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 […]

Seawayradio.com – Tonight Reg Coffey’s Old Time Radio Hour – Thursday Afternoon – View from the Hill with Keith Beardsley – Cornwall Ontario

Seawayradio.com – Tonight Reg Coffey’s Old Time Radio Hour – Thursday Afternoon – View from the Hill with Keith Beardsley – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – You never know who’ll pop onto Seawayradio.com.   We can tell you though that Reg Coffey’s Old Time Radio Hour will be on Tuesday night starting at 7:30 PM!   It’s a great time to brew a fine cup of Coffey’s Coffee and listen to spine tingling tales from yesteryear! Thursday afternoon […]

Canadian Prime Minister turns 51 – 62 in Jaffergate Years or is it all a ploy……Cornwall Ontario – April 30, 2010

Canadian Prime Minister turns 51 – 62 in Jaffergate Years or is it all a ploy……Cornwall Ontario – April 30, 2010

Cornwall ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s birthday wish of a minority government is step further or closer away depending on how you roll the spin.   On this, the Prime Minister’s 51st Birthday he is besieged by the Rahim Jaffer scandal as well as the stank from Mr. Jaffer’s wife, former cabinet minister Helena […]

Tommy Douglas Fund Raiser Blows by Expectations for Local Federal NDP Riding – Cornwall Ontario – Darlene Jalbert – April 29, 2010

Tommy Douglas Fund Raiser Blows by Expectations for Local Federal NDP Riding  – Cornwall Ontario – Darlene Jalbert – April 29, 2010

Cornwall ON – Peter Stoffer may have been the guest of honour but the real stars of last night’s Tommy Douglas Fund raiser were the local Federal NDP riding association that blew by their fund raising goal of $6,000.00 for the evening. Darlene Jalbert will now have over $3500.00 added to her war chest in […]

Tough on Crime Harper Government Caught in Jaffergate – How many MP’s kept the secret? Cornwall Ontario – April 29, 2010

Tough on Crime Harper Government Caught in Jaffergate – How many MP’s kept the secret?  Cornwall Ontario – April 29, 2010

Cornwall ON – Jaffergate is sparking a larger fire as politicians keep raising questions about what hasn’t been discovered yet and how the Harper government has been dealing with what has been disclosed to date. LINK NDP MP Thomas Mulcair suggested Jaffer was deliberately directing his questions to parliamentary secretaries, knowing it would end up […]

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Federal NDP Riding Association Host their Annual Tommy Douglas Dinner – Guest MP Peter Stoffer – April 29, 2010, Cornwall Ontario

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Federal NDP Riding Association Host their Annual Tommy Douglas Dinner – Guest MP Peter Stoffer – April 29, 2010, Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – The Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Federal NDP Riding Association invites you to attend the 2010 edition of their annual Tommy Douglas Dinner. Peter Stoffer, MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore and the Federal NDP’s Veterans Affairs critic, will be the guest speaker. The  dinner will be on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Cornwall Golf and […]

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 […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Another poll: the sky isn’t falling just yet – Ottawa Ontario – April 27, 2010

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Another poll: the sky isn’t falling just yet – Ottawa Ontario – April 27, 2010

Ottawa ON – And another new poll this time from Harris Decima. This will give folks inside the Queensway an opportunity to breathlessly carve up and analyze the numbers. To what end? New polling numbers certainly fill a lot of space and everyone, including myself, gets a chance to pontificate and speculate on what this […]

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, […]

“This is Question Period, not Answer Period.” Keith Beardsley on the Tipping Point of Parliament – Ottawa Ontario – April 24, 2010

“This is Question Period, not Answer Period.” Keith Beardsley on the Tipping Point of Parliament – Ottawa Ontario – April 24, 2010

Cornwall ON – Keith Beardsley has written a new piece on the deterioration of Parliament and how it behaves and the impact on our political system and perception created with the Canadian public.  It’s some interesting and well thought out reading. I’ve talked a lot with people lately about the apathy in Canadian politics and it’s this […]

Where there’s Smoke there’s Jaffer… and the little woman. Do you believe the Harper Government didn’t know which end was up? Cornwall Ontario – April 23, 2010

