Montreal Simon: The Many Lies of the Con Artist Andrew Scheer

As you may know, I consider Andrew Scheer to be a serial liar, a man who lies almost as much as Donald Trump does.A liar who should have a flashing red light attached to the end of his large pointy nose to warn others he's coming.But this latest lie is so bad it's ridiculous.Read more »

Alberta Politics: Embarrassing honorary degree stories: ‘Did no one warn them?’

You have to ask why universities bother handing out honorary degrees like bonbons when you think about all the trouble it can cause them. Consider the embarrassing 2012 case of the Israeli university that came up with a scheme to give an honorary degree to an unsavoury right-wing foreign politician “in appreciation of his revered ...

Montreal Simon: Why Andrew Scheer Is Looking So Desperate

Oh dear, poor Andrew Scheer has that desperate look on his face again. And no wonder, everything is going wrong.Last night his "emergency pipeline debate" went nowhere, after all he could do was shout "Mr Trudeau build that pipeline!!!!"Which seemed a bit ridiculous, considering the situation, especially since the Prime Minister is in Europe.So most of ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer, Ezra Levant, and the Trumpling Question

As long as I can remember I've always considered the Cons to be more American than Canadian.And since Andrew Scheer became their leader I've often wondered whether his  party has been receiving money from some of the sinister billionaires who have been bankrolling right-wing groups all over the United States.For who can forget how he tried ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and the Fascist Horror of Faith Goldy

It looked like some kind of low budget religious TV program, with a host and a guest who were made for each other.Faith Goldy, the monstrous Christian Crusader and white supremacist, and Andrew Scheer, the creepy religious fanatic and alt-right sympathizer who would be Prime Minister.Sitting in one of Ezra Levant's ratty Rebel studios, all but ...

Montreal Simon: David Akin and the Ugliness of the Con Media

David Akin has always been one of the shabbiest members of our grotesque Con media.Once he used to inhale Ezra Levant's farts at Sun TV News, until the farts caught fire, and it went down in flames.But it seems old habits die hard, and now he spends his days looking for any excuse to attack Justin ...

Politics and its Discontents: Ezra Schemes And Dreams

I would say that Ezra Levant should be careful about the company he keeps, but I doubt that there is more that can bring down his reputation other than simply being Ezra. The merchant of malice and division, repugnant to the morally sane, has launched a new scheme to keep his rapidly-sinking Rebel Media afloat, ...

Alberta Politics: In case you missed it … Conservatives are in the news, making sure today’s bad ideas are tomorrow’s horrible reality! For you!

PHOTOS: Former Canadian Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, now leader of the Conintern. (Photo: Remy Steinegger, Wikimedia Commons.) Below: Margaret Thatcher, just another moderate leader of the “centre right.” Dig those pointy collars! Mr. Harper’s former lieutenant Jason Kenney, who is now the leader of Alberta’s “centre right.” Stephen Harper was chosen yesterday as leader ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media, Andrew Scheer, and the Rebel Connection

For months I have been hoping that our shabby media would notice how Andrew Scheer's Cons and Ezra Levant's hate mongering Rebel were beginning to resemble each other.With Levant seeming or screaming to tell Scheer what to do.And yesterday they finally did, sort of.It began when the Con propaganda machine began calling for an emergency debate on ...

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Incredible Shrinking Ezra Levant

As you may remember, Kellie Leitch and Ezra Levant had a very close working relationship during the Con leadership campaign.Both shared the same view that only they could save our Canadian values from the "barbarians" i.e. the Muslims.And that like Donald Trump, only they could save us from the "elites" i.e. Justin Trudeau.But mostly it was about ...

Montreal Simon: Did Ezra Levant’s Ghastly Rebel Trigger a Terrorist Act in Britain?

I like to mock Ezra Levant and his ratty rag The Rebel.As I did yesterday.But of course the man is not a joke, or at least not funny, and I have always worried that his relentless hate mongering might lead to tragedy.By inspiring one of his sick followers to hurt or kill people.And now it ...

