View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Gov’t Does a Mini Shuffle 011419

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Gov’t Does a Mini Shuffle 011419

A busy day in politics as Trudeau does a mini shuffle. Some moves were surprising, some not so much. Kicking O’Regan out of Veterans Affairs was simply a survival move, IE save Trudeau’s buddy and put him somewhere else and hope he doesn’t screw up there as well. Personally, I think he will be just […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead – 2019

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead – 2019

It seems that everyone is producing polls while pontificating about the next election results in 2019. I am not one to put much faith in any election polling this far out- let’s face it they are not much better than a guess and the results can be impacted by the wording, the order of the […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time for a Christmas Truce 122418

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time for a Christmas Truce 122418

One would be hard pressed to find any politicians or their staff showing any Christmas spirit on either Twitter or Facebook these days. The animosity continues to reach new heights every day as political partisans of all stripes continue their attacks on each other. One of the biggest changes that I have observed over the […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer Disruptions Bad Idea 103118

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer Disruptions Bad Idea 103118

Ottawa Ontario – Once again, we see Conservative staff being used as props or in today’s case more correctly as “disrupters” at a meeting. This time it was at a meeting of the NATO Association where Liberal MPs banded together to remove a former Liberal, now Conservative MP, from the chair position. Conservative staff proceeded […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Max Max Leaves the Conservative Party 082318

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Max Max Leaves the Conservative Party 082318

Ottawa Ontario – Well, as his nickname implies Mad Max has done it again and this time he has left the Conservative Party. There is one thing that we can always count on in politics and it doesn’t matter if it is municipal, provincial or federal politics, and that is people’s egos. There is always […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Kudos to Paul Wernick for Highlighting Working Conditions for Hill Staff 062818

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Kudos to Paul Wernick for Highlighting Working Conditions for Hill Staff 062818

Cornwall Ontario – Thank you, Paul Wernick, for having the courage to speak out. The recent discussions triggered by Paul Wernick’s story about working conditions for staff on the Hill are long overdue. The working conditions that he described are accurate. I was fortunate to have worked on the Hill in the 1980s, the 1990s […]

A View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Weak Scheer Attack Over Personal Day for Trudeau 062618

A View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Weak Scheer Attack Over Personal Day for Trudeau 062618

Good grief! The Prime Minister is taking a personal day! Let’s get real folks, is this the single most important thing that the Conservatives can find to attack the government and Prime Minister on when we are in the midst of a trade war, the city of Toronto is asking for help to look after […]

View from the Hill by Keith Beardsley – How Much for Trudeau Summer Place Renos @ Harrington Lake? 061818

View from the Hill by Keith Beardsley – How Much for Trudeau Summer Place Renos @ Harrington Lake? 061818

Ottawa Ontario – According to the PMO the Prime Minister and his family enjoy the outdoors. This is a good thing. When you are faced with such a demanding and stressful job, giving your Prime Minister some down time in the outdoors is a good thing. If we look at the latest NCC approved renovations […]

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Running for office is a major life decision. You are putting yourself out into the public eye to serve your community. There are many challenges. Whether you’re a rookie or experienced,  the two sessions of this seminar have something to add to your arsenal of tools and help you not only get elected, but serve […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Keeping it Simple While Hammering Away at Trudeau in QP – 042618

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Keeping it Simple While Hammering Away at Trudeau in QP – 042618

Ottawa Ontario – Keeping a government off-guard and on the defensive is one of the primary functions of an opposition party’s attack team. We usually see this take place in the daily Question Period. The questions that need to be asked can most often be boiled down to three simple ones. 1. What did they […]

Silence is Golden for Ford Campaign as June Election Nears – by Jamie Gilcig 033118

Silence is Golden for Ford Campaign as June Election Nears – by Jamie Gilcig 033118

Cornwall Ontario – Contrary to what certain pundits blather about,  Doug Ford was the opponent Kathy Wynne didn’t want to face. Facing a well funded popular party with a leader that clearly is different than what else would be offered is a dilemma for the depleted and scandalized Wynne government.    To list the many […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer vs Beyak – 010918

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer vs Beyak – 010918

Ottawa Ontario – The Monday news coverage should have been another bad day for Prime Minister Trudeau. Joshua Boyle was going to be in court and the expected news coverage would have dragged the PM’s name and his foolish decision to meet with Boyle into the spotlight yet again. This was something the Liberals certainly […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Boyle Meeting Doesn’t Add Up 010618

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Boyle Meeting Doesn’t Add Up 010618

Ottawa Ontario – There have been a lot of media reports on Prime Minister Trudeau’s strange meeting with the Boyle family. So far the story simply doesn’t add up. Prime Minister’s just don’t meet with anyone who requests a meeting and it doesn’t matter who that person is or their background.  In most cases, a Prime […]

Finance Minister Morneau Dead Man Walking -View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley 113017

Finance Minister Morneau Dead Man Walking -View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley 113017

Ottawa Ontario – Finance Minister Morneau has a habit of walking from one political disaster to another- essentially stepping in one cow patty after another- and for no reason other than his own foolishness. But behind his missteps lies a bigger issue and that is what did he tell the Prime Minister and what did […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Not Keeping Canadians Safe – ISIS Vets

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Not Keeping Canadians Safe – ISIS Vets

Ottawa Ontario – When one takes the oath of office as Prime Minister or of Minister of Public Safety, it is implied that you will do your very best to keep Canada and Canadian men, women and children safe. This includes from both external threats and internal ones. But if you are Justin Trudeau, you […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Jagmeet Singh Sets for an Interesting 2019 Election

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Jagmeet Singh Sets for an Interesting 2019 Election

Ottawa Ontario – With the NDP electing Jagmeet Singh as their new leader we have seen the stage set for an interesting federal election in 2019. In a way it is the passing of the political torch from the baby boomers to the younger generation. Not only is Singh a match for Justin Trudeau on […]

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