Cornwall Ontario’s Newest City Council Contender Announced – Jason Setnyk Wants Your Vote! June 15, 2010

Cornwall Ontario’s Newest City Council Contender Announced – Jason Setnyk Wants Your Vote! June 15, 2010

Cornwall ON – This is going to be a true test of Social Networking.    Local School teacher, poet, photographer, musician, writer, and political activist Jason Setnyk has announced his candidacy for City Council on Cornwall Ontario today.

He’s using Facebook as a tool in his campaign as well as tried and true methods like door to door canvassing and making sure to be at events.

He’s the founder of the Rock for Charity series which has raised funds for local charities across Cornwall.

Hello Friends,

My name is Jason Setnyk and I am running for City Council in Cornwall
Ontario. The municipal election is on Monday October 25th 2010. First
I would like to introduce myself, and then I would like to share my
vision of Cornwall Ontario with you. I also want to hear from you, and
my email address is below.

I grew up in Cornwall Ontario. I graduated St. Joseph’s Secondary
School, and then attended the University of Ottawa. I graduated with
three Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Honours English , Honours History,
and Education. I now teach English and Social Sciences at the Ontario
Hockey Academy, a private school located here in Cornwall Ontario. I
sometimes work as a freelance journalist. I also volunteer, I am the
founder and event co-ordinator of Rock for Charity, which raises money
each month for different charities and non profit organizations. My
hobbies include writing, photography, exercise, and music. I am
married, my wife and I have a house here, and Cornwall is our home. I
think Cornwall is a great place, but I want to help make Cornwall
become an even better city! I am ready to work on City Council to
achieve these goals!

Here is my platform to help make Cornwall an even better city:

-More job growth and a diverse economy – including good paying jobs
-Update and expand incentives for job creation and businesses that go green
-Cut the red tape, especially for new businesses starting up in Cornwall
-Long term municipal planning, with clear goals and objectives
-Affordable City Transit to help make Cornwall a more green city
-More bicycle stands along Montreal Road and other high traffic areas.
-Investigate the possibility of getting a University in Cornwall.
-Stronger funding for local sports, arts and culture, especially for youth
-More outreach programs to reduce narcotics use and help reduce crime
-Promote more infant daycares spots for mothers
-Work with the Cornwall Police and residents to help keep our streets
clean and safe
-Resolution that City Council cannot vote themselves more than a 1%
raise in a year

Serving the constituents of Cornwall Ontario would be both a privilege
and an honour. I hope to earn your vote. I am here to listen to what
you have to say. I want to make Cornwall an even better place to live.
My platform above is just the beginning, I will listen to what the
people of Cornwall have to say.

Thank you for your time.
Be the change!

-Jason Setnyk

Contact: jasonsetnyk@gmail.com

Jason’s actually 1st place in the poll we started for the Municipal elections that take place October 25th across Ontario. What do you say Cornwall Ontario?  Will you vote for Jason Setnyk?  You can vote in our poll until the election.

You can choose up to 10 selections in the poll.

Who would you vote for Cornwall Ontario City Council? You can vote for up to 10 candidates.

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82 Comments on "Cornwall Ontario’s Newest City Council Contender Announced – Jason Setnyk Wants Your Vote! June 15, 2010"

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admin
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If you don’t stand for something you don’t stand for anything Jason H 🙂

Eric
Guest

Affordable city transit – does that mean taxpayers pay more than users?
The 1% raise – may look enticing, but are there options somewhere else to cover extra workloads etc?
Promote more infant healthcare – Cost? I would prefer a spouse or family member in the home if tax dollars were being used. Not sure what promote would entail, I would rather promote be a term for neighbourhood watch.

Best of luck to you.

smee
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Admin Nice twist on Malcom X quotes. Jason I have spoke to Lauzon with some ideas , He told me we have retired entrepreneurs looking into it. This is not just a small idea but one that is huge and growing on a global scale. It could have great economic advantages for Cornwall and area as well as secure employment. We just need to be first in the area. I have not seen any progress from the rretirees either. I have attended the green meetings and it is all the same. They have no goal or mandate and are not… Read more »
Jason Setnyk
Guest
Eric, There is a perceived need for more infant daycares spots in Cornwall. Infant daycare spots are not always cost effective. Ideally I would like to find a market solution that is affordable for parents with young children. Whether it is approaching child care companies about the demand in Cornwall, or finding individuals who can run legal daycares out of their homes. If there is a real demand for more spots, I think the City should be active in helping parents with young children. If we can not find a market solution, maybe we should open up a second daycare… Read more »
admin
Admin

Now Jason don’t go snatching bits of other people’s platforms 🙂

Jason Setnyk
Guest

I support and promote what I perceive to be good ideas. I’m always listening to what people have to say. I think I might have heard you talking about the idea of having three levels of government split the spending for transit. If so, my apologies for not giving you proper credit. It was an excellent idea, I support finding out if this is viable and if it is what enough people in our community want it.