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant and the Slow Death of The Rebel

As everybody knows Ezra Levant is Andrew Scheer's favourite right-wing YouTube host.Although relations have been strained ever since Scheer was forced to pretend he hardly knew Levant.And ran off with the co-founder of The Rebel, Hamish Marshall.Leaving Levant bobbing up and down in his own excrement, and The Rebel sinking like the Titanic.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Hijab Girl and the Bigot Cons

By now I'm sure most of you have heard the story of the 11-year-old Muslim girl in Toronto who claimed a bigot had attacked her.And how that turned out not to be true. Just a child's make believe story. Like many Canadians I was relieved the attack didn't happen, and both disappointed and mildly annoyed that ...

Montreal Simon: Why Are The Cons Trying to Hide Their Rebel Connections?

As I've mentioned many times before, Andrew Scheer must really love his Mini-Me Hamish Marshall, the co-founder of the hate mongering Rebel.Marshall led his campaign to a thirteen ballot victory at the Con leadership convention.And a grateful Scheer rewarded Marshall by making him the Con's new campaign manager, charged with returning the Harperite cult to ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra And The Law: A Small Victory?

Ezra Levant’s twitter feed from back in the fall of 2017: Ezra’s twitter feed today, after I sent a series of emails to the Alberta Law Society and then the Law Society of  Ontario arguing that, since the guy is no longer a lawyer, he shouldn’t be allowed to go around calling himself one: Now, correlation ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Desperate Attempt to Change His Image

As I'm sure you have noticed, Andrew Scheer is looking a little ragged these days. For six months he has been attacking Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell, or a maniac. Or an alt-right religious fanatic.But sadly for him it's just not working.In fact, it's an absolute disaster.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Many Hateful Lies of the Con Clown Andrew Scheer

For a man who claims to be a religious fanatic, Andrew Scheer seems to have a very casual relationship with the Ten Commandments.Especially the one about not bearing false witness.Because he breaks that one all the time.And this is just the latest example.Read more »

Dented Blue Mercedes: Free Speech, When The “Debate” is You (and You’re Not Invited)

Shout: “Help, I’m being silenced!” There’s a duplicitous game of sleight-of-hand that is taking place in discussions about freedom of speech in academia and the public square. Here’s how it works: at first, a person fishes for controversy by saying several things that they know will offend people.  If this garners enough attention, then the ...

Montreal Simon: Lisa Raitt, the Scummy Cons, and The Rebel Connection

Lisa Raitt likes to portray herself as a different kind of Con, a cut above the rest of her lowlife colleagues. But don't believe a word she says.She's as rotten as all the others. When she was a minister in the Harper government she told one of her flunkies that cancer was "sexy" only to end ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and the Fatal Rebel Connection

As we now know, Hamish Marshall, the Con's new campaign manager who used to work at The Rebel, has been desperately trying to change Andrew Scheer's image.From Dr Schmear and Mr Schmeagol, depending on the phase of the moon, to Mr Nice Guy, or Mr Average Canadian.But it's not easy, and it's not working. Not when ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and the Silence of the Rats

Well the rats in our Con media must be feeling really proud of themselves. And so must Andrew Scheer.Proud and relieved.For not only did the media's assault on Bill Morneau facilitate his mugging by special interests. The kind the Cons exist to pleasure.But their chorus of phony outrage also allowed Scheer to sneak Hamish Marshall, a director ...

Montreal Simon: How The Cons Became The Levant Party of Canada

As you know, Andrew Scheer shocked a lot of people the other day, by abruptly ending a newser and running away from reporters.After one of them asked him a question about his campaign manager, Hamish Marshall, and his ties to Ezra Levant's hate mongering Rebel. But while most people assumed that Scheer was just trying to cover up ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Andrew Scheer Ran From The Media

It was one of the most bizarre actions ever by a Canadian political leader, and definitely the most cowardly.Andrew Scheer was at a newser yesterday, trying to criticize AND claim the credit for Justin Trudeau's tax changes. And needless to say was already looking like an idiot.When just about ten minutes into the newser, a reporter asked a question about Scheer's ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and The Rebel Ties That Bind

As we all know, Andrew Scheer has vowed not to grant more interviews to Ezra Levant's hate mongering Rebel until it changes its "editorial direction."Whatever that means.But after having spent so much time with the Rebel, and after having one of Levant's flunkies run his Con leadership campaign, severing the ties that bind isn't easy.So ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Owen Jones points out Portugal’s example as a demonstration that that there is indeed an alternative to austerity – and that it’s better for public finances as well as for social progress: During the years of cuts, charities warned of a “social emergency”. Now the Portuguese government can ...