View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – No Danger Pay for our Soldiers in Afghanistan?

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – No Danger Pay for our Soldiers in Afghanistan?

CFN – Once again we have the Defence Department making a decision that leaves most fair minded Canadians shaking their heads.  It seems the brain trust at DND has decided that while our embassy staff and ambassador require soldiers to protect them in Kabul, the soldiers don’t merit danger pay? This DND decision also ignores […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Come Fly With Me! NDP Flight Attacks on Harper Gov’t.

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Come Fly With Me!  NDP Flight Attacks on Harper Gov’t.

CFN – Watching the NDP’s feigned outrage at the Conservative’s use (misuse) of government aircraft generates flashbacks to when the Conservatives were in opposition. At that time as head of the Conservative research group looking into Liberal misdeeds, we would often check the Challenger jet flight logs. Most of the time it was pretty boring […]

Akwesasne Chief Mike Mitchell: Community Should Vote To Separate from Quebec If Referendum Won

CFN – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is closely following Quebec’s upcoming provincial election and the direction in which provincial leaders are proposing to go if they get into power.  The media has indicated a potential of a Quebec referendum to separate from Canada should the political power change in the province.   Akwesasne would have […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – We need more truth in Waterfront Negotiations between Kilger Council, MCA & Feds

Should any deals be made before the 2014 Municipal Election?

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – We need more truth in Waterfront Negotiations between Kilger Council, MCA & Feds

CORNWALL Ontario – Cornwall’s waterfront is in play.    The Chem tank situation is the Canary in the Coal mine and now our Mayor is at play with the Federal government.  Akwesasne is involved is well. What should be alarming to the public is that this is all being conducted behind closed doors in an […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Senate Change Has arrived After Trudeau Play – Jan 29, 2014

CFN – Justin Trudeau probably shocked his Senate caucus colleagues more than the voting public today when he announced he was removing Liberal senators from the Liberal caucus, thereby limiting the caucus to elected members of parliament. For the most part I don’t think the public cares one way or another how a senator labels […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The End of Year Approaches December 13, 2013

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The End of Year Approaches December 13, 2013

CFN – Our MPs finally stopped squabbling long enough to agree to depart from Ottawa for their home constituencies. I doubt too many Canadians will miss Question Period or for that matter the attacks and counter-attacks that have become the daily pattern when the House of Commons is sitting. Other than the Senate scandal, Ottawa […]

Mike Duffy Stephen Harper & Justin Trudeau – What an odd scent in the air by Jamie Gilcig

Mike Duffy Stephen Harper & Justin Trudeau – What an odd scent in the air by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – It’s funny reading the latest on the Senate scandal, Stephen Harper’s possible political demise, and Justin Trudeau’s ascent. It’s almost like it’s a bad script. What we do know. Whatever success Mr. Harper has is because of planning and scripting.  It’s boring.  It’s not pretty.  It’s brutal and heavy handed, but it’s also […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Latest Duffy Bomb on Harper Government Oct 29, 2013

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Latest Duffy Bomb on Harper Government Oct 29, 2013

CFN – The explosion you heard in Ottawa yesterday was the latest bomb Mike Duffy lobbed into Ottawa’s political circus. Duffy certainly got everyone’s attention, not only in the Senate chamber, but across the country. Whether you like him or not, it was a powerful presentation from a skilled speaker. With the Senate scandal continuing […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Canadian Senate Scandal Gong Show! October 28, 2013

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Canadian Senate Scandal Gong Show! October 28, 2013

CFN – Those aren’t the bells in the Peace Tower we are hearing; instead it’s the gong show that the Senate scandal has become. What a mess and we wonder why the public is so turned off with politics. No one escapes the blame on this one.  Conservatives can’t even agree if suspending the three […]

Rick Lee of Ingleside Ontario Upset at Harper MP Guy Lauzon on TTA Bus Contribution LTE – September 23, 2013

Rick Lee of Ingleside Ontario Upset at Harper MP Guy Lauzon on TTA Bus Contribution LTE – September 23, 2013

Mr. Guy Lauzon Would you be able to explain this to me? . Your Party just gave full support to a Subway Line for Toronto. . Your Party clawed back my CPP by 37% and my EI by almost as much since I draw CPP,there are no Jobs here in Eastern Ontario, (Your policies gave them all […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley Harper Government Prorogation, Who Wins? Aug 23, 2013

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley Harper Government Prorogation, Who Wins? Aug 23, 2013

CFN – Was anyone surprised when Prime Minister Harper announced that he would prorogue Parliament this fall? I somehow doubt it as everyone from media types to pundits to political staff were waiting for his announcement. When it finally did come, it lacked key details such as when exactly would it happen and more importantly […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Is History Repeating Itself – Senate Scandals & The Harper Government

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Is History Repeating Itself – Senate Scandals & The Harper Government

CFN – Is history repeating itself? I would bet Prime Minister Harper certainly hopes it doesn’t, at least not while he is the Prime Minister. Back in February of 2004, then Auditor General Sheila Fraser brought in a report that kicked off what would eventually become known as the sponsorship scandal. The negative press coverage […]