Frost Flees Library Debate – I Rocked It Even Though TC Media Won’t Cover it by Jamie Gilcig

Frost Flees Library Debate – I Rocked It Even Though TC Media Won’t Cover it by Jamie Gilcig

jg2CORNWALL Ontario – It is a popularity contest, isn’t it?

I had the funniest chat with a former mayor of Cornwall at the Library event Monday night.    I had previously watched this gentleman have a slap fight with Mayor Kilger at a council meeting.  Clearly he would not support the mayor;but clearly he was not a fan of Mr. O’Shaughnessy; most likely for partisan political reasons.

I joked with him that he had a conundrum as there was only one other alternative.

It was a weird and surreal night.  Of course with David Rawnsley as moderator things would be a bit astral.    Mr. Rawnsley did a first rate job too.

Council candidate Brock Frost fled the debate running down a library row through books that I doubt he’d ever read.  He appeared fine after the debate saying that he had blacked out.  Butterflies?  Bad reaction to ….?    Does Justin Towndale exist?  I jest, but the candidate still hasn’t shown his face at an event yet.

It was a motley mix at the library; part high school like running for class president; part running for issues.   You could see jitters like Davey Bedard losing it or Greg Kielec fumbling as he filtered his message while gerrymandering some truths.

There were some low points; David Murphy totally fabricating a reality and clearly offering little to no substance; but sounding great; sugar coating a council record that frankly should be investigated by police and that he being a “rookie” is no excuse for.

I won’t even mention the odd weirdness that was Glen Grant’s speech.  The crowd didn’t respond much either.  Poor Pat Clarke ate up nearly all of his three minutes sharing his various groups and boards that he’s on (all that boycott this newspaper too!)

Some prepared statements; some ad-libbed.  Some interesting speeches of note; Heather Megill, Mary Ann Hug, Denis Carr, and Claude McIntosh had the funniest line of the night taking a shot at postal workers.   Some knew about arts and some didn’t.  Sadly some of those that didn’t tried to bluff it and clanged such as Mr. Murphy and Councilor Grant.

Some focused on other issues pointing out problems at City Hall as Mark A MacDonald, Roland Besner, and Greg Kielic did.

The crowd was larger than expected at our beautiful library that I shared should become an even more beautiful downtown Art Centre as we have another library two blocks away which drew more support from the Library crowd than I expected.

And now for what many have been waiting for.  The excerpts.   I only voice recorded as I didn’t want to stand up with a video camera while a candidate and couldn’t get someone to cover last night.

Some council candidate excerpts

And in order of appearance:

Gilcig

Kilger

O’Shaughnessy

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One Who Cares
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Bravo Jamie!

Spoken with conviction and honesty, a job well done!

You spoke with passion from your heart that was obvious and within those words one could feel a dream become a reality.

Thank you for placing such passion into that possible reality and for offering a true vision of hope for the Cornwall Arts Community and city residents.

The applause said it all!

Cory Cameron
Guest

Excellent speech, Jamie.

Jason
Guest

Jamie… Great job. That was a great speech. You really should focus on what you have to offer, it would prove much more valuable and influencial. Focus on your vision and articulate it as you did here.

Kikger sounds angry and as if he is trying to grasp at straws.

Captain Canuck
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David Oldham
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You mentioned something about councilors and candidates taking shots at postal workers, were they referring to Kilgour’s handling of the mail?

Trevor
Guest

Great speech! excellent job!

gerry
Member

Jamie,
You were the only one speaking last night who sounded like they had a vision and believed your vision could work if given a chance to allow Cornwall to finally break the 50,000 population barrier.
Kilgar sounded as if he were forced to attend…He clearly has no vision for the future of Cornwall.
Keep moving forward Jamie..
Gerry

Rachel larin
Guest

Will you be at the Knights of Colombus tomorrow night presenting your views regarding the contribution you expect to make regarding Francophone community once elected?

Hugger1
Guest

Or maybe the mayor was concentrating on his 6 point plan for Cornwall. His 6 point plan is nice. However, do we really expect Bob Kilger to fulfill those 6 points? I don’t!!

Hugger1
Guest

All 6 of his platform, not just the park.

420
Guest

Good speech son.

mike
Guest

You did outshine the king last night Jamie . Ever get the feeling that most of council are trying to convince the citizens of Cornwall that we need … No – deserve to have built an Art center .It was Bizaar to say the least . almost like they were using suggestion to convince the people.Ladies and Gentleman … Kreskin has left the building … Man they have no idea what we need.but it was a positive event .. no bad energy .hope it stays that way for the rest of the election.again Jamie .. was a great speech

jules
Guest
Jamie I bet Bare Ass was as nervous as they come because you outshined him and embarrassed him at every single sentence. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall to laugh myself to pieces at Bare Ass. Bare Ass cannot hold a candle to you Jamie and he knows it and that is why he shies away from you. If you put Bare Ass next to you in a debate he would collapse since he has no personality nor education at all. One thing about you is that you do have vision which is good but… Read more »
Mary Anne Pankhurst
Guest

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to what you had to say, Jamie. You have a great concept there!

