Kilger Illness Delays CFN T Shirt Trial Against City in Cornwall Ontario – JAN 15, 2015

Kilger Illness Delays CFN T Shirt Trial Against City in Cornwall Ontario – JAN 15, 2015

MilkCartonHoodKilger2CFN – The City of Cornwall has asked for a delay of the trial regarding the removal of editor Jamie Gilcig from Council when he didn’t like Mr. Gilcig’s t shirt.

The delay, because of the former Mayor’s health issues, should be a few months taking the case past the two year mark to resolve.  Hopefully he will make a full recovery and we send him our best health wishes.

Media reports claim that he had developed Colon cancer.

Mayor Kilger has been recovering from Stomach cancer surgery previously.   He lost the election to former Councilor Leslie O’Shaughnessy who had resigned over issues stemming from the mayor and council via in camera sessions and as he termed, “lies” stemming from Mayor Kilger and management.

Mr. Kilger nor any of the council have ever apologized to date for what occurred that night, to the citizens of Cornwall or CFN.  Oddly enough they debated the 100 Letter Campaign which was cancelled by CFN after the City refused to participate or support it .     The Campaign was to promote the city and small business by having the public send in letters and vote over three months about why Cornwall is a great place.

Mayor Kilger cited that linking the contest to the city’s facebook page would be a “security issue”.

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jules
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We all know that BOB was not a good mayor but one thing is in my heart and my mind is that I do not wish him bad and want him to go through the cancer treatment that the doctors are giving him and wish him a good recovery and prayers. There are enough people on both sides of our family fighting cancers, heart, diabetes, etc. All the best to you mayor Kilger on your recovery. Just stay without anymore stress – stay away from the political field.

Jane Doe
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I am very familiar with colon cancer myself, so I certainly know what Mr Kilger is going through. It is a tough one but although I was given 18 mths to live. I have surpassed that and doing quite well. Hang tough.

jules
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OMG Jane you too. Yes you have to hang tough and one thing is to have a positive mind to get better and stay away from stress.

mary bray
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My stage 4 husband with prostate cancer was given 2-5 years almost 8 years ago so there is always hope along with his treatments.Best of luck to both Jane & Bob

gerry
Member
Postponed due to medical condition, sorry for his medical condition, but really, I am sure Bob would never appear at the trial but would send in one of the high priced city lawyers to do battle which by the way us taxpayers will be hit with. Jaime, you are entitled to justice in a reasonable time frame, 2 years for this type of kiddie politics is way over due. The city needs to grow a pair….. And, BTW not that it matters, but I am a 2 time cancer survivor of colon & prostate. Good luck Mr Kilger I am… Read more »
jules
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What went on between BOB and Jamie that evening was a real laugh and this type of a thing should never have happened at all. BOB would not show his face in a court room and it would be a real shock if he ever did. He will like someone said send a high priced lawyer instead and the people of Cornwall will be responsible for the cost. Believe me folks you haven’t seen anything yet and I mean that fully. All of this nonsense isn’t over yet.

Hugger1
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The city’s thinking that a trial is best? Who is doing the thinking for the city’s legal department?

jules
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Jamie we haven’t heard anything more about Diane Shay have you? It was just this week I got to think about her after the rink fiasco wondering what had happened to her. Leslie was supposed to look into her situation and not a peep. When people get their tax bills it will be a real eye opener. I can just picture the words that they will all use to describe everyone at city hall. LOL LOL.

Hugger1
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Why when people get their tax bills will it be a real eye opener? The first proposed tax hike is 5.58%. But the mayor and a few councilors have said they’d like to see a tax freeze. So we know the tax hike will be nowhere near the 5.58% proposed. That is the dream budget. And we know how city administrators like to include dream projects, etc.

Hugger1
Guest
I have no issue with COL tax hikes. But anything over that, especially the proposed 5.58%, I have a big issue with. If I have to live with COL increases on my pension, then so should the city. And don’t give me the “contracts have to be honoured” BS. There are ways to save money in this city. The city council and mayor have to find those ways. Have they ever thought of combined spending between departments or perhaps with some of the area municipalities / townships? And perhaps working with, instead of against, some of the area municipalities /… Read more »
jules
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{moderated} Jules you were asked to keep it to one paragraph max, on topic, and with nothing really goofy. Please be kind to your humble moderator.

jules
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I sure am trying Jamie and yes I have to try a little harder. I rattle on as you know.

jules
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Hugger I remember bringing up about the small towns around Cornwall to come together as an amalgamation to help with taxes, etc. You got upset when I said that. Yes there are plenty of consequences but there is no free ride. Everywhere is expensive. People from outside Cornwall will come in for a swim or use that cursed Benson Centre for the same price as the ones who live in Cornwall and that isn’t fair at all. All the small areas should be combined with Cornwall. Here in Ottawa we wouldn’t want someone coming from the outside and having the… Read more »
jules
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What is really ridiculous is first of all BOB bringing up stupidity over a funny shirt and if that is enough to bring a person to trial then that happens to be the laughing stock of Canada and all the free world. Secondly this charge over calling someone over the phone or in person charging them with sexual hit ons and no proof from Jamie’s phone(s) nor having anything recorded nor witnesses nor the Barney Fife investigating this stuff and Mme Meilleur turning a blind eye to all of this makes absolutely no sense at all. If Bell Canada or… Read more »
Hugger1
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Jules, amalgamation is a dead issue in Ontario. It hws not a concept that went over well in Ontario; both by the residents and the government. It cost a lot more than the gov’t thought.

