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 insanity everywhere. I'm having a hard time getting into the spirit of the season...
But luckily a lot of good things really are happening in the New Canada, and this has got to be one of the best. Read more »
For years Stephen Harper attacked Justin Trudeau as only a bully and a political pervert could. Smearing him in every possible way, distorting his words, questioning his masculinity, and trying to brainwash us into believing that he was just not ready.
And for years Justin just shrugged those attacks off, much to my dismay. Because I believe that bullies should be taught a lesson, put down, and humiliated. But in London yesterday, at last, Trudeau finally rang Harper's bell. Read more »
It's the burning question that remains to be answered about Stephen Harper 's monstrous years in power. The one that could make him Canada's Richard Nixon. The one that could send him to prison. Did he or did he not order or pressure the Canada Revenue Agency to go after his political opponents, and audit and harass one left-wing charity after the other? And because it's the kind of question that could shatter the confidence citizens should have in their government, I believe it demands an answer. So I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who wants the Trudeau government to set up a Commission of Inquiry. Read more »
As you know, I believe the challenge of settling thousands of Syrian refugees in this country is a gift not a burden. A chance to show that after the darkness of the Harper years, we still remember what it means to be a Canadian. So although the Con media is running around gleefully screaming "broken promise!!!! broken promise !!!!!" I'm glad Justin Trudeau has decided to give us two more months to get ready to receive them. Read more »
When the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson was working for the Con regime, I couldn't help feeling that he was turning the force into the Harper Police. Or help wondering whether he was willingly collaborating with that sinister mob, or whether like so many others he was being held hostage by them, and their depraved leader Boss Harper. And was suffering from the so-called Stockholm syndrome. I still can't decide what the real reason was, but one thing is for sure, Paulson just doesn't get it. Read more »
In the last desperate weeks before he was crushed and humiliated, Stephen Harper, must have thought it was a brilliant move. One that would ensure his insane policies of Total Oily Domination would continue even if he was defeated. He would stack the board of directors of the National Energy Board with patronage appointments, and make sure they could not be replaced until after the next election. And since he knew that NEB directors can only be removed after a vote in the Commons and the Con Senate, he must have thought that Justin Trudeau wouldn't be able to do anything about it. But sadly for Harper he's wrong. Read more »
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 the glow of the world’s handsomest prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who has just appointed a cabinet we can only dream of. Imagine, the folks in charge of protecting the land and its people are the original owners. Can you handle it? There’s more. The minister for sport and disabilities is a visually impaired Paralympian. Logic and experience? Please make the acquaintance of politics. Isn't this a great sign that our Canada is back? Read more »
Rona Ambrose has been working hard to try to put a new face on the shattered and shadowy Cons. And I'm glad she has spoken to some of the members of that little mosque in Peterborough that was torched by bestial bigots.
But almost three weeks after she took over the Cons, she has yet to apologize for the way her party and their depraved leader used bigotry as a weapon. And helped take us to this dark and crazy place. And don't be fooled, the Cons are still very much Stephen Harper's party. Read more »
He was the the most disgusting leader of the worst criminal regime this country has ever known. They lied, they cheated, they muzzled their opponents. And now they're trying to cripple the Trudeau government with the worst patronage scandal this country has ever seen. Read more »
Gosh. It's not as if Ezra Levant hasn't been humiliated enough recently. His recent trip to Paris to try to convince the French to hate Muslims as much as him and his crazies do was a complete bust. This trip has been depressing, because no one here is angry. They certainly aren't talking about -- God forbid -- letting people arm themselves. It's time for irrational hatred. It's time for vehement patriotism. This city needs a slap in the face. And no doubt a devastating blow to the budget of his tacky shoe-string operation... Read more »
It's hard to imagine a more absurd spectacle, than the old Harper Con Joe Oliver making an absolute fool out of himself. Again. For after going missing for two months during the election campaign. Until half the country was wondering where he was...
