Montreal Simon: The Sheer Desperation of Andrew Scheer

Andrew Scheer isn't smiling as much as he used to these days, as he tries one thing after the other to make himself more popular.And destroy Justin Trudeau.But even with the help of his Mini-Me, Hamish Marshall from The Rebel, it's all going horribly wrong.Read more »

The Disaffected Lib: WTF? Winter Storm Warnings in Texas, Mexico. California on Fire. High Arctic Melting.

Think of it this way. You may not feel it but you are firmly in the grip of climate change. There’s nothing you can do to make it go away. It has a firm grip and it is going to tighten. It may not have gotten around to you yet as it has to others ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Scary Cons and the Baloney Meter

The more Canadians get to know Andrew Scheer, the more they realize that he wasn't kidding when he said he was Stephen Harper with a smile.For although that smile is really creepy, and that religious fanatic has the potential to be even more dangerous than Harper.Not only does Schmear or Schmeagol lie like a thief.He ...

Alberta Politics: Jim Hole, high-profile Alberta horticulturalist, does his bit to make cannabis cultivation respectable in Canada

PHOTOS: Hole’s Greenhouses co-owner Jim Hole at yesterday’s news conference at his store in St. Albert. Below: Atlas Growers President and CEO Sheldon Croome. Below him: Mr. Hole tests the light in his pot-growing enclosure for a group of mildly bemused reporters. As readers can see, the unit can also be used to grow azaleas. ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the LGBT Apology

When I heard that Justin Trudeau was going to deliver an apology to LGBT Canadians  I arranged to get the day off.I wanted to watch all the speeches, and hear what the survivors had to say about those dark times when gay people had no rights, and were treated like criminals.But I wasn't sure how ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Afternoon Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Linda McQuaig discusses how Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau and the federal Libs are focused mostly on further privileging the rich: There’s lots of lamenting about the way the rich keep getting richer while ordinary folk struggle to keep their heads above water. Along with the lamenting, there’s usually ...

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Corporate influence inflames political cynicism

Even though elected politicians, especially those who end up holding cabinet positions, often prioritize corporate interests over those of their electors, David Suzuki still encourages us to overcome political cynicism and participate in the democratic process. The post David Suzuki: Corporate influence inflames political cynicism appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – David Climenhaga writes that Canada needs a lot more of Jeremy Corbyn’s critical analysis of an unfair economic system, and a lot less Justin Trudeau-style cheerleading for it. And Bill Curry reports on a new push to cut down on poverty at the national and provincial levels. ...

Alberta Politics: Canada needs more Jeremy Corbyn, less Justin Trudeau, 21st annual Parkland Institute conference is advised

PHOTOS: Guardian journalist Martin Lukacs, moments before his remarks to the 21st annual Parkland Institute Conference in Edmonton yesterday morning. Below: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Theresa May (U.K. Photos: Wikimedia Commons); and bestselling Canadian author Linda McQuaig before her keynote address to the conference Friday ...

Montreal Simon: The Real Reason For Andrew Scheer’s Weird Ad

I knew the Cons were worried. I didn't believe them when they said that weird ad, half Forrest Gump and half serial killer, was to introduce Andrew Scheer to Canadians.When he has been around for thirteen years, and the Con media has given him all the page time or air time he wanted recently, to attack the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to end your week. – Laurie MacFarlane points out how increases in land values have resulted in massive and unearned disparities in wealth. – Kevin Page, Claudette Bradshaw, Geoff Nelson and Tim Aubrey write that a national housing strategy needs to focus on the availability of both affordable housing, and social supports to ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the Trudeau Libs’ willingness to favour the concentration of money, power and privilege. For further reading…– Peter Zimonjic reported on the fallout from Bill Morneau’s profit off of his own decisions as Finance Minister, while Kathleen Harris discussed his belated attempt to distance himself from his own choices. And in the example of ...

Montreal Simon: Is Andrew Scheer the New Jason Kenney?

