CFN– Holy Gilles Latour Claude McIntosh did it again! The victim of this week’s hatchet job is Cornwall Councilor Andre Rivette. It looks like Claude and the Mayor must’ve had a few pops again and the sympathetic boyhood friend pulled out the poison pen and let go one.
Now Loyalty is the quality I value most in men, women, and dogs; not necessarily in that order, but there are lines, and then there are longer lines, and then there is pure fantasy.
For example; when I called out Councilor Denis Thibault as a LIAR that is a very strong term to use. You don’t print it lightly so what I tend to do in those kind of circumstances is post something called evidence. In this case I used a video clip.
See, you can hear Mr. Thibault say his lie and in the story we originally used this video in I added some documents. That’s one of the reasons why this liar that is costing the city a lot of money by his support of what’s starting to look like a very corrupt regime doesn’t talk to me or even do his cash earning job at the EOTB by returning info about us getting some program support for Seaway TV.
Liars tend to not have huge moral compasses.
Back to Claude who seems hellbent on ending his long and storied career in litigation because someone is going to nail him for his fairy tales sooner or later. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Councilor Rivette based on what I read this morning in the Free Holder, a newspaper with a long tradition and owned by a fine company that has much better journalistic standards.
In this case, Chief Dan Parkinson took the high road and showed a lot of class.
He ruled against an investigation of any sort. Instead, he smartly set up a meeting between the officer, who has an unblemished record, and the councillor who felt slighted.
The meeting ended with the two shaking hands.
Claude were you present to witness that? You mention Mr. Rivette’s name in the story, but you do not mention the officers. Was the officer even in the room with the councilor when this allegedly take place? Did it even happen? I’ve met our police chief. I’d find it extremely odd if this quote above from your piece was verbalized to any media via Chief Parkinson.
In the Menagh Column of a few weeks ago Mr. McIntosh released info of Mr. Menagh’s contract that is not public. We do not have access to actual contracts. Where did you get that Claude? Who fed it to you?
And of course we have Mr. McIntosh calling two members of the public “jerks” over things they never said at a meeting that he nor any Free Holder reporter was present at.
Claude do you work for the Free Holder or for Mayor Kilger? Was your buy out from the Free Holder not enough?
We in the media have huge responsibilities to make sure what we write is accurate. There are standards. Again for example, why mention Councilor Rivette’s name and not the officers?
Could it have to do with a particular investigation going on the tax payers bill that is not public regarding the actions of our CAO Paul Fitzpatrick? Why not write about the mayor withholding mail from council?
Could this timely piece simply be payback on behalf of Mayor Kilger for Councilor standing up at council Monday and reputing the secret meeting that created a bylaw to most likely grease Mr. Fitzpatrick’s departure; rumored to start in August at taxpayer’s expense?
City Hall likes to play by Cornwall Rulz. We’re seeing that now as just bare threads of the truth start to trickle out. The public saw some by the way Mr. Thibault and friends tried to initiate their plan for 2,000 waterfront condos at the expense of Little Leagers and I have a hunch an AWFUL lot more will be coming out in this Cornwall Summer of 2012.
The big question is how much longer will Milton Ellis and new editor Brian Dryden allow Mr. McIntosh to wield his pen on their pages?
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