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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 ...

Montreal Simon: The Wonderful Humiliation of the Bigot Ezra Levant

For days even as his ratty Rebel started to take on water, and half his crew abandoned ship, Ezra Levant insisted that everything was under control.But now that ghastly bigot has finally been forced to confront reality.Now he's finally admitting that The Rebel is in deep trouble.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Never-Ending Shame of Andrew Scheer

It took him days before he summoned up the courage to say anything about the way Ezra Levant's hate mongering Rebel had disgraced itself, and Canada, with its appalling coverage of that white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.You know, the one where the deplorable  bigot Faith Goldy somehow managed to turn an ugly Nazi hootenanny into a bouncy Beach ...

Montreal Simon: The Levant Tapes: Now You Can Be the Judge

It's been two days since a young British videographer, Caolan Robertson, revealed he had secretly recorded a meeting with his former boss Ezra Levant.And made some shocking allegations about the way Levant runs the ratty Rebel, and what he does with all the money he collects.Only to have Levant reply by claiming he had been blackmailed.I told ...

Montreal Simon: Faith Goldy and The Rebel Meltdown

She was Ezra Levant's pet and Andrew Scheer's favourite Rebel journalist talking head. And for good reason.She's a religious fanatic like Scheer, she calls him "our people," she once demanded that the Pope excommunicate Justin Trudeau.And she's called for Christians to mount a new crusade to take back the Middle East from the Muslims.But yesterday ...

Montreal Simon: Breaking: Now Ezra Levant Claims He’s Being Blackmailed!!

Golly, you might think that the ghastly bigot Ezra Levant could not have a worse day. But if you did you'd be wrong.For not only has his filthy Rebel been roundly condemned for promoting white supremacy at that neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville. Not only has a shipping line cancelled his Rebel cruise. Not only have some of his ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Cowardly Non Condemnation of Ezra Levant

Earlier today I wrote a post demanding to know why Andrew Scheer was hesitating to condemn the white supremacist views of Ezra Levant's bigot Rebel.After spending so much time riding on that stinking and sinking boat.  Well now it turns out he did say something about it in B.C. last night.And it couldn't be more pathetic.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Why Are The Cons Still Riding On The Sinking Rebel?

For weeks even as his ratty Rebel sank slowly beneath his feet, Ezra Levant  desperately flogged tickets for a Caribbean cruise. No doubt because he really needed the money to pay for all his legal bills. As well as a little sun and fresh air to try to make him forget the sight and the stench, of the ...