Up until the very moment his Con regime went crashing down in flames, Stephen Harper's waxy face stared out at us trying to brainwash us into believing that he knew what he was doing. That only he, Great Economist Leader, could protect the tanking economy from the opposition and other terrorist sympathizers, spend billions trying to buy votes, but still balance the budget. And still produce a miraculous $2 billion dollar surplus !!! Read more »
As you know the Cons, led by the flying chicken hawk Jason Kenney, have been trying to use the massacre in Paris to go after Justin Trudeau. Accusing him of letting down the side, or siding with the terrorists, for his decision to end our bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. And focus instead on better and more Canadian ways to help defeat ISIS. And what makes it even worse, is that the Con media is going after Trudeau for the same reason. Like bats out of hell... Read more »
When Rona Ambrose was crowned temporary Queen of the Cons, and promised that her shell shocked MPs would set a "new tone" i.e. raise their behaviour out of the gutter, and stop acting like animals. I remember wondering whether she was dumb or delusional, and whether she really believed she could do that in the snake pit of a party Stephen Harper created. And Jason Kenney now runs. And sure enough she couldn't. She just couldn't CONTROL them. Read more »
The other day I told you how Scotland was getting ready to welcome its first group of Syrian refugees, and how that small country had been working hard to try to make them feel at home. In a country so different from the ones they were coming from. Well now they have arrived, on a miserable cold wet afternoon in Glasgow, which must have made at least some of them wonder to what icy grey hell had they been condemned. But they did get a warm welcome. And this picture probably sums up how many of them were feeling... Read more »
When I see how the tragedy in Paris has some of the bigots in this country crawling out of their holes, to spew ignorance and hatred. Like this ghastly joker. Half maniac, half beast. Or I read the comments from those who are so afraid, they would deny desperate refugees safe haven in Canada. And by so doing play into the hands of the ISIS death cult. I like to think of the message Antoine Leiris, who lost his wife at the Bataclan club, had for her killers:
When Rona Ambrose became the interim leader of the defeated and humiliated Cons, she promised that they would adopt a "new tone." I predicted that wouldn't last long, and sure enough it didn't. Because now Candice Bergen has made it only too clear those were indeed hollow words. And she for one REALLY hates Justin Trudeau.
And that only about ten days after she herself promised to engage her opponents in a more respectful manner. Which can only make some wonder if she has any idea how most Canadians felt about her and her depraved leader...
But then who can blame Bergen and the other Cons? When Justin Trudeau is systematically dismantling the foul legacy of the Harper regime. He has ordered the return of the long-form census, he has unmuzzled scientists and civil servants, he has given directions that all Charter challenges be scrapped. And yesterday at long last his government buried the Great War on the Niqab. The federal government has formally withdrawn a controversial court challenge involving the niqab, says Jody Wilson-Raybould in her first act as Canada's attorney general and justice minister. Whose passing deserves to be marked, because it was without a doubt one of the worst things Stephen Harper ever did.
Using bigotry as a political weapon, and stirring up hatred that along with the events in Paris, is still poisoning our country. Teenage Muslim girls at a north Toronto mosque have a new rule this week: Don’t walk alone to Islamic night school. And whatever you do, don’t jaywalk – you don’t want to give drivers any excuses, cautioned Aleemuddin Syed, director of Darul Khair Islamic Centre. The warnings came after the Islamic State’s co-ordinated killings in Paris and an ensuing spate of anti-Muslim hate crimes in Canada. The incidents this week include the burning of a mosque in Peterborough, Ont., and racist graffiti and many reported verbal encounters across the country, leading Muslim and police groups to offer safety advice. Which couldn't be more disgusting. But of course the real reason Candice Bergen and the other Cons are so bitter is that it is finally sinking in that after ten years their time is really over. And that Justin Trudeau is dismantling the Harper regime like Keir Dullea dismantled the evil computer HAL in the movie 2001 Space Odyssey...
And although Trudeau still has a lot more work ahead. On Harper’s watch Canadian law grew ever more heedless of civil rights, contemptuous of the judiciary, unreasonably punitive, and unfriendly to minorities and refugees. Canadians voted for something better on Oct. 19. The Liberals have work to do, restoring the public’s trust. The niqab was a start. It must not end there. That is the good news. It was a horrible nightmare. He was a real monster. But Stephen Harper's ghastly regime is being taken apart. And he's never coming back...
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It's hard enough for an adult to understand the horror of the Paris massacre. Or how some people can be so cruel and vicious. So imagine being a parent in that city, and having to try to explain that horror to children. So I have to say I thought this dad did a really great job. Read more »
I like to think that in some refugee camp in the Middle East, a mother and her children have just found out that they could be in Canada in just a few weeks. And that they are a lot happier than they are in this photo. For they have been living in hell. So you can imagine how I felt when I saw that Brad Wall, the Premier of Saskatchewan, the Little Con on the Prairie, the ferocious oil pimp, thinks they and 25,000 other refugees should just cool their jets. Because he thinks they're too dangerous. Read more »
He's at the G20 summit in Turkey, doing a great job of repairing this country's soiled reputation, and getting mobbed by his many admirers. And making us look cool again in the eyes of the world, instead of the slack jawed residents of the insane asylum Harperland, or the Army of the Walking Dead. But back home his enemies are already using the bloody tragedy in Paris as a weapon to try to destroy him. Led of course, by the chunky chicken hawk and religious fanatic Jason Kenney.