When we last left Andrew Scheer he was walking through a quiet suburb looking like a dazed Forrest Gump, or a weirdo trying to pick up women.And now we know what the ad produced by his new Mini-Me, Hamish Marshall, the nasty little man who used to work for the hate mongering Rebel, is supposed to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Every Now and Then Justin Comes Through

A pleasant surprise from prime minister Justin Trudeau – he pissed off the gangster/president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Good one, Justin. Trudeau said he told Duterte about the need for the rule of law in the Philippines, and also made a friendly offer of support to help the Philippines move forward. Trudeau said Duterte ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Con Media Losers

It's now been more than four days since Justin Trudeau missed a meeting of APEC leaders, and our Con media went ballistic.Claiming he'd sabotaged a trade deal, and that all the other leaders were furious, and that Canada's reputation was RUINED!!!!And nobody was more outraged than the pompous hack from the National Post Andrew Coyne. ...

Montreal Simon: Why Does The Con Media Hate Justin Trudeau So Much?

Well it's now been two days since the Con media went after Justin Trudeau for allegedly sabotaging a trade deal by missing a meeting. In what can only be described as a pig wrestling contest. Which as you know ended badly, with our porky media looking like idiots.  Since they revealed their blatant bias, and ...

Montreal Simon: How The Con Media Were Made To Look Like Idiots

Remembrance Day is always a sad day, but it was a particularly gloomy day at the Parliamentary Press Gallery.Yesterday they were squealing like hogs, accusing Justin Trudeau of having sabotaged a trade deal by missing a meeting.And along with the creepy Andrew Schmear all but demanding that Trudeau resign IMMEDIATELY !!!! But sadly for them, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Gabriel Zucman discusses how the wealthy currently avoid paying their fair share of taxes – and how to stop them by properly attributing income and ensuring registers of wealth. And Micah White is optimistic that the public response to the Paradise Papers may be to develop lasting ...

Accidental Deliberations: On suspended animation

It would be nice to be able to share Michael Geist’s view that the latest TPP by another name represents a substantial improvement over the original. But to my mind, the real story of the CPTPP is how little it changes. In principle, I’d have hoped to see a group of parties which didn’t include ...

Montreal Simon: The Day The Con Media Roared Like Rats

No, that's not the famous MGM logo, and that's not Leo the lion.That's our ratty Con media!!! It can make quite a roar when it goes after a big piece of cheese, or Justin Trudeau.And yesterday it was really loud, and never sounded uglier.Or more absurd.Or more Con.Read more »

Alberta Politics: One year has passed since Donald Trump’s election and, here we all are, still in Crazytown!

PHOTOS: Donald J. Trump. (Photo: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.) He’s President of the United States, you know! Below: Hillary Clinton (Wikimedia Commons), who won the vote but lost the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised to fix Canada’s electoral system, and didn’t. Today is the first anniversary of the ...

Montreal Simon: The Sad Rise and Fall of the Con Dickhead Pierre Poilievre

For weeks Pierre Poilievre has been enjoying his moment in the spotlight again, attacking the Liberals as only the man known as Pee Wee or Dickhead can.While our shabby Con media licked and sucked him like a lollipop.And he must have felt like he was back in the good old days… But then on Friday ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Andrew Scheer Revealed His Inner Monster

Let nobody say I didn't warn them that Andrew Scheer is a dangerous religious fanatic.For I've been trying to drive home that simple point for months.Trying to warn Canadians that Scheer is a such a religious extremist that he is quite capable of tearing this country apart.Or do anything to try to smear Justin Trudeau.And ...

Montreal Simon: Will the Turkey Senate Delay the Legalization of Marijuana?

As you may know I lost my respect for the Senate long ago, during the days when Stephen Harper ruled the roost.And those stuffed turkeys couldn't kiss his ass enough.And although Justin Trudeau allowed them to become independent, they're still gobbling like crazy.And the ghosts of Harper past still haunt the place.Read more »

Montreal Simon: How Jason Kenney Will Help Re-Elect Justin Trudeau

The other day I looked at what might happen if or when the bigot bully Jason Kenney becomes Premier of Alberta.And I warned that by blockading B.C., and declaring war on the Liberal government, he could end up ripping this country apart.But while some like Susan Delacourt are predicting that Kenney is going to be ...