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… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Green Party Opportunities in the Federal Election 050719 #cdnpoli
CFN – Once again we have a spending scandal occupying the attention of Canadians. This time however, it doesn’t involve our esteemed senators but two former generals, Andrew Leslie who is presently a senior Liberal advisor and Daniel Menard who retired in disgrace from the armed forces. Leslie claimed $72,000 for moving expenses and Menard… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Politics 101 & Trudeau – Feb 18, 2014
CFN – To stay or go, that is the question many Conservative MPs will be asking themselves this year. This was highlighted by Brian Jean’s announcement that he is leaving the federal political scene this month. You have to wonder if Jean’s (along with Ted Menzies and Merv Tweed) decision is but one of potentially… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Which Harper MP’s To Stay Go? Jan 16, 2014
CFN – There has been much discussion this week about Michael Chong’s Private Members Bill to reform some of the aspects of how our parties act and control MPs. Whether one agrees with all the details found in his bill, one thing is certain; it can’t make things any worse than they already are on… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Will MP’s Have the Guts to Pass Reform Act Bill?
CFN – Four more bye-elections enter the history books. The two main protagonists, Liberals and Conservatives can both claim victory and their spin machines are already in action. In politics what matters is that you get to send someone from your team to Ottawa, so in that sense the Conservatives can pat themselves on the… Continue reading View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Liberals & Conservatives Can Both Claim Victory in Bye-Elections NOV 26, 2013