View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – 1st Rule of Issue Management – Never Be Part of the Story

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – 1st Rule of Issue Management – Never Be Part of the Story

One of the first rules in political issues management is to never be part of the story. Issues management works in the background, monitoring the news, briefing key staff on unfolding events, offering up counter-attack points and coordinating with communications staff as needed. The aim is to present your boss, in this case the Prime […]

Beardsley 1 – Trudeau 0 on CTV Sound Bite to Fire Harper Staff #CDNPOLI Aug 16, 2015

Beardsley 1 – Trudeau 0 on CTV Sound Bite to Fire Harper Staff #CDNPOLI Aug 16, 2015

Don’t you just love this man’s high standards? “Stephen Harper picked these people, he hired them, he promoted them, he protected them, and he’s keeping them on the public payroll while they run his election campaign even though he knows full well everything that they did,” Trudeau said (Referring of course to the staffers in […]

Conrad Black: Will the Duffy trial be the Bayne of the Harper Government – APRIL 12, 2015

Conrad Black: Will the Duffy trial be the Bayne of the Harper Government – APRIL 12, 2015

The Mike Duffy trial opened with a formidable blast from his counsel, Donald Bayne, predicting that Nigel Wright, who is renowned to all as an honourable man and has been exempted from any charge in the matter, will confirm in his testimony that Duffy was pushed “by the Prime Minister’s Office” into accepting Wright’s $90,000, which […]

Is Mike Duffy or Stephen Harper on Trial today as The Circus Comes to Ottawa by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2015

Is Mike Duffy or Stephen Harper on Trial today as The Circus Comes to Ottawa by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2015

CFN – Today Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on trial.    In reality it is former Journalist and Senator Mike Duffy that’s on the docket and facing a judge, but ultimately Canadians will be keenly listening for glimpses of the man behind the curtain. What’s scariest to this writer is the simple truth that […]

Brock Frost Facebook Attack At Mike Duffy Ends Up with Booster Prez Getting Fired from Ottawa Civic – July 31, 2014

Brock Frost Facebook Attack At Mike Duffy Ends Up with Booster Prez Getting Fired from Ottawa Civic – July 31, 2014

Photo: Facebook CORNWALL Ontario –  Social media is part of the fabric of life and society now.   On July 17th Cornwall River King owner and Conservative Real Estate agent Brock Frost, who also is a candidate for council in Cornwall, took a low swipe at Mike Duffy who had not been convicted, but only […]

Mike Duffy Charges Trigger Nastiness in Cornwall Ontario Including Patient Privacy Issue at the Ottawa Civic Hospital by Jamie Gilcig

Mike Duffy Charges Trigger Nastiness in Cornwall Ontario Including Patient Privacy Issue at the Ottawa Civic Hospital by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – Social media really has changed the way that people communicate.  The biggest factor is speed and access. Anyone can virtually post just about anything, and on sites like Facebook and You Tube they can go viral quite quickly. One of the hottest stories here in Canada are the charges against Senator Mike Duffy. […]

Mike Duffy Stephen Harper & Justin Trudeau – What an odd scent in the air by Jamie Gilcig

Mike Duffy Stephen Harper & Justin Trudeau – What an odd scent in the air by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – It’s funny reading the latest on the Senate scandal, Stephen Harper’s possible political demise, and Justin Trudeau’s ascent. It’s almost like it’s a bad script. What we do know. Whatever success Mr. Harper has is because of planning and scripting.  It’s boring.  It’s not pretty.  It’s brutal and heavy handed, but it’s also […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Latest Duffy Bomb on Harper Government Oct 29, 2013

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Latest Duffy Bomb on Harper Government Oct 29, 2013

CFN – The explosion you heard in Ottawa yesterday was the latest bomb Mike Duffy lobbed into Ottawa’s political circus. Duffy certainly got everyone’s attention, not only in the Senate chamber, but across the country. Whether you like him or not, it was a powerful presentation from a skilled speaker. With the Senate scandal continuing […]