Montreal Simon: My Fabulous Canada Day Long Weekend

Well I must say my Canada 150 long weekend was about 150% better than I had hoped it would be.The music and the fireworks were amazing. Some friends from Montreal were staying with me, so I was able to party in both official languages.And for the first time I felt that our other founding nations ...

Montreal Simon: Tom Mulcair’s Sad Return to the House of Commons

In some ways it was a stirring sight. Tom Mulcair returning to the House of Commons  after his humiliating defeat at the NDP leadership convention.Standing tall and getting a standing ovation.Two days after his fellow New Democrats made a dramatic show of backing over him, Mulcair appeared in the House of Commons, apparently determined to ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau’s Plan to Turn the Liberal Party Into a Movement

Justin Trudeau has been underestimated from the moment he decided to run for office.And even after boldly moving the Liberal Party to the left of the NDP, breaking the deficit taboo, and winning a strong majority, I still hear a lot of people saying this:Justin is a nice guy, but he is the willing captive ...

Montreal Simon: Celebrating a Great Day in the Life of the New Canada

I suppose I could have asked for one more thing to make yesterday an even more perfect day.I could have asked the Great Polar Bear God of the Great White North to make it stop raining, and make spring feel like spring not winter.But that would have been greedy, because for me at least, yesterday ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the De-Harperization of Canada

He has only been in power for eighty days, but already Justin Trudeau is being caught between the right and the left.Between the Cons who are enraged at the way he is tearing down their beloved Harperland.And progressives like Michael Harris, who want him to de-Harperize Canada faster. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Big Dream Challenge

This is how the Cons and their supporters in the MSM like to portray Justin Trudeau.As a hopelessly idealistic Don Quijote tilting at windmills, with promises that are made to be broken.And dreams that are too big for Canada.But what I would say to them is this: why would you make the people of a big ...

Montreal Simon: The New Canada and the Two Justins

As I try to remember all the things that happened in this wild and crazy year that was both our nightmare and our salvation, two things keep jumping out at me.One, how low Stephen Harper and his ghastly Cons did drag us and our democracy, and shame us in the eyes of the world.And two, how ...

Montreal Simon: Celebrating a Trudeau Christmas in the New Canada

It's Christmas Day, and although it's a bit gloomy out there because it  won't be a white Christmas in the place where I live.It seems to me that the lights have never shone brighter, after Harperland's long night.And never has there been so much hope in the air than there is now in our new Canada.So ...

Montreal Simon: The New Canada and the Evil Darkness of the Cons

It hasn't yet snowed in the place where I live, and I'm having a hard time believing it's almost Christmas.Although goodness knows Justin Trudeau is doing his best to get us into the spirit of the holiday season, with this performance at a Montreal food bank… Challenge accepted and completed, @PKSubban1. Jingle all the way! #CanadaCarolshttps://t.co/VwXLTk0F46 — Justin ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Signs of the New Canada

It was an amazing sight, and yet another sign that we are living in a very different Canada.For there in the massive Eaton Centre mall, a place so full of frenzied shoppers these days I dare not enter it, was Justin Trudeau.Mingling with real Canadians.And joining in a toy drive. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Learning How to Live in the New and Harperless Canada

It's a strange feeling. I want to celebrate the end of Stephen Harper's ghastly Con regime. I want to think that the monster has disappeared into his own darkness.But I still can't quite believe it. And what with the state of the world, and the sound of the Cons grinding their teeth like cicadas, and violence and ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the New and Better Canada

Isn't it great that after all the challenges he has had to face since he came to power, and the way the corporate media has gone after him, that Justin Trudeau is still incredibly popular. In Canada and all over the world. Have you seen the news from Canada lately? It’s all good. Canadians are currently basking in ...