, nobody joined in the gang bang more gleefully than Erin O'Toole.Taunting the decorated Afghanistan veteran over and over again as only a Con could. Only to have that big smile wiped off his pudgy face.Read more »

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: O’Leary skips Conservative debate, federal NDP debate skips Alberta

The most high-profile candidate running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada will be skipping tomorrow’s leadership debate in Edmonton. As the thirteen other candidates for the leadership gather on stage at the Citadel Theatre, Boston-resident and American reality television personality Kevin O’Leary will instead be hosting a “fireside chat” in a fireplace-less ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O’Toole – the hint is in the name

What is the sound of one hand clapping, Mr. O’Toole?  Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O’Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada’s diverse economy, and not champion some sectors and ‘demoralize’ others. Hey, that’s all well and fine, I just wish the Honourable Mr. O’Toole ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O’Toole – the hint is in the name

What is the sound of one hand clapping, Mr. O’Toole?  Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O’Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada’s diverse economy, and not champion some sectors and ‘demoralize’ others. Hey, that’s all well and fine, I just wish the Honourable Mr. O’Toole ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O’Toole – the hint is in the name

What is the sound of one hand clapping, Mr. O’Toole?  Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O’Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada’s diverse economy, and not champion some sectors and ‘demoralize’ others. Hey, that’s all well and fine, I just wish the Honourable Mr. O’Toole ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Clowns Go After the Veterans Again

Oh no. Not Erin O'Toole. Not Stephen Harper's shiny tool. Again.Why it seems like it was just yesterday that he was making an absolute fool of himself, claiming that marijuana doesn't help veterans with PTSD, and that it's dangerous.Despite considerable evidence to the contrary.Now he's going after veterans with PTSD again, claiming they're making misleading videos. Read ...

Montreal Simon: The Harper Regime and the Continuing War on Canadian Veterans

The day Stephen Harper finally fired Julian Fantino, and made Erin O'Toole the new Minister of Veterans Affairs, I predicted that nothing would change.Because the way the Cons have treated our veterans wasn't just a failure to communicate. It was a failure of human decency, and a betrayal of our Canadian values.And sure enough, I was ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Hypocrisy of Great Warrior Leader

As we all know Stephen Harper is trying to make us believe that we are at war with a giant Jihadi conspiracy. And that only he can save us from those who would behead us in our beds, and Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair. Because only he is a Great Warrior Leader. And in pursuit of ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Regime Goes After Another Veteran’s Advocate

Yesterday I told you how Erin O'Toole, Julian Fantino's equally ghastly replacement, had gone after Mike Blais and his veteran's group. Now it turns out that wasn't an isolated incident, it's part of an all-out offensive.Because today we found out that the Cons are also going after the distinguished veteran's advocate Keith Neville. Read more »

Montreal Simon: New Harper Stooge Goes After a Veteran’s Group

Last week I predicted that Erin O'Toole, who replaced Julian Fantino as the Con Minister of Veteran Affairs would turn out to be no better than his predecessor.Or just another Harper stooge.And sure enough it hasn't taken long for him to show his true colours.Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Strategy Strikes Again

To which of the myriad Machiavellian Harper strategies do I refer? It’s the one that says if you don’t like what a group is saying, muzzle them or shut them down. The Hill Times today reports the following: Newly-appointed Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole has informed an advocacy group for wounded and psychologically injured veterans ...

The Progressive Right: Canada’s Veterans Still Need Protection from Conservatives ( #cdnpoli )

Canada’s veterans rejoiced when Julian Fantino was finally booted from Veterans Affairs on January 5. Mr. Fantino was replaced by Durham Conservative MP, Erin O’Toole. Ostensibly, a sound pick – a former RCAF officer. Someone with such a background, you’d think would bring a sympathetic ear to what veterans need. You would be forgiven if ...

The Progressive Right: Canada’s Veterans Still Need Protection from Conservatives ( #cdnpoli )

Canada’s veterans rejoiced when Julian Fantino was finally booted from Veterans Affairs on January 5. Mr. Fantino was replaced by Durham Conservative MP, Erin O’Toole. Ostensibly, a sound pick – a former RCAF officer. Someone with such a background, you’d think would bring a sympathetic ear to what veterans need. You would be forgiven if ...

The Progressive Right: Canada’s Veterans Still Need Protection from Conservatives ( #cdnpoli )

Canada’s veterans rejoiced when Julian Fantino was finally booted from Veterans Affairs on January 5. Mr. Fantino was replaced by Durham Conservative MP, Erin O’Toole. Ostensibly, a sound pick – a former RCAF officer. Someone with such a background, you’d think would bring a sympathetic ear to what veterans need. You would be forgiven if ...

Montreal Simon: Meet the Useless Con Who Replaced Julian Fantino

In my last post I pointed out that Erin O'Toole, Julian Fantino's designated successor, was just another tool of the Harper regime.And that there was no real reason to celebrate… Well thanks to Press Progress, here's the video evidence…Read more »