Are the Cornwall area NDP Playing Petty Politics Over Healthcare and Seniors? – February 5, 2013

Are the Cornwall area NDP  Playing Petty Politics Over Healthcare and Seniors? – February 5, 2013

ElaineSPCFN – People were asking at the public meeting about the Cornwall General Hospital about where Elaine markmacdonald01MacDonald, Brian Lynch, and Jason Setnyk were?  Surely a party that is supposed to care about Healthcare should be leading the charge if not at least  represented?  How many committees and groups are Elaine and Jason on dedicated to these causes that rarely accomplish anything?

Is there a 12 step group for being on committees?

While Elaine MacDonald attended the EOHU meeting to listen to Champlain LHIN poobah Chantale Leclerc she’s been absent  from the coalition meetings.  Could it be because of her insane pettiness over Mark MacDonald who she finished behind in the last election?

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Surely if MPP Jim MacDonell (who won the riding) and Mr. MacDonald can stump for the same cause the NDP door stop in the provincial election could to?

jmacdonellIsn’t it time for people, especially those with political aspirations,  that really care about causes to put their petty silliness aside and truly work for the community?    And that means showing up for meetings and supporting actions even if you may not be a huge fan of some of the people doing likewise.

So far Lynch and Setnyk are 0-3 in meetings about saving the Cornwall General and the services that are mostly there geared for Seniors.  Ms MacDonald is 1-3 which is pretty good if you’re a Baseball player; but not so good if you truly want to help your community.

Could that be why the NDP brand in this riding is where it is?   To see our coverage of the last public meeting, sign the petition and vote in our polls please click HERE.

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23 Comments on "Are the Cornwall area NDP Playing Petty Politics Over Healthcare and Seniors? – February 5, 2013"

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Stacey
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My mother earth you are a great reporter!

Sick of Stupidity
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Yes, Stacey he is one of the best! People just “assume” that our political representatives are always out there and in Cornwall it is usually not the case, unless it relates to hockey arenas. Most of them don’t stand up against discrimination with regards to jobs, as they allow the choice of language over merit, shame, shame. Elaine is so phoney that she even pretends to be French, Jamie has that hilarious video is his archives! Now most of them could care less about seniors(a rapidly growing group), enough to even come out to the meetings to listen. Yep listening… Read more »
Jason Setnyk
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If someone wants to know where I am, they can ask me. A part of being on many boards and committees is frequently having meetings (I have six meetings this week including two on the Monday in question, and two more this Wednesday – and this is very typical), and most of these meetings are booked weeks and sometimes months in advance. I wish Mark A. MacDonald the best of luck in his endeavours, and if a meeting is held on a night that I have open, I will be there. Best Regards. P.S Jamie, thanks for using my photo… Read more »
Jason Setnyk
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A false dichotomy is a type of informal fallacy that involves a situation in which limited alternatives are considered, when in fact there is at least one additional option. I am concerned about the cost of converting the hospital into a long term facility, when it would be more affordable to build a new long term care facility from scratch. I would also like to see the provincial government sponsor more long term beds in this community. That is why I emailed Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews about the need for more long term health care… Read more »
Eric
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Jason Setnyk, starting a building from scratch when a building already exists is beyond my understanding. Unless a small group of engineers have major concerns, lets use it.
Also, you must have seen the Ontario debt clock – http://fpm3.com/debtclock/http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2011/08/23/ontarios-debt-spiralling-out-of-control-advocacy-group

We are the provincial government, take it back folks!

mariah
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Jason would never get my vote either,pretty short sighted of him to worry about the costs at this stage, we first need to get this building off the selling block & all put our heads together to help healthcare & seniors

puzzled
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whats with the comments about the poor condition of this building? should we be purchasing safety helmets and gas masks for the seniors and psych patients living there? btw jason your position on this is weak but at least you commented so i am giving you more points than the other local politicians.

City RN
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Wow, Jason that is a really poor response to Jamie. Like Mariah said too, your response is very short sighted, why worry about the money before all options are even on the table?!?!? Not the kind of leadership I would vote for. My suggestion to you is to either “produce the support’ or get off the pot. Better get on board, otherwise staying with photography might be your best career option. The people of Cornwall can see right through you. For every council member/government leader/government leader wanna be that doesn’t sign the petition to further explore options for the CGH… Read more »
Jason Setnyk
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Why spend $72 million renovating when a new building would cost tax payers half as much?

Reg Coffey
Member

Jason is an NDP again? He seems to switch his allegiance quite easily depending on what he can personally gain.

Jason Setnyk
Guest

I applaud Mark A MacDonald’s efforts, but I think the real question is why our current City Council did not initiate public consultations from the get-go. A few weeks ago in Council both Rivette and Dupelle supported having public consultations, and kudos to both of them for that.

bigfellow
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If all politicians have the same view as Jason,I would call it “passing the buck” as per norm and then nothing done about or or slight case of forgetfulness of who you are trying to help. BS is very common in being a politician,but action speaks louder than words. When it was shown, who was on the board and how many people there were, to me, it representative a gross mismanagement of people. The two CAO or whatever they want to call themselves should be eliminated and so should the board persons. Who is at fault? To start, the provincial… Read more »
City RN
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You are right! This is the place where they hear from the community through CFN. Thank goodness for this sight!

By the way, your link did not work. Maybe you could post it for us or check the link please. The politicians should have a read too!

Highlander
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Politician’s have made evasion an art form.

A politician does their best work at selling themselves ,after voted in not so.
Jason Setnyk
February 6, 2013 at 9:41 am

“Why spend $72 million renovating when a new building would cost tax payers half as much?”

I and many others would like to know who has done the feasibility study that advises that $72 million would be required?

Please Mr.Setnyk could you provide that reference material ?

Hailey Brown
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Jason First and foremost, I think you can now consider yourself asked, where were you? A few observations can be made here, Do you feel your time if over booked? It is my understanding you are a teacher. My SO is a teacher and most of their free time, if you can call it that is spent on preparing for a new day, helping kids and marking. Where do you find the time to belong to all these boards let alone teach or do what ever you do for a profession? I am assuming with 6 meetings you are on… Read more »
Hailey Brown
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A false dichotomy

That is hilarious,

what about a man that uses big scenarions and words to provide A false dichotomy about his limited abilities?

Wow!
Guest

Who the %^& is Jason Setnyk and why do you all care what he types?

David Oldham
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Interesting observation ADMIN, thank you for this piece of inspiration . It has long been an observation of mine over the years that the difference between “busy people” and successful individuals is their ability to multitask, prioritize and get things accomplished. When a successful individual needs to possibly meet the impossibility of being in two places at once a priority resolution is made. A message to be read/viewed is delivered to the other venue in advance of its start, simple effective and professional. Short sighted of any individual with political aspirations to alienate a group as significant as the baby… Read more »
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