daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: The Energy East Blame Game. Who blames who?

Today’s announcement by the TransCanada Corporation that it would no longer pursue the construction of the Energy East Pipeline from Hardisty, Albert to St. John, New Brunswick triggered a storm of statements, accusations and criticisms from politicians trying to drive their political narratives. Here is a quick look at who is blaming who for the demise ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Sturgeon River-Parkland by-election competing with Alberta’s municipal elections

As if voters won’t already have enough candidates knocking on their doors with Alberta’s municipal elections scheduled for October 16, 2017, a federal by-election will be held in the Sturgeon River-Parkland electoral district with a vote on October 23. It is widely expected that whoever wins the Conservative Party of Canada candidate nomination will be ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Mid-week Alberta Politics Roundup

Photo: Kent Hehr with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Calgary Stampede in July 2017. (Photo from Kent Hehr’s Facebook Page) It has been a busy week for me, so without the time to write a full column-type post, here is a quick summary of what I have been watching in Alberta politics over the ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and the Creepy Bigot Party

For weeks the creepy Con Andrew Scheer has been tap dancing across Canada trying to convince Canadians that he's really a nice guy.Or as he likes to call himself Mr Positivity.After stabbing his country in the back in the manner of a traitor… But Scheer's Mr Nice Guy act was always going to be just a ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Fatal Con Bigot Mistake

It wasn't long ago that I told you that Andrew Scheer and his grubby Cons had dropped the Omar Khadr story like a hot potato.Or a poisonous snake.After spending days trashing our country in the United States for crass political purposes.And now we know why.Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: So Many Possible Labels, None Of Them Positive

There are many labels one could affix to the Conservative Party of Canada: opportunistic, divisive, demagogic, dishonest and principleless are but five that readily come to mind. However, perhaps the most immediately appropriate and withering is hypocritical. Hypocrisy is to be found in political parties of all stripes, but it appears that the others are ...

Montreal Simon: Why Are The Cons Trying To Destroy Canadian Jobs?

The other day I accused Stephen Harper of acting in a treasonous manner, by trashing his country in Trump's America for crass political purposes.But now his filthy Harper Party has taken that traitorous behaviour one foul step further.By threatening to destroy tens of thousands of Canadian jobs.Read more »

Alberta Politics: Conservative politicians’ reaction to PM’s missing-Alberta gaffe suggests they suffer from world-class insecurity

PHOTOS: Are the hillbillies above what our conservative politicians want the rest of Canada to think of when they hear the word Alberta? They should just stop! Below: Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Robert Thivierge), Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean, and Alberta’s grownup premier, Rachel Notley. Bad luck for Prime Minister ...

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel’s Outrageous Assault on Justin Trudeau

It's a sad thing, but Michelle Rempel's behaviour is starting to alarm a lot of people in Ottawa, or deeply concern them.For she just can't stop acting like she's boozed up, or stop directing torrents of abuse in the general direction of Justin Trudeau.I mean who can forget when she recently accused him of treating ...

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose, the Budget, and the Scandalous Cons

I almost felt sorry for Rona Ambrose yesterday, as she tried to say something intelligent about the Liberal's new budget. Only to fail miserably.And end up looking, once again, like the village idiot. Claiming that Liberal spending was out of control, and that it was a "nightmare scenario."Read more »

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 ...

The Progressive Right: What it Means to Join a Political Party ( #cdnpoli )

A lot of people believe joining a political party means getting together and advancing policies and ideas that they collectively believe in. The truth is – the more important part about joining a political party is a willingness or a flexibility in advancing policies and ideas that you do not believe in. There’s an inherit ...

The Progressive Right: What it Means to Join a Political Party ( #cdnpoli )

A lot of people believe joining a political party means getting together and advancing policies and ideas that they collectively believe in. The truth is – the more important part about joining a political party is a willingness or a flexibility in advancing policies and ideas that you do not believe in. There’s an inherit ...

Montreal Simon: Now Can We Call The Cons TEAM FART?

As you may have heard, Michelle Rempel has blown a fuse again, and has caused another unseemly fuss, or in this case stink, in the House of Commons.By accusing the government of treating Alberta "like a fart in the room."And then launching herself at the Green leader Elizabeth May like a bat out of hell.I ...

Montreal Simon: Is the Harper Party Becoming the Trump Party?

As you know I always predicted that the Con leadership race was going to be a real circus.But who knew there would be so many candidates? Twelve and counting.Or that it would be such a fascist circus.For look who just joined the race.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel and the Madness of Harperland

It could only happen in Alberta, or in the battered petro-state that Stephen Harper bequeathed this country formerly known as Harperland.For on the day that our parliament endorsed the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The House of Commons voted 207 to 81 to endorse the Paris agreement on climate change tonight, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined ...

Montreal Simon: The Never-Ending Shame of Canada’s Trump Kellie Leitch

It's hard to believe, it's like a scene from a bad horror movie, or a return to Harperland,But it seems Kellie Leitch is determined to become Canada's Donald Trump.For although her dog-whistle plan to screen immigrants for "anti-Canadian values" has been roundly condemned.She just doesn't care.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel and the Whitewashing of Stephen Harper

Well it seems that Michelle Rempel got what she wanted. Got comedian Mark Critch to surrender.With a deranged Twitter rant, and a volley of vulgar words. Comedian Mark Critch has removed a photo mocking former prime minister Stephen Harper from his Instagram account following a barrage of tweets from a Conservative MP that included obscenities.Which is both ...

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel and the Whitewashing of Stephen Harper

Well it seems that Michelle Rempel got what she wanted. Got comedian Mark Critch to surrender.With a deranged Twitter rant, and a volley of vulgar words. Comedian Mark Critch has removed a photo mocking former prime minister Stephen Harper from his Instagram account following a barrage of tweets from a Conservative MP that included obscenities.Which is both ...

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel’s Scary and Vulgar Twitter Meltdown

As I'm sure you know, Michelle Rempel had a huge crush on Stephen Harper. A crush tempered only by her even stronger desire to have his job.And as I'm sure you also know she's also a lover of fine wines… So I'm sorry to report that when she heard that Harper had resigned, her love for ...

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel’s Scary and Vulgar Twitter Meltdown

As I'm sure you know, Michelle Rempel had a huge crush on Stephen Harper. A crush tempered only by her even stronger desire to have his job.And as I'm sure you also know she's also a lover of fine wines… So I'm sorry to report that when she heard that Harper had resigned, her love for ...

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel and the Hideous Hypocrisy of The Cons

When Michelle Rempel was a screeching cog in the Con regime, she used to spend a lot of time trying to stop refugees from coming to Canada.But since she was evicted from power, she now spends a lot of time accusing the Liberals of not accepting enough Yazidis, a Kurdish minority group in Iraq that has been ...

Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney makes it official with fresh-faced extras and unattributed tribute to the Nixon Era

PHOTOS: A screen grab from yesterday’s video feed of Jason Kenney announcing his candidacy for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party in Calgary. Immediately behind him is Caitlyn Madliner, who has prominently figured in anti-PC campaigns. Below: The late Alberta premier Ralph Klein, defeated Conservative MP Joan Crockatt, President Richard M. Nixon and ...

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel’s Monstrous Cannibal BBQ

When I heard that Michelle Rempel had hosted a BBQ for declared and potential Con leadership candidates, I knew it would be a ghastly story.I knew it couldn't have been a pig roast, for obvious reasons.But who knew it was such a cannibal affair?Read more »