Trudeau WE Charity Scandal Won’t Trigger an Election – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley

Trudeau WE Charity Scandal Won’t Trigger an Election – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley

JULY 14, 2020 – Trudeau has apologized again for another ethical mess of his own making. He played his part well staring into the camera, voice soft and low, looking contrite etc. You have to give him high marks for his performance and it certainly took over the daily news coverage. My guess is most […]

Trudeau WE Scandal Gains Momentum – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley

Trudeau WE Scandal Gains Momentum – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley

JULY 11, 2020 – The WE scandal continues to gain momentum with each passing day. What first looked like a case of bad judgement has turned into claims of cronyism, ethics violations, an ethics investigation and now demands for a criminal investigation. The bigger issue is that Trudeau just shrugs this off as something he […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley: When the PM gives $900 million of taxpayers money away to an organization close to his family you need to….

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley:   When the PM gives $900 million of taxpayers money away to an organization close to his family you need to….

Well, the Prime Minister feels that no other organization other than WE CHARITY (which his wife Sophie is an ambassador for and supports) was capable of looking after the Canada Student Service Grant “The WE organization is the only organization in Canada that has the scale and the ability to deliver volunteer opportunities for young […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley. Conservative Failures Could Lead to Snap Trudeau Election Win

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley. Conservative Failures Could Lead to Snap Trudeau Election Win

MAY 5, 2020 – The Conservatives have a knack these days in setting themselves up to fail in the next election. Step #1: Insult the thousands of young voters and many adults who applied for the $2000 emergency funding from the government. For Scheer to imply that somehow college kids or adults laid off would […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Conservative Leadership Race a Snoozer 020720 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Conservative Leadership Race a Snoozer 020720 #cdnpoli

Well the Tory leadership race is off and running. Really only two serious contenders at this point. Peter MacKay and Erin O’Toole have entered the contest plus a few of the “Who Are They?” Still plenty of time for some hard-right candidate or someone representing the Social Conservative movement to appear. MacKay appears to be […]

Keith Beardsley Wants to See A Strong Woman Run for the Conservative Leadership – View From the Hill 010720 #cdnpoli

Keith Beardsley Wants to See  A Strong Woman Run for the Conservative Leadership – View From the Hill 010720 #cdnpoli

The Conservative leadership race is off and running. More like a pegged-legged sailor than a sprinter, but at least they are moving. The party is carrying a lot of negative baggage from the 2019 campaign. It will have to do a damn good job of persuading Canadians that they represent a modern Conservative view that […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Will Trudeau Pounce on PC Leadership Void? #cdnpoli 122219

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Will Trudeau Pounce on PC Leadership Void? #cdnpoli 122219

If you love comedy you will enjoy following the Conservative Party after they lost the 2019 election. Over decades of working with and for them, I often heard them say how the country should be run more like a business. Well they can’t even run their own party and if their party was a business, […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time For Andrew Scheer to Take a Walk in the Snow #cdnpoli 120119

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time For Andrew Scheer to Take a Walk in the Snow #cdnpoli 120119

Back in 1984, Pierre Elliot Trudeau went for his famous walk in the snow and then announced his resignation. Perhaps it is time for Andrew Scheer to do the same. It is time for Scheer to put his ego aside and consider the impact of his staying on as leader on the party, his family […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – New Cabinet, Same Trudeau 112219 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill.  By Keith Beardsley – New Cabinet, Same Trudeau 112219 #cdnpoli

When does 35+2= 0 That isn’t new math, that is the sum total of Trudeau’s new cabinet. Adding two extra ministers hasn’t helped a bit and the deadwood remains, maybe shuffled around a bit, but still there. Let’s look at 3 examples: Mona Fortier is the new Minister of Middle Class Prosperity. Now there is […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Defining the Conservative Brand Pt 1 102819 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Defining the Conservative Brand Pt 1 102819 #cdnpoli

After every election loss there is always a lot of soul searching and internal party reviews and of course blame. Needless to say, the Conservative Party is doing that now. But before the “leaders in waiting” start sharpening their knives, they should first decide on just what and who the Conservative Party represents. Dennis Matthews […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Election Aftermath & Messy Days Coming #CDNPOLI 102219

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Election Aftermath & Messy Days Coming #CDNPOLI 102219

Election 2019 has come and gone, and the aftermath will be felt for years to come. Other than the defeat of Lisa Raitt and Ralph Goodale I wasn’t surprised by the results. With such a poor showing in Alberta and Saskatchewan, watch for Trudeau to appoint Goodale to the Senate and make him a cabinet […]

Election Day After a Dismal Campaign Period – View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley 102119 #CDNPOLI

Election Day After a Dismal Campaign Period – View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley 102119 #CDNPOLI

Election Day is finally here. In spite of a dismal election campaign by all of the parties exercise your democratic right and vote. It was one of those campaigns where voters wish a POX on all of them. People I talk to and that includes several partisans, made up their minds walking into the voting […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Wearing Bullet Proof Vest @ Rally Not a Sign of a Strong Canadian Democracy 101319 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill.  By Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Wearing Bullet Proof Vest @ Rally Not a Sign of a Strong Canadian Democracy 101319 #cdnpoli

At last night’s rally, Trudeau was surrounded by bodyguards and it is reported that he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Like him or not, this is not a healthy sign for democracy in Canada. No politician or their family should ever feel threated. However, it is a sign of the times as faceless people hiding […]

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