June 28th – Pension Time for MP’s – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – May 13, 2010

Cornwall ON – One interesting but over-looked side story in the present impasse over the Afghan documents is that magical date of June 28th. The importance of this date was flagged in a story by CanWest on September 13, 2009. This is the date that some 74 MPs will qualify for their pension as they […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Helena Guergis: Stand By Your Man – May 11, 2010 Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON- It was good theatre. I am referring of course to the Helena Guergis interview on TV. The script played out exactly as one would have expected with a calm, at times teary eyed Guergis defending herself, her reputation and her husband. The only thing missing was “Stand by your Man” playing in the […]

Helena Guergis Interviewed by CBC’s Peter Mansbridge – “I’m hurt by the Prime Minister” – Is Stephen Harper a Sexist? May 10, 2010

Cornwall ON- How sexist is the Harper Government?  I was watching Question Period on television on Sunday and the show had three MP’s on talking about funding cuts to women’s groups across Canada, and to minority interest groups including the Toronto Pride celebrations and that got me thinking to the Helena Guergis crisis. Yes Ms […]

Canadian Activist Marc Emery to be Extradited to the US after Minister Rob Nicholson Signs Extradition Order – MAY 10, 2010

Cornwall ON – The Prince of Pot, political activist Marc Emery has surrendered to police and the Rob Nicholson, the minister responsible has signed the extradition order.   Mr. Emery is expected to be transported to the US within the week. In a gross injustice and threat to Canadian Sovereignty the Harper government is showing its […]

Are Canadian Federal Election Drums a Beating? Is it Showtime? What do you think Canada? Cornwall Ontario – May 11, 2010

Cornwall ON – So how close are we to a Federal Election call?   We had our own Ottawa pundit & View From the Hill columnist, Keith Beardsley, on Seawayradio.com Thursday May 6th and he suggested a call as early as this week.    Surely Prime Minister Harper won’t call an election unless he feels […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Question Period Reform Part 3: Civility Required – May 7, 2010

Cornwall ON – As mentioned previously MP Michael Chong has taken on the daunting task of trying to reform Question Period. One proposal which will be very controversial is the suggestion that the Prime Minister only show up one day a week, on Wednesday. The catch is that he would answer all questions for the […]

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 […]

Stick a Fork in Helena Guergis – Former Cabinet Minister tossed from Harper Conservative Caucus – Cornwall Ontario – May 6, 2010

Cornwall ON – Disgraced former Cabinet Minister Helena Guergis will not be the Conservative running in her riding next election. Embroiled with her own actions in airports and the stank of her husband, former MP Rahim Jaffer media reports stated that Ms Guergis has been kicked out of the Conservative Caucus. LINK When Prime Minister […]

LIVE on SEAWAYRADIO.COM Political Activist Marc Emery on the Legalization of Marijuana – Thursday May 6th at 3PM EST

Cornwall ON – Marijuana Activist Marc Emery will be on Seawayradio.com at 3PM EST Thursday May 6. In a rare radio interview Mr. Emery will talk about the legalization of Marijuana and related subjects. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQdelnyxRDc&feature=player_embedded#! You never know who’ll pop up on Seawayradio.com – Live Community Radio from Cornwall Ontario!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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