We were given much; it is our duty now to give the same Jim Marshall – Cornwall General Hospital LTE

We were given much; it is our duty now to give the same Jim Marshall – Cornwall General Hospital LTE

JM LTECFN – Without question …We need facilities that provide safe and dignified care for aging neighbours and family members.

Without question …The Cornwall Community Hospital needs money to continue service to the community.

Without question …We have the opportunity to take care of both needs.

With the political know-how we have at City Hall and the social conscience and will of Cornwall residents, the site of the Cornwall General Hospital can be sold, the Cornwall Community Hospital can receive $2,000,000, and the greater community of Cornwall and the counties can make right, the wrongful lack of care and respect for our elders.

This city’s social structure, its civic services, the community facilities from which we and our children benefit; we owe it all to the labours of ordinary men and women that came before us.

We were given much; it is our duty now to give the same.

Friends and neighbours, members of communities all around, I ask that you make yourselves heard and seen… that we work together to acquire and transform the former Cornwall General Hospital into a multi-use, seniors-focused facility.

Our aim is a facility that provides for, long term care beds, husbands and wives together in their late life, “life-lease units”, a venue for community events, and commercial and office space to subsidize it.

Everyone has a gift, a talent, a little time or some resource …This community needs all of that, right now.

Please talk to your neighbours, your workmates, and your own family members. Call or write to city councilors or your MP and MPP. And please, contact the Concerned Citizens Coalition.

Join the chorus for common sense and fairness.

Jim Marshall
Cornwall, ON

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jules
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This facility is badly needed Mr. Marshall. I pray that this goes through on the positive side. There is a huge need for long term care for the community. We don’t need for profit housing that is geered towards the wealthy people who can afford to live where they wish but the ordinary people do not have that option. People like yourself Mr. Marshall, Mr. Mark MacDonald, Mr. Dave Windsor along with others have been working mighty hard for the community including councellor André Rivette and councellor Maurice Dupelle. This facility needs to be preserved for everyone and let us… Read more »
Christopher Cameron
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Jim Marshal , I remain interested in any opportunity to help the elderly and keeping the general hospital within the community. Its rather unfortunate that people in our community prefer to talk rather then provide actions on what they clearly agree with. Society has over generations become less involved in their community and more involved in self-serving issues such as watching honey bo bo. Over the last number of months I decided to no longer be Canadian apathetic as this appears not to be only a local issue but a national issue.Apathy only leads to the politicians telling citizens what… Read more »
mariah
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It is such a shame that citizens are so apathetic in all public matters that directly either affect them now or in the their future.Politicians & the families that own Cornwall can easily mold & shape Cornwall to line their pockets as nobody opposes or stands together in large groups to speak out,oh they may shake their heads,grumble a little but do not have the gonads to really say, I,m not going to take this anymore & mean it enough to do something about it!!! Until that happens our politicians can totally destroy our city by bullying even corruption.Why do… Read more »
mariah
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I need to add that more people need to support independant news sources like CFN or their heads will be kept in the sand if all they hear & read is censored like SF & Seaway news

Duckers1
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Public’s physical participation has become less and less as social media has become more and more. Social media is physically safe and can be anonymous if one so chooses. Anonymity gives everyone a more fluid way of expressing themselves, thus no fear of humiliation, condemnation and exposure. Look at it like this…..VOTING…is free of peering eyes. If ever this form of social media become required exposure of the writers, truth would not be fully expressed if and when it needs to be a condemnation. Jim Marshall is putting it out front for a just and a must cause. He needs… Read more »
Jasonh
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My main question is… who will be financing this facility? Is it expected that the citizens of Cornwall are to finance the ongoing costs of this facility through increased taxation? Sure, it seems like a good idea to have a place where our elderly can go, but wouldn’t it be more advantageous to focus on creating an economic environment where people and businesses can flourish… allowing people to earn an above average income, thus being able to save and invest that income in order to support themselves as they grow older? This building would better serve as a private enterprise.… Read more »
Reg Coffey
Member
@ Jasonh. What better use of the taxpayers dollars than to provide a service to the taxpayers, past, present and future. That’s what municipal government is supposed to do, collect tax dollars and provide services to the taxpayers. Do you donate your taxes to pay off lawsuits to the tune of $1.4 million dollars and counting and provide nice comfortable salaries for civil servants? If the well paid economic development employees of the city were to actually develop good paying jobs then maybe citizens could afford to “stop depending on government to babysit them”. Currently the only jobs that have… Read more »
Wow!
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Jason. You are a r{MODERATED}.

Jim Marshall
Guest
It’s normal to be suspicious of something so good. But let’s not jump to the conclusions, that many do, when projects like these are floated. The Ontario government has pretty much been responsible for covering the costs of our health, education and welfare, since the British North America Act, and that’s OK, because who else will. Sure it’s nice to think that we’re self sufficient and will save enough for our old age, but frankly, health issues come along all through life. And don’t forget how much of our lives are spent “old enough to know better, but too young… Read more »
jules
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If I were a tax payer of Cornwall I wouldn’t mind paying for the former General Hospital to be a place for the seniors and maybe clinics. Af for that cursed “tax mahal – albatros” that you all call a Benson Centre I would literally bulldoze that building down to dust. I am against stollen money and from one of Cornwall’s citizens who have shamed the town so much that I cannot put my mind to focus on how much evil that this man did. It is about time that the people stop putting their heads in the sand and… Read more »
Diddilyscwat
Guest

STOP. STOP. STOP.

Tax payers in Cornwall will NOT see ANY rate increase for the re-vitalised hospital.

HOLD your horse.

Tell me something, did you see an increase because the CCH spent $100,000,000 (that’s 100 million folks) on their expanded administration offices with almost 1/3rd of that for new drapes?

NO, NO, NO YOU DID NOT.

NOR WILL WE WITH THE CGH PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

Jason
Guest

Maybe it’s time for people stop and think about more efficient ways to provide services than through the wasteful and inefficient system we call Government. It will happen eventually.

Jim Marshall
Guest

I am visiting the Victoria Village site on Saturday and I will report on how successful the project has been.

If our project is half as good as theirs, we will no longer see marginalized seniors living on crumbs, and no more seniors warehoused because of lack of interest from government bureaucrats.

I am counting on my Cornwall community to get behind our project.

Jim Marshall
Guest

By the way, is there anything about our Cornwall General Hospital project that you would like me to address while I am speaking to the Barrie Victoria Village project people?

Diddlyscwat
Guest

Only items we never brought up James, that they have instituted, which be a hot item for us too.

Thanks for all you do James. You obviously have a high interest in this area as well as Mark, Ian, Josh and Dave among many others.

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