Question Period Reform Part 2: Just Answer the Question by Keith Beardsley – View From the Hill – May 6, 2010

Question Period Reform Part 2: Just Answer the Question by Keith Beardsley – View From the Hill – May 6, 2010

Question Period Reform Part 2: Just Answer the Question Cornwall ON – Michael Chong’s Motion 517 to reform Question Period will be debated later this month. While it only directs the Procedures and House Affairs committee to study his proposals, they offer a glimmer of hope that perhaps Question Period can still be saved. Question Period […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Reforming Question Period, Part One – May 4, 2010

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Reforming Question Period, Part One – May 4, 2010

Reforming Question Period, Part One Ottawa ON – Yesterday, Michael Chong, the Conservative MP for Wellington-Halton, introduced Motion #517 to reform Question Period. The odds of any of his suggested reforms ever happening are pretty slim if other MPs don’t put partisanship aside, or if the media doesn’t line up behind him. I have known Chong […]

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert – Closure of Prison Farms – Cornwall Ontario – May 4th, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert – Closure of Prison Farms – Cornwall Ontario – May 4th, 2010

Closure of Prison Farms Dear Editor, The wheels are in motion to shut down six prison farms across the country, a decision to be carried out by Correctional Service of Canada.  Kingston being the closest one to us.  One must wonder if this move is part of a long-term agenda to shut down all farms […]

Komorowski’s Korner – Insulating The Basement by Richard Komorowski – Cornwall Ontario – May 4, 2010

Komorowski’s Korner – Insulating The Basement by Richard Komorowski – Cornwall Ontario – May 4, 2010

Insulating the Basement Cornwall ON – The average basement typically accounts for a major heat loss unless it is properly insulated. The good news is that a poured concrete basement (as opposed to concrete block or field stone) can be easily and effectively insulated by the homeowner. The first and most important step is to […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Pharmacies vs Dalton McGuinty – Cornwall Ontario – May 3, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Pharmacies vs Dalton McGuinty – Cornwall Ontario – May 3, 2010

Dear Sir: Recently Barry Millet of Summerstown wrote somewhat scathingly that Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, has it all wrong with regard to the pharmacist situation.   Mr. Millett, in my opinion, has it all wrong.  The pharmacies are to be denied $750 million in professional allowances they receive from generic drug makers.  This is good […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Do you remember this section from the 2006 Conservative Election Platform? May 2, 2010

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Do you remember this section from the 2006 Conservative Election Platform? May 2, 2010

Stand up for Accountability Strengthen the power of the Auditor General • Increase funding for the Office of the Auditor General to ensure she has the necessary resources to conduct a complete audit of grant and contribution programs and of any such departments, agencies, and Crown corporations as she deems necessary. Do you remember this […]

Editorial – Is it time for Canada to get its snout out of the Alberta Oil Sands? Gulf Tragedy Hits Louisiana – Cornwall Ontario – May 2, 2010

Editorial – Is it time for Canada to get its snout out of the Alberta Oil Sands?  Gulf Tragedy Hits Louisiana – Cornwall Ontario – May 2, 2010

Cornwall ON – As I write this there’s an awful lot of oil heading towards the Louisiana coastline; some of which has already advanced into pockets and is impacting wildlife and the environment. So far very little has been done; and it looks like this will be even bigger than the Exxon Valdez in impact on […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Do you want a say in how or what garbage is handled in Cornwall? – April 29, 2010

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Do you want a say in how or what garbage is handled in Cornwall? – April 29, 2010

Do you want a say in how or what garbage is handled in Cornwall? Cornwall ON – Your opportunity has arrived. The City of Cornwall invites and encourages your input on present and future ways to manage the City’s waste production.  Your attendance is welcome at a public meeting this Thursday, May 13 th from 3 […]

Letter to the Editor – Gabriel Riveriere-Reid Open Letter to MPP Jim Brownell – Cornwall Ontario – April 28, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Gabriel Riveriere-Reid Open Letter to MPP Jim Brownell – Cornwall Ontario – April 28, 2010

Dear Mr Brownell, In a democratic society, the people have the final say. When a government is elected, it does not give it unilateral power to do whatever it sees fit. Not everyone voted for a Liberal candidate. In fact, in the 2007 provincial election, only 42% of voters selected a Liberal on their ballot. […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Hats Off to Milliken – Ottawa Ontario – April 28, 2010

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Hats Off to Milliken – Ottawa Ontario – April 28, 2010

Hats Off to Milliken by Keith Beardsley Ottawa ON – Peter Milliken has given a reasoned explanation and defence of the superiority of the rights of Parliament. At the same time, the Speaker has asked the warring factions to get together and come up with a solution over the next two weeks. Surely, if all sides show even minimal trust […]

Parliament Needs to Earn the Respect of Canadian Voters – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – April 26, 2010

Parliament Needs to Earn the Respect of Canadian Voters – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – April 26, 2010

Ottawa ON – The government has given notice that it will introduce legislation that allows for an extra two advanced polling days during an election. Obviously they hope that more of us will vote. Giving Canadians two extra days to vote is all well and good, but that assumes Canadians actually want to vote. Unfortunately, […]

View From the Hill – The Cornwall Free News is proud to welcome our new Columnist Keith Beardsley – Cornwall Ontario – April 25, 2010

View From the Hill – The Cornwall Free News is proud to welcome our new Columnist Keith Beardsley – Cornwall Ontario – April 25, 2010

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 […]

Have you hugged your Pizza Delivery Driver lately? Or your Dog? Or your Mom? Or your MP? Cornwall Ontario – April 24, 2010

Have you hugged your Pizza Delivery Driver lately?  Or your Dog?  Or your Mom?  Or your MP?  Cornwall Ontario – April 24, 2010

Cornwall ON – I love my dog.  This is Lily.   She’s a Basenji and is in her “Golden Years”.   As she nears her 15th birthday she’s slowing down a bit.   She’s lost some teeth which is genetic for line sadly which makes it harder when she flips out and attacks my Rottweiler. […]

Letter to the Editor – William Hennessy on Sex Education in Ontario – Avonmore Ontario – April 23, 2010

Letter to the Editor – William Hennessy on Sex Education in Ontario – Avonmore Ontario – April 23, 2010

I’m sure there is going to be a public outcry against McGuinty’s new sex education curriculum, but I would like to present another perspective. After my last letter, “Confronting Homophobia in our Schools, I can just imagine the feedback on this one! According tocbc.ca, grade 6 students will learn about masturbation, and 12 year-olds will […]

Komorowski’s Korner Insulating your Attic – Part 2 – Cornwall Ontario – April 23, 2010

Komorowski’s Korner Insulating your Attic – Part 2 – Cornwall Ontario – April 23, 2010

Insulating your Attic – Part 2 by Richard Komorowski Cornwall ON – At the end of the last article, I promised to deal with basement insulation. However, because of space and time constraints, I left a lot unsaid about insulating the attic. Last time, we dealt mostly with fibreglass insulation, which is relatively cost effective, and […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – Life is changing for both men and women – Cornwall Ontario – April 23, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – Life is changing for both men and women – Cornwall Ontario – April 23, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – Life is changing for both men and women Bob Dylan released “The Times They are a-Changin” in 1964. He was right at the time. Some four decades later, the change continues. My new report, Canadian Gender Realities 2010, compares men and women across […]