Hugger1
Guest

Admin….you mention there is another library 2 blocks from the Cornwall Library. Which library are you referring to?

Hugger1
Guest

Instead of renovating the library what about buying and renovating the Port Theatre or Aultsville Theatre?

Hugger1
Guest

We have to be realistic here. Creating a non-profit to run the Port and renovating it would not come cheap.

The city could buy Aultsville and make it work as a non-profit, as the Brockville Arts Centre is run. Ticket prices will never be cheap. Take a look at what BAC charges. That could happen here. I see Aultsville as a more realistic way to go. The Port’s lobby is what is a negative to it becoming an arts centre.

Yvan
Member

{MODERATED} Mr. Shank if you are active in a group dedicating to boycotting this newspaper and its destruction then please adhere to your boycott.

Hugger1
Guest

Agree to disagree. …yes. I think incorporating an arts centre into the library is opening a can of worms we don’t want to open. I think it would be less expensive to build a new arts centre than to renovate /add onto the library.

Hugger1
Guest

I think if we’re going to incorporate the library into a new arts centre the best way to do that would be to exproriate the remaing properties along Second St towards Pitt, except the new condos going up at Second and Pitt. Going back onto Sydney I don’t think is realistic or an option.

jules
Guest
Jamie you outdid the entire gang and I commend you for that. Yesterday I looked on the net at Brockville’s Art Centre and it is really nice. Cornwall has a lot of cheap land and there must be land that can be used in the centre of town that does not belong to some developer for condos. If it isn’t on Pitt and Second you have Adolphus and Augustus and such streets. Oh wait a minute there is a building for sale on (gee Jules put your thinking cap on) the one that was Dancause’s law office – I can’t… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest
I’ve been called many things, but never an odd cat. The reason I said to expropriate the properties along Second St is because an arts centre will need fly space, etc for its stage. The cost of renovating the library to fit that use would be obscene. It would be better to attach a new arts centre to the library. Or do as I suggested earlier build a new arts centre. It would be less expensive than renovating the library. We could tear down the library, expropriate the properties along Second St and have a world class library and arts… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest

Agreed, downtown is the spot for it. But you were referring to building something like Brockville has. That is a nice theatre and would not come cheap even if it were attached to the library. Perhaps buying the Port and renovating it might be the answer. If the wasted space at the street level was used it could turn into a regular performance place and give Aultsville a run for its money. But the city pays for Aultsville as well. Damned if we do, damned if we don’t

Melman
Guest

Usually I hate to deal in rumors but if its true that at least one candidate suffers from panic attacks then I think he deserves a pass and shouldn’t have a headline aimed at him.
I know quite a few people that have such attacks and they are as real and horrifying as the “real” thing.
Example you feel a heart attack coming on and your scared to death.
Even the SF listed the exit as a medical emergency

jules
Guest
Hugger mentioned about having a building attached to the library and I had another brainstorm. There was a building next to the library that used to be a baby shop when I was a baby and beyond. The place belonged to the parents of a lady lawyer in town and I think that her surname is Lefebvre yes Lefebvre and she looked after the sale of our home in Cornwall. I literally forgot her first name just now. You can contact her if you wish and that would make a good place for the arts centre which is right next… Read more »
jules
Guest

Melman I thought that Frostie was just melting inside with the heat. LOL LOL. This is a joke. I do know that there are people who cannot get up and speak in public. Yes some people can endure a heart attack and I have heard about that happening and some faint.

Hugger1
Guest

If a city councilor candidate has anxiety issues perhaps running for city council is not such a great idea. If there’s one place anxiety can run rampant it’s city council. Now if the city council has a certain mayor as leader double the anxiety.

Hugger1
Guest

Admin…agreed on anxiety attacks. I’ve had enough of those and acid reflux attacks that I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the CCH for them. Neither is fun and not fun to deal with.

jules
Guest
Jamie I wish to make a correction on the lawyer’s name that I gave you it is Anne Marie Levesque. I knew that the name wasn’t just right but getting close. About anxiety attacks yes this is common. I used to be petrified to go among people and that is the truth. Sometimes I get a little like that and I admit that but when I was a child it was really bad. When I got to be a teenager things changed where I was not as afraid of the public. My daughter has those attacks right here in Ottawa… Read more »
Lassie
Guest

Scuttlebutt says that charges may be dropped in a high profile case that started earlier this year… Presuming it’s your case, do the Mayor and the Police Chief feel that this will help you get extra votes late in the game; dividing voters and grabbing them away from O’Shaughnessy?

Hugger1
Guest

Said it at least once before….I hope there isn’t vote splitting between Jamie and Leslie. We need to get the current mayor out of there for the good (and sanity) of the city.

jules
Guest

I sure hope that the votes are not split or Cornwall will be finished if Bare Ass gets his derrière back on the hot seat. I think that many people will continue to leave Cornwall and any good plans will go up in smoke. Bare Ass is not fit to run a town at all and has been going downhill ever since he became sick. I support Leslie and I hope that he wins.

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