Montreal Simon: Exposed: The Con Tax Scam to Fool Canadians

For weeks I've been warning that there was something funny or fishy about the way Andrew Scheer and his Cons were attacking the Liberal government's plans to reform our tax system.Warning that nobody should believe Scheer when he claimed he was trying to defend the poor rather than the rich.And sure enough, Vice News has ...

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Big Fake Tax Scandal

Michael de Adder is one of my favourite Canadian cartoonists, a guy I admire a lot even if I don't always agree with his political views.But sadly this cartoon is both disappointing and appalling.Not just because it demonizes an attempt to make taxation fairer in this country.But also because like so many other Canadians, de ...

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poilievre and the Death of the Unfair Elections Act

In all the nightmare years of Harperland, it was one of the foulest bills the Con regime ever rammed through parliament.Pierre Poilievre's Orwellian named Fair Elections Act, which he claimed would strengthen democracy. But was in fact a blatant attempt to strangle it by suppressing the vote.So I'm glad to see that ghastly law is about to ...

Montreal Simon: The Desperate Cons and the Referendum Obsession

It's the Con's worst nightmare. The spectre of electoral reform coming after them, and threatening to drive them from power forever. And since they know only a referendum can save them, they spend an incredible amount of time calling for screaming for one. Or repeating the same talking point over and over again like a broken record Press ProgressIf you've ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Rona Ambrose Stared Into The Abyss

It was only Rona Ambrose's third Question Period as Leader of the Opposition. And there she was yesterday, trying to look like she's really in control of her shattered party, that she knows what she's doing.And that she's the steady hand on the wheel of the Con shipwreck.Only to suddenly seem to lose it, and let ...

Montreal Simon: The Excellent Humiliation of the Con Clown Pierre Poilievre

Once upon a time Pierre Poilievre was one of the loudest and craziest members of the Con regime. A political thug if ever there was one.But we haven't heard a peep out of him since he won his fifth term by less than 2,000 votes.However today the Commons was choosing a new Speaker and he ...

Montreal Simon: How to Stop Stephen Harper From Stealing the Election

He is said to be boiling with anger, lashing out in every direction, and he is crazy desperate.So you know Stephen Harper and his Con gangsters will try to steal the election.For what can you say about a leader whose former PMO lawyer believes he has lost the moral authority to govern? Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: Some Comeuppance For The Minister of Democratic ‘Reform’

The minister responsible for the Unfair Elections Act, Pierre Poilievre, has finally gotten a taste of his own medicine. In the following you will hear a telemarketer calling on behalf of his campaign being answered by ‘Lenny,’ a software program that manages to tie her up for about 11 minutes. Lenny, in essence, picks up ...

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poilievre and the Con Christmas in July

I don't think I've ever seen such a scary tricycle scene since the famous one in the horror movie The Shining.You know this one.Pierre Polievre aka Mini Harper or Dickhead, pedalling furiously all over Canada pretending he's Santa Claus.And that it's Christmas in July.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Con Plan to Steal the Election

It was a day of good news and bad news on the election front yesterday.The good news is that now that we know that Stephen Harper is cancelling his annual trip to the Arctic, we know that he is almost certainly going drop the writ much sooner than expected. So we can be ready, and try ...

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poilievre, Mini Harper, and the Con Race to the Bottom

As I'm sure you remember, the last time we dropped in on Pierre Poilievre aka Pee Wee or Dickhead, he was posing with a pile of child care benefit cheques at a printing facility in Winnipeg.Just to let millions of Canadians with children under eighteen know that the cheque was almost in the mail.And that it pays ...

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poilievre and the Scandalous Con Plan to Buy the Election

As you may remember, when I last dropped in on Pierre Poilievre, I found him wandering around at a clothing sale in an Ottawa hockey arena.Making a vanity video, desperately trying to buy votes with the Con's so-called Universal Child Care Benefit.And even more desperately trying to do something, ANYTHING, to try to fix his ...