admin
Admin
Well Mr. Setnyk, if I am confirmed next week as the Green Nominee for SD&SG, and am fortunate to be voted to serve the people of this riding; and you happen to win a seat on council, I hope to have your support for my proposed initiative. I feel that if Cornwall Ontario had a free public transportation system it would put us on the map in a lot of ways. As a progressive and aggressive riding and city that wants to lead in evolution and not revolution of our society. Free Public Transportation in Cornwall would help promote and… Read more »
Jason Setnyk
Guest

If it’s a great idea for our city, I’ll support it and promote it, regardless of political party or affiliation. Indeed, free public transpiration could help with our cities growth, help many people who live here, keep our community green, and it would show a lot of leadership and initiative and create a very positive image of our city.

smee
Guest
Free transit, ok let’s be realistic. Who will use free transit? The needy no doubt but there are already systems in place to help them to a certain degree. What about the people we see every morning lined up at Tim Horton’s, or the people lined up at lunch or in the early evening. You can give all the free stuff you want, but first you need to get the mindset. Take a look at the general population of Cornwall. Not many of them are in the best of shape, and that is by choice and from lining up at… Read more »
admin
Admin
smee you have to look at an issue and then look at the cost. I’m a firm believer that what monies a government spends should be on taking care of society; not just corporate society, and that it should make fiscal sense. It’s one of the biggest reasons I’m so upset with the medical system and their governmental confreres and the horrid way the medicare system has been decimated. Spending over a million dollars plus maintenance on a gym in Cornwall to me is a bad idea. $300K per year to have FREE Public Transit is a good one. There… Read more »
not-having-it
Guest

The only why Mr. Setnyk got any votes is because he told people on facebook to vote for him. You can vote up to ten times, right? So maybe only 7 or 8 people actually voted for him, but he still “got the most votes”.

He is not qualified for this position. He lives in a dream world. If he believes he can accomplish anything within his term, then he definitely does not understand how the world works.

not-having-it
Guest

the only reason*

admin
Admin

NHI you can vote for up to ten choices, not ten time. 🙂 It’s a poll. During an election you tell “your people” to go out and vote, right? Facebook and social networking sites are not a medium to be sneezed at. I can tell you during the police incident here in Cornwall last night our Facebook lit up like a Christmas tree and we had over 400 visitors overnight.

not-having-it
Guest

Well, I’m guessing that you’re facebook was filled with hearsay and not actual facts.

Jason is not qualified. In real life, these people who voted for him would not. It’ll be a cold day in hell before he gets elected.

admin
Admin
NHI sounds like you have a personal grudge against Mr. Setnyk. You do realize it’s pretty cowardly to post crap without disclosing who you are? And the only person using a form of hearsay is yourself as your slinging goop without substantiating it. Jason has filed his papers so he’s met the qualifications to run for council. As for voting, if he gets some people to vote at the municipal level who normally wouldn’t then I would suggest his campaign was a major success. Now would you like to disclose who you are and what you do so we can… Read more »
Stan
Member
not-having-it said of Jason “He is not qualified for this position. He lives in a dream world. If he believes he can accomplish anything within his term, then he definitely does not understand how the world works”. I think that ‘not-having-it’ is a city councillor who is disgruntled at the new blood showing up. How else could the statement be made that Jason is not qualified? The statement that he won’t be accomplishing anything during his first term has to come from someone experienced enough to make that statement. Maybe ‘not-having-it’ is PO’d at a virtual newcomer wanting a share… Read more »
smee
Guest
admin, When you say “free transit” did I miss where you explained how it would be funded? It just cost $80,000 to put in a speaker system to do what the drivers use to do. 1-take a look inside those cars at Star Tek or better yet watch them walk into work. Do you honestly think they would loose there stop at Tim Horton’s in order to take a bus. 2- if costs are too high why do people at Star Tek not car pool? I can almost bet more people take their own car then car pool. Besides in… Read more »
smee
Guest

So you believe Jason cares, I have a question about your professional career.
What is the GPA of the students you t each. How reputible is Ontario Hockey Acedemy with academics, what is there mimimum requirements for education??