Where there’s Smoke there’s Jaffer… and the little woman.  Do you believe the Harper Government didn’t know which end was up? Cornwall Ontario – April 23, 2010

Cornwall ON – Hmm….geez I hate writing pieces like this.  It’s just not Canadian.  I mean stating the obvious is so freakin’ easy. Most likely a corrupt coke snortin’ lazy azzed politician’s career goes down the crapper.   Abandoned by his own party he tries to lean on his wife’s good office and former connections […]

Michael Ignatieff and The Liberal Party of Canada now not Supporting Quebec Government’s Suggested $25 user fee for Medicare – Cornwall Ontario – April 15, 2010

Michael Ignatieff and The Liberal Party of Canada now not Supporting Quebec Government’s Suggested $25 user fee for Medicare – Cornwall Ontario – April 15, 2010

Cornwall ON – Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff probably played a lot of Twister in school.   He swiveled his position on new Quebec proposals to essentially implement user fees.   Quebec of all of the provinces have been doing their own swiveling on medical services with private offerings such as MRI’s prevelent. As a MP […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes Not Happy with MP Guy Lauzon Mailings – South Stormont Ontario – April 15, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes Not Happy with MP Guy Lauzon Mailings – South Stormont Ontario – April 15, 2010

Dear Sir: Today I received, in my mailbox, yet another Guy Lauzon scam newsletter.  This latest scam is entitled “Getting Things Done For SDSG”. It is an 11 inches by 16 inches printed paper containing four pages of gobble-de-gook and of course the mandatory photograph of our less than competent member of parliament.  The “Getting Things Done […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council votes not to Demand “Rent” for Brookdale Avenue Temporary Border Crossing by Marina Restinetti – April 13, 2010

Cornwall Ontario City Council votes not to Demand “Rent” for Brookdale Avenue Temporary Border Crossing by Marina Restinetti – April 13, 2010

Cornwall ON – City counselor, Mary Ann Hug brought a motion to the table at last night’s city council meeting, proposing that the city of Cornwall charge the federal government a fee for using Brookdale Ave as their temporary port of entry. The fee: $10 thousand dollars a day. Hug stressed that the temporary port […]

Thomas Mulcair and the NDP start Upping the Ante in Quebec. New Poll Numbers showing Orange Rise in the land of le Fleurs de Lys – Cornwall Ontario – April 12, 2010

Thomas Mulcair and the NDP start Upping the Ante in Quebec.  New Poll Numbers showing Orange Rise in the land of le Fleurs de Lys – Cornwall Ontario – April 12, 2010

Cornwall ON – Momentum is everything in politics.  Picking the right time to communicate the right message.    Polls released are suggesting that the NDP’s numbers are rising in Quebec which could lead to quite a shift in political numbers in the next Federal Election. LINK Among francophones, the Bloc is at 45 per cent, […]

Bill C-311 to be voted on Wednesday April 14 – The Climate Change Accountability Act – If you care about the Environment You can have Your Say Canada – Cornwall Ontario.

Bill C-311 to be voted on Wednesday April 14 – The Climate Change Accountability Act – If you care about the Environment You can have Your Say Canada – Cornwall Ontario.

Cornwall ON – We get a lot of emails and calls here at The Cornwall Free News and this Wednesday a vote is taking place in Parliament regarding Bill C-311 which is the The Climate Change Accountability Act. The Harper Government is against this piece of legislation; although supported by opposition parties, a lot of […]

Elizabeth May Not Amused with Harper Government’s Attack on the Environment – Anti-Green Policy Creeping over Canada – Cornwall Ontario – April 10, 2010

Elizabeth May Not Amused with Harper Government’s Attack on the Environment – Anti-Green Policy Creeping over Canada – Cornwall Ontario – April 10, 2010

Cornwall ON – Federal Green Party of Canada of Canada leader Elizabeth May is taking exception to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attacks on the Environment in what she calls an “Anti-Green” agenda. LINK “If this government’s policy goals were ever stated clearly, Canadians would be up in arms,” says May. “So they talk about ‘realistic’ […]

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