Larry Kazdan on the Dangers of Printing Too Much Money – LTE – May 7, 2015

Larry Kazdan on the Dangers of Printing Too Much Money – LTE – May 7, 2015

Re: Federal parties start to play their economic cards, Jason Fekete, May 5, 2015 http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/federal-parties-start-to-play-their-economic-cards The conventional wisdom is that whichever party forms government will not have much financial breathing room, especially with the collapse of world oil prices. In fact, while there are ideological and eventual real resource restraints, there is no financial constraint […]

Would You Vote for an Independent Candidate for MP? by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 29, 2015

Would You Vote for an Independent Candidate for MP? by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 29, 2015

CFN –  Here in Cornwall Bernadette Clement announced that she will be attempting to be the candidate for MP in the 2015 election. There’s been a lot of chatter, but one question that keeps coming up is whether an Independent candidate could win and whether more should run? As some know I personally have given […]

Bernadette Clement to Run for Justin Trudeau in 2015 by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 26, 2015

Bernadette Clement to Run for Justin Trudeau in 2015 by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 26, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Bernadette Clement is taking another crack at SD&SG MP Guy Lauzon in the upcoming election.   She has to win the nomination, but unless some surprise candidate drops in she should be facing another round. In the last election she fared poorly finishing far behind Lauzon, and finishing worse than her candidacy […]

No, I am not Running in 2015 for the NDP – Rumor Put to Rest & Election Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 23, 2015

No, I am not Running in 2015 for the NDP – Rumor Put to Rest & Election Thoughts  by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 23, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – My phone started ringing far too early this morning.   It was surreal, but I live in surreal times in a surreal community. I first have to shoot down and dispel the rumor.  I will categorically not be the NDP candidate for this riding in the upcoming Federal election. As much as […]

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 […]

Did John Baird Hit the Glass Ceiling? MP Resigns Cabinet Post by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 3, 2015 POLL

Did John Baird Hit the Glass Ceiling?  MP Resigns Cabinet Post by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 3, 2015 POLL

CFN – John Baird was one of the Harper government’s most interesting Cabinet ministers.   Today he announced that he’s stepping down from his post and will not be running again.   There’s wild speculation about what has triggered his decision. Could it be that MP’s that retire before the end of February get their […]

Conrad Black: Radical Islam poses a real, direct threat to the West — including Canada JAN 24, 2015

Conrad Black: Radical Islam poses a real, direct threat to the West — including Canada JAN 24, 2015

CFN – It is distressing to witness the waffling and quibbling in both federal opposition parties over Canada’s contribution to the anti-terrorist effort in the Middle East, and even more depressing to note the failure of the opposition to show any recognition of the nature of the intensifying struggle between the West and radical Islam. […]

Federal Liberal Bash In Cornwall Ontario a No Show for Domenic LeBlanc by Jamie Gilcig JAN 22, 2015

Federal  Liberal Bash In Cornwall Ontario a No Show for Domenic LeBlanc by Jamie Gilcig JAN 22, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – It was another embarrassing night for the local Federal Liberal riding association under President Jamie Labonte.   The lightly employed prez saw his guest speaker for the spaghetti fund raiser not show up and a crowd of less than 30 attended at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Sadly it marred the announcement of Corey […]

Was Hubert Lacroix Hired to Dismantle the CBC by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 17, 2014

Was Hubert Lacroix Hired to Dismantle the CBC by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 17, 2014

CFN – It seems that there’s a move a foot to kill the CBC.  And it’s coming from within. Hubert Lacroix, the reigning President of our Nation’s broadcaster looks like Gordon Gekko a business guy/bureaucrat brought in to dismantle the CBC one block at a time. He didn’t work his way up the broadcaster, but was […]

Justin Trudeau Under the Magnifying Glass As 2015 Approaches by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 10, 2014

Justin Trudeau Under the Magnifying Glass As 2015 Approaches by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 10, 2014

CFN – Stephen Harper always complained about the media being so far on the left and favoring the Liberals; but during his years in office there has been a natural sway; chiefly because of the Benjamins. Media is of course controlled by money.  Write or say the wrong thing and you the next thing you […]

Where to, Canada? A Canadian looks at the country that welcomed him and his family forty-six years ago. by PJ Robertson

Where to, Canada? A Canadian looks at the country that welcomed him and his family forty-six years ago. by PJ Robertson

CFN – In “The Art of Fiction” Henry James cites “the very obvious truth that the deepest quality of a work of art will always be the quality of the mind of the producer.” Inasmuch as a country is a work of art—a work in progress, to be sure—its deepest quality will be the quality of […]

The Tories’ best strategy? Replace Stephen Harper by Conrad Black OCT 4, 2014

The Tories’ best strategy? Replace Stephen Harper by Conrad Black OCT 4, 2014

CFN – The talk one hears around Ottawa these days about Stephen Harper calling a snap election is nonsense. If the prime minister called an election over the determination of Unifor (created last year from the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions) to launch an ad blitz against […]

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 […]