Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Launches Campaign Office with a BBQ!

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Launches Campaign Office with a BBQ!

Cornwall ON – Mark A MacDonald launched his campaign office earlier this week.   Over 100 people munched on burgers and dogs; listened to music, and the city councilor’s message as his campaign went into action on Montreal Road.

Mr. MacDonald from his office.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDxyGsDjt1U

Councilor MacDonald is supported by past mayors Brian Lynch and Phil Poirier, with many rumbling that his grass roots street out rage Howard Beale performance resonates with those disenfranchised with the political process.

Councilor MacDonald hops on a truck and speaks to the crowd.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSaGE4RllQ

In what many see as a two horse race it should be interesting to see how the public responds and we’ll be having our mayoralty debate on Seawayradio.com for those that want to listen to all of the candidates spar.

The election takes place October 25.   Please visit the city of Cornwall Election page for more information on how and where to vote.

For more on Mr. Macdonald and his campaign please visit his website.

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smee
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Mark Big words, honest accusations and open promises. You seem to have neglected to explain how you intend to accomplish your tasks. All I heard was “get elected” Hype speech for the ignorant is about all that was. Show some direction some form of target a goal if you will. Something other then “make a difference” and “get elected”. Reduce taxes is always a big seller in an economically devastated area, but how will you find funding for infrastructure without taxes? What are you going to do for the elderly and youth at a municipal lever? To improve their way… Read more »
SooGuy
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This is the perfect way for MacDonald to bow out of local politics gracefully. He’ll scare Kilger a little but won’t gather enough votes to displace him.

Destructo
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I agree withh Smee? Mac Donald is all talk. This is Kilgers’ dream come true. MacDonald will lose the election, and Kilger will lose his biggest pain in the butt.

willie191
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smee, have a look at this. BTW, I consider myself well read, not ignorant. Would you prefer a politician like Dalton to feed you lie’s and a holiday in February, or a politician like Harper who runs attack ads on those who challenge him, instead of a platform, or a person like Mark who will honour what he say’s he will do. The council we have now are happy to turn Cornwall into a bedroom community. We can do better. Let’s try and keep our knowledgeable young adults in Cornwall. They are our future. As your Mayor, I will work… Read more »
smee
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Willie I have no doubt you are well read, however I do question your comparison to McGuinty and Harper This is municipal politics and not run the same what so ever. That being said, Mark has already begun his smear campaign by accusing Kilger of rubber stamping. Is Mark any different? What ever happened to the tax dollars he and Rivette were going to get from the generating station? He blows a big horn and there is not much honour in that. He says he is going to attract new jobs. I only wish we could have better jobs in… Read more »
Destructo
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Smee: I agree with the majority of your post…except the last part. So what if he is targeting the “poor area of Cornwall”..these people have all the same rights to representation as the rich folks…it might actually be nice to have a mayor catering to lower income voters…that being said, he was opening his new campaign office which is located in “French Harlem”, so the location makes total sense, to the un-ignorant.

Grimalot
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smee said “Then we have the people who want access but never use it and people who want change but not pay for it. A small example is the dog park. We want one but will not pay for use.” I say again smee, why should I be on the hook for a 35 million dollar 4plex arena? I don’t play hockey, I have no interest in ever playing hockey.. the hockey buff’s in this town managed to raise what, about a million towards this arena? thats just a fraction they are paying to enjoy their games… the taxpayer, like… Read more »
Jason Setnyk
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Sometimes spending on infrastructure makes a lot of sense, for example a satellite fire station in the North end of town could be the difference in saving lives and property (certainly makes more sense to spend the public purse on that versus city council giving themselves a raise or upgrading council chambers). Now in regards to infrastructure like a public dog park – these are cases where I would want to see public committees formed to help raise 50% of the money for the estimated cost of these projects. Not everyone is a dog owner, but if dog owners could… Read more »
smee
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destructo, I agree everyone has pretty much the same rights, but do not use the poor as a stepping stone. Why lie to them because they are less fortunate and provide false hope? He cannot accomplish what he wants without tax dollars Grimalot The arena is a good idea. You will benefit from the revenue gained by its use. I would hope it is built properly such that it can host large events bringing in people from abroad. That will help local businesses as well as tourism . The dog park will need maintenance money. Yes it may be pennies… Read more »
Eric
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It is great to get ideas and look at them from all angles. A university is a good idea, however what programs could we offer that are different. Maybe some of those thoughts would be better then for private business or the college. With the Scottish heritage in Eastern Ontario I would love to see bagpipe lessons, which is more college level but would it help tourism or the participants to find employment…..

