So Who Will We Vote for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario in 2018? Has the Race Started by Jamie Gilcig – 27/12/14

So Who Will  We Vote for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario in 2018?  Has the Race Started by Jamie Gilcig – 27/12/14

Leslie MayorCORNWALL Ontario – They say election runs start the minute after election results occur.

Our city just saw some major change.  A corrupt mayor and some of his cronies were dumped.  Clearly local voters wanted change to varying degrees.   There are a lot of new faces and of course their agendas will become more clear as their voices and votes evolve around the council table.

What is clear is that things are different this term, even in the early days.    Two major issues have hit council in its first month, the Brock Frost scandals, and the Vincent family ice rink.   Some have decided to duck and hide and some on council have made statements even if some of those were stumbles.

An example being that an experienced politician like Bob Kilger would know that if you had to deliver bad news you send a councilor you don’t like or a staffer, not show up like Mayor O’Shaughnessy did.    Kids, Christmas, shutting down a rink?  Uh uh.  That’s not a winning recipe.

Likewise stating that after Councilor Frost issued two press releases signed as a City Councilor regarding his silly allegations that this writer made sexual advances on him at a sales meeting that it wasn’t a council issue.   It is.   Not because of CFN; but because of the poor judgement of Mr. Frost; but Mr. Frost is on the council, essentially a member of the board of directors of the corporation of the City of Cornwall.

Brock Frost Council DEC 8 2014That the Municipal Act has no teeth is sad for council; but unlike South Stormont they did not issue a statement to mitigate or distance themselves as best they could that is the stank created by Mr. Frost over the River Kings and poor Mr. Hatset’s missing $690K US in Mr. Frost’s real estate deal.

So who looks to be eyeing the mayor’s gavel in 2018?      Will Mr. O’Shaughnessy want to run again?  Was the poetic justice of resigning from council and then coming back and beating Bob Kilger tonic enough to go along with the $200K in salary and benefits?  It sure beats the Real Estate commissions Leslie was struggling to earn at Century 21.

Will Mark A MacDonald take another kick at the can?   Will new comer Justin Towndale if his alleged Federal run for Justin Trudeau in this riding isn’t successful?

david murphyDavid Murphy has made no secret that he wants to be mayor of Cornwall, but he had a set back this election and there still are some very large unanswered questions and skeletons kicking around regarding “Murph”.   And of course Maurice Dupelle is quietly building up his Q number to consider a bid.

It should be interesting as the term rolls forward to see who takes which initiatives and positions which should make this a very different term of council here in Cornwall.

What do you think CFN viewers?  Who shall we vote for mayor for in 2018?  You can vote in our early first poll and post your comment below.

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Hugger1
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I think everyone should hold on to their horses about three years before anyone thinks of running for anything. Let’s see what the current mayor / council do / don’t do before we consider whom to vote for.

Hugger1
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I think with Mayor O’Shaughnessy showing up at the Vincent’s rink he is showing he wants to be a hands-on mayor. I think that’s better than the previous mayor would have done.

Jane Doe
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I am with Hugger ……Give this mayor a chance please. And council..

jules
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Mayor Leslie has only been a mayor for a short while and you all have to give the man a chance at showing what kind of a person and a mayor that he will be. In all levels of politics from the feds down to the municipal levels it takes time to know someone of their capabilities. I can say one thing is that I was impressed to see Mayor Leslie go personally to the Vincent’s home to see for himself what was going on. The Vincents are not personal friends of Leslie and went down to business and treated… Read more »
mary bray
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I think that he has gotten his feet wet already with this rink but mostly the Brock Frost scandals,he has not come forward with his thoughts about Frost but hopefully has taken him aside to explain ettiquette with him. Mayor has not thanked his voters from CFN, that was in bad taste

jules
Guest

Jamie you put out a poll for who we thought would get in as mayor in 2018 and I didn’t answer it but I have a long shot of an answer here that it might be David Murphy. You can curse all you want at me, throw something at me, or whatever but it is just a feeling.

Furtz
Member

I can’t see any benefit from judging (and condemning) a newly elected mayor and council based on their first few weeks of performance. They have four years to do a good job or a lousy job of running the city. The rink thing is ugly for sure, but it’s the Houles who caused it. In the meantime, if it’s CFN policy to be at war with whoever is elected to council or as Mayor, so be it.

