Montreal Simon: How Canadians Voted Twice To Defeat Stephen Harper

As Canadians debate Stephen Harper's legacy, and the Cons and the Con media try to whitewash it beyond recognition.It's important to remember one of Harper's worst, and definitely most insane decisions.His decision to kill the long-form census.Read more »

Montreal Simon: How Canadians Voted Twice To Defeat Stephen Harper

As Canadians debate Stephen Harper's legacy, and the Cons and the Con media try to whitewash it beyond recognition.It's important to remember one of Harper's worst, and definitely most insane decisions.His decision to kill the long-form census.Read more »

Montreal Simon: How the Canada Revenue Agency Went After An Anti-Harper Group

During the dark days of Stephen Harper's monstrous rule, the activist group Shit Harper Did (SHD) was one of the liveliest members of The Great Canadian Resistance.It mocked Harper, it produced all kinds of videos, some funny some serious. And it joined with others in the successful campaign to get more young Canadians to vote. So ...

Montreal Simon: How the Canada Revenue Agency Went After An Anti-Harper Group

During the dark days of Stephen Harper's monstrous rule, the activist group Shit Harper Did (SHD) was one of the liveliest members of The Great Canadian Resistance.It mocked Harper, it produced all kinds of videos, some funny some serious. And it joined with others in the successful campaign to get more young Canadians to vote. So ...

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Fatal Legacy of Stephen Harper

Yesterday I warned that the Cons, with the help of the Con media, were trying to whitewash Stephen Harper's monstrous legacy.As Michelle Rempel has been trying to do… Against all odds.And sure enough here comes another Con fluffer…Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Fatal Legacy of Stephen Harper

Yesterday I warned that the Cons, with the help of the Con media, were trying to whitewash Stephen Harper's monstrous legacy.As Michelle Rempel has been trying to do… Against all odds.And sure enough here comes another Con fluffer…Read more »

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Chris Hamby starts off what looks to be a must-read investigation on the effect of ISDS rules by discussing how they’re used to prevent governments from punishing corporate wrongdoing: (A)n 18-month BuzzFeed News investigation, spanning three continents and involving more than 200 interviews and tens of thousands ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Chris Hamby starts off what looks to be a must-read investigation on the effect of ISDS rules by discussing how they’re used to prevent governments from punishing corporate wrongdoing: (A)n 18-month BuzzFeed News investigation, spanning three continents and involving more than 200 interviews and tens of thousands ...

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Cult of Political Violence

The other day I wrote about how the threat of political violence was growing in Canada, and about all the death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau.I wondered why the Ambrose Cons weren't doing anything to rein in their violent supporters.  And I also wondered why the MSM had ignored this story for so long, even though it's ...

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Cult of Political Violence

The other day I wrote about how the threat of political violence was growing in Canada, and about all the death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau.I wondered why the Ambrose Cons weren't doing anything to rein in their violent supporters.  And I also wondered why the MSM had ignored this story for so long, even though it's ...

Alberta Politics: Stephen Harper quits his day job, sets up ‘international’ consultancy – brace for trouble!

PHOTOS: Former PM Stephen Harper, finally sailing into the sunset? Don’t count on it. (Photo grabbed from the Harper PMO’s now-defunct website. I believe this is the best photo ever taken of Mr. Harper, peering, as it does, right into his soul.) Below: Former Harper chief of staff Ray Novak, Mr. Harper with his buddy, ...

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On The Shabby Legacy of Stephen Harper

Yesterday I wrote a short post about Stephen Harper's legacy. It had to be short because there wasn't much legacy to write about. Only the lingering stench of a nightmare that had to be lived to be believed.And after spending every single day for almost ten years writing about Harper and his filthy un-Canadian regime I'm just about ...

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On The Shabby Legacy of Stephen Harper

Yesterday I wrote a short post about Stephen Harper's legacy. It had to be short because there wasn't much legacy to write about. Only the lingering stench of a nightmare that had to be lived to be believed.And after spending every single day for almost ten years writing about Harper and his filthy un-Canadian regime I'm just about ...

