View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Justice Committee on SNC-Lavalin Scandal Goes Nowhere – 021419

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley –  Justice Committee on SNC-Lavalin Scandal Goes Nowhere – 021419

Yesterday the drama on the Hill unfolded as expected when the Justice Committee met on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Everyone knew opposition MPs would be demanding answers to the SNC-Lavalin mess while the Liberals would try and stonewall any investigation. Other than a lot of phony outrage, did anyone actually expect the Liberals to allow an […]

Justin Trudeau’s SUNNY DAYS Turn Cloudy as Jody Wilson-Raybould SNC Lavalin Scandal Blows Up by Jamie Gilcig 021419

Justin Trudeau’s SUNNY DAYS Turn Cloudy as Jody Wilson-Raybould SNC Lavalin Scandal Blows Up by Jamie Gilcig 021419

There’s a certain irony about writing this piece on Valentine’s Day as it appears for many their Love for Justin Trudeau has gone stone cold. Most don’t remember that JT was in 3rd place trailing Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper at one time in the last election run when he and his team started passing […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Is Thomas Mulcair Right About NDP Votes Turning Green?

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Is Thomas Mulcair Right About NDP Votes Turning Green?

Back on February 4th Tom Mulcair was speculating that some NDP supporters might think the Green Party deserved a second look. It is an interesting thought. Should it happen, it could seriously damage the election chances of the NDP, and it has the potential to damage the Liberals as well. The NDP is in bad shape- […]

Eric Duncan Not a Gimme for Conservative Nod in SD&G by Jamie Gilcig 020119

Eric Duncan Not a Gimme for Conservative Nod in SD&G by Jamie Gilcig 020119

No surprise that Eric Duncan wanted to get into the race quickly to replace the thug and corrupt bully that Guy Lauzon was. As his former #1 Duncan played a huge role for the Big Blue Machine in this region, but that machine has seen a few wheels fall off over the years. Not enough […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Gov’t Does a Mini Shuffle 011419

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Gov’t Does a Mini Shuffle 011419

A busy day in politics as Trudeau does a mini shuffle. Some moves were surprising, some not so much. Kicking O’Regan out of Veterans Affairs was simply a survival move, IE save Trudeau’s buddy and put him somewhere else and hope he doesn’t screw up there as well. Personally, I think he will be just […]

Conrad Black : America Reshaping the World Under President Donald Trump 011419

Conrad Black : America Reshaping the World Under President Donald Trump 011419

The U.S. is demonstrating almost effortlessly how illusory is the idea that any other country or group of countries can challenge its pre-eminence Almost indiscernible in the endless tumult about President Donald Trump is the objective return of American might, right on our doorstep. A casual sampler of the Canadian, and even the American, media, […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead – 2019

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead – 2019

It seems that everyone is producing polls while pontificating about the next election results in 2019. I am not one to put much faith in any election polling this far out- let’s face it they are not much better than a guess and the results can be impacted by the wording, the order of the […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time for a Christmas Truce 122418

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time for a Christmas Truce 122418

One would be hard pressed to find any politicians or their staff showing any Christmas spirit on either Twitter or Facebook these days. The animosity continues to reach new heights every day as political partisans of all stripes continue their attacks on each other. One of the biggest changes that I have observed over the […]

Ontario Has Biggest Drop in Fraser Institute Report on Amount Canadians Give to Charity 122018

Ontario Has Biggest Drop in Fraser Institute Report on  Amount Canadians Give to Charity 122018

The Fraser Institute have come out with a report that shows donations to charities across Canada, but especially in Ontario are down over 30% since 2006. Boggling though, right here in Cornwall, this newspaper has over $2,000.00 available in our charity fund. Local business and area people, who aren’t looking for photo ops, have donated […]

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Cornwall Ontario – I kinda giggled when I found out that there was a Canadian Francophone organisation locally.   Not because I disrespect Francophones, but this area has people like that silly man with his pins and of course Dianne Poirier, retired school teacher,  who besides being President of this local group has been a driving […]

Will Postal Workers Wildcat Strike today from 7AM to Noon? 112718

Will Postal Workers Wildcat Strike today from  7AM to Noon? 112718

Cornwall Ontario –  CFN has learned from several postal workers that there are rumblings of workers holding a Wildcat Strike in response to back to work legislation. This would be the first Wildcat strike in Canada since 1995 when Canada Post workers struck. Workers have been quoted from Alberta and several Eastern provinces that they […]

LTE – Ross Ayotte Calls Out Justin Trudeau on Language Hypocrisy re Ford French Uni Cancellation 112118

LTE – Ross Ayotte Calls Out Justin Trudeau on Language Hypocrisy re Ford French Uni Cancellation 112118

CTV  had reported on Feb 14 2012 –   Liberal MP Justin Trudeau is facing a barrage of criticism for suggestions that Quebec separation could be deemed acceptable given the politics of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Now prime Minister Trudeau is trying to divide the French and English population once again by stating Ontario is anti French […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer Disruptions Bad Idea 103118

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Scheer Disruptions Bad Idea 103118

Ottawa Ontario – Once again, we see Conservative staff being used as props or in today’s case more correctly as “disrupters” at a meeting. This time it was at a meeting of the NATO Association where Liberal MPs banded together to remove a former Liberal, now Conservative MP, from the chair position. Conservative staff proceeded […]

Captain Creepy Wants to Fight the Media by Jamie Gilcig 123018

Captain Creepy Wants to Fight the Media by Jamie Gilcig 123018

Cornwall Ontario –  It was really odd reading the headline about Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wanting to fight the media or hold us accountable. I have no bone to pick with Captain Creepy.  It’s tough being Stephen Harper light, without substance,  and a face that makes Tim Hudak look kinda warm and fuzzy. I remember […]

How Canadian Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Native People as of October 17th, 2018 by Doug George-Kanentiio

How Canadian Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Native People as of October 17th, 2018 by Doug George-Kanentiio

On October 17th Canada will enter a new phase in its history when the personal possession of marijuana becomes legal. . The enactment of Bill C-45 means an individual over 21 may have in their public possession up to 30 grams (1 ounce) of marijuana which can also be made into food such as cookies. […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Premier Doug Ford released the following statement today on the announcement of USMCA: “We want to make Ontario open for business. That’s why, from day one, we have offered our full support to our federal partner throughout the USMCA negotiation process to make sure a deal got done. We also need to create and protect […]

UCDSB Teacher TRACY CHAMPAGNE Sued for Defamation in Cornwall 091618

UCDSB Teacher TRACY CHAMPAGNE Sued for Defamation in Cornwall 091618

Cornwall Ontario –   It’s a scary world we live in when a school teacher commits defamation and refuses to own up to it.  We expect teachers to help instil morals in our future citizens. For Cornwall area educator Tracy Champagne her day in court will be coming up shortly. The incident stems from a social […]

Con MP Guy Lauzon Canada Day Scandal – Will Cornwall Police & Crown Charge Over Conspiratorial Fraud by Jamie Gilcig

Con MP Guy Lauzon Canada Day Scandal – Will Cornwall Police & Crown Charge Over Conspiratorial Fraud by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario –   With the release of an unauthored letter that was sent to council and complaints from the City of Cornwall Canada Committee member of no audited(or unaudited)  numbers being shared,  as well as not being invited to committee meetings announced with little to no notice,  questions are mounting whether the corruption surrounding the […]