National Newswatch

Andrew Scheer is a political dead man walking

Nov 28 2019 — Bill Kelly — In the days and weeks following the Conservatives’ unsuccessful attempt to unseat the Trudeau Liberals in the recent federal election, it’s become more and more clear that Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is the fall guy who will shoulder the blame for the party’s failure to seize power. The latest example of Tory unrest is the […]

Conservatives aren’t getting the message

Nov 7 2019 — Bill Kelly — The fact that federal Conservatives decided to rally around their flawed leader, Andrew Scheer, at Wednesday’s caucus meeting may, in their minds, show some solidarity for him and the Conservative agenda. But it also shows they didn’t get the message Canadian voters delivered last month. Yes, Canadians were disenchanted with Justin Trudeau, but outside of […]

Conservatives Lining Up Against Scheer

Oct 29 2019 — Bill Kelly — It’s only been a week since the federal election, but in the wake of a disappointing defeat for the Conservatives, more and more Conservatives are calling for Andrew Scheer to step down as leader. It’s cold comfort to Conservatives that they increased their seat total and had a slight edge in the popular vote; fact […]

‘Ford Factor’ looms large in fall federal election

Jun 25 2019 — Bill Kelly — A year ago, Doug Ford was the superstar of Conservatives from coast to coast. He had just put Ontario back under the Conservative banner for the first time in over 15 years, and it was no secret that federal Conservatives hoped that Ford’s victory would translate into strong Tory support in vote-rich Ontario in this […]

Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer have a tough year ahead

Jan 7 2019 — Bill Kelly — There’s great anticipation among Canadian voters about the federal election later this year. It’s well documented that 2018 was not a banner year for Justin Trudeau, and many of the missteps were unforced errors; the India trip, business tax reform and pipelines are all factors that the Conservatives hope will sink the Trudeau government.

When will the lesson be learned?

Nov 7 2018 — Bill Kelly — It’s happened again this week; in fact, it continues to happen with shocking regularity, in the MeToo era. Three more political public figures exposed, as it were, for alleged sexual misconduct. Veteran MPP Jim Wilson left his cabinet position and the PC caucus last Friday, initially, we were told, to deal with addiction issues.

Self-inflicted wounds are hurting Trudeau

Jul 5 2018 — Bill Kelly — As they head into the summer break, federal Liberals must be concerned that their long-standing, comfortable lead in the polls has all but evaporated. An Ipsos poll has them trailing the Conservatives by three points, and a Nanos poll has them leading the Conservatives by the same margin, so let’s just call it a dead […]

Government MPs face the backlash

Sep 15 2017 — Bill Kelly — How would you like to be a government Member of Parliament these days? We criticize them and vilify them and sometimes we mock them for their six-figure salaries and lucrative pensions and sketchy expense accounts and frankly, most of the time, it’s warranted.