Entries by Keith Beardsley from 11/2011

Who Cares if Michael Ferguson Can't Speak French?

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Politics

As Christmas approaches, what will be the topic of discussion around the kitchen table across Canada? Will it be the language proficiency of the auditor general or will Canadians be ticked off with having to pay far higher prices than Americans for the same items?

Love Him or Loathe Him, Harper's Doing What He Said He'd Do

| Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada Politics

The danger for the Conservatives is that this way of operating can become the easy way out to avoid extensive debate on issues that are controversial. Sooner or later the public will see this as Harper bullying the opposition parties or as Harper being undemocratic, and they will see the Conservatives as arrogant.

Calm Down, Conservatives, You Have a Majority

| Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives haven't yet figured out that a majority government doesn't need to be constantly on the attack. It's time for them to take a deep breath, pause, shift gears and be the best majority government they can be.

Time to Chop Food Price Inflation

| Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada Politics

The government tells us that a daily servings meat and dairy products are essential to our health, but the Conservatives still allow supply management organizations to inflate the prices we pay for these crucial items. Prices far above what our American neighbours pay for the same products.

Pat Martin's Tweets Drown Out Conservative Message

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Politics

NDP Leadership Race Is a Campaign of Nobodies

| Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

While the candidates are a decent bunch of individuals, can Canadians envision all but a couple of them as the next prime minister of Canada? I say that because in the end, that is what this leadership race is all about. Whoever wins could be our next prime minister.