The ongoing behind closed doors Secret Negotiations with Akwesasne over our Port and Port Land is I believe nothing short of an engineered sham a diversionary tactic by Mayor Kilger attempting to turn our focus away from the truth about the Trillium Tanks on our water front land.
Was it Economic Development that dropped the Ball as they were properly notified by Trillium and as such they had a duty to properly notify City Council which as I understand it, they failed to do ? OR
Perhaps it was Mayor Kilger himself agreeing to those Chemical Tanks on our Water Front Property, until the public became aware and became very upset, then the scramble began to shift any knowledge of or blame away from himself and or the E D.
Divestiture then enters into the picture with Mayor Kilger stating that we must enter into an agreement via divestiture with Akwesasne on
a 50 = 50 % basis to ensure that a Trillium like deal will never happen again. What utter nonsense . Kilger is trying to pull a fast one here?
History tells us that in 1784 an agreement was reached with the St Regis Indians that Pointe Maligne was CROWN LAND then and no evidence has been found to the contrary since that point in time.
Mayor Kilger is proceeding with this Divestiture sell out allowing 50% of our Port and Port Land to go to Akwesasne. Kilger and those persons that support this divestiture deal must be held responsible now.
Mayor Kilger could stop negotiations and admit that he made a huge error in judgement or that Economic Development dropped the Ball and
then step back and let the Fed Govt settle the land Claim with Akwesasne .
This Divestiture agreement once signed becomes a precedent that will negatively effect any future opportunity that the City of Cornwall may wish to pursue re land Acquisition with the Fed Govt . Clearly this deal ( Divestiture) is not in Cornwall’s best interest.
William E Beattie – Cornwall Ontario
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