Hugo & Todd Fight It Out Over Appointing Denis Carr to Council in Cornwall OCT 31, 2015

Hugo & Todd Fight It Out Over Appointing Denis Carr to Council in Cornwall OCT 31, 2015

Halloween seems a great time to write this piece and ponder the future of this term on council.

After the utter joke that was not only the Brock Frost term on council, but the manner in which council dealt with the the hot mess that was his tenure the public is sorta mulling about what to do.

The obvious is to appoint the next person on the list.  It’s  traditional, but going down the list leads to a position that actually supports a bye election which is council’s right.

11th place finisher Guy St. Jean sailed off to Florida with his Sugar Daddy.    Carr himself has issues which this scribbler has written about in the past.   If at City Hall the people that clean the floors can’t run for council how is it that we can have the President of the Labour Council or Heart of the City sit?

Now I’m not picking on Carr.    Frankly I think he has some of the qualities that this council desperately needs.  Not all, but a few.   While the last council may have been under Bob Kilger’s thumb to the point of covering up his scandals and messes, this council is an utter dysfunctional gong show that is busy destroying public art galleries, shutting down kids hockey rinks and worm stands.

It has shown no leadership and no vision for our city.   The latest farce is asking management for a report on the Chem tanks when most likely the very people writing the report were part of the cover up.    That’s almost as good as Bob Kilger’s lawyer saying he was not in conflict over the Rob Hickley case.  If council was serious an outside police agency would be called in to do a proper fraud investigation.

I am tending to lean to agreeing with Freeholder editor Hugo Rodrigues in Cornwall having a bye election.    The piece written by self proclaimed hack, Todd Lihou, shows why a bye election just might be a good thing.    I won’t belabour Mr. Lihou’s utter lack of professionalism, but suffice to say a bye election now might give the residents a chance to send a clear message to this council in their choice.

Of course this being Cornwall, Brock Frost II, might get elected.

The entire Frost mess is an example of many things.    Do we choose younger and prettier over older and less pretty?

Frost’s campaign was utterly vapid.  Buying a hockey team, bringing kisses to seniors, kissing under age River Queens (as alleged)…it simply is a Simpsonesque gross caricature that over 4,000 voters fell for.

It was embarrassing and scary.

And it was this writer that wrote upon finding out that Frost was running;

Brock Frost is to politics what Syphilis is to dating.  

Looking down the list the only candidate that would make any sense is Mike O’Neil who ran the best campaign, had vision and would make a great addition to council, but sadly did not spend the money to create the awareness with the public.

Carr, Grant, and Gardiner would be the next in order of votes followed by Alyssa Blais.

What Should Cornwall Do to Fill Brock Frost’s Slot?

View Results

Loading ... Loading …

It is time for a bye election.  Any other solution would be penny wise, pound foolish.

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  You can vote in our poll and post your comments below.

 

 

Related Post

Leave a Reply

29 Comments on "Hugo & Todd Fight It Out Over Appointing Denis Carr to Council in Cornwall OCT 31, 2015"

Notify of
avatar
400
ERIC DELCO
Guest
Mr. Editor,,,,, Two points you bring up, in your comments, “leadership, one would think that the Mayor or at least one of the Councillor’s would bring up the COI that Carr has , or the obvious perception of a conflict, with his HEART of the CITY position ? Wake up Leslie, you ran on transparency ? Why is Pitt & Second in the state it’s in, another HOTC related project…… How long will this project go on before this Council takes some action ? That’s right folks, it’s goes back to leadership, & this bunch has none ! If I… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest
Sorry, NO!!!!!! We do not need a by-election. My taxes are high enough!!!We do not to have a by-election that would cost $100-150k. Besides the cost there is the time involved. To have a proper be-election you would need three to four months. In the meantime council would be without a full complement of members. And adding a referendum on fluoridation and / or a ward system still does not justify the cost. The precedent has already been set in Cornwall previously. When a councillor resigns the next person in line gets the position. It`s too bad number 11 doesn’t… Read more »
jules
Guest
LOL LOL. ROLF! That photograph of Carr on CFN looks more like a vampire. He sure is all set for Halloween. LOL LOL. I think that Carr should be put in without a bi-election since it would cost a lot of money just to replace one seat. If there were three or more seats to replace I would understand that but there is a list to fill in the meantime. What more harm can be done than what was already done so far. We all know about Carr and all the rest of the baffoons in council are worse than… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest
I agree 100%. But if city councilors are not willing to rein in a problematic fellow councilor there is not much we can do until election day. Councillors may have had the attitude of letting Brock be the circus he was. The more attention on him,the less was focused on less productive councilors and administration. As well, if what he did was not done while he was representing the city, which may be hard to determine, then the city / council can’t do much. As I said previously he was never charged under the Municipal Act, so the city’s and… Read more »
Lassie
Guest

Frost did nothing, amounted to nothing, and now thankfully, will cost us nothing… which we’ll graciously count as a positive toward his laughable legacy.