Believe Me 1
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Hi Jamie you forgot that Grant fellow, has he dropped off your screen?
I think it’s way to early except for that Murphy guy he’d likely do just about anything for a good job, Benson doesn’t pay big $$$ for flipping hamburgers.
Wish you the very best for 2015 Jamie.
ps Leslie has a big job to do folks just sit back and watch him.

jules
Guest
Leslie has a huge job ahead of him. The Vincents did a good job from their hearts of putting up a rink for their kids and friends and yes Furtz is right that it doesn’t look good – not for a front yard. It would be very noisy as well. The problem is that Leslie has to keep his pencils sharpened and plenty of cuts because the town is in big trouble financially. We may be hearing more things as time goes on. Yes Leslie just started and I said that before as well but I do think that David… Read more »
Jane Doe
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you know very well Jamie and I have read it somewhere that Mayor O’Shaughnessy has never endorsed CFN.. He did not promote himself in your online paper and if he did not wish Merry Christmas in here well same thing.. It is really sad but it is how it is… I personally would just ignore it don’t attack him for things not done and maybe he will come around.. I like the frankness of your views on things and what you write but many people do not .. It is sad as i said but it is what it is…
Furtz
Member

O’Shaughnessy never sent me good wishes either. and neither did Frosty. I’m like. totally devastated!

Hugger1
Guest

Very well put Jane Doe (December 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm). I agree 100%. Has Mayor O’Shaughnessy thanked the voters in any media since the election?

Jason
Guest

Leslie did what was right. If people don’t like the by-law then the people need to lobby government to change it. Leslie is following the rules.

jules
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Jamie you were wondering if Cornwall would ever change and my answer to you is no. I cannot see Cornwall change at all and if they ever changed I would be literally in my grave. Hugger said a lot of things right and sitting here and thinking about what my husband and I went through right here in Ottawa as well in past years both places have a lot of their bad sides and we can both say (my husband and I) that both towns have gone backwards in a way and my husband calls Ottawa a big Cornwall (similar… Read more »
Marc Pilote
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Jamie I must take exception to you calling CFN a Newspaper. In my opinion it is not and I submit that Merriam-Webster agrees. To show you what I mean I would like to submit the definition of Newspaper from them. news·pa·per noun \ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər, ˈnyüz-, ˈn(y)üs-\ : a set of large sheets of paper that have news stories, information about local events, advertisements, etc., and that are folded together and sold every day or every week : the paper on which a newspaper is printed : a company that publishes a newspaper CFN is a virtual source of information, a blog,… Read more »
jules
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Jamie’s CFN paper has the most honesty and Jamie is the owner and boss of his paper whereas the toilet papers of record SF and SN have bosses in high places that can oust them into the garbage heap any time they wish. I was sitting here thinking about what Marc Pilotte said before and he was right. Behind every politician from the federal, provincial down to the municipal level has people on their backs and something is withholding Leslie from coming forward on Jamie’s paper – there is some sort of a hold. I was also contemplating on Jamie’s… Read more »
mary bray
Guest
Jamie, You were so right when you said that Marc,s letter made him look so silly,that is exactly what I had thought as well. CFN is Cornwall,s biggest on-line newspaper & my go to each & every morning,even your haters can,t seem to get enough of your news, stories & your thoughts. If business do not want me to see their adds then so be it…their loss. Cornwall voters need an adjustment period as we have not had an educated honest mayor with integrity in over 8 long years. Leslie needs a longer chance to prove himself worthy,it,s too early… Read more »
David Oldham
Guest

Admin I had my first fully portable computer (an Osbourne)in 1983. Some will remember the tape driven Commodore 64. The bottom line is that as a nation we have been slow at accepting the realities of a digital world. People seem to cling onto old formats like a soother getting caught up trying to draw comparisons and fit new applications into old definitions. This is the digital world and while print will always have its place it will not be the norm or standard.

I for one enjoy online newspapers (media) like CFN.

David Oldham
Guest

I am also awaiting for our new mayor to clarify and bring some transparency to some previous situations affecting the health and welfare of this (my) community. Sweeping the past under the proverbial carpet is a tradition that needs to end. All voters that supported the new mayor have made evident their desire to move in a different direction but we need confirmation from Leslie that he is on board.

Hugger1
Guest

I agree with Mary Bray and Admin / Jamie’s comments.

For Marc Pilote’s info please see the two links below about newspapers and online newspapers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_newspaper

Hugger1
Guest

David Oldham…small world. My first two computers were Osbournes as well. For the time period they were quite good. But I think calling them “portable” was a misdemeanor. Those suckers were quite heavy.

Hugger1
Guest

Commodore 64….another very “portable” computer. The younger generations never had it so good. Us older guys have gone through so many generations / types of computers we’ve lost count. The Commodore 64 and Osbournes did make sure your computer wasn’t stolen and when they became obsolete they became large door stops.