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poilievre’s Sad and Desperate Popularity Problem

Well at least now we know the real reason Pierre Poilievre made those ghastly vanity videos.Which were all about him, but paid for with OUR money. Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre commissioned a team of public servants for overtime work on a Sunday to film him glad-handing constituents in promotion of the Conservative government’s benefits for familiesWhich ...

Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking of Government Cheerleaders

Yesterday, I wrote about chief Harper sycophant Pierre Poilivre’s abuse of the taxpayer through his vanity productions promoting the greatness of Dear Leader under the pretext of disseminating information about government programs. A flurry of criticism of this contemptuous behaviour yielded no signs of contrition from the minister of Democratic Reform. Second only to Poilievre ...

Montreal Simon: The Incredible and Outrageous Vanity of Pierre Poilievre

We know him as the rabid right-wing extremist who made it easier for the Cons to steal the next election.We know him as the cruel fanatic who could play a Gestapo agent in a World War Two movie.Or the union hating star of the Bates Motel… But who knew Pierre Poilievre aka Dickhead, could be so incredibly ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Abuse Never Ends

The abuse of the taxpayer by the Harper regime is shameless and relentless. That’s the conclusion drawn by The Star’s Tim Harper today, and it is abuse that is amply demonstrated in today’s Globe. First to Tim Harper: The Conservatives have provided a national background Muzak of sloganeering and propaganda that aims to lull Canadians ...

Politics and its Discontents: For Those Who Value Democracy

After watching Pierre Polievre make the Sunday rounds extolling his government’s achievements, it would be easy for the politically disengaged and ignorant to conclude that the Harper regime is the greatest thing since the proverbial sliced bread. By Polievre’s account, his government has put more money into the pockets of ‘hardworking Canadians’ than any other ...

Montreal Simon: Thank Goodness I’m Not a Harper Conservative

Gawd. What a week. I'm working like a dog, all I want to do is sleep, Spring STILL hasn't arrived !!#@!!And of course, because it's still Harperland, the stench of rancid pork hangs heavily in the air.As Great Hoggy Leader sets out to try to buy the votes of some Canadians with OUR money, and turn ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Slow Melting of the Con Regime

Well I see that Stephen Harper has been spending more time in the tiny Con bastion of Quebec City.And it seems only appropriate that he should stage this photo-op at the city's Ice Hotel.Considering the state of his government, and the way his support is in danger of melting. Read more »

Northern Reflections: The Ascension Of Pierre Poilievre

                                                   http://quietmike.org/ Among all the sound and fury over Eve Adams this week, many Canadians probably missed the fact that Pierre Poilivere was promoted to Minister of Labour. Tim Harper writes that Poilievre bears watching: Poilievre, 35, believes if you keep repeating the same, pithy, bumper sticker message, it will eventually come true. He will ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Elias Isquith interviews Mark Blyth about his book on the disastrous consequences of austerity, while Paul Krugman writes that austerity is particularly sure to cause economic destruction when combined with a push toward consumer deleveraging. And Bruce Campbell looks to Syriza as an example of how people ...

Politics and its Discontents: Past Hits Of A New Cabinet Minister

Lest we forget some of the past gems from newly appointed Minister for Employment and Social Development, Pierre Polievre: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: John Doyle’s Christmas Gift To All Of Us

One of the few bright spots on that erstwhile formidable newspaper, The Globe and Mail, is television columnist John Doyle. His trenchant wit and justifiable cynicism about showbiz, along with his capacity to point out shows worth watching, would almost make the paper worth its cost were it not for its abject subservience to its ...

Politics and its Discontents: Poilievre Declares War on "Radical Unions"

Posted by MoS, the Disaffected Lib: Pierre Backpfeifengesicht Poilievre has declared Conservative war on Canada’s “radical” unions and their electoral meddling. The Parliamentary Punk has sent out a letter asking for 5-dollar contributions to help the CPC fight back the union menace in the next general election. Poilievre has singled out Sid Ryan and the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Setting The Record Straight

Is the oleaginous Pierre Poilivre really the best the Harper regime can do in its propaganda efforts? h/t Press Progress Recommend this Post