Cornwall ON – The Cornwall Free News & Seawayradio.com are proud to announce a new Political Column written by Mr. Keith Beardsley.
Welcome to “View from the Hill”. In the days ahead, this column will look at what is happening in Ottawa and discuss why everyday Canadians should be paying attention to what our elected officials are doing.
While my background is from the Conservative side, don’t expect me to use PMO talking points. I believe in free speech and all parties will be equally under the microscope. I bring to the discussion some 30 years experience as a senior advisor to five federal Conservative leaders. With experience on both the government and opposition side of the House, I will hopefully be able to provide some insight into what is going on up on the Hill.
Throughout my period on the Hill, I have watched the role and importance of individual MPs decline, as the Prime Minister’s Office tightened control over all aspects of parliamentary life. This is something that everyone should be concerned about and it will be a frequent topic. Improving the way Parliament performs is essential if Canadians are to re-engage with the political process. I am looking forward to the discussion and I hope that many of you will choose to join in and offer your own comments.