Montreal Simon: The Abominable Cowardice of Andrew Scheer

This much we know about Andrew Scheer, the man who likes to call himself Stephen Harper Two, or Harper with a smile.We know he is a serious religious fanatic, who owes Brad Trost his new job.We know that his political philosophy is more Republican than Canadian.But who knew he was such an appalling coward?Read more ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Bigot Party and the Shame of Kellie Leitch

You might think that Kellie Leitch had embarrassed herself enough. Done what was left of her reputation enough damage.During the last election, her cultural barbarism show bombed so bad, the stench alone helped bring down the Harper regime. And the way her campaign for the Con leadership race went down in flames, after all that ...

Alberta Politics: ANDREW WHO? Oh, wait! I grabbed the wrong picture from the file cabinet!

PHOTOS: Andrew Scheer … I mean Joe Clark, a then-almost-unknown MP from Alberta, celebrates his victory in the Tory party leadership contest with his wife, Maureen McTeer, on Feb. 22, 1976. (Photo: Toronto Public Library.) The real Andrew Scheer, seen below, an almost-unknown MP from Saskatchewan, was doing the same thing this evening after a ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Ed Finn reminds us how the economy as a whole – including the private sector – suffers when austerity is inflicted on public services: The public and private sectors have become so interdependent that one cannot be attacked or diminished without hurting the other. Public expenditures often stimulate ...

Susan on the Soapbox: A Pollster Finally Gets It Right

We see chaos, Nik Nanos sees trends. Mr Nanos heads up Nanos Research, a leading Canadian research company and official pollster for CTV News, the Globe and Mail, and Bloomberg News.  Last week he spoke at the Merv Leitch Lectures Series sponsored by the University of Calgary. His topic—politics in the age of voter rage ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kellie Leitch Among The Haters

Forget the alleged nazi-era gun.  Her meeting with Ron Banerjee’s Rise Canada and other assorted nutjobs is probably the more important story.  My readers will know Ron; he is let us say special. His greatest hits can be found through this link.

Montreal Simon: Now Can We Call the Cons the Bigot Party?

Yesterday was the deadline for the Con leadership candidates to sign up new members. And as you can imagine, as the clock ran out on them, it was not a pretty sight. The stench of desperation hung heavy in the air, and the squealing was deafening.But at least they did manage to provide even more proof that the Cons should now ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race Is Now a Stinky Scandal

It's a horrible sight, it sounds bestial. Oinky, oinky, honky honk!!!!And it smells even worse. But who can be surprised?As the never ending Con leadership race heads towards the final stretch, the stench of porky is in the air.And the most disgusting leadership campaign in modern Canadian history is in danger of gassing itself.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Kellie Leitch’s Bizarre Campaign

For months the ghastly Con leadership candidate Kellie Leitch has been demanding that refugees and immigrants be given her "Canadian Values" test.While never telling us what kind of questions she would ask them. But now Leitch has shared a few of them with supporters of the racist rag The Rebel.And as you can imagine they couldn't ...

Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Kellie Leitch’s Bizarre Campaign

For months the ghastly Con leadership candidate Kellie Leitch has been demanding that refugees and immigrants be given her "Canadian Values" test.While never telling us what kind of questions she would ask them. But now Leitch has shared a few of them with supporters of the racist rag The Rebel.And as you can imagine they couldn't ...

Montreal Simon: The Ugly Confusion of Michelle Rempel

You don't see or hear much about Michelle Rempel these days. Once she was a rising star in the Harper Party, and a legend in her own mind. But then Big Daddy went down with a sickening thud, and so did her political career.These days Rempel spends a lot of her time posing as a Con with ...

Montreal Simon: The Ugly Confusion of Michelle Rempel

You don't see or hear much about Michelle Rempel these days. Once she was a rising star in the Harper Party, and a legend in her own mind. But then Big Daddy went down with a sickening thud, and so did her political career.These days Rempel spends a lot of her time posing as a Con with ...

Politics and its Discontents: UPDATED: A Deluded Woman

That very strange lady, CPC leadership candidate Kellie Leitch, insists that the widespread ‘popularity’ of her online video is proof of the popularity of her platform against immigrants, She ignores the fact that the basis for its viral spread is mockery, not admiration, over its bizarre production values and patent insincerity. If you haven’t yet ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Deluded Woman

That very strange lady, CPC leadership candidate Kellie Leitch, insists that the widespread ‘popularity’ of her online video is proof of the popularity of her platform against immigrants, She ignores the fact that the basis for its viral spread is mockery, not admiration, over its bizarre production values and patent insincerity. If you haven’t yet ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Clowns and the Voice In Their Heads

It was such a boring show I had to remember to keep breathing. And needless to say I couldn't watch it for more than a few minutes. No sane person could.Although it seems it did have its farcical moments. For there were thirteen of the fourteen Con clown leadership candidates yesterday, trying to compress The Thoughts ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Clowns and the Voice In Their Heads

It was such a boring show I had to remember to keep breathing. And needless to say I couldn't watch it for more than a few minutes. No sane person could.Although it seems it did have its farcical moments. For there were thirteen of the fourteen Con clown leadership candidates yesterday, trying to compress The Thoughts ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race Becomes Even More Bizarre

Tonight the Con leadership candidates, all fourteen of them, will converge on the Roger's Centre in Edmonton for the last debate of their long and dismal campaign. And already things are going horribly wrong. In fact, to borrow a line from the Lion in Winter, if pigs could fly there would be pork in the trees.Because for starters, ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race Becomes Even More Bizarre

Tonight the Con leadership candidates, all fourteen of them, will converge on the Roger's Centre in Edmonton for the last debate of their long and dismal campaign. And already things are going horribly wrong. In fact, to borrow a line from the Lion in Winter, if pigs could fly there would be pork in the trees.Because for starters, ...

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 ...

Politics and its Discontents: All You Need To Know About Kellie Leitch

The picture below conveys all one needs to know about Kellie Leitch. In the right-hand corner is an ad placed by that very strange lady in Breitbart. Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is running advertisements on alt-right website Breitbart news. The advertisements include calls to dismantle the CBC, oppose the carbon tax and to screen ...

Politics and its Discontents: All You Need To Know About Kellie Leitch

The picture below conveys all one needs to know about Kellie Leitch. In the right-hand corner is an ad placed by that very strange lady in Breitbart. Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is running advertisements on alt-right website Breitbart news. The advertisements include calls to dismantle the CBC, oppose the carbon tax and to screen ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Islamophobia: The Word Matters

Wouldn’t it be lovely if the Conservatives, who pride themselves on their ability to run the federal government like a corporation, would issue a corporate-style FAQ to explain why their anti-discrimination motion is superior to the anti-Islamophobia motion recently tabled by the Liberals. If they did, it might look something like this…okay, you’re right, it ...

Montreal Simon: The Ezra Levant Horror Show and the Con Bigots

As you know, when I heard that Kellie Leitch had described Ezra Levant's latest bigot fest as a meeting of "severely normal people" I was naturally sceptical.For how could anyone call a meeting organized by Levant and his scummy Rebel gang, and starring four Con candidates, and the bloated homophobe Charles McVety, anything but a freak show? But then ...

Montreal Simon: The Ezra Levant Horror Show and the Con Bigots

As you know, when I heard that Kellie Leitch had described Ezra Levant's latest bigot fest as a meeting of "severely normal people" I was naturally sceptical.For how could anyone call a meeting organized by Levant and his scummy Rebel gang, and starring four Con candidates, and the bloated homophobe Charles McVety, anything but a freak show? But then ...

Politics and its Discontents: If You Can Name It, You Can Condemn It

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