I agree that people should be charged more to use facilities out of their home municipality. But to set up a system to do this is expensive. It’s cheaper to let them use the facilities rather than setup a membership program or check residency.

jules
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Hugger no wonder many people are moving out to the boonies because of cheaper taxes and they get what they want from Cornwall and the people’s expense which isn’t fair at all. My doctor’s secretary lives out in Greeley with her parents and they have 3 acres of land and they built their own house and on septic tank and well and that house would cost a lot of money in town but she can come in and enjoy what Ottawa has to offer without paying the humoungous taxes, etc.

Hugger1
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If she lives in Greely then she (technically) still lives in Ottawa. I’ve lived outside Ottawa on well water and a septic system. I will NEVER ever do that again. I would rather have city water and sewers. Yes, taxes are lower outside the cities, but you do not have the full complement of city services. You give up something wanting to live outside the city. But there are advantages that cannot be measured by living outside the city.

doug johnson
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@jules The municipalities of SD&G contribute to Cornwall projects that their township does not have. They gave money to help build the aquatic centre, and therefore their residents pay the same fee as the someone from Cornwall. Seems fair to me.

Hugger1
Guest

If this is being handled by the city and its lawyers why the delay?

Hugger1
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Or the lawyers get richer and the people paying the bills, the taxpayers, continue to get screwed.

Hugger1
Guest

When will the city realize it’s ?etter to cut your losses and run. It’s not always about winning.

jules
Guest
Jamie and Hugger and folks I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cornwall’s taxes escalate beyond 2% and it is just like Jamie said about paying expensive lawyers and dragging the court on because of BOB’s illness. This T-Shirt thing is a joke and a joke on the tax payers who have to pay for the insanity of BOB’s nuttiness. This is really crazy and I don’t have words for it but everyone is going to pay and there will be no tax relief that I can say. My estimate would be anywhere from 3% to 4% at least of an… Read more »
Hugger1
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We’ll see.

jules
Guest

Hugger you said something sensible about combining departments to try and save money and yes it is sensible but since when do governments do anything sensible. It would take a professional auditor to go through the books with a fine tooth comb and there are many who wouldn’t want that because they don’t want to lose their jobs and yes plenty of job losses if this were to happen. You need to get rid of one man digging while 5 look on.

Simon
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Cancer… It’s a sobering moment when you hear something like, “your ultra sound shows a mass on” this or that, or “your X-rays indicate a spot on” the other. The sounds around you fall away, a silence thick and heavy — if that is possible — envelopes you, and there’s a little hum or ringing in your ears you never noticed before, and a gentle pulsing in your brain. Maybe a day or three later, a bout of fear, a bout of sobbing, a profound recognition of your mortality, and if you’re wise, you accept it. At this point, there… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest

Not necessarily combining departments, but more sensible purchasing.

Very well put Simon.

mary bray
Guest

There comes a time when Kilger will meet his maker,nobody gets out of this alive.I would have thought that he would have given an apology by now to Jamie & a settlement,surely he does not want this to continue beyond the grave. Do the right thing city…pay the man!!!

Hugger1
Guest

Being advised by high-priced lawyers this will drag on so they can pad their bill. Nothing new there.

jules
Guest
There is one more thing that I wanted to add is that in the US they have their First Amendment where they can say a lot of things that we Canadians are muzzled for. They also have the Second Amendment to carry guns on their possession which we do not have along with so many other amendments. They have always been a much freer nation than our Canada and sometimes too free. It was funny to see the hooded man but this is how I jules sees some of the people of Cornwall with their terrible racism towards others. We… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest

Where would you rather live Jules? Canada or the U.S.A.?

Furtz
Member

Jules, the good ol’ USA, “Land of the Free”, has the highest percentage of it’s population locked up in prison than any other country on the planet. A higher percentage than North Korea, Iran, or any other hell-hole you can think of. They have 5% of the world’s population, and 25% of the world’s prisoners. Not My idea of a desirable place to live.
Interesting article here.
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/12/13/conrad-black-americas-correctional-system-is-utterly-disgraceful-and-ours-seems-to-be-heading-in-that-direction/

jules
Guest
Hugger between Canada and the US I would pick Canada. Yes the US has more people locked up than anywhere else in the entire world. I follow things that are not mainstream/lamestream news to get to the truth of things and mainstream/lamestream does not give the people the real truth about what is really going on. There is so much that you will get to see with the time (as time goes on) that I knew for many years. If there was a perfect country or a perfect town I would have been there a mighty long time ago.
jules
Guest

Mr. Johnson I see what you mean but one thing is that those who live in example Long Sault or any other very small community does not pay the same tax rate as a place like Cornwall. I do understand about contributing like the aquatic centre and even for hospitalization from what I read before. It is the tax base that isn’t on the same wave length and that is why so many leave Cornwall or Ottawa or wherever to have cheaper taxes.

Hugger1
Guest

Agreed Jules…smaller communities do not pay as high taxes as Cornwall residents. They also don’t have some of the services we have….buses, civic complex, Benson Centre (a favourite of yours), the Aquatic Centre, full time fire department, hospital, etc. Though smaller communities do contribute to construction and operation of civic complex, Benson Centre, and the Aquatic Centre, etc. Personally I`d rather live in a larger municipality and have those services and thus pay the higher taxes. Country living is nice, but….

jules
Guest

Hugger if places like Long Sault, Ingleside, Morrisburg, etc. had bus service I can assure you that Cornwall would just about be without a lot of people. Those are nice towns except for the likes of the new mayor Bancroft, Tammy Hart, Richard Currier and all the rest of the X-filers. This bunch are literal witches who fly over peoples homes and scare the living hell out of everyone. They are so mighty evil.

Hugger1
Guest

Yes, Jules. BUT they don’t have bus service. And some of us prefer to live in a bigger municipality. There is nothing wrong with Long Sault, Ingleside, Morrisburg, etc. But some of us do not want to live in small villages, towns. To each his own, I guess.

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