Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger Ditches Settlement Hearing in CFN Panic Button T Shirt Lawsuit

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger Ditches Settlement Hearing in CFN Panic Button T Shirt Lawsuit
MilkCartonHoodKilger2CFN – Two high priced Ottawa Litigators from the firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP  descended into the Courthouse in Cornwall Ontario to represent the City of Cornwall and its mayor Bob Kilger, over the incident that took place in council when the Mayor elected to hit the panic button and call police to remove CFN editor Jamie Gilcig because Mr. Kilger found Mr. Gilcig’s t shirt offensive.

The irony that the man who hit the panic button was in fact missing from the hearing and left CAO Norm Levac to spend the morning in the courthouse with the two tax dollar paid lawyers for a situation that he solely created by initiating a conversation with Mr. Gilcig in council was not missed by many present for the settlement hearing.
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It appears that there will be a 3 or 4 day trial in the new year; after nominations open for the 2014 Municipal elections.
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The bigger irony for struggling taxpayers is that the cost of the trial most likely will exceed the amount of the claim.  This after the Mayor and council suggested taxes may be going up by at least 2% in the next budget.
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What are you thoughts dear viewers of CFN?   You can post your comments below.
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26 Comments on "Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger Ditches Settlement Hearing in CFN Panic Button T Shirt Lawsuit"

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Barry Dutton
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Why does none of this sound anything but familiar. As many know, along with the CFN– the same thing is going on all over, including in my city Oshawa, where similar gutless attacks by politicos in city halls defame, target and marginalize residents (customers) – everywhere. Keep on them Jamie!!

stellabystarlight
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Hmmm….. It all revolves around the principle of the situation.

We have two people who won’t back down, want to save face if I may use that expression and make a statement…….enough said.

Hopefully the judge is fair and not influenced by politics.

mariah
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Bare-ass could have taken the high road, paid your damages,but unfortunetly does not care just how much the poor taxpayers have to pay for his lawyers shame on him,raising taxes to pay lawyers is a crime indeed,has the city had enough of this crook! Speak up…its your money he is wasting! Stay on his ass Jamie

stellabystarlight
Guest

Jamie…..ok 100% wrong.

I am not pointing the finger nor being accusatory, but one would wonder why it could not be settled without going before a judge.

The expense will be outrageous for all concerned.

skydiving
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The sad part is Bob Kilger totally disrespected his family (wife and kids) for having an affair with a women in Ottawa, not only having the affair but fathering a child with her and keeping it a secret until all hell broke loose. With doing such a cowardly low life act like that and it not bothering him one bit, do you really think he gives a crap how much money (our tax money) he spends to get out of this mess? What I also have a very hard time with is how this scum bag can walk around the… Read more »
stellabystarlight
Guest

Jamie…..believe me when I tell that I know it is not about money. Never thought that for a minute.

To be honest with, I have the highest respect for Diane, Mr Hickley and you Jamie, for standing up for what you believe is wrong. People need to feel comfortable and secure when coming forward with wrongdoing.

Hopefully when all is said and done, the outcome will have paved the way for others so that the partisanship and harassment will stop.

Bob Noble
Guest

There comes a time when someone with guts does stand up to the bully . You Sir have done that.
What happened in council the night in question was totally wrong. I am not picking sides however there are rules and procedures and none were followed .
Running for mayor would bring this matter to the public forum where it belongs .

420
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How come there is no story about Chuckles Charlebois here on the CFN? Surely another attempt by the Family’s lap dog to rape the city again must be stopped. They ruined the port. Let’s not let them do more damage to the city by getting public money for a far out waterfront project on their turf.

kelly webb
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enjoy skydiving

David Oldham
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This current council and its lame duck leadership has been a bitter disappointment and repeated embarrassment to this community. At a vulnerable time when all of us needed to feel the rush of forward movement this administration spiraled straight down totally out of control. Taxes continue to rise without apparent concern for the burden this is placing on families already challenged by poor decision making of the past which shows no sign of change. Policing costs escalating indicating that crime is on the rise or resources are not well managed. Lack of vision or poor communication of the proposed future… Read more »
Melor
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Go Jamie! Bare ass Bob should be bare ass embarassed! He will spend every cent of taxpayer money to cover his ass.

Tick tock tick tock keep digging the hole Bob!

Stan
Member

The arrogance of the Mayor Bob Kilger shows the disdain he has for the justice system. If I were the judge I would have issued a bench warrant to get Bob into court and face up to what he has done. He has dug his own hole now, whats left is to just bury him! I wish you the very best of luck Jamie.

gimme-a-break
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No settlement….guess they have a pretty solid argument then. To me, it seems open and shut. You were asked to leave. Upon refusal, the police were called in to remove you from the premises. You were given ample opportunity to cover up or leave. You even blurted out remarks about Kilger’s conflict of interest. That alone is enough to have you escorted out. To put this on the backs of the taxpayers of this city only shows your disrespect for it’s citizens. You knew what would happen. You loved the publicity. You couldn’t have scripted it better. Can’t wait to… Read more »
puzzled
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that video is a classic

give-us-a-break
Guest

@ gimme-a-break or Diane should we say. Receptionist for the Mayor and CAO. NOTHING speaks more then your post and who you get your pay from.

Darling
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Re Bob Noble : Not picking sides
Sir You better re-read your post
Make it a great day

Darling
Guest

I am with you Jamie and the posting by gimme-a-break and give-us-a-break
I support you jamie

garywsamler
Member

OOPS! Our mayor has gone missing again. Time to bring out more t-shirts to find him.

David Oldham
Guest

GARY W. SAMLER the heck with finding him ! Make some Dear Clementine shirts, LOST AND GONE FOREVER ! One can dream anyways.

David Oldham
Guest

IS that WALDO ?

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