Who Won the First Canadian 2019 Election Leaders Debate? By Jamie Gilcig #CDNPOLI 091319

Who Won the First Canadian 2019 Election Leaders Debate?  By Jamie Gilcig #CDNPOLI 091319

Justin Trudeau skipped the first leadership debate. It’s a sign of how bad things are in Canadian Politics and the protection of our Democracy. That he didn’t finish last even though he didn’t attend says a lot. Andrew Scheer did better than this writer expected. His people got him to grin less, and he was […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Silly Season Attack Ads, Fake News & More are Upon Us 091019

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Silly Season Attack Ads, Fake News & More are Upon Us 091019

The silly season has arrived. Normally I would reserve that for the so called “news reports” we receive over the summer, but there is an election on October 19th. Party war rooms are already hard at work, with coffee drenched staffers pouring out hundreds of Twitter tweets, smack downs and stupid comments daily. Gone are […]

Eric Duncan Just Won SD&SG as Liberals Fold and Run Heather Megill in Federal Election 090519 #cdnpoli

Eric Duncan Just Won SD&SG as Liberals Fold and Run Heather Megill in Federal Election 090519 #cdnpoli

Boy that debate should be scintillating. Justin Trudeau and his team may know something Canadians don’t? With a tight National race every riding is important. While favored to win; Eric Duncan certainly is no shoe in vote and the riding’s history is such that dropping in a candidate would’ve been a good option. Team Trudeau […]

My Vote is Up for Grabs in the Canadian Federal Election in October. By Jamie Gilcig 090219

My Vote is Up for Grabs in the Canadian Federal Election in October. By Jamie Gilcig 090219

It’s funny being a journalist in 2019. My inbox recently started to flood with releases by both the Liberals and Conservatives. Smart. We not only own a large local audience, but are have great pools of viewers in Cities like Ottawa, Toronto, and even Montreal. The internet is content driven and we provide content that […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Green Party Opportunities in the Federal Election 050719 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Green Party Opportunities in the Federal Election 050719 #cdnpoli

Lots of folks are watching the recent gains of the Green Party at the provincial level in New Brunswick and PEI and the recent bye-election win in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. They are asking themselves if we are seeing the early beginning of a change in the political landscape. There is no doubt that voters are disenchanted with […]

Justin Trudeau Legal #lavscam Bluff Called by Andrew Scheer by Jamie Gilcig 040719

Justin Trudeau Legal #lavscam Bluff Called by Andrew Scheer by Jamie Gilcig 040719

Yes, I’d love to play poker with our Prime Minister any day. Although much younger, I probably would be fine boxing a round or two with him as well because my grandfather, who was a prize fighter in the 1929’s, when you only got paid if you won, taught me about things like this. Apparently […]

Trudeau Budget Looks like Pre Cursor to SNAP Election Call. by Jamie Gilcig 032019

Trudeau Budget Looks like Pre Cursor to SNAP Election Call. by Jamie Gilcig 032019

It’s amazing how politics work. There are the kool aid drinkers, the partisans, and then the slim amount of folk that will actually listen and read what is being said before making a decision where to park their vote. With Justin Trudeau fighting for his political life because of the SNC Lavalin scandal or #lavscam […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – What’s Justin Trudeau Got to Hide? 031319

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – What’s Justin Trudeau Got to Hide?  031319

So, what do the Liberals have to hide? It certainly looks like they need to hide something when you consider how fast they shut down the emergency meeting of the Justice Committee. At this point it looks like Trudeau has decided to double down and dig in and simply take his lumps on the SNC-Lavalin […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – A Snap Election for the Trudeau Liberals? 030219

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – A Snap Election for the Trudeau Liberals? 030219

What an amazing day yesterday! A brutal day for the Liberal Party and especially staff in the PMO. Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony was devastating and no matter how the Liberals now attempt to discredit her testimony and no matter how many attack dogs they send out to dispute what the former Attorney General stated- they can […]

Jody 1 Justin 0 – Butts Resigns from Trudeau PMO by Jamie Gilcig 021919

Jody 1 Justin 0 – Butts Resigns from Trudeau PMO by Jamie Gilcig 021919

Hell hath no scorn like…… Gerald Butts has resigned. This is mammoth. By legal stance it of course is not an indication of any guilt, but by political standards it’s a fart breath away from going full McGuinty, who oddly enough was where Gerald Butts cut his teeth politically. It’s odd in 2019; that the […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Will Steve Clark Replace Scandalized Patrick Brown as Ontario PC Leader? By Jamie Gilcig 012518

Will Steve Clark Replace Scandalized Patrick Brown as Ontario PC Leader? By Jamie Gilcig 012518

Cornwall Ontario –  The Curse of the Ontario PC party strikes again.     Death by Social Media after unproven sexual accusations against now former leader Patrick Brown have led to his resignation.  “However, defeating [Ontario Premier] Kathleen Wynne in 2018 is more important than one individual. For this reason, after consulting with caucus, friends […]