Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Un-Googling of Stephen Harper

As you probably know I have been extremely pleased by the systematic way Justin Trudeau and his Liberals have been demolishing Stephen Harper's foul legacy.Scrapping his monuments, deep sixing his fascist crime bills, taking out the garbage, and improving our image in the eyes of the world.And in that regard this is another excellent move.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Trudeau Government and the Case of the Injured Veterans

As you know I think Justin Trudeau and his government are doing an amazing job of destroying Stephen Harper's foul legacy.And have have made this country a better place to live in, as well as restoring our image abroad.But that doesn't mean that I agree with everything they are doing.And I definitely don't agree with ...

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Fatal Legacy of Stephen Harper

As you know, Rona Ambrose is finally trying to put some distance between herself and Stephen Harper.Desperately trying to dispel the notion that she's no longer his faithful puppet, as she was for so many years.And if you remember, at the recent Press Gallery dinner, she even went so far as to declare that "the ...

Alberta Politics: We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

PHOTOS: Justin Trudeau, back in 2015 before he was prime minister, promising Canadians real change, including electoral reform, if we gave him the chance. We gave him the chance. Below: Opposition Conservative interim Leader Rona Ambrose (CBC Photo) and the New Democrats’ Alexandre Boulerice. Lately it’s been very hard to avoid noisy demands for a ...

Montreal Simon: The Disgusting Con War On Women Continues

One of the worst things about about our fallen king Stephen Harper, was the way he treated women.The very first thing he did when he came to power was order that the words "women's rights" be erased from thousands of government documents.His wacko church instructed him that women should be submissive.He treated even his own female ...

Alberta Politics: A timely reminder on this historic day: The hammer of D-Day crushed Hitler on the anvil of Russia

PHOTOS: Canadians soldiers storm ashore at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944, 72 years ago today. Below: The late University of Victoria Professor Reginald H. Roy, author of 1944: The Canadians in Normandy. It’s now been two years since I wrote this piece on the intersection of Canadian politics and the history of World War ...

Montreal Simon: Now We Know Why the Liberals Don’t Want to Scrap the Saudi Deal

Well it's taken a while, but now we know why the Liberal government is so reluctant to scrap the deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.Not just because it would cost thousands of jobs, in an area of Canada which has been ravaged by the collapse of our manufacturing industry.But also because there would be ...

Alberta Politics: Keeping things in in the Right perspective: Wildrose says NDP’s carbon levy is much like killing 10 million people

PHOTOS: Wildrose Agriculture Critic Rick Strankman thinks the NDP Government’s carbon levy is just murder. (Photo grabbed from his Facebook page.) Below: NDP Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous, Wildrose MLA Drew Barnes, another member of the nutty nine, and former Wildrose leader and would-be Conservative candidate Paul Hinman. A sensible person could easily reach the ...

Alberta Politics: Leader Brian Jean appears to have violated Wildrose constitution when he tried to suspend Derek Fildebrandt

PHOTO: Now-restored Wildrose Party Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt and party Leader Brian Jean, photographed in happier times. (Photo grabbed from Mr. Jean’s Facebook page.) Below: A screen capture of the photo accompanying today’s news release on the Wildrose Party website. Wildrose Opposition Brian Jean appears to have been operating in violation of the party’s constitution ...

Alberta Politics: Brian Jean’s Wildrose Party leadership is now unquestioned: the fall of Derek Fildebrandt explained

PHOTOS: Brian Jean will be in the background no more … Back in 2015, Derek Fildebrandt was dominating the conversation, refusing to answer questions from a CBC reporter who had annoyed him, as his former party leader looked on, apparently bemused (CBC photo). Below: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, from her Twitter page, and a very ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Verdict of History

I'm going to spend some time this weekend filing away or deleting some of the more than a thousand photoshop creations I made of Stephen Harper during his hideous years in power.Because after his pathetic speech the other night, even I am now convinced that he really is gone, and that he won't ever be back.So after so ...

Alberta Politics: Wildrose Party’s half-hearted apology to Ontario premier doesn’t mean much

PHOTOS: Wildrose Party Finance Critic and chief Legislative greeter Derek Fildebrandt, demonstrating a typical attitude. Below: Shocked and appalled critics Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary, David Swann, Alberta Liberal leader, Greg Clark, Alberta Party leader, and Brian Mason, Government House Leader. Thanks to the Wildrose Party, the phrase “Alberta welcome” may enter the popular lexicon ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Convention and the Foul Legacy of Stephen Harper

It was as ghastly as I had imagined. The tacky tribute video looked as if it had been put together by the same Cons who brought us the Porky Action Plan.But it did bring back horrible memories of the way Stephen Harper loomed over us for so long, trying to brainwash us into submission.While he brutalized this ...

Alberta Politics: Watching the Wildrose in the Legislature: Beverly Hillbillies … or Deliverance?

PHOTOS: The Beverly Hillbillies in campaign mode. Actual members of the Alberta Wildrose caucus may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, right, answer reporters’ questions in the Legislature Rotunda yesterday morning (screen shots … can’t say I was there) and, below them, Wildrose Leader Brian ...

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 ...