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 […]

Ten Seats in Quebec for the Harper Conservatives in Next Election? Keith Beardsley View From the Hill

Ten Seats in Quebec for the Harper Conservatives in Next Election? Keith Beardsley View From the Hill

CFN – Don’t you just love the summer doldrums and some of the political speculation that abounds in the news? One such story around speculation that the Conservatives under Harper could win ten seats in Quebec in the next election was certainly attention getting. This would require quite an extensive and on-going charm offensive from […]

Justin Trudeau & Liberals Make Play for SD&SG On Canada Day 2014! by Jamie Gilcig

Justin Trudeau & Liberals Make Play for SD&SG On Canada Day 2014! by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Justin Trudeau is stopping in Alexandria and Cornwall Ontario on Canada Day.  With a year until his first election shot at becoming Prime Minister of Canada every seat will count. For example in the recent Provincial election none of the leaders dropped by Cornwall because it was a forgone conclusion that incumbent […]

Conrad Black: Justin Trudeau is Quebec’s Last Ticket In Canada MARCH 1, 2014

Conrad Black: Justin Trudeau is Quebec’s Last Ticket In Canada MARCH 1, 2014

CFN– Justin Trudeau, who is leading by approximately 10 points in the polls, looms as a very plausible winner of next year’s election in the aftermath of the generally successful Liberal meeting in Montreal last week. Concerns about his depth and gravitas persist, but the allure of his personality is undeniable.   A condensed version […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Senate Change Has arrived After Trudeau Play – Jan 29, 2014

CFN – Justin Trudeau probably shocked his Senate caucus colleagues more than the voting public today when he announced he was removing Liberal senators from the Liberal caucus, thereby limiting the caucus to elected members of parliament. For the most part I don’t think the public cares one way or another how a senator labels […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The End of Year Approaches December 13, 2013

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The End of Year Approaches December 13, 2013

CFN – Our MPs finally stopped squabbling long enough to agree to depart from Ottawa for their home constituencies. I doubt too many Canadians will miss Question Period or for that matter the attacks and counter-attacks that have become the daily pattern when the House of Commons is sitting. Other than the Senate scandal, Ottawa […]