View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Forward to 2019 – 010118

Ottawa Ontario – Let’s start with a Happy New Year to one and all as we move into 2018. Unfortunately with a fixed election date in 2019; we know that Canadians will begin to be bombarded with the election messaging that all of the parties will be testing as we lead up to that election.… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Forward to 2019 – 010118

Khadr vs Emery $10M Award & Apology Make No Sense – by Jamie Gilcig JULY 8, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Omar Khadr has had a tragic life.   We may never fully know the details of what occurred from when he moved from Canada to what would be become a hot mess that resulted in his detention by US forces in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and ultimately being given an apology by the… Continue reading Khadr vs Emery $10M Award & Apology Make No Sense – by Jamie Gilcig JULY 8, 2017

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Free Advice to Kevin O’Leary DEC 24, 2016

You can tell it was a slow news day yesterday when the big news story was that Kevin O’Leary had put together an exploratory team and that he likes waving a spatula around. Talk about free news coverage! I was asked if O’Leary could beat Trudeau and my answer was “possibly”. But, so could three… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Free Advice to Kevin O’Leary DEC 24, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Justin’s Sunny Ways Clouding Over NOV 28, 2016

Ottawa Ontario – Since Justin Trudeau’s election last year, there has been a general consensus that he would be unbeatable in the next election. Trudeau was such a contrast to Harper that he was the darling of the media and he could do no wrong. Even the simple act of taking a selfie with refugees… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Justin’s Sunny Ways Clouding Over NOV 28, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – What Goes Around Comes Around AUG 18, 2016

It didn’t take long for one of Trudeau’s ministers to put their foot in it. As has been reported Minister of Health Philpott has been somewhat free with throwing taxpayers dollars around on limousine service in the GTA. Some of the excuses that have been reported are just laughable… it wasn’t a limo it was… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – What Goes Around Comes Around AUG 18, 2016

Conrad Black Reviews Early Days of Trudeau Regime JULY 10, 2016

A pattern is emerging in the conduct of the Trudeau government. It straddles fairly stylishly between gestures to the trendy and fashionable cutting leftward edge of its support without grossly offending the solid centre of the country that provides the majority for any Canadian federal government. That centre was fairly comfortable with the Harper government,… Continue reading Conrad Black Reviews Early Days of Trudeau Regime JULY 10, 2016

A View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – CPC Convention 2016 MAY 30, 2016

The CPC convention has come and gone. When you look back at it there wasn’t all that much excitement. A possible exception being the motion on marriage which generated a lot of interest and once passed brought us into the 21st century, but that was about it. The media tried to make the campaign review sound… Continue reading A View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – CPC Convention 2016 MAY 30, 2016

Trudeau Pay Day Loan Budget & the Syrian Refugees by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 18, 2016

The problem with running a campaign based on a whole lot of promises that clearly will never be kept is that eventually it comes back to bite you on the bum. While good political teams try and deflect and navigate the choppy waters, the Trudeau team seems to be taking a page from Stephen Harper… Continue reading Trudeau Pay Day Loan Budget & the Syrian Refugees by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 18, 2016

Ghomeshi Verdict Shows Need for Attorney General Reform in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 25,2016

Jian Ghomeshi’s life will never be the same.  The countless legal bills incurred, the damage to his reputation, and at the end of the line the loss of quality of life and earnings can never be repaired. Chiefly because there is no real accountability of Crown Attorney’s in Ontario.    Cases have two factors, the… Continue reading Ghomeshi Verdict Shows Need for Attorney General Reform in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 25,2016

Kevin O’Leary Con Leadership Run Opens Language Debate in Canada by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2016

Kevin O’Leary is taking a page or two from Donald Trump in the US and trying to position himself for a leadership run to replace Stephen Harper for the Conservative Party. Like Trump he’s picking off popular topics that are getting him a lot of press. It’s not rocket science.   Hold out hope to… Continue reading Kevin O’Leary Con Leadership Run Opens Language Debate in Canada by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2016

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead 2016 Pt 3 The Conservatives

The Conservatives begin 2016 in a very different place from where they have been for the last 10 years. Defeats are never fun, but they offer the Conservatives a chance to rejuvenate, rebuild and rededicate themselves to promoting Canadian Conservative values. Forget about American, Australian and British values, focus on Canadian values. Defeat offers a… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead 2016 Pt 3 The Conservatives

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Justin Trudeau Has 5 Options DEC 8, 2015

Don’t you just love how a party’s election promises suddenly disappear once they gain power? We have already seen that in just over a month with the Liberals- remember their limited deficits that they were going to run? So far we have seen the Trudeau gang throw our money around as though it came from… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Justin Trudeau Has 5 Options DEC 8, 2015

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – PMO Rubbing Salt in Defeated MP’s Wounds OCT 25, 2015

Imagine putting in 12-18 hour days for anywhere from four to eleven years as an elected MP representing your party through good and bad days, being at PMO’s beck and call throughout those years, given up 100s of hours of family time, only to be ignored when it should matter. And that is not counting… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – PMO Rubbing Salt in Defeated MP’s Wounds OCT 25, 2015

Was it Racism & Homophobia That Did in Bernadette Clement’s Campaign? by Jamie Gilcig

Walking through the aftermath and wreckage of the election that just ended CFN has been talking to a lot of voters across the riding asking why they voted for who they chose and why they rejected candidates? Not surprisingly Bernadette Clement was tarred and feathered for being a Francophone woman with many citing allegations that… Continue reading Was it Racism & Homophobia That Did in Bernadette Clement’s Campaign? by Jamie Gilcig

Lauzon A Pigeon With No Roost as Trudeau Gains Majority – Clement Back to Council by Jamie Gilcig

Canadians have spoken, and loudly, condemning Stephen Harper and rebuking his policies to the point of giving Justin Trudeau and his Liberals a full majority. Thomas Mulcair and his NDP fared even worse than Harper sliding back to their traditional less than 50 seats. Locally Guy Lauzon handily beat City Councilor Bernadette Clement for a… Continue reading Lauzon A Pigeon With No Roost as Trudeau Gains Majority – Clement Back to Council by Jamie Gilcig

Of a Veggie Burger & The End of a Very Silly Election by Jamie Gilcig

This has been the most disappointing of elections.   It’s like rows of Neanderthals grunting and throwing poo at each other here in SD&SG with no change expected. CFN was moving towards endorsing the NDP before the writ dropped which would be a first, but the local candidate, Patrick (Veggie) Burger, was so disappointing that… Continue reading Of a Veggie Burger & The End of a Very Silly Election by Jamie Gilcig

Conrad Black Writes Stephen Harper’s Political Obituary – OCT 17, 2015

The arguments for voting for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are numerous and persuasive. He has been a competent and diligent prime minister who has avoided fiscal imprudence, brought us well through the 2008 financial crisis and has gone to great and imaginative lengths to keep taxes down and shrink public-sector spending as a share of… Continue reading Conrad Black Writes Stephen Harper’s Political Obituary – OCT 17, 2015

A Canadian Election Break Down With One Week to Go by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

So with one week to go where do we stand with one of Canada’s longest elections? Stephen Harper clearly will not enjoy another majority which has many Canadians rejoicing.    Scandal after scandal has plagued his government, but most simply have grown tired of the politics of fear mongering and threats.    As my mentor… Continue reading A Canadian Election Break Down With One Week to Go by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

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