View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Keeping it Simple While Hammering Away at Trudeau in QP – 042618

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Keeping it Simple While Hammering Away at Trudeau in QP – 042618

Ottawa Ontario – Keeping a government off-guard and on the defensive is one of the primary functions of an opposition party’s attack team. We usually see this take place in the daily Question Period. The questions that need to be asked can most often be boiled down to three simple ones. 1. What did they […]

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

Cornwall Ontario –   Our city councilor here in Cornwall, Claude McIntosh,  actually once wrote about me having to do all the jobs here at CFN as though it were something to be embarrassed about or amateur.   Of course he’s participated on a City Council that boycotts this newspaper and in fact his last column,  after […]

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Cornwall Ontario – The Benson Charity Golf Classic has folded.  Another cultural event dying in an area already nearly void of culture. Since 2002 it was a great tool to advance the Benson name, consolidate political power, and an excuse for some golfing buddies to have a great time and even raise a few shekels […]

The Great $99 Banner Sale on CFN! CLICK FOR DETAILS April 2, 2018

The Great $99 Banner Sale on CFN!  CLICK FOR DETAILS April 2, 2018

Tired of paying crazy ad rates?  Tired of paying for ads that aren’t seen?  With our traffic and story hang time this is the place you want to be and for a limited time and limited inventory(one slot on our home page and one on our inside pages)  you can have a 300×250 pixel banner […]

Federal SDSG Liberal Riding Prez Claude Poirier Responds to Mario Leclerc Nomination Drop 033118

Federal SDSG Liberal Riding Prez Claude Poirier Responds to Mario Leclerc Nomination Drop 033118

Cornwall Ontario – Mario Leclerc, who some CFN viewers might know from his time with the NDP tossed his name into the hat for the Federal candidate nomination recently. This week, he withdrew his name citing an unfriendly riding association.   In particular he cited President Claude Poirier, Bernadette Clement, and Heather Megill, who herself is […]

Can Facebook Fix #Datagate & the Cambridge Analytica Debacle? by Jamie Gilcig 032218

Can Facebook Fix #Datagate & the Cambridge Analytica Debacle? by Jamie Gilcig 032218

Cornwall Ontario – Many are suggesting that the Cambridge Analytica data issue is simply the tip of the zuckerberg; that in this one instance there’s a whistleblower that clearly defines this instance, but that data from facebook has always been used and reused, and possibly marketed by facebook itself. While those thoughts have not been […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer vs Beyak – 010918

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer vs Beyak – 010918

Ottawa Ontario – The Monday news coverage should have been another bad day for Prime Minister Trudeau. Joshua Boyle was going to be in court and the expected news coverage would have dragged the PM’s name and his foolish decision to meet with Boyle into the spotlight yet again. This was something the Liberals certainly […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Boyle Meeting Doesn’t Add Up 010618

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Boyle Meeting Doesn’t Add Up 010618

Ottawa Ontario – There have been a lot of media reports on Prime Minister Trudeau’s strange meeting with the Boyle family. So far the story simply doesn’t add up. Prime Minister’s just don’t meet with anyone who requests a meeting and it doesn’t matter who that person is or their background.  In most cases, a Prime […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Forward to 2019 – 010118

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Forward to 2019 – 010118

Ottawa Ontario – Let’s start with a Happy New Year to one and all as we move into 2018. Unfortunately with a fixed election date in 2019; we know that Canadians will begin to be bombarded with the election messaging that all of the parties will be testing as we lead up to that election. […]

Andrew Scheer Fails Allowing Scandalized Guy Lauzon to Run Again in 2019 for SD&SG

Andrew Scheer Fails Allowing Scandalized Guy Lauzon to Run Again in 2019 for SD&SG

Cornwall Ontario – While Andrew Scheer, or Harper -2.0, is embracing MP Guy Lauzon’s announcement that he’ll be running for re-election in 2019 it’s clear that his party is dropping the ball locally. It would have been easy enough to allow the corrupt and scandalized Lauzon to ooze away into retirement, but they have chosen […]

Warren Kinsella Writes Open Letter to Minister Melanie Joly After Twitter Block 112717

Warren Kinsella Writes Open Letter to Minister Melanie Joly After Twitter Block 112717

Dear Minister Joly: May I call you Melanie? You’ve blocked my access to your ministerial Twitter account, so please forgive the formality of an open letter. I sense that I’ve upset you, which concerns me deeply. Let’s leave aside, for a moment, the propriety of a public servant (that’s you) blocking the access of one […]

Can Jagmeet Singh Help Andrea Horwath Become Premier of Ontario? by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Can Jagmeet Singh Help Andrea Horwath Become Premier of Ontario?  by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a lot of buzz about new Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, but he’s not expected to have a Mulcair or Layton type impact in the next Federal election. (Former NDP leader & player behind the Orange Crush, the Lion of Outremont, Thomas Mulcair in happier times) However, provincial NDP supporters may […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Jagmeet Singh Sets for an Interesting 2019 Election

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Jagmeet Singh Sets for an Interesting 2019 Election

Ottawa Ontario – With the NDP electing Jagmeet Singh as their new leader we have seen the stage set for an interesting federal election in 2019. In a way it is the passing of the political torch from the baby boomers to the younger generation. Not only is Singh a match for Justin Trudeau on […]

Silver Spoons Morneau & Trudeau Define Liberal Arrogance by Keith Beardsley 090217

Silver Spoons Morneau & Trudeau Define Liberal Arrogance by Keith Beardsley 090217

Ottawa Ontario – Liberal arrogance will be Justin’s downfall, just as it was for his father and other Liberal government’s. For those who have been around for a while, we all remember Liberal government’s breaking major election promises, not just the minor ones that can be set aside or postponed for economic reasons. Why would […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – A Mini Cabinet Shuffle 082917

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – A Mini Cabinet Shuffle 082917

Ottawa Ontario – Ottawa awoke from its summer slumber today when Trudeau or perhaps more accurately his PMO staff decided to put together a small cabinet shuffle. At least it had those inside the Ottawa bubble chattering about it quite a bit. I would guess that the rest of the country just tuned it out […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time to Move On From Khadr 072717

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time to Move On From Khadr 072717

Ottawa Ontario – There is a point with every political attack on an opponent when you have to put a leash on it and move on to another issue. Staying on an issue too long gives your opponent time to get organized and counter attack, thereby limiting your impact. Both the Khadr and Rolling Stone […]