It’s Official. Leslie O’Shaughnessy to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario – July 3, 2014

It’s Official.  Leslie O’Shaughnessy to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario – July 3, 2014

leslie jan 2012CORNWALL Ontario – And then there were three.    Former councilor Leslie O’Shaugnessy filed his paperwork at City Hall at approximately 4:15 PM Wednesday to run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario.

He joins current mayor Robert Bob Kilger and CFN Editor Jamie Gilcig as we get closer to the September closing of candidates for the October 26th Election.

We will be updating this story as soon as Mr. O’Shaugnessy gives out more information.

The local real estate rep also has a long history in politics including his recent volunteering in the Jim McDonell re-election as PC MPP for our riding.

He resigned from council this last term over issues with current mayor Kilger.

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Hugger1
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This is great news. Bob Kilger and his croonies must be crapping in their pants and becoming a little concerned. Jamie, I think you should give serious consideration to dropping out of the mayoralty race to avoid a vote split and letting Kilger return as mayor. Perhaps you could run for city council.

Jane Doe
Guest

I agree with hugger1 on this subject.. We do not want a split vote…

Christopher Cameron
Guest

Great to hear that Leslie has Jumped in the race.
Leslie has integrity and honesty and had stepped down from council because of his moral compass and the actions of council.
I bid you well,Cornwall needs a good leader.

Jamie I know you can make a difference as well,
in fact you already have and thank you .
You have through your articles taught me much not necessarily of the political follies ,but the system itself.

jules
Guest

THANK GOD! I will send my prayers and best of luck to Leslie. I agree with Hugger Jamie if you can withdraw from the race so as not to split the vote. Jamie you are a great journalist but Leslie has more on his side to be able to defeat Bare Ass in the coming race than what you are. You are a very polite person but it needs people with guts and stamina and weapons that he can use that you do not have. THANK GOD! This made my day.

David Oldham
Guest

I am cautiously optimistic that there are now two individuals that will step up to the plate and call a spade a spade and truly with honesty integrity and transparency have the best interests of the Cornwall taxpayer at heart.

If the ward system was reinstalled to have accountability and representation of our councilors I might want to throw my hat into the ring to garner a seat on what finally could be a functional city council. Great news!

marc carriere
Member

Yes…..I love it…….Cornwall needs him and I think he would be a wonderful leader….Get rid of Kilger and his cronies…….traitors to the cause of the city…..! Yes….this has certainly made my day better ..Good luck to him……bye bye…..Boob…..Whoops i mean Bob…..Soon you’ll be gone………you and half of counsel……..!Kiss my Gritts!…..

jules
Guest

Mr. Oldham you would make a good contribution as a councellor. You all learn from the bottom (councellor) on how city administration operates and from there people who are well qualified and have the know how can become mayor. Honest to God this really made my day hearing about Leslie running for mayor. I well agree with Marc Carrière about the “BOOB” and KISS MY GRITS indeed. Fire away Leslie. We are behind you and yes I am in Ottawa rooting for you.

Stan
Member

I agree with previously-made comments as to you stepping down Jamie. You could be invaluable to Leslie O’Shaughnessy with your knowledge of all the crap Kilger was into. I wish you both the very best of luck in unseating Kilger!

Brian
Guest

I somewhat disagree with Jamie stepping down if he thinks he has something to bring to the table. It will be a shame to step down now if in fact he has ideas as to how best run the city. Whoever has the best ideas, and I can expect to have the ‘putz’ to get them done, will get my support. Haven’t seen any ideas yet or statements from candidates for mayor as of yet though.

jules
Guest
Brian Leslie has more things against Bare Ass than what Jamie has and believe me Leslie can win. Jamie has been hurt badly by Bare Ass and is new in Cornwall and a lot of people do not know Jamie yet. It is going to take some time for people to come around to Jamie. Jamie can be of great help to Leslie. If it came time where Jamie and Leslie were in the race against Bare Ass and the vote had to be split you would not want that at all because it would give votes to Bare Ass… Read more »
Hugger1
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Brian…..Leslie O’Shaughnessy has the best chance to defeat Bob Kilger. If Jamie remains in the race the vote split between Jamie and Leslie O’Shaughnessy may be enough to get Kilger reelected.

jules
Guest
Brian I too like Jamie very much but Leslie has a much better chance of beating Bare Ass and Jamie knows that down deep. Jamie can help Leslie beat Bare Ass and send him off to the glue factory where he belongs. Splitting the votes would damage everything that we set out to accomplish. That is what happened when Harpoon Harpo got elected. I voted for NDP and God Almighty the votes were split and Harpoon Harpo got in. Never in my wildest dreams have I ever thought that would happen. I literally went to the poles to vote NDP… Read more »
Dave Windsor
Guest
All 3 have a following. With disparaging issues in this last term in particular, do we look for new leadership or do as we’ve always done to get what we’ve always got, more of the same. There is no question that some of current council have shown positive leadership. For sure the voters will decide whether to continue with the ‘popularity’ mode of voting or of one involving actually listening to platforms for the next term. We all have personal one’s we give support to but now as much as ever it is important for the citizens to become much… Read more »
jules
Guest
Mr. Windsor if you knew the reality of what is going on in Cornwall you would be in terrible shock and you would want change. There is an old saying about wolves dressed up in sheep’s clothing and politicians come to you dressed in a nice suit but are as crooked as hell. What you see in Jamie is Jamie and nothing different. I don’t agree with a lot of what Jamie says and he doesn’t agree with a lot of what I say but at least you see Jamie for who he is and no pretending because he is… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest

I agree with Jules to a certain point. But if you say you moved away 40 years ago and you don’t read the local papers or listen to the radio stations you have lost touch with what is going on. Using only one media source does not keep you updated on what’s happening.

jules
Guest
Hugger the only paper in Cornwall that I will look at is Jamie’s CFN and if it didn’t exist I would not go on any other paper and I give my word on that one and my word is very good. I stand by what I say and mean it. The only time I listen to radio here at home is in the car when we go out and we have every known gadget around here and I only go on the net. The news itself is all crap unless something of urgency arises or a crime near my area… Read more »
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