Claude McIntosh Does it Again – Will Councilor Rivette Respond to Political Hatchet Job?

Claude McIntosh Does it Again – Will Councilor Rivette Respond to Political Hatchet Job?

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?

You can post your comments below.

Milena Cardinal

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les habitants
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this “soap opera” is better then anything on tv…..holymoly…..i sense another breakaway from the defensive zone…..

cityBS
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McIntosh owes the Mayor for getting his kid a job on the Police force. He will always have to kiss someones ass as payback.

A Concerned Taxpayer
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It does seem to me to be a Claude McIntosh hatchet job on Andre Jamie. IF the incident happened as McIntosh states & if it ended with both men shaking hands should not that have been the end of it (CASE CLOSED IF THERE EVER WAS A CASE). However there are now questions. Was there a just reason for the traffic stop? It seems McIntosh was quite willing to tell us only one name withholding the police officers name. What I’ve read so far in the S/F STINKS & I don’t believe it. How did McIntosh come upon the story?… Read more »
Mary Anne Pankhurst
Member

Maybe McMealy-mouth should abide by the very words he wrote in his column in today’s F/Holder: …sometimes it is best to keep your mouth closed…

And for a journalist, this particularly true if one is unwilling to deal in facts.

Some very good questions asked by CFN and its readers.

Stan
Member

I was disgusted when I read Claude McIntosh’ article in the S-F this morning. It is now obvious that he is in Mayor Kilger’s pocket. He obviously has a debt to repay. I hope Rivette sues him and the S-F for attacks on his integrity and character. Too bad Claude can’t remember to make sure his brain is engaged before putting his mouth into gear! Then again, most of the city council are like that!

jules
Guest

I can see that councellor Thibault is a real trouble maker for sure. The other man whose surname Grant well he has it made doesn’t he – the name Grant goes far in that town. Cornwall = Dodge City, Peyton Place and Hazard. The same people keep getting elected year after year and that is because they grease each other and plenty of brown nosing going on.

Wow!
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One of the McIntosh’s is on the police force. BLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAHHHAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Now I know where to get weed.

Lolochuck
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Shame on the Standard Freeholder for printing that garbage…..I will NEVER buy one of their papers again! Shame on McIntosh and Kilger……what a joke of a city and it goes on and on and on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hang tuff Andre. They are all a bunch of bullying idots!

mariah
Guest

Maybe it was Claude’s son pulling Andre over paying back a dept to Kilger for his very job….very shameful
Cornwall just never learns to stop bullying,I hope that Rivette brings a lawsuit against Mac & the cheese

Highlander
Guest

City Hall must be in bed with CCH Administration because they are Master’s of bullying!

DISGUSTING!!!!!

I am ashamed to call Cornwall my hometown….

Wow!
Guest

Wow is cancelling his FH subscription tomorrow. It was always a XXXXXXX a piece of XXXX anyway. Jules has his Grant’s mixed up.

bigfellow
Guest

Like I said in previous comments, this only the tip of the iceberg,folks,more HUGE surprises to come.
Until the public stops hiding behind the bushes, nothing is going to change in CORNWALL (DISNEYLAND) CITY HALL AND IT’S ASSOCIATES.
It’s time for a complete OVERHAUL,folks.
Have a nice weekend ( what’s lefted of it).

jules
Guest
Nothing will change Cornwall until the people in general change themselves. As long as the citizens of Cornwall stay in their little “cocoon” things will always be the same where the big eat the small. You will never get ahead as long as you have that mentality and keep electing the same people who steal from you and laugh at you and keep you all down. André is the little guy and he has come a long way for what he has been through. I see the others like bullies around him the kind we used to see when we… Read more »
A QUESTION OF TRUTH
Guest
After reading Claude Mc Intosh’s S/F story I’am sorry to say that the respect I once held for this man is gone gone gone as is my respect for the Standard Freeholder for allowing to be printed in their newspaper a half story at best and without clear proof (ONLY SUPPOSEDLY BASED ON RUMORS CIRCULATING AT OUR POLICE STATION) .What a shame that S/F would stoop so low in an attempt to discredit Andre Rivette .The truth needs to come out many questions need to be answered CORN. POLICE CHIEF PARKINSON should now investigate who in his Dept, possibly leaked… Read more »
bigfellow
Guest

You know,folks, it’s like a toothache if the dentist drills the big area and leaves a small area undone, the problem is still there.
What area is next? Firehall, city maintenance,etc.?
Too bad there are not anymore people like Andre is in city hall. How very unfortunate this city.
Have a nice day

jules
Guest
“admin” I understand that André made a terrible mistake but I can assure you that people in politics get to think that they are above the law. We all see it. I don’t look at just what goes on in little Cornwall but worldwide politicians are corrupted. In the US many were supporting Ron Paul and got a real let down and just like what happened to Ross Perot his life along with his family’s were threatened. We all know what happened to JFK and others. I know a great deal and sure wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.… Read more »
Simon
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A little while back, I decided to cancel my subscription and home delivery of the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder. I dialed 613.933.3160 and listened patiently to a recorded message. I responded dutifully to the keypad selections I was offered, and then responded to subsequent prompts from a choice of verbal replies. The speech recognition was going quite well until I spoke the proffered, “DISCONTINUE DELIVERY”. “She” – the automated attendant – didn’t quite get it, and the second time she still wasn’t clear what it was I wanted, and the third time, after stating as clearly and evenly as possible my desire… Read more »
Ed
Member

