Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper: Now He’s a Great Business Leader

Well we knew Stephen Harper was going to go into business from the moment he knocked on the door of Calgary's Petroleum Club.But surprisingly enough he is not going to work for Big Oil, at least not yet.Even though working in the mail room of Imperial Oil, where his daddy worked, was his only previous business experience.He's setting ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Last Horror Show

They say Stephen Harper's speech to the Con Convention in Vancouver this evening is going to be short and sweet.A final farewell to the party he created in his own ghastly image.And that it will be preceded by a lavish video from the Con Ministry of Porky Propaganda and Disinformation, praising him as a Great Leader. Read ...

Alberta Politics: Those crazy federal Tories! Just how dumb do they think we are? (Hint: plenty)

PHOTOS: Rona Ambrose dressed up in hospital scrubs and a stethoscope. Hint: She’s not a real doctor. It’s not clear from this photo, which was published on a CTV site, if the other people are real health care workers or Tory MPs. Below: Your blogger with Dr. Joe Vipond, who is a real doctor. Hint: ...

Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Finally Going to Retire?

Well I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, after the way he reacted to the elbowgate incident in the House of Commons. When he looked like he was about to run for the safety of his well worn closet.But now it seems that Stephen Harper is finally going to retire. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Why We Can’t Get Rid of Stephen Harper’s Porky Legacy

They were the ads no Canadians could avoid, no matter how hard they tried. For they were everywhere.Stephen Harper's porky propaganda ads, paid for with gazillions of OUR money.And although the Liberal government is moving to ban that kind of blatantly partisan advertising.The Liberal government has introduced new rules to prevent the use of public ...

Montreal Simon: Are the Cons About To Tear Themselves Apart?

After more than six months of self imposed silence, Canadians are about to hear from Stephen Harper again.When in three days time he delivers a speech to the Con Convention. But if he is expecting to be greeted with cries of "Steve we miss you." Or "save us Great Leader."He may be rudely disappointed.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Elbowgate and the Trudeau Hater Losers

I don't think the so-called two-four long weekend has ever come at a better time in the whole history of Canada.So we can all recover from that act of collective madness that was the elbowgate affair. For it has been a real nightmare.The Trudeau haters have been howling at the moon, screaming for Justin Trudeau's blood, or ...

Alberta Politics: If the Wildrose Party can’t unite the right on its terms, maybe there’s another way to skin that particular conservative cat

PHOTOS: Don’t look for a happy occasion like this any time in the near future of the Alberta Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties (grabbed from FashionEra.com). Below: Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean, Progressive Conservative Party President Katherine O’Neill and PC Party founder Peter Lougheed. The Wildrose Conservative Party? Sounds like the Wildrose Party’s strategic brain ...

Alberta Politics: What makes sense for pill presses in Alberta doesn’t make sense for firearms: Discuss

PHOTOS: An illegal pill press, with illegal firearms (Australian Broadcasting Corporation photo). Below: Progressive Conservative MLA Mike Ellis and NDP MLA Deb Drever (Edmonton Journal photo). Hmmmm… Canada’s conservative parties – first among them Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose Party and its federal auxiliary, the Conservative Party of Canada – have long found a certain segment of ...

Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Preparing To Return From The Dead?

I seems hard to believe it could happen with Stephen Harper in such a dilapidated condition.But a strange story has been circulating in the political cemetery where the Cons hang out these days.And it would have Stephen Harper rising from the dead.And beginning a shadowy campaign to become the next Premier of Alberta.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Wants Us To Know He’s Not Happy

Gawd. Or Mama Mia. I thought we'd seen the last of Dean Del Mastro, when he lost his appeal, and the judge ordered him to spend a month in the Big House.But I forgot that he got sprung after only a week behind bars, so that he could launch yet another appeal.  Former Conservative MP Dean ...

Montreal Simon: Now We Know Who Paid For Stephen Harper’s Trip to Las Vegas

It took a few days until we found out what Stephen Harper was doing in this massive mansion in Last Vegas last month.Until a U.S. magazine revealed he was working for the billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his  Republicans. On Thursday evening, Adelson hosted some of the organization’s top officials at his palatial mansion. While former Canadian Prime ...

