View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Is It Time to Change Moving Expense Rules? SEPT 28, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Is It Time to Change Moving Expense Rules?  SEPT 28, 2016

There has been lots of controversy and quite a few accusations thrown around about various individuals moving expenses. This is politics and mud throwing and making your opponent look bad is definitely the name of the game. Liberal rhetoric in the last campaign- “open and accountable”, a new way of doing things, sunny ways etc. […]

Larry Kazdan of Vancouver Wants The Fed to Create More Jobs LTE Sept 27, 2016

Larry Kazdan of Vancouver Wants The Fed to Create More Jobs LTE Sept 27, 2016

Re:  Feds monitoring weak economy, could take action as early as fall: Morneau, The Canadian Press, September 26, 2016 http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2016/09/26/feds-monitoring-weak-economy-could-take-action-as-early-as-fall-morneau-3/#.V-mLF_nyuUk Our Bank of Canada does not have vaults filled with electronic cash. As remarkable as it may seem, the Bank (owned 100% by the federal government) simply creates money whenever needed by computer entry. It […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Perception is Everything in Politics SEPT 23, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Perception is Everything in Politics SEPT 23, 2016

I remember reading some comments from Liberal Senator Keith Davies, otherwise known as the “Rain Maker” for his successful stewardship of several Liberal election campaigns. He stressed that in politics, perception was everything- something this latest generation of Liberals seems to have forgotten. Arrogance and entitlement have always been the downfall of the Liberals, whether […]

SD&SG MP Guy Lauzon Abuses Tax Payers With Partisan Mailer by Jamie Gilcig SEPT 16, 2016

SD&SG MP Guy Lauzon Abuses Tax Payers With Partisan Mailer by Jamie Gilcig SEPT 16, 2016

Conservative MP Guy Lauzon issued a new mailer.   The purpose of a mailer generally is to communicate with voters in the riding.  It is done at tax payer’s expense and not of the Conservative Party. The latest mailer, which is a whopping 11×17 inches includes  a whopping four pages in English and French, nearly as […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – What Goes Around Comes Around AUG 18, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – What Goes Around Comes Around AUG 18, 2016

It didn’t take long for one of Trudeau’s ministers to put their foot in it. As has been reported Minister of Health Philpott has been somewhat free with throwing taxpayers dollars around on limousine service in the GTA. Some of the excuses that have been reported are just laughable… it wasn’t a limo it was […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Signs Harbor Deal Without Public Consultation by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 26, 2016

Cornwall Ontario City Council Signs Harbor Deal Without Public Consultation by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 26, 2016

The deed was done under cover.    No public consultation.  No real public information delivered.  A non nonsensical that jeopardizes the future of the city of Cornwall Ontario. The bad drama started with the Chem Tanks and ended with the release below by the city which actually rezoned the land “prior” to announcing the deal. […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Keith Agrees With Justin Trudeau APRIL 5, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Keith Agrees With Justin Trudeau APRIL 5, 2016

I don’t often agree with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, but I do think he is going in the right direction with his open membership proposal. In this country our politicians often lament that the population is largely disengaged from our political process and we try to find all sorts of ways to attract young voters- […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Happy Easter Wishes to Hard Working MPs MARCH 27, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Happy Easter Wishes to Hard Working MPs MARCH 27, 2016

With it being Easter weekend, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter especially all of those hard-working MPs and ministers and of course the Prime Minister too. Then again “hard-working” might not be an accurate description of our elected representatives. We are two thirds of the way through this session before out tireless MPs […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Combat Mission or Liberal BS? March 8, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Combat Mission or Liberal BS?  March 8, 2016

It has been fascinating watching the Trudeau Liberals twist and squirm over their definition of combat in Iraq. If you believe their nonsense talk points (which can only be dreamt up in a political staff meeting) our forces on the ground in Iraq are not in a combat role. The Liberals prefer to parse and define […]

A Canadian Election Break Down With One Week to Go by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

A Canadian Election Break Down With One Week to Go by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

So with one week to go where do we stand with one of Canada’s longest elections? Stephen Harper clearly will not enjoy another majority which has many Canadians rejoicing.    Scandal after scandal has plagued his government, but most simply have grown tired of the politics of fear mongering and threats.    As my mentor […]

Harper Visit Snubs Local Media – Angry Conservative Ho Down in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 26, 2015

Harper Visit Snubs Local Media – Angry Conservative Ho Down in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 26, 2015

What does it say when the very Prime Minister of a country is fearful of the largest media outlet in a region or riding? What does it say if a party only invites “selected media”?   Does it mean that those outlets are more “fair” or that they simply will serve up whatever PR talking […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Debate No One Won – AUG 9, 2015 #MACDEBATE

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Debate No One Won – AUG 9, 2015 #MACDEBATE

I enjoyed taking part in the True North Political panel on Friday; it was one which didn’t see the usual partisan attacks that we associate with such shows. Instead there was some pretty good discussion and analysis as we looked back at the Thursday leader’s debate. I don’t think it was a stellar debate by […]

Mulcair Wins Predictably Limp Maclean’s Leadership Debate by Jamie Gilcig AUG 7, 2015

Mulcair Wins Predictably Limp Maclean’s Leadership Debate by Jamie Gilcig AUG 7, 2015

The Maclean’s City TV Leadership Debate limped its way through the evening.   It wasn’t long, and it certainly wasn’t deep in scope. There was some grade school cheese with the sets having a blue background and the hosts wearing blue ties.   Nothing like some subliminal suggestion for the really dumb viewers. Elizabeth May […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley A Long Hot Summer Before the Election JULY 7, 2015 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley A Long Hot Summer Before the Election JULY 7, 2015 #cdnpoli

Some time ago when the push for fixed election dates was first discussed, I for one was never in favour of the idea. I always felt that Canadian elections would end up following the pattern of American ones with a last year being devoted to little that would be considered constructive. The focus would end […]