Montreal Simon

Subscribe to Montreal Simon feed
Updated: 1 hour 1 min ago

Julian Fantino and the Royal Conadian Choir

8 hours 17 min ago


When I heard the news that Julian Fantino had met with a group of veterans in an apparent effort to rebuild all those bridges he has blown up in the last few years, I was suitably impressed.

Until I found out the meeting was at the Citadel in Quebec City, not Ottawa as is usually the case. So he could get as far away from the Parliamentary media as possible, short of heading for Tuktoyaktuk.

Or Stephen Harper's closet.

And that veterans who weren't prepared to join the choir and sing along with him, weren't invited. 
Read more »

Michael Sona, Stephen Harper, and the Robocall Conspiracy

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:10


It was an attempt to steal an election, and today one of Stephen Harper's Cons was sent to jail for that crime against democracy. 

Former Conservative staffer Michael Sona has been sentenced to nine months in jail plus a year on probation for trying to keep some voters in Guelph, Ont., from casting ballots in the 2011 federal election.

But it wasn't much of a sentence, and the burning question remains: 

What about the others?



For there were others, and it was a conspiracy.
Read more »

Why The Harper Cons Must Pull These Porky Ads

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 04:17


As you know, I had a little fun yesterday with this latest Porky Action Plan ad, produced and directed by the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation.

Because it's so misleading, so obviously partisan, such a blatant attempt to brainwash Canadians with their own money.

I simply can't help myself...



For how else are you supposed to react to such totalitarian propaganda? Except laugh in the faces of those who made it.
Read more »

Stephen Harper and the By-election Message Progressives Cannot Ignore

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 03:00


You'd think Stephen Harper would have been cheered by his two by-election victories in Ontario and Alberta.

But he wasn't. In the Commons yesterday he was tense and irritable.

And with good reason. For when you examine the results closely you can see that hidden in them are the seeds of his own destruction.
Read more »

The Chaplain, the Con MP, and the Betrayal of the Legion

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:04


She's the latest victim of the Con regime's war on Canadian veterans. 

A Royal Canadian Legion chaplain who lost her position for having committed the ultimate crime in Stephen Harper's Canada:

Standing up for our veterans and our wounded soldiers. 
Read more »

Will Stephen Harper Really Take a Walk in the Snow?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:21


When I first heard the rumours that Stephen Harper was about to go for a walk in the snow. Or whatever. 

And announce that he planned to step down in the New Year, I must admit I was stunned. It just didn't seem to make sense.

His fear campaign is boosting his polls, the unemployment rate is down, he's planning to spend billions of dollars bribing voters.

He's just launched this new Porky Action Plan campaign...



Aimed at brainwashing Canadians with OUR money.

And of course, he was the abominable star of the recent G20 summit...



So why would he choose to quit NOW, and give his job to Jason Kenney?
Read more »

The Day Thousands Took to the Streets to Defend the CBC

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:25


It was a stirring sight. And for the beleaguered CBC it couldn't have come at a better time, or be more welcome.

Thousands of people marching in streets of Montreal and other places, to demand that the Harper regime stop killing the corporation.

CBC/Radio-Canada supporters gathered in Montreal, Matane, Sept-Îles, Quebec City, Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Rimouski, Gaspé and Moncton in New Brunswick to protest against deep cuts and job losses at the Crown corporation.

And all I can say is it's about time.
Read more »

Can War Be Made to Look Too Beautiful?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:03


It was the most stunning and beautiful tribute to those who died in the First World War I have ever seen.

A sea of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, one for every British or Commonwealth soldier killed in that war.

But now the poppies are being uprooted.

The Christmas lights are going on.

And when Sainsbury's, a big supermarket chain, tried to mix war and Christmas, it was accused of making war look too BEAUTIFUL...
Read more »

The G20 Summit and the Day of Reckoning

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:39


It's hard to believe that it's been more than four years since the G20 Summit in Toronto, and my neighbourhood became a police state.

A dark sinister place where more than a thousand people were arrested, and caged like animals.



For no good reason.

And yes, the wheels of justice grind slowly.
Read more »

Joe Oliver's Dangerously Reckless Budget Scam

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 04:58


Well as you know, I wasn't exactly impressed by Joe Oliver's totally political fiscal update, and by the way he is recklessly blowing the surplus.

To try to buy votes and leave no money in the cupboard, so the opposition can't make their own spending promises.

While also leaving no money for a rainy day should the economy take a dive, and oil prices keep tanking.

So I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who thinks that Ol' Joe, and his equally incompetent master Stephen Harper, could be leading us to DISASTER.
Read more »

Stephen Harper, Vladimir Putin, and the Great G20 Showdown

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:57


OMG. I see Stephen Harper has stolen the spotlight at the G20 summit, by going dictator to dictator, with Vladimir Putin.

