Cornwall Ontario City Councilor and Federal Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement to Run for Council – September 3, 2010

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor and Federal Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement to Run for Council – September 3, 2010

Cornwall ON – Councillor Bernadette Clement today announced her intention to seek re-election to Cornwall City Council.
“In November of 2006, I was given the honour of the trust and confidence of my fellow citizens of Cornwall when they elected me as a Councillor of the City of Cornwall.  Since then I have worked hard to respect that trust and that confidence and to live up to my promise to bring a new voice, a new spirit and a new hope to City Council. I am happy to announce that I will be seeking re-election as a Councillor in the October 25th Municipal Election.”
Clement, who is also the federal Liberal candidate in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, spoke of her deep commitment to public service.
“I wish to serve.” she said.  I want to contribute to making the right decisions for Cornwall on its path to the future. I want to continue to pitch in because service to our community matters   ” With a minority Parliament situation in Ottawa, the timing of the next federal election is uncertain. “There may in fact be no such election for a year or more from now. If I am re-elected to City Council, I will take a leave of absence during the Federal campaign period and would step down from City Council if I am elected to Federal office.”
Until that time, Clement said it’s important to her to continue her tradition of public service.
“I accepted the Federal Liberal nomination because it is my belief that there are major issues confronting our area which must be dealt with at that level.” she continued. “I am seeking re-election municipally because I want to do what I can right now to make the City I love an even better place for us all.”

“Progress in economic development and social development won’t happen by itself” she added. “It takes vision and wisdom to decide where we want to go, long-term planning to know how to get there, and courage to get going.”

“This is what we must do with our precious waterfront. We need to protect it and improve it for all our citizens and visitors to enjoy. This is the work we began with the splash pad and washroom in Lamoureux Park. We finally went from talking about things to actually making them happen. Now we need to get on with the job.

We also need to continue to be able to say proudly that we are a responsible and caring community. The significant contributions from the City to the Hospice, the Boys and Girls Club and to the Agape Centre have been part of that.

As we redefine ourselves as a community we must also make sure that our city remains a healthy community, with protecting our environment as part of our legacy. We need to reach out to the creative talent of our local artists, to the wisdom of our seniors, to the energy and idealism of our young persons.

“I have worked hard to bring sound judgment and the values of compassion, justice and respect to the Council table. I believe I have helped to set a proper tone for our work. There is so much potential here. But it is important to bring people together to make the right things happen” she concluded.

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41 Comments on "Cornwall Ontario City Councilor and Federal Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement to Run for Council – September 3, 2010"

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GelatinousMutantCoconut
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GelatinousMutantCoconut

It makes sense. This is very good news. We certainly need her sound voice of reason at the Council Table. Hopefully her and Elaine MacDonald can be joined by some like-minded new councillors.

smee
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I was wondering if Bernadette would support a long time liberal initiative spoken to Canadians in 1907 bt Wilfred Laurier on immigration. This could help solve a huge expenditure issue. ‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes a Canadian and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet a Canadian, and nothing but… Read more »
vin
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Canada has two official languages: English and French.

smee
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Vin
Not in all provnces. You still seem to miss the point of the post

Stan
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Congratulations to Bernadette for making the right decision and not running with a bunch of losers.

Furtz
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Canada has two official Languages: English and French. Our immigration rules and regulations have nothing to do with provincial laws. Some people have difficulty differentiating between provincial and federal jurisdictions and laws.

willie191
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What has she done for Cornwall?

vin
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I’m sorry, I wasn’t specific enough… Canada has 2 official languages at the federal level BOTH English and French.

English and French have equal status in federal courts, Parliament, and in all federal institutions.

That’s all I have to say. Think what you want to think.

bobgeneric
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Smee, I have asked over and over again of the posters or letter to the editor authors that have demanded immigrants become “Canadians” or assimilate to “Canadian Culture” and so I ask this of you as well; please post the list of the rules for new immigrants so they can assimilate smoothly into Canadian culture. ` I extent this challenge to anyone to post the assimilation rules of which “new immigrants” are to adhere to, since this is tied in with culture, a list of the clothing and allowable religions as well. Just to help you along, we should take… Read more »
Furtz
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Now don’t be so hard on Smee, bobgeneric. It’s not important who originally came up with that BS. It fits with Smee’s ideology and that’s all that matters. Also, you neglected to mention the large Pastafarian segment of our society. What are we, chopped liver?

vin
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Smee, I beleive it is you that missed the point of my post. I was only getting the fact straight about our nation’s languages (which was stated wrong).

bobgeneric
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Furtz said, “Also, you neglected to mention the large Pastafarian segment of our society. What are we, chopped liver?”
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Sorry Furtz I didn’t mention your group. But to clarify there are only a very small number of Pastafarians as they are a small breakaway sect (no stats availible) of the larger group of Spagittifarians of which there are 10,000 give or take.

tnpreacher555
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Lax immigration laws is the Liberal way of buying votes. With Canada’s low birth rate, population growth must be supplemented with imagination. It is only a matter of time for Canada to become a Muslim state just by the increase in population. It is not so much what we are, it is what we are becoming!

