View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Eve Adams Winners & Losers FEB 12, 2015

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Eve Adams Winners & Losers FEB 12, 2015

Political types tend to look at every action that takes place as a win or lose situation. This is especially true in today’s hyper-partisan political environment where each side regards the other parties as the enemy, not just as competitors for the hearts and minds of voters. In this super charged environment capturing one of […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – New Abacus Poll Interesting Numbers – Aug 28, 2014

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – New Abacus Poll Interesting Numbers – Aug 28, 2014

CFN – The latest Abacus poll was interesting as its numbers show how few people think anything would change under a Liberal or NDP government. For instance under a Liberal government, 46% don’t think there would be any difference when it comes to job creation. For the environment 51% don’t think things would be any […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Bar Has Been Set by Justin Trudeau

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Bar Has Been Set by Justin Trudeau

CFN – Conservative and NDP fundraisers must be patting themselves on the back today and thanking Justin Trudeau for their good fortune. With Trudeau’s pronouncement that he plans on winning a 170 seats and a majority in the next election, the fundraising letters to NDP and Conservative supporters almost write themselves. Nothing rallies an organization and […]

Ten Seats in Quebec for the Harper Conservatives in Next Election? Keith Beardsley View From the Hill

Ten Seats in Quebec for the Harper Conservatives in Next Election? Keith Beardsley View From the Hill

CFN – Don’t you just love the summer doldrums and some of the political speculation that abounds in the news? One such story around speculation that the Conservatives under Harper could win ten seats in Quebec in the next election was certainly attention getting. This would require quite an extensive and on-going charm offensive from […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – No Danger Pay for our Soldiers in Afghanistan?

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – No Danger Pay for our Soldiers in Afghanistan?

CFN – Once again we have the Defence Department making a decision that leaves most fair minded Canadians shaking their heads.  It seems the brain trust at DND has decided that while our embassy staff and ambassador require soldiers to protect them in Kabul, the soldiers don’t merit danger pay? This DND decision also ignores […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Come Fly With Me! NDP Flight Attacks on Harper Gov’t.

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Come Fly With Me!  NDP Flight Attacks on Harper Gov’t.

CFN – Watching the NDP’s feigned outrage at the Conservative’s use (misuse) of government aircraft generates flashbacks to when the Conservatives were in opposition. At that time as head of the Conservative research group looking into Liberal misdeeds, we would often check the Challenger jet flight logs. Most of the time it was pretty boring […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Politics 101 & Trudeau – Feb 18, 2014

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Politics 101 & Trudeau – Feb 18, 2014

CFN – Once again we have a spending scandal occupying the attention of Canadians. This time however, it doesn’t involve our esteemed senators but two former generals, Andrew Leslie who is presently a senior Liberal advisor and Daniel Menard who retired in disgrace from the armed forces. Leslie claimed $72,000 for moving expenses and Menard […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Senate Change Has arrived After Trudeau Play – Jan 29, 2014

CFN – Justin Trudeau probably shocked his Senate caucus colleagues more than the voting public today when he announced he was removing Liberal senators from the Liberal caucus, thereby limiting the caucus to elected members of parliament. For the most part I don’t think the public cares one way or another how a senator labels […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Which Harper MP’s To Stay Go? Jan 16, 2014

CFN – To stay or go, that is the question many Conservative MPs will be asking themselves this year. This was highlighted by Brian Jean’s announcement that he is leaving the federal political scene this month. You have to wonder if Jean’s  (along with Ted Menzies and Merv Tweed) decision is but one of potentially […]