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition

According to the Federal Ethics Commissioner, Stephen Harper was recently paid almost $4,000 by the Donald Trump-loving Republican Jewish Coalition for advising US Republicans. The post Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: The Muslim Mayor Of London and the Return of Lynton Crosby

His name is Sadiq Khan, he's just made history, and struck a big blow for decency over bigotry.By being elected as the first Muslim mayor of London.Sadiq Khan has been elected mayor of London, reclaiming the post for Labour after eight years of Conservative rule and becoming the first Muslim mayor of a major western ...

Montreal Simon: Tony Clement and the Blinding of Canada

It's been five long years since the Cons gutted the census, and left us stumbling in the darkness, unable to determine who we really are, or what kind of country we're really living in. But now the long-form census is back.  And while I'm happy to see it back, it still bothers me to see ...

Alberta Politics: Votaries of right-wing unity gather in Red Deer, vote to form yet another conservative party

PHOTOS: Progressive Conservative interim Leader Ric McIver and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean in a rare recent moment of amity at, but of course, the Manning Centre’s Ottawa beanfest for right wingers in February 2016. This snapshot, the only one of its kind I’ve ever seen, was published by Postmedia. Below: Wildrose spokesperson Jason Nixon, perennial ...

Susan on the Soapbox: The Wildrose Sips Leninade. Really?

Just when you thought you’d seen it all the Wildrose Official Opposition upped the ante on red-baiting. They’re using Members’ Statements, a part of the Legislature’s Daily Order of Business, to push their “NDP-are-commies” narrative. Members’ Statements  Members’ Statements give MLAs an opportunity to make brief, uninterrupted statements on matters of concern to them and ...

Montreal Simon: Will the Gay Marriage Issue Tear the Cons apart?

For almost ten years Stephen Harper never ceased to show his contempt for gay Canadians.He voted against every gay rights bill that came before parliament. He cut off funding to all LGBT groups.And he never changed the party platform that calls for same sex marriage to be banned.But now with their convention only weeks away, that ...

Montreal Simon: John Ibbotson’s Scary Journey Into Harper’s Head

Ten days ago the Globe writer John Ibbotson was awarded the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, for his book Stephen Harper. With the jury praising him for managing to "put us inside Harper’s head during some of the most critical moments of his life."But although I've always been interested in meeting the voices in Harper's head, ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Secret Society

Well no doubt Stephen Harper is waiting anxiously to see whether his lawyer's letter on the Duffy trial has convinced Canadians that he acted honourably.And helped repair his soiled legacy.But since we know he's doomed to disappointment.I'd be fascinated to know what he might tell the members of his favourite secret society, when he pays ...

Montreal Simon: Why Are We Still Building a Monument To Stephen Harper?

Well it's going to be a lot smaller than Stephen Harper had hoped.And it won't be erected right in front of the Supreme Court, on the ground reserved for a new federal court building widely expected to be named after Pierre Trudeau.So Harper could moon both of them for eternity.But the man who brutalized this ...

Montreal Simon: The Duffy Trial and Stephen Harper’s Lawyer’s Letter

When the judge at the Duffy trial delivered his verdict, and his scathing indictment of the Harper PMO, I couldn't help wondering what Stephen Harper must have been thinking.And now we all know. He wasn't too happy. He must have been furious.Or humiliated beyond recognition.And had instructed his lawyer to write an open letter to Canadians.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Incredible Shrinking Legacy

Once the swaggering bully must have thought that his monstrous legacy would last forever.And that he would change this country and its values beyond recognition.But only six months after he was defeated, what amazes me more than anything else is how quickly Stephen Harper's legacy is shrinking.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Will the Cons Bring Back Stephen Harper From the Dead?

It's almost impossible to believe. It's like a scene out of an old made in Harperland horror movie. Stephen Harper may have led his Con zombies to disaster. His depraved rule may have disgusted more Canadians than any other leader in modern Canadian story.But it seems many of his faithful followers miss him so much, they want to bring ...

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On Why the Truth In the Duffy Case Must Be Flushed Out

Yesterday I wrote that the RCMP owed Canadians an explanation about  the way it handled the Duffy case.Because it has raised some disturbing questions about the relationship between the police and the Harper regime, that strike at the heart of our democracy.And now Michael Harris has a lot more questions for everyone involved.Read more »