This is the time to get political hopfulls working for us, not us just listening to the same platitudes and empty words.

Destructo
Member

OK Smee, please justify your claim “The dog park will need maintenance money. Yes it may be pennies to build but thousand to maintain. There is no revenue gained from this kind of facility either.” and compare it to outdoor hockey rinks, splash pads, swimming pools, or any other non rvenue generating venue the residents of this city are granted access to free of charge.

thanks in advance

smee
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Who do you think will maintain the park? Where will that money come from? You are aware that grass does not cut itself for one thing. You do not have free access either the park will come out of your tax dollars.

The new arena if built properly can host tournaments which ARE revenue earning events.

Cornwall Harry
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smee: the new arena cannot show a profit or city council cannot raise our taxes. Thats a no-no.
Secondly, on the dog park issue and who will pay for maintenance, it should be paid out of the dog licence fees that are forced upon the citizens of our area by the city, with a top-up by the city if required.

smee
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Stan
You are just ranting on the arena monies. The samoe logic can be applied to your licensing fees for the dog park.

As for the fees for licensing fees, you are right but in order to do that we would need something like a responsible council or atleast one with a minimal amount of intelligence. That being said if they do use the licensing fees I hope you do not expect a park much bigger then your back yard.

Grimalot
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The only real arena benefits I see will be to the area of Brookdale.. Perhaps for Ramada Inn which from what I understand, had a heavy hand in wanting the 4plex built near them, I wonder why?? Yes, some places will benefit, but you can be sure that anywhere past Cumberland, won’t really benefit at all from any of the expenses for this arena that is forced upon us and we have to pay for.. As well, we already have Arena’s.. should we close all those down smee? Such as the Civic Complex for one? Regardless of which, again, I… Read more »
Keyene
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MacDonald has given us information on what he will work for as Mayor of Cornwall. Smee, have you asked him to explain how he will work for this yourself? For the last month and a half he has been out meeting with the residents and business owners in Cornwall. Listening to them about what they would like from the next city council, their thoughts, ideas and views. If he hasn’t been able to make it out to your place stop in or call the office and speak with him. The office is at 355 Montreal Road in Le Village where… Read more »
Keyene
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There are many ways to generate city funds. I took a couple of minutes and came up with examples from cities all over North America. Sponsorhip of memorial benches, trees and gardens, advertising on buses and transit shelters, renting out city hall for events, to implementing composting programs that reduce the amount of space needed for landfill sites and create material that is then used in city gardens or sold for use in home gardens. This took 2 minutes. I wonder what we could come up with if we had 11 people take some time and research which ways might… Read more »
Destructo
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@Smee: Please read ENTIRE post before responding. Please compare the maintenance costs of a free dog park to other free amenities already offered by the City to its’ residents: splash pads, swimming pools, outdoor ice rinks, library, etc.

PS…the suggested locations for the dog park are on sites already maintained by City staff, areas which they already mow and pick up trash.

thanks in advance (I hope)….

smee
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Destructo. I do not need to read the whole post. Most posts are all the same regarding issues such as these not fully thought through. A typical dog park offers a 4′ to 6′ fence; separate, double-gated entry and exit points; adequate drainage; benches for humans; shade for hot days; parking close to the site; water; tools to pick up and dispose of animal waste in covered trash cans; and regular maintenance and cleaning of the grounds. Dog parks may also feature wheel-chair access, a pond for swimming; and a separate enclosure for small dogs. This may also be a… Read more »
smee
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keyene
I truly like the composting idea, I am looking inot that concept combined with waste management. The only draw back to open composting is the amount of VOCs and GHG’s ie:methane gas, that is produced by rotting garbage. But there is a solution, the only issue isfinding people locally with the intelligence to see the long term gain to what I am proposing

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