Stan
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Pastor Tom, you wouldn’t let that happen would you?

The Watcher
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The problem is not Muslim immigration per se, but the influx of fundamentalists with their high birth rate and their zero tolerance for others.

This problem is not confined to Islamic fundamentalists, but also Jewish fundamentalists, Hindu fundamentalists, Sikh fundamentalists, Buddist fundamentalists, Pastafarian fundamentalists, and, dare I say it, the self-styled “Christian” fundamentalists.

My apologies if I left any group out.

tnpreacher555
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Watcher says -“the influx of fundamentalists with their high birth rate and their zero tolerance for others” So Watcher, you must be a Muslim! You would love a Muslim Canada controlled by Sharia law? At lease Christians believe in working in the frame work of democracy, while Islam will not tolerate democracy, nor human rights. This is not just a slam on Islam – world demographics prove that such is the case. Look at any Islamic controlled country – the hard cold facts speaks for themselves.

Furtz
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Hey Watcher, There’s no such thing as a fundamentalist Pastsfarian. All we ask for is beer and spaghetti, and we would never force these things on other people. That would be stupid as it would leave less for us.

Eric
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No matter if Laurier or Roosevelt said it, I would think it would represent a time where people looked after themselves and thier country. No special headwear for the RCMP (NWMP), no dual citizenship, one main language for worldwide business dealings, and fewer government programs eating at our wallets. Merit to get a job not skin colour even. Should something like the States though be put in our laws, the one where you need to be born in the country to become top leader? I know it is legal, but is a leave of absense during a federal election campaign… Read more »
bobgeneric
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You may think that Eric, but maybe you should view it in the context of the time in history that it was said. ` Although the Blacks had been freed from slavery they were still discriminated against, oppressed by racial laws. It would be 50 years before the Jim Crow Laws would be repealed and illiterate people in the south (at that time mostly black) would be able to vote. The Chinese where the new slaves, as they built the railroads with no labour protection, as did any labourer in any factory. It would not be any more than 25… Read more »
bobgeneric
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Tom said, “You would love a Muslim Canada controlled by Sharia law? At lease Christians believe in working in the frame work of democracy, while Islam will not tolerate democracy, nor human rights. This is not just a slam on Islam – world demographics prove that such is the case. Look at any Islamic controlled country – the hard cold facts speaks for themselves.” ~ Tom do you ever tire of your own inane BS? You are proposing that once we have enough Muslims in Canada they will take over and we will all be controlled by Sharia Law. Now… Read more »
Furtz
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Hey Tom, Will you be joining in with Pastor Terry Jones on September 11th for the big Koran burning party?
Should be fun.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/us-preachers-plan-to-burn-koran-inflames-muslims/article1697677/

Eric
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Interesting food for thought bobgeneric, I have always enjoyed history, not the stuff being taught today. I have a young family member who on Canada Day this year, told me Ottawa was chosen as the nations capital because it was halfway between Toronto and Montreal. I always thought it had more to do with 1812 and 1837, and it is not halfway between. We still have traditions that are less than equal to all society members, you can’t drive legally till 16, you can’t own property til 18, smoking and drinking at 19. Kids are forced to stay to in… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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No – Furtz, I won’t be joining Pastor Terry Jones. The Bible says – “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled” (2 Corinthians 10:4-6). “Carnal” weapons would be like using politics, legislating morality, marketing techniques, worldly psychology, and theatrics, like burning the horrid Koran to influence others.… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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bobgeneric: As soon as you see the coalition forces pull out of that area – watch Islam gain back its strength! And for some cold hard facts – look how Islam is taking over Europe! Leaders of Islamic countries are saying that they don’t need to send in the terrorists into Europe, just by increase in population via immigration Muslims will take over in a few years, and Europe will become a Muslim state. Open your eyes, if you will, the same is happening here in Canada! The one thing that a lot, or most Westerners do not see –… Read more »
Furtz
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Actually Tom, it’s probably smart of you to express your hatred in a low-key way. Your Christian bro, Pastor Terry Jones, carries a big gun in case of trouble. Still, using terms like “the horrid Koran” is probably not a wise habit to continue. You’ve pretty much insulted everybody, religious or not, in our community, and that is really a stupid thing to do. Lots of religious people take these insults seriously.

