Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race Descends Into Farce

I didn't watch the latest Con leadership debate in Vancouver yesterday afternoon, for two very good reasons.One, I couldn't find it on any TV channel I get, or anywhere on the dark internet. And two, it was too nice and warm outside to waste even an hour of my life.Which turned out to be a good ...

Montreal Simon: The Snobby Cons and the Bus Driver Minister

When I was a very small boy I used to dream of driving a bus, and the bigger the better.But it didn't take me very long to realize that the job wasn't as glamorous as I had imagined. And that I probably would never have the skill or the patience to be a good driver.Which was ...

Montreal Simon: The Sad Fate of the Bigot Harper Party

This is how the Cons would like us to imagine them. As the kind of party that would send out a Valentine card like that one.Inviting us to bee their friends.But of course, the Cons and the truth don't go as well together as honey and peanut butter.And this is who they really are.Read more ...

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant and the Con Bigot Show

It's hard to believe, it couldn't be more ugly, or less Canadian.But just two weeks after a white supremacist killed six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque, and wounded eight others.A group of Con leadership candidates attended a foul rally in Toronto last night to denounce a government motion aimed at doing more to fight Islamophobia.Read ...

Montreal Simon: The Abominable Cruelty of Rona Ambrose

As you may know, I have absolutely no respect for Rona Ambrose, the monstrous leader of the Harper Party.I can't forget how that cruel Con put her inhuman ideology before the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in this country.By trying to close down the Insite clinic in Vancouver, and making it almost impossible ...

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Pit of Hypocrisy

The other day I said that I had been struck by the strange way Rona Ambrose had been behaving. How she had practically gone to ground.After accusing Justin Trudeau of being unable to "resist the billionaire lifestyle" by vacationing at the Aga Khan's private island. Only to have it revealed that she had been attacking him, while ...

Montreal Simon: The Sunny Humiliation of Rona Ambrose

For weeks Rona Ambrose has been attacking Justin Trudeau for taking a helicopter ride to the Aga Khan's private island, instead of swimming there.But not any longer.Yesterday in Question Period she was a mute as a carp.And with good reason. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Circus and the Two Trumpanzees

As you know the Con leadership circus has not one but two second third-rate Donald Trump impersonators.But I'm sorry to report that after this week's ghastly show, both Kevin O'Leary and Kellie Leitch have been demoted.And will now march in with the clowns.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Con Bigots and the Quebec City Massacre

I wonder how Kellie Leitch, our sad Trump impersonator, is feeling today. Not so good I imagine. Or should I say, I hope.For on Saturday as I told you yesterday, she attacked a private member's bill designed to crack down on violent Islamophobia. Only to look like an idiot or a beast the very next ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Sad State of the Con Leadership Race

It's still his party. He created it in his own image. Those who survived the Great Humiliation are still trying to keep his monstrous legacy alive. But Stephen Harper these days is a shrunken version of the monstrous leader he once was, and has said nothing about Con leadership race, even as it descends into farce.Until ...

Montreal Simon: Why I Have Decided To Support Kevin O’Leary

Well now it's official. Kevin O'Leary has finally announced that he does indeed want to be the leader, or the new King of the Harper Party.He claims ordinary rubes Canadians are excited and grateful that he's going to save them from the Liberals.  And he wants Justin Trudeau to know that he is going to be his ...

Montreal Simon: The Farcical Con Debate and the Coming of Kevin O’Leary

The headline in today's Journal de Montréal just about says it all. Yesterday's Con leadership debate was a "hard evening for the French language."So badly did some Con candidates mangle their French, that even the translators couldn't understand them.And no serious person could call it anything but a farce.But at least the gloves finally came off.Read more ...

Montreal Simon: The Final Humiliation of the Con Clown Joe Oliver

It isn't the biggest story in the world, compared to the coming of Trump, or for that matter any other story.But like the ghost of Harper past, the old Con Joe Oliver is back in the news. And sadly for him not in a happy way.For after losing his seat in the last election, now he's ...

