JUNE 15, 2022 – The present Minister of Foreign Affairs, Melanie Joly, needs to learn when to be quiet. It is enough that a bureaucrat in her department attended a Russian Embassy reception when Canada is supporting Ukraine against the Russian invasion. But to keep insisting the buck stops with her and she didn’t know… Continue reading Melanie Joly Digs a Deeper Hole over Russia Mess VIEW FROM THE HILL by KEITH BEARDSLEY
JUNE 13, 2022 – Here we go again, teams of partisans backing various candidates shouting out their membership numbers in the Conservative Leadership race. While we all know this is a fool’s game, those partisans buried in their bunkers think this is important and in effect are shouting out “look at me, aren’t we great”.… Continue reading Conservative Leadership New Membership Number Shell Game can Backfire VIEW FROM THE HILL by Keith Beardsley
JUNE 13, 2022 – Patrick Brown’s comment that he wouldn’t run for the Conservatives if Poilievre was the leader was quite frankly dumb. From a strategic viewpoint he gains nothing,first round but loses a lot. He comes across as a bit of a sore loser and he hasn’t even lost yet. Maybe he forgot that… Continue reading Patrick Brown Comment Highlights US Shift in Canadian Politics During Conservative Leadership Race. VIEW FROM THE HILL by Keith Beardsley
FEBRUARY 21, 2022 – Here we go again, yet another Conservative leadership race. Maybe we will get it right this time. Now that the drama of the last three weeks appears to be over, Conservatives can renew their favourite pastime- electing leaders. We are all waiting for the rules to be announced. For those who… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Conservative Leadership Race – The Least Disliked #CDNPOLI
December 19, 2021 – If media reports are correct, O’Toole has prohibited his MPs from speaking out publicly about Quebec’s racist Bill 21. While O’Toole says he is personally opposed to this law, he refuses to say that it should be challenged in court. Instead, he lets it continue to fester as a Quebec based… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – O’Toole Gag Order on Bill 21 is Weak Sauce
DECEMBER 10, 2021 – As the issue of the teacher in Chelsea who was released for wearing a hijab heats up here is an interesting comparison. John Diefenbaker (former Prime Minister) I am a Canadian, a free Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way, free to stand for… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Erin O’Toole is No Diefenbaker When it Comes to Rights in Canada. #cdnpoli #bill21isracist
NOVEMBER 24, 2021 – For over three months the Conservatives have been dealing with one issue that they can’t seem to put to bed. Pretty much every story on the Conservative Party has focused on just one issue- vaccinations. It is always a negative story- there is nothing positive in for the Conservatives, no matter… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Can O’Toole & Conservatives Get Vaxxed for Self Destruction?
NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – Yesterday one of our unelected senators decided to try to kick start the process to force a leadership review of O’Toole. Denise Batters was appointed by Harper on January 25, 2013. Today however, at a time when we need unity to control the agenda in the House and when we need… Continue reading Et Tu Denise? Cons Going Full Caesar on Erin O’Toole. View From the Hill. By Keith Beardlsey
SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 – When all is said and done election 2021 will end where we pretty much left off a couple of months ago. Was it worth it- NO. For the most part it was a repeat of the same tired policies of the previous election- and once again the majority of voters in… Continue reading Justin Trudeau’s Ground Hog Day – View From the Hill – By Keith Beardsley
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 – As we enter the final week of our pandemic election, here is some advice from an old political pro- take a deep breath and relax. Do your own research. Dig deep, ignore the media hype. The media will push poll after poll at you- after all they are paying big dollars… Continue reading View From the Hill – By Keith Beardsley – Watching the Candidates During the Last Week of the Pandemic Election #cdnpoli
AUGUST 13, 2021 – With an election call expected any day now, expect the opposition parties to continue their whining about it being unnecessary. It doesn’t really matter what these parties say publicly, very few Canadians are paying attention. We are all too busy getting our lives back to normal. Other than a political partisan… Continue reading Trudeau Government Election Call Will be About Winning Conditions – View From the Hill – By Keith Beardsley
JULY 29, 2021 – The Green Party still doesn’t get it. You can’t be successful and win elections or even get MPs elected when you are continually and publicly stabbing your leader in the back. Sorry folks, but that is a recipe for disaster, especially when an election is weeks away. It seems that every… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Who Is behind The Attacks On Green Leader Annamie Paul?
JULY 25, 2021 – The Blame Game Has Started. The potential for an election call has given rise to the usual blame game- as in you are using taxpayer funds to pay friends or give them contracts. It is great fun for political staff to play this game and once in awhile you can come… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Election Blame Game Antics!
JUNE 28, 2020 – The political silly season has arrived. The House of Commons is shut for the summer and the Senate will do the government bidding in spite of their phony declarations of independence. With rumours of an election call, let’s take a quick look at the parties. Liberals: Clearly in trouble on a… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Election Coming Soon.
MAY 5, 2021 – Today, a Conservative motion demanding the Prime Minister fire his Chief of Staff over the Vance issue was defeated in the House of Commons by a vote of 209 to 122. Thank goodness! Who dreams up this stuff for the Conservatives- please tell us their name so that they can be… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley. Katie Telford Play Shows Conservatives Dumb as a Bag of Hammers.
MARCH 21, 2021 – I almost feel sorry for Erin O’Toole today. I say almost because it was his political organization and his staff’s work on the policy convention that has pretty much handed him a loss in the next election. Losing the fight for pro-O’Toole delegates at the riding level selection meetings, cost O’Toole… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley- O’Toole Convention to Lead to Trudeau Victory
FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – In the midst of a deadly pandemic and with a risk of a third wave plus a botched vaccination plan by the Trudeau Liberals, who would have guessed that the most important question facing the nation yesterday was the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank? That is correct folks, if you have never… Continue reading Some thoughts on O’Toole Question Period Strategy. View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – No matter how Trudeau tries to spin things, present day life in Canada will not return to anything resembling normal until Canadians get their vaccination shots. We have seniors dying in long term care homes because we don’t have the vaccines. People over 60 are at high risk because we don’t… Continue reading It’s About the Vaccines Stupid! View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley #CDNPOLI