Montreal Simon: The Ugly Hidden Face of the Con Messiah Andrew Scheer

Ever since his grotesque campaign to attack Justin Trudeau by trash talking Canada blew up in his face, Andrew Scheer has been desperately trying to repair his image. Gone with the wind, or dropped like a hot potato, is all that treasonous talk that could have stirred up the maniac Donald Trump, and cost Canada thousands ...

Montreal Simon: The Courage of Justin Trudeau and the Bigotry of Andrew Scheer

The Toronto Pride parade is always an amazing spectacle of joy and defiance, and yesterday's was no exception.And although the controversial Black Lives Matter-Toronto group did its best to grab the headlines.The star of the show was once again Justin Trudeau.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Hidden Face of Andrew Scheer

As you know, I've been trying to warn people that Andrew Scheer is not the nice guy he pretends to be.Warn them that his perma smile conceals the frightening depth of his religious fanaticism, as well as a truly ugly mean streak.And that far from being a howdy doody farm boy, Scheer is a ruthless ...

Montreal Simon: What Christmas Means to Me In The Time of Trump

It's Christmas Day in Canada, and now that the shopping frenzy is over, and with snow on the ground in the place where I live, the country has never seemed so peaceful and so beautiful.But this year even those colourful lights can't blot out the darkness threatening to envelop us.The darkness of those who would appeal ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to Damnation

Well he may look like the man from Glad. But Mike Pence, Donald Trump's choice for vice president, is actually the man from God.He defines himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”  And he's really bad news for women and gay people. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Denied He’s a Social Conservative

I've written quite a few posts recently about Jason Kenney, and his plan to unite the right in Alberta.By destroying the Progressive Conservative party he wants to lead.And since that's crazy enough, or Kenney enough, and I think that the MSM has given that ghastly Con far too much free publicity.I wasn't planning to write another ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry Returns …

It has been quite some time since I felt a need to address something that Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry has written.  Then I happened to wander past the Calgary Diocese website and read his latest “pastoral letter” (or whatever his columns on the website are officially known as).  The title is benign enough:  “Heal the Wounds, ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry Returns …

It has been quite some time since I felt a need to address something that Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry has written.  Then I happened to wander past the Calgary Diocese website and read his latest “pastoral letter” (or whatever his columns on the website are officially known as).  The title is benign enough:  “Heal the Wounds, ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry Returns …

It has been quite some time since I felt a need to address something that Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry has written.  Then I happened to wander past the Calgary Diocese website and read his latest “pastoral letter” (or whatever his columns on the website are officially known as).  The title is benign enough:  “Heal the Wounds, ...

Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Trying to Start a Hindu Muslim War in Canada?

I've always assumed Stephen Harper's grotesque anti-niqab crusade was primarily designed to win him the support of some Quebecers.Like these two clowns who turned up to vote yesterday with their faces covered. And of course to pleasure his rabid base in rural Alberta, for whom the only good Muslim is a dead one.But Tasha Kheirridin ...

Montreal Simon: Ireland and the Amazing and Historic Struggle for Marriage Equality

A wonderful thing may be about to happen in Ireland in just a few days.Millions of people are preparing to take on the power of the Catholic Church, and some of the nastiest bigots you can imagine.And make that country the first in the world to vote to approve same-sex marriage. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Harvesting of Religious Extremism

You had to see it to believe it. Stephen Harper welcoming the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada.Then travelling on the plane with him to a massive rally in Toronto. Even though Modi is a Hindu extremist, and has been accused of enabling mass murder. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Great Pope Francis: Not as Good As Advertised

I did have such high hopes for him. He did seem to be the best Pope I have ever seen.He did say some great things about capitalism and climate change. But it turns out Pope Francis is not as good as I thought. Just more of the same.Or just another old reactionary.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Another Good Reason Why Rex Murphy Should be Fired

You might think that after all that happened at the CBC this year, Rex Murphy might know when to press the mute button.You might think that with all those horrible stories about violence against women, that nasty Con dwarf might exhibit a smidgen of human decency.But no, he'd rather use his last National Post column of ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Hidden Story of the Anti-Gay Judge

The other day I wrote about how appalled I was to see that Stephen Harper, and his ghastly stooge Peter MacKay, had appointed an anti-gay judge. A law professor named an Ontario judge this week wrote two years ago for a conservative, U.S.-based institute that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada has harmed religious freedom ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s New and Foul Assault on the Justice System

Well I guess Stephen Harper wasn't kidding. If the courts wouldn't kneel before him he would debase them into submission. Not by simply soiling himself. But by soiling the entire justice system as only he could.By among other foul things appointing an Ontario judge who clearly doesn't believe in the equality of gay Canadians. Read more ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry, Bill 10 … Lies, Lies and More Lies

If there is one thing that I find infuriating, it is when grown men like Bishop Henry lie. In today’s Calgary Herald, there is a copy of a pastoral letter that Bishop Henry has had distributed through the churches of his diocese.  In it, we find the following little gem: The mandating of Gay Straight ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Prentice’s Bill 10: A Legislative Trojan Horse

There is little doubt that the Prentice government is getting its ass handed to it on the editorial pages of newspapers across Canada with respect to its hastily written Bill 10 counter response to Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman’s Bill 202. After looking at Bill 10 for a little while, I have come to the conclusion ...

Montreal Simon: Rob Anders and the Ghastly Foulness of the Cons

I see that voters in the riding of Calgary Signal Hill will be deciding the fate today of the Con loon Rob Anders.And that his opponent believes that this time he can be beaten.Ron Liepert says it's a myth that controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders is somehow untouchable after a 17-year run in federal politics. ...

Montreal Simon: Fred Phelps: Why I’m Celebrating the Death of a Bigot

It seems only right that the day Spring finally arrived, was also the day that Fred Phelps finally departed.Fred Phelps — the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals — has died, the church said Thursday.And I must admit that my first reaction was ...

Montreal Simon: The Wonderfully Amazing Victory of the Gay-Straight Alliance

They had to fight so hard for the right to set up Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in their schools. They had to battle ignorance and religious bigotry.They were called Nazis, forbidden by their school boards and their principals to use the word gay, or even draw the rainbow colours. But they never gave up, They just baked ...

Montreal Simon: The Quebec Charter and the Religion that Kills

I think I can safely say that in the icy heart of this Harperland winter, just about the last thing I want to think about, talk about, or write about is the Quebec's Secular Charter.I've written about it before, and no doubt I'll write about it again. But not tonight.Tonight I'll just say I think it's ...

Montreal Simon: When the Con Bullies Go After the Bullies

After not lifting a finger for eight years to fight bullying, even though it was killing children all over the country, the Harper Cons have finally decided to something about Canada’s bully problem. Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the federal government will use television and online advertising to raise awareness about cyberbullying and the possible legal consequences ...

Montreal Simon: The Jamaican Zombies and the Con Regime

Lordy. What a blast from the past. I haven't used these guys to illustrate posts about the violent homophobes of Jamaica for YEARS. I thought things were getting better on Zombie Island.But I see I was horribly wrong. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Rehtaeh Parsons and the Ghastly Bully Cons

It looks as if poor Rehtaeh Parsons is about to do what no dead bullied Canadian kid has ever managed to do before.Get Stephen Harper and his Con regime to do something about bullying.The federal government wants to expedite a review of “gaps” in the Criminal Code and introduce legislative reforms to address cyber-bullying, as ...