Montreal Simon: The Continuing Adventures of the Con Clown Kellie Trump

As we all know too well, and too painfully, the Con clown Kellie Leitch has been making an absolute fool of herself for what sometimes seems like forever.With the worst Donald Trump impersonator third-rate drag show act Canada, and possibly the world, has ever seen.Where Kellie Trump claims that only she can save our Canadian values, ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Fake Helicopter Scandal

It was a horrible way to end a long and grim week. I crawled across the Friday finishing line, turned on the TV, and there was Rosemary Barton, looking even more like a dominatrix than usual.And leading her grim increasingly boring show with the story of Justin Trudeau, the helicopter, and the Aga Khan's island. ...

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant, Kellie Leitch, and the Rebel’s Fake News Problem

As you know, the time I checked to see what Ezra Levant was up to, he was blushing with pride after being called a "true Canadian patriot" by Nick Kouvalis, Kellie Leitch's campaign manager.And of course furiously begging for money, as he does every day of the year, after losing a costly appeal. Well now it ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race: Now It’s Even More of a Porky Show

As we all know the Con leadership race badly needs any publicity it can get. Because not only has it been a porky show, it's also been incredibly boring.And if pigs could fly there would be pork in the trees.But now at last that ghastly show could become the mud wrestling match, I've been hoping ...

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Trump Whisperer

Kellie Leitch's third rate Trump impersonator act has always been a freak show. But now it's getting even more bizarre.Now she's not just dancing with the devil, like she once danced with Chris Alexander at the Cultural Barbarism Ball.Now she's repeating things Trump says, word for word, like she's a puppet and he's her ventriloquist. ...

Montreal Simon: Steve Blaney and the Con Apocalypse (Continued)

Although it wasn't a very big story, and most Canadians didn't pay it much attention, the Con leadership race was one of the recurring horror stories of 2016.A real zombie apocalypse and a virtual cesspool of bigotry. With Kellie Leitch going after immigrants, Brad Trost going after LGBT Canadians, and Rona Ambrose just standing there looking stupid.So who ...

Montreal Simon: How The Media Made Kellie Leitch Our Trump Impersonator

I must admit I still find it hard to believe that an educated person like Kellie Leitch is doing what she is doing.Trying to whip up xenophobia for crass political purposes. And sounding more extreme   with every passing day… Or more insane. For what else can you call a member of the elites inciting her ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Liberal Fundraising Gang Bang

As we all know, the Con media and the opposition have been having a ball attacking Justin Trudeau and his Liberals for charging people to attend Liberal fundraisers.And suggesting that Trudeau could be bought for $1,500 bucks.Even though he has denied that in a manner that seems to me both honest and reasonable. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Kevin O’Leary Prepares To Join the Con Leadership Race

Ever since Kevin O'Leary's infamous "Summit Meeting" with Tony Clement, I've been sure that O'Leary would end up running for Con leader.He knows a third-rate Shark Tank when he sees one.And after sizing up Clement over a bottle of wine, he probably came to the conclusion that he could easily beat him and any of these ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Debate, Kellie Leitch, and the Angry Pajamas

There were so many candidates at last night's Con leadership debate I couldn't fit them all into the picture.Or shake the image of a bunch of crows lined up on a humming power line.But although most of the debate was so boring I had to remember to keep breathing, near the end the feathers or the sparks ...

Montreal Simon: Chris Alexander and the Ezra Levant Freak Show

As you may know, the story of Chris Alexander has always reminded me of the Oscar Wilde story The Picture of Dorian Gray. Where the portrait of the once promising young diplomat morphs into something monstrous, after he sells his soul to Stephen Harper.Well yesterday that portrait became even uglier, if that's possible.After Alexander disgraced himself ...

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris On The Demonization of Justin Trudeau

The other night Justin Trudeau turned up at an event in Toronto's Distillery District, bearing a bag of gifts to add to a so-called Toy Mountain for poor children.And I was amazed to see how cheerful and relaxed he looked, after the barrage of criticism he has had to endure in the last two weeks.With the Cons ...