View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – And They’re Off! 2015 Election Campaign Begins! AUG 4, 2015 #CDNPOLI

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – And They’re Off!  2015 Election Campaign Begins!  AUG 4, 2015 #CDNPOLI

Canadians have been given front row seats to one of the longest elections in our history. With 76 days left we can only pray that at some point in time it becomes interesting. There certainly wasn’t much excitement in the first few days of the campaign to grab our attention. Do voters care that Mulcair […]

Ontario Premier Wynne Tim Hudak & Lisa Macleod Issue Joint Press Release – JULY 0, 2015 #ONPOLI

Ontario Premier Wynne Tim Hudak & Lisa Macleod Issue Joint Press Release – JULY 0, 2015 #ONPOLI

Politicians can be as wacky as politics.  Today a joint press release has been issued with no question and answer possibility related to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s lawsuit against the former PC Leader Tim Hudak and MPP Lisa MacLeod. Joint Statement from Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak and Lisa MacLeod   Politics is an honourable calling. […]

CFRA Radio Host Wants to Toss PC MPP’s After They March in Toronto Pride Parade by Jamie Gilcig – JUNE 28, 2015

CFRA Radio Host Wants to Toss PC MPP’s After They March in Toronto Pride Parade by Jamie Gilcig – JUNE 28, 2015

CFRA is a pretty staunch conservative talk radio station, still on the AM dial, in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.  It’s a mostly senior audience with a lot of folks from the country and rural areas sharing their um…..wisdom. One of their hosts is Nick Vandergragt who besides being a farmer does a passable job as a talk […]

Ontario Yours to Discover Snubs Cornwall & Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – JUNE 18, 2015

Ontario Yours to Discover Snubs Cornwall & Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – JUNE 18, 2015

An Ontario travel website seems to think the province ends at Ottawa and Kingston.   A quick visit to the website shows that Eastern Ontario has no section and that the Cornwall area is lumped into Ottawa with no areas highlighted on its map. Eastern Ontario seems to be listed as “The Countryside” Our region, […]

Patrick Brown Takes PC Leadership – SD&SG Supports in Spite of MPP McDonell Support for Elliott by Jamie Gilcig

Patrick Brown Takes PC Leadership – SD&SG Supports in Spite of MPP McDonell Support for Elliott by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – It looks like our MPP Jim McDonell picked the wrong horse as Patrick Brown has stunned Ontario and beaten favorite Christine Elliott for the PC leadership.   SD&SG voted for Brown although Mr. McDonell had emails sent out to members supporting Elliott. At stake was the vision of change.  Brown, a Federal outsider […]

Will I Vote for Brown or Elliott Sunday? by Jamie Gilcig Ontario PC Leadership Kicks Off

Will I Vote for Brown or Elliott Sunday? by Jamie Gilcig Ontario PC Leadership Kicks Off

CORNWALL Ontario – Politics are a fascinating fact of our lives.   They embrace the truly worst of human nature and rarely our best. It’s a blood sport.   The results impact all of our lives in so many ways. After the utter historic failure of Tim Hudak the Ontario Conservatives headed out to find […]

At Least He’s Not Doing Crack – GPR Liberal MPP Caught Playing Solitaire at Queens Park – APRIL 14, 2015

At Least He’s Not Doing Crack – GPR Liberal MPP Caught Playing Solitaire at Queens Park – APRIL 14, 2015

CFN – In what must be a terrible embarrassing moment Glengarry Prescott Russell Liberal MPP Grant Crack seems to be caught playing solitaire on his tablet at Queen’s Park. MPP Crack has not responded to CFN as of publication of this story. The photo was captured from the facebook page of the PC candidate he […]

Is Mike Duffy or Stephen Harper on Trial today as The Circus Comes to Ottawa by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2015

Is Mike Duffy or Stephen Harper on Trial today as The Circus Comes to Ottawa by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2015

CFN – Today Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on trial.    In reality it is former Journalist and Senator Mike Duffy that’s on the docket and facing a judge, but ultimately Canadians will be keenly listening for glimpses of the man behind the curtain. What’s scariest to this writer is the simple truth that […]

SD&SG Riding Ass. Playing Tim Hudak Politics in Long Sault Ontario – March 29, 2015

SD&SG Riding Ass.  Playing Tim Hudak Politics in Long Sault Ontario – March 29, 2015

CFN – We are updating our original story after finding out that it was in fact our MPP Jim McDonell and the SD&SG Riding Association that snubbed CFN & SSN viewers by not inviting either outlet to the media event that both Patrick Brown and Christine Elliotte attended in Long Sault. MPP McDonell and his executive […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Eve Adams Winners & Losers FEB 12, 2015

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Eve Adams Winners & Losers FEB 12, 2015

Political types tend to look at every action that takes place as a win or lose situation. This is especially true in today’s hyper-partisan political environment where each side regards the other parties as the enemy, not just as competitors for the hearts and minds of voters. In this super charged environment capturing one of […]

MPP Steve Clark & MPP Jim McDonell Talk Ontario Budget with CFN – JAN 28, 2015

MPP Steve Clark & MPP Jim McDonell Talk Ontario Budget with CFN – JAN 28, 2015

CFN – Leeds Grenville MPP Steve Clark and SD&G MPP Jim McDonell were listening and work shopping ahead of the Ontario budget at the Best Western in Cornwall Ontario last week. Some of their focus were on health and social services.   The loss of jobs and Liberal spending habits that could threaten services and […]

Federal Liberal Bash In Cornwall Ontario a No Show for Domenic LeBlanc by Jamie Gilcig JAN 22, 2015

Federal  Liberal Bash In Cornwall Ontario a No Show for Domenic LeBlanc by Jamie Gilcig JAN 22, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – It was another embarrassing night for the local Federal Liberal riding association under President Jamie Labonte.   The lightly employed prez saw his guest speaker for the spaghetti fund raiser not show up and a crowd of less than 30 attended at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Sadly it marred the announcement of Corey […]