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 […]

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 […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Question Period Change Shouldn’t be by Force APRIL 11, 2017

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Question Period Change Shouldn’t be by Force APRIL 11, 2017

OTTAWA ONTARIO – It is unfortunate that the Liberals have tried to ram the changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons down everyone’s throats. Change is definitely needed and some of the changes which come out of the work done by Michael Chong have merit. For instance designating one day as a […]

Keith Beardsley’s View From the Hill – 9 Questions Over Trudeau’s 10th Vacation JAN 8, 2017

Keith Beardsley’s View From the Hill – 9 Questions Over Trudeau’s 10th Vacation JAN 8, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Canadians woke up in January and realized that they had to find a way to pay for all those Christmas presents bought on their credit cards. Others, especially seniors on fixed incomes, were struggling to figure out what items they would have to do without, because the cost of gas and hydro […]

View From the Hill – Keith Beardsley Offers Some Sage Advice to Justin Trudeau JUNE 18, 2015 #CDNPOLI

View From the Hill – Keith Beardsley Offers Some Sage Advice to Justin Trudeau JUNE 18, 2015 #CDNPOLI

Justin Trudeau’s new ideas on how to make government better do have some merit, if they are ever implemented. I say that as someone who is a bit jaded and cynical from having been involved in federal politics from as far back as 1984. There are always great ideas, especially when you are an opposition […]