Simon, you are a far more patient person than I. I would have phoned the circulation dept and told them to cancel the sub…max about two minutes. If that didn’t work, a quick email to the same dept, and cancel the payments. Let them continue delivering the rag gratis if they wish to. Life is too short to be dealing with BS like that.

jules
Guest
“admin” you are right most likely that I do not have the full story. I will say something about this admin and that is who let this story out. I worked for both private and government and I kept what went on the job on the job and not say anything that would have gone on and who it concerned. These cops are supposed to be hushed up about what goes on, who they arrest, who they stop at a light, etc. etc. etc. After two years coming out with this story doesn’t make any sense except to have a… Read more »
jules
Guest

Another thing is that I liked to read Claude’s old stories about Cornwall but now I lost respect for Claude. I thought that he was a much more professional person than what he showed us what he really is. Claude this isn’t professional of you at all and you lost my respect and I am sure the respect of people in your community.

cityBS
Guest

@Jules if you lost respect for “Claude” you would not be calling him “Claude” something like “low life” who owes the Mayor. And BTW “Claude” knowing full well you read this, why are you shying away from your source? we should have names so we can see both sides to the story, No??

jules
Guest
“City BS” I have names for the likes of Claude MacIntosh as well as Kilger and all the rest and they are names that cannot be published here unfortunately. Just listen to the American comedian who is now deceased George Carlin and he comes out with some doozies. He has a very foul mouth and I have been using his words here without printing them. Believe me the whole council has to be wiped out. If something isn’t done about all the corruption then Ottawa or some other city will have to step in. You sure wouldn’t want to live… Read more »
p walsh
Guest

i have been getting calls from the SF for years and i always tell them the same thing i will not take the SF as long as Claude works for them. funny it took people so long to see what kind of man he is.

jules
Guest
When we lived in Cornwall going back around 9 years now we used to go and fill up gas and talk to the station manager and he used to speak about Claude MacIntosh. He used to talk about the corruptions going on in Cornwall. We never bought the newspaper and we only bought Ottawa’s newspapers when we were first here 38 years ago and we stopped our subscription. I can tell all of you I used to like to read the stories of Claude about Cornwall’s past but now I just hate the man for what he did to André… Read more »
Mary Anne Pankhurst
Member

@ Jules. The Dr. Youssef story was reported nationally by the CBC a full day before the StandardFreeholder reported. How could any paper (especially in Cornwall) not report it? Dr. Y was booted out of N. Brunswick and the College is investigating him. Doesn’t mean he’s an incompetent ophthalmologist. It might just mean he’s a criminal and/or unethical if he’s been over billing the government and/or doing unnecessary surgeries. The College is very thorough. If he’s innocent of any wrong doing, he’ll be just fine.

CONSIDER THIS
Guest
You may like or dislike Andre Rivette that isn’t the real issue here. The real issue that everyone should consider is a question of truth and Justice. The S/F (CLAUDE McIntosh’s ) bashing of Andre was uncalled for, especially considering the outright LIES contained therein, however once stated in S/F a certain group of persons here in this City take it as being factual. The damage to this man’s reputation has been done. This situation put upon him and his family by S/F ‘s printed LIES is clearly intolerable. The start that we ( THE PEOPLE) should be demanding is… Read more »
jules
Guest
André Rivette was always a good man and still is and the council and mayor are the ones behind this “witch hunt” along with Claude MacIntosh. Oh yes I have names that cannot be printed at all so don’t think that I am not cursing each name I can think of that is so mighty dispicable that it would hurt even the eyes. André is the only person around that council table who is concerned about each and everyone of you and if he were not I would be one of the very first people to say something. I know… Read more »
jules
Guest
Knowing André personally from way back when his good name is not tarnished in my eyes or ears. I would never hurt this man nor his family in any way, shape or form. This man is a very good man indeed. If this were not true I wouldn’t be printing this in this paper but I say it because it is all very true. I truly believe that the mayor and council should all be chased out except for André Rivette. A very good man indeed is what André is and I cannot say enough good things about him. The… Read more »
jules
Guest

Mare I haven’t looked at TV in almost 9 years. We have cable and all kinds of things here and I don’t watch anything. Well we have to wait and see about what the medical examiners come up about Dr. Youssef and I hope that this situation is looked into because this is very serious.

jules
Guest
The mayor and the police chief should be investigating this matter about what Claude MacIntosh did to André Rivette but I will tell all of you something honestly. I believe that the mayor and the police have a conflict of interest and something is mighty fishy about these people. Again André is a good man and I would never say a bad thing about him. This man has dedicated many years of service to the people of Cornwall and he has been the most honest person around that table. I have lost every ounce of respect for Claude MacIntosh and… Read more »
jules
Guest
LOL LOL. I am listening to something about Boss Hogg on the net about greasing someone – putting people out of business, etc. and I said doesn’t that remind me of the rich people in Cornwall trying to throw good people out of their homes, parks, places of business so as to feather their pockets and hurt the good people at every chance they get. André if you need a lawyer get one from Ottawa because Cornwall is not fare at all – way too small. I was looking at Pitt Street in the SF paper and I had to… Read more »
EnergyGuy
Guest
Why was the officers name not given and Rivette’s name was? Andre Rivette is an elected official…accountable to the people. If he or any elected official pulls rank I feel I should know about it. I can decide if he or any elected official has a job the next time around. The officer on the other hand is not accountable to me. He is a hired employee and he has a boss…who is accountable to make decisions about his actions. Just like I would expect my name not to be published about an incident I had at work…I would not… Read more »
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