View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Year End Review of Canada’s Federal Party Leaders – December 21, 2012

Keith Beardsley Dec 2012CFN – While in Ottawa I had a chance to chat with Dr. Evil himself, Keith Beardsley.      Keith was kind enough to give us a year end report card of the leaders of each Canadian Federal Party, but also looked briefly into the future.

Here is our interview with Keith.

harperOn our PM Stephen Harper.

“He’s had a good year thanks to weak opposition.”

Thomas Mulcair with this scribbler before becoming LoO
Thomas Mulcair with this scribbler before becoming LoO


On Thomas Mulcair:

“…people that know Mulcair..he’s an exceptionally able performer… tough competitor..”Justin & Bev

On Justin Trudeau

“probably the next leader of the Liberal party..”

Keith also said that Green Party leader Elizabeth May handled herself well in Question Period and should just keep plugging away.

What do you think Canada??   You can post your comments of how our Leaders performed below.

Keith Beardsley is a senior strategist for True North Public Affairs in Ottawa, as well as a blogger and political analyst. He can often be found running or cycling on his favorite bike trails.

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1 Comment

  1. It’s interesting how easily Harper’s bills and personalized adjustments to policies walk through the House of Commons. Part of that simply comes from having the majority of seats in the house, having more MPs to force legislation through. Adding to privilege in numbers, is Parliament’s archaic provisions favouring a ruling party. Prorogue whenever backed into a corner? It’s like immunity.
    I agree the House Leader is responsible for imposing order in the House. The sarcastic chiding plays more into the hands of Conservative arrogance.
    I’m surprised the Etobicoke Liberal had to bring his own case to court for byelection, as well as the Council of Canadians in its current challenge of six ridings.
    The NDP sitting back in the House and chanting “2015′ “2015” doesn’t accomplish much in the meantime.

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