Tammy A. Hart
Member
Jamie, (admin) I beg to differ, the money government spends should be taking care of infrastructure and staying out of the lives of people as much as possible. So that society itself learns to appreciate and develop and create on its own. The more society relies on government the more dysfunctional and reliant we become. the prof is in the pudding…Niels Velduis, a senior economist for the Fraser Institute has stated that the only reason the economy in Canada has slightly come out of the recession is because of private businesses NOT stimulus money nor government. Now, I do agree… Read more »
admin
Admin
Tammy that’s where we may differ philosophically. I consider the population part of the infrastructure. I want a strong healthy medicare system; not an American wannabee that gouges taxpayers. I want proper care for seniors and those that can’t take care of themselves. We as a society have to make choices. I’m all for smaller government. I think there’s tons of pork and waste. Just look at Mr. Harper spending a BILLION DOLLARS showing off for the G8/G20, or the Refinstahlian Olympic display or the plane time and ad time spend on the Action Plan. There’s plenty of room to… Read more »
admin
Admin
Smee it’s really simple. If the revenues for public transit are less than a million dollars per year, and it’s split three ways I think there’s incentive enough to “git er done!” Free Transit would show how progressive Cornwall can be. It would attract business. Help those that need the help, and yes, some of those cars would not be in the parking lot if there was free public transportation. It’s certainly worth discussing; considering; and in my opinion doing as a 3 year pilot project so that the results could be measured and considered. Not every city could have… Read more »
Tammy A. Hart
Member
Jamie, I dont think we totally differ. I do think you are dreaming to some degree. Remember, people have brains, they can think for themselves and we should allow that to happen. Too much government interference and people become complacent and expect government to solve their problems. I can tell you from being on council alot of the government programs downloaded to the municipalities are redundant, time consuming and costly. And you wonder why there is so much government. Its called make shift programs to please people. Just keep paying high taxes. Now, you are correct when you say there’s… Read more »
admin
Admin
people have brains, they can think for themselves and we should allow that to happen. Yes Tammy. That’s why we discuss things. Frankly Mr. Harper has clearly shown that he has zero skills to manage a government. The hostility in Ottawa; the Stephane Dion Attack Ads; muzzling MP’s and staff; the fascist attempt to control the media, and mostly the destruction of the momentum and strength of the Canadian economy are not the something that positive legacies are made of. Even Brian Mulroney can be proud of some things in spite of being caught with his hand in that German… Read more »
Eric
Guest
About half of every dollar we send to McGuinty, goes to health care, and I am not seeing the strong healthy medicare system reducing waiting times or user fees for things like prostate testing. Madeline Maier (Lib MPP) changed the defination last year of bilingual so more money could be directed to that cause is an example of how the money is being spent. Eye exams were removed a few years ago, but more money is going into the system. We already have 2 tier health care here, it is not that scary. The idea of free anything is misleading,… Read more »
Tammy A. Hart
Member
Jamie, I do think there has been good results with Harper ie. his environmental stance, why bring down Canada like your famous Dion wanted to do. I like how he protected our banks from being charged a fee, to use in a global recession we survived this recession and our banks did fine. He reduced the GST by two points, he is looking at increasing Canada Pensions, he stiffened up the crime penalties…do the crime, pay for the crime. He is re-evaluating the immigration policies. I like his position on the de-tainee issues, I believe in a healthy military so… Read more »
admin
Admin
Tammy, Here goes point by point. Mr. Harper’s environmental stance scares the crap out of me and an awful lot of concerned Canadians. The Oil Sands are a disaster to the Environment, and Mr. Harper’s Alberta Oil friends are well protected by him. Oil drilling in Canada? Again, what’s happening in the Gulf could happen here too. He reduced the GST by two points knowing full well the HST is coming. And he has given tax perks to cover the HST to large corps at the expense of you and I so that we’re paying the full brunt of the… Read more »
Tammy A. Hart
Member
Jamie, Jamie, Jamie its obvious you wouldn’t like Harper no matter what. You would rather see the country go under to save the atom. Let China, Russia, and alot of the other middle east countries who continuously poison our environment live on and prosper and take over…we are moderate compared to most of the world give me a break. And as far as the tar sands…they have delivered on their promise and restore parts of the original tar sands 100% back to the original environment. Check it out. I believe most of us in Canada are truly environmentally conscious were… Read more »
admin
Admin
Tammy Tammy Tammy. I want some of whatever Kool aid you’ve been drinking 🙂 Btw, Your friend Mr. Harper prefers Oil sands to Tar sands. Apparently Tar Sands is considered abusive in Alberta. I would prefer we leave the oil world and at least start to work towards that. It’s not going to happen with Mr. Harper’s ties to big oil in Canada. As for Lowell he let me on once. He was arguing over a horrible Conservative crime bill that he was bemoaning the Liberals were shooting down. He challenged any lefty to come to his show and explain… Read more »
Stan
Member

lol, thats what happens when you’re “leftist”…..

Tammy A. Hart
Member

Jamie,

Is the round table talks Federal or Provincial? Honestly, I follow the Provincial government more then Federal. But I am always up to the challenge.

admin
Admin

Hi Tammy,

The round table will be issue centric. Some may be more global in concept and some may be more local.

smee
Guest
Jamie You have still neglected to say how you would over come the lazy attitude in Cornwall Perfect example, I watched a discussion between 2 shoppers at food basics Brookdale this past weekend. 1 fellow had asked a guy why he parks in the fire lane at the door. The answer is: the person inside is handicapped” The other person just walked away laughing. Now this type of attitude one which sends in a handicapped person to shop while they sit in there car at the door will now take a bus? It is prevalent all over Jamie. Jees Jamie… Read more »
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