bobgeneric
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Tom you preach fear and hyperbole. Although I agree that Afghanistan is a country controlled by Fanatical Muslims that have hijacked a religion to perpetuate a climate of terror and violence, there are just as many off shoots and sects in the Muslim religion as there are in Christianity. ~ To paint all 1.3 billion Muslims with the brush of violence for the acts of the comparatively few fanatical Muslim sects would be the same as me judging all Christians by insisting you are all as dangerous and violent as the Branch Dividians or Jim Jones followers. ~ It would… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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“Lots of religious people take these insults seriously”. – God takes very serious all the insults that these religious ones say against His Son – Messiah Jesus The Resurrected Son of God said this -“For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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bobgeneric, Look who is throwing mud now? A little bit below your dignity? Thanks, but no thanks, I have better things to do with my time than to sit at the feet of a Muslim, specially when I can sit at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Joh 8:24 “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins”.

Standup
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And one of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ “The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” ( Mark 12:28-31) “A new command I give you: Love one another.… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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Standup: all the verses you wrote are correct and great, but Muslims do not love the Lord Jesus Christ! Ask a Muslim:Is Jesus Lord and Messiah? Ask any Muslim: Have they trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins? They will say that God never had a Son, and the prophet Jesus never died on the cross! And by obeying the Koran, they will get to paradise! Save your Bible verses for your Muslim neighbors. Of course they will reject your Book too! By the way, Standup – Does the Bible teach that a person can save… Read more »
Furtz
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Tom, I really don’t give a rats ass what happens to you. I’m just saying that if you continue insulting people, religious or otherwise, you will eventually wish that you hadn’t. It’s just a fact of life that you don’t seem to be aware of. Thankfully for you no nut-case fundamentalist has come after you. It’s one thing to preach intolerance and hate to a few like minded folks in your own church, but it’s complete insanity to do it in public.

Grimalot
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I’m with The Watcher on all this… pastor tom, as usual, you’re an idiot, glad to see I haven’t missed anything.. first of all, read what people post if you want to make a comment on anything, The Watcher has it very much right… oddly enough, I agree with bobgeneric in many ways.. but I wont get into it now.. And Standup, awesome 😀 Always love someone quoting scripture to counteract the dribble that the pastor writes… And I know very many super respectful Muslims as well, some of the best people I know.. not all Muslims are of the… Read more »
smee
Guest

and after all this, is Bernadette running for ocuncil because she knows she has no chance at the MP position, or is it a form of job security as a politician.

Furtz
Member

Smee, Put that bottle away.

tnpreacher555
Member

I see Standup has failed to reply. I wonder why?

smee
Guest

Furtz, why do you have such a difficult time with reality?

Standup
Member
Sorry Pastor Bob, I didn’t reply because I was a bit busy with other things. Sorry, I can’t be on the computer all day. It is true what you say that people of different faiths do not see Jesus as their savior. However, Jesus did not say love only those who love me. In fact his command was… “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35) As I have loved… Read more »
Grimalot
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Now that’s a Standup comment from Standup. 😉 Standup, do you mean that comment for pastor tom by the way?

tnpreacher555
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First thing my name is Tom. Standup I can see by your religious statements that you are the average, run of the mill, religious compromiser. False statement #1 -“You are correct Bob the bible does teach us that we will be saved by religious works but Jesus also taught us that we will be saved by the good work that we do unto others”. Roman Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah Witness, and Seven Adventist might believe your statement, but such is not taught in the Holy Word of God. It is never Christ + your works that saves! Good works are the… Read more »
Standup
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First off, I am sorry for getting your name wrong. I am not sure why I did that but it was an honest mistake. I apologize for that. Pastor Tom you call me a religious compromiser. Guilty as charged. In my mind we could use a whole lot more compromising in this world to prevent people from turning to violence and aggression in the name of religion. Terry Jones seemed to see that as he has backed off on his controversial plan to incite more violence with his plans to burn the Koran. I applaud that he also plans to… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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Standup: I accept your apology.

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