Stephen Harper told Russian President Vladimir Putin flatly that he needs "to get out of Ukraine," when the two met at a Group of 20 summit of major economies in Brisbane.

Or mano a mano.

The Russian Leader stuck out his hand. Mr. Harper accepted the gesture but said to the Russian Leader: "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you, you need to get out of Ukraine."‎

In a crass attempt to make the summit all about him, and the ethnic vote.
Read more »

Stephen Harper and the Politics of Fear

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:40


As I've mentioned several times recently, I've never seen this country so paranoid and so fearful.

So that even a small marine police exercise in the bay the other day, had some people wondering whether the terrorists were coming.

The ones Stephen Harper would have us believe would behead us in our bedrooms.

Which helps explain why I've never seen him look so happy, and yet so deranged...



To see the Fear Factor glowing red, even on Parliament Hill.
Read more »

The Day Stephen Harper Couldn't Hide Any Longer

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 00:56


He has always been a strange bird. 

When it comes to the Great War on Terror, or any war from 1812 onwards, he's a raging chicken hawk.

He can't get enough of it, or squawk loud enough

But when it comes to the Great War on Climate Change, he has always been a clucking chicken...



But at least now Stephen Harper can't hide any longer.
Read more »

Joe Oliver and the Incredible Shrinking Surplus

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 03:56


It was hard to imagine a scarier sight, than old Joe Oliver delivering his fiscal update to an audience of Bay Street business types the other day.

And announcing that Canadians should support the Cons, because he's blown the surplus trying to buy votes.

So they can't trust the opposition to run or ruin the economy!!!
Read more »

Stephen Harper's Great Failed War on Marijuana

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 02:21


As you know, Stephen Harper has made The Great War on Marijuana one of his main  weapons in the Great War on Justin Trudeau.

So he could accuse him of being a dangerous junkie who would make the drug more accessible to kids...



But when that attack ad didn't work, he decided to use our tax dollars to produce an anti-marijuana ad.

And get the country's doctors to endorse it...



But the doctors refused to play his game. 

Because they they could see right through it, like so many other Canadians.
Read more »

Stephen Harper and the Great Benito Leader

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 03:25


There is an old internet adage called Godwin's Law, that dictates that among other things, one can't call Stephen Harper and his Cons Nazis.

And I don't, because it also wouldn't be decent. It would diminish the deaths and the suffering of Hitler's many victims. 

And of course, because it's not strictly accurate eh?

You really can't compare our bumbling Con fascists to those genocidal Nazi maniacs.

But Harper is a maniac, and he is killing our country. So I'm really glad to see that at least it's now OK to compare him to Benito Mussolini. 
Read more »

Stephen Harper and the Road to an Early Election

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:32


I didn't watch the ceremony at the National War Memorial, but I see that Stephen Harper made it back from China just in time to take the starring role.

So he could take advantage of this country's massive emotional upheaval.

Pose as a Great Strong Leader keeping us safe in a time of war, Canada's Churchill or our Big Daddy.

While extracting every drop of political advantage out of the situation.

And with his every action, as Duncan Cameron points out, dishonouring the very meaning of Remembrance Day. 
Read more »

Ezra Levant's Latest Disgraceful Bigot Eruption

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:17


Ezra Levant is without a shadow of a doubt the most disgusting person on Canadian television.

A greasy, grubby oil pimp, a far-right demagogue, a bully and a bigot.

But even by his low standards, this is absolutely outrageous.
Read more »

Remembrance Day 2014: And My Promise to the Dead

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:58


It's going to be a very emotional Remembrance Day in Canada, especially at the National War Memorial.

For the reasons we all know, for the blood spilled. 

And at the stroke of eleven I will stop whatever I'm doing, and remember those who gave their lives, and honour our veterans.

But for the first time ever, I won't even try to watch the always moving ceremony at the National War Memorial.

Because at this point in my life, in this broken country, I could not stand to see Stephen Harper exploit such a sacred occasion.
Read more »

Stephen Harper's Great Shabby Trip to China

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:18


Well it wasn't much of a trip, not the grand photo-op he was expecting.

He never got his pandas.

And as for those two caged Canadians they're still in a Chinese jail. 

China’s second-most powerful leader emerged from a meeting with Stephen Harper to say his country’s courts alone will decide what happens to two Canadians detained by Beijing on allegations of spying.

Because although Stephen Harper claimed he raised the matter of human rights in his private meetings with the Chinese dictators, nobody could prove it, and if he did they ignored him.

But still Great Leader did declare the trip a huge success, and say that he was very very pleased.
Read more »

Pages