Northern Reflections: Not With A Bang

When he was defeated by his arch nemeses — the Liberals — and by the young upstart he claimed simply “wasn’t ready,” Stephen Harper went dark. Michael Harris writes: He gave not a single interview after getting waxed in the 2015 election by Justin Trudeau. Las Vegas proved more attractive to the MP from Calgary ...

Northern Reflections: Not With A Bang

When he was defeated by his arch nemeses — the Liberals — and by the young upstart he claimed simply “wasn’t ready,” Stephen Harper went dark. Michael Harris writes: He gave not a single interview after getting waxed in the 2015 election by Justin Trudeau. Las Vegas proved more attractive to the MP from Calgary ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Finally Resigned

Yes, it's true. After living high off the hog for about ten months after he was defeated and humiliated, the mad emperor has finally left the building.Stephen Harper has finally resigned.Stephen Harper is stepping down from Parliament and going into business, hoping that his credentials as a former G7 leader will lead to a successful consulting ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Finally Resigned

Yes, it's true. After living high off the hog for about ten months after he was defeated and humiliated, the mad emperor has finally left the building.Stephen Harper has finally resigned.Stephen Harper is stepping down from Parliament and going into business, hoping that his credentials as a former G7 leader will lead to a successful consulting ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney, and the Pension Pigs

As we know Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney have been in the same leaky boat, or the same sweaty closet, from the day the Con regime was crushed and humiliated.Still collecting their big fat MP pay cheques, while doing nothing to deserve them.With Harper setting up his own business, and Kenney campaigning for another job in Alberta.But ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media Finally Goes After Jason Kenney

For more than two weeks Jason Kenney has been rolling around Alberta in his foreign made pick up truck. Raising money for his campaign to unite the right, while collecting a big juicy pay cheque from his other job in Ottawa. As our useless Con media looked on and said nothing. But at last that ...

Northern Reflections: It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

Stephen Harper has disappeared. Rumour had it that he was going to resign his seat in the House. Jason Fekete writes: He has registered his own company with two longtime aides and has all but left politics, but questions persist about exactly when Stephen Harper will actually resign as a member of Parliament. Even members ...

Montreal Simon: When Is Stephen Harper Finally Going To Resign?

It's been almost ten months since he was crushed and humiliated by Justin Trudeau.And rushed out into the night, shaking hands with his devastated followers, without even looking at them.But if Canadians thought that was the end of Stephen Harper they were wrong.Because he's still with us.Read more »

Alberta Politics: Ottawa’s ethics commissioner should review MP Jason Kenney’s activities and ethics as Alberta PC candidate

PHOTOS: Freshly made up, MP Jason Kenney arrives at his news conference yesterday on the grounds of Alberta’s Legislature, where he one day hopes to have a legal parking spot. (Screenshot of CBC video.) Below: Parliamentary Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, plus proof that not all provincial political Dodge Ram tours end well. The question also ...

Alberta Politics: One year ago, Stephen Harper, master of all he surveyed, called an election – what could possibly go wrong?

PHOTOS: Then prime minister Stephen Harper with his strategic brain trust, back when they still seemed like the masters of Canada’s political universe and would seem so for a few more weeks. (Source unknown.) Below: Screen shots of Mr. Harper’s Aug. 2, 2015, news conference announcing the call of the Oct. 19 federal general election ...

Montreal Simon: The Continuing Adventures of the Annoying Oil Pimp Brad Wall

Canada's premiers have made more progress in the last few months than they made in the almost ten years Stephen Harper ruled this country.And they do have good reason to celebrate.But there is always one party pooper, and it would have to be Brad Wall. The grubby little oil pimp from Saskatchewan, who spent much of that ...

Alberta Politics: If Jason Kenney’s anti-abortion views don’t matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?

PHOTOS: The young Jason Kenney, speaking out to the San Francisco CNN station against the right of pro-choice activists even to speak in support of their views on the U.S. university campus he attended for one year. Below: St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud and anti-choice activist Alissa Golob, with Mr. Kenney, grabbed from her Twitter ...