Entries by Keith Beardsley from 02/2012

Government Blindsided Seniors on Retirement Reform

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics

The way this government chose to deliver the issue of reforming Old Age Security (OAS) was what surprised Canadian seniors. There was no build up to it, nor was it raised during the recent election. Canadians, especially those nearing retirement age rightly want to know what is going on and when these decisions were made.

Tories Object to Their Own Stalling Tactics

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics

The Government is too often using motions to stifle debate in the House of Commons, as they did this week with the gun registry. Parliamentary debate is essential in a democracy and yes, at times it is inconvenient for the party in power as it delays the passage of legislation, but that is what opposition parties do.

Rae's Robotic Response to Robocalls

| Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada Politics

Bob Rae's latest harangue, in which he accuses Harper of being responsible for "robocalls" directing voters to the wrong polling locations, really doesn't suit a man of his intelligence. It is pure political B.S. in its finest form. As for a culture of attacks, that has been a part of politics since time immemorial.