And since Council has bumbled along as per normal with this waste of space and skin for the past year, why not just leave the chair empty?

Hugger1
Guest

From another site….Leaving the position vacant is not an option. According to the Municipal Act, the only time you can leave a seat vacant is if it occurs in the 90 days before a municipal election. It has been suggested that council could vote the seat away, that also cannot happen. Any changes to the size of council could only take effect in the next term of council. A municipality cannot remove positions mid-term.

Devon
Guest

Jamie Gilcig for council. Best qualified.

Simon
Guest

A breathalyzer at the City Council door before meetings is going to be a must now.

Hugger1
Guest

A by-election ain’t going to happen. The majority of council has already stated that they will go with what has done before….appointing someone from the list of non-finishers.

jules
Guest
If I lived in Cornwall I would vote for Jamie Gilcig as mayor without one single doubt this man is the best there is around. I knew that the people of Cornwall would not vote for Jamie and I threw in Lez to be mayor because of that. Take a good look at how the minds of the people of Cornwall have been twisted and brain washed into having corrupt people as mayor and council. Folks how do you crawl out of this mess and the only ways is by educating yourselves and to stop demonizing a good man like… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest

Evil Cornwall is at it again. Shame, shame!!

jules
Guest
Hugger here is something else to put in your pipe and smoke it. What kind of a town allows their councellor to lay false charges on someone like Jamie and get away with it? Where are the BFPD and what are they doing about this mess of false charges? The same thing for the man Bedard who had the swimming pool company laying false charges. What kind of a town is that to do these things? Nobody anywhere would tolerate these kinds of things thrown at them at all. I am mighty sure that you would come out fighting like… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest
Jules….it is the people that lay the false charges that have to face the music. Please tell me how it is our fault that these charges were laid by a former city councillor and the swimming pool maintenance company man Bedard. If the charges are laid it is up to the police services to do what is required by law. Then it falls upon the district attorney and police services to determine IF the laid charges are true and proceed if necessary. Yes, I would come out fighting if false charges were laid against me. And if I recall Jaime… Read more »
David Oldham
Guest

Why should council at this point in time embroil themselves in trying to do the best for the Cornwall taxpayer? This has not been the case for years now so just continue with the hell with conflict of interest guide lines attitude and anoint Denis Carr. One more dysfunctional individual on this kangaroo council is not likely to make a difference.

Believe Me 1
Guest

Jules,

If you believe that God is Great and things are going to change why not
help, stop bashing our City, heck you don’t even live here , and perhaps
you could also add some positive thoughts and cut back on the negative
comments that you make ?

Hugger1
Guest

I am not being naive. I am being realistic. Seeing / knowing how the “justice” system works (& not just here) and knowing that and expecting any other results is being naive. In a city where strange things happen expecting the “justice” system to operate as it should is being naive.

David Oldham
Guest
Admin…re your comment that the justice system is scary. Dec 27th 2011 my neighbour ran me down with his plow truck. On Jan 1st 2012 he was arrested and charged by the Cornwall Police Service with assault with a weapon. This is a matter of public record of course and verifiable by anyone. At the time that my neighbour was to appear in court (June 2012) I attended the court building to seek out the crown attorney to have my victim impact statement read into the record. The crown attorney confused me with the defendant and before I could state… Read more »
jules
Guest
Hugger and Believe Me 1 I have very good reason to criticize Cornwall and what I see I do not like at all. When cops do not do their job to protect innocent citizens and the same goes for attorneys and judges that really shows corruption. I used to live in Cornwall and couldn’t take it anymore. If I lived in a small place I would have to live in a good town and I cannot see Cornwall at all for myself and my family. When there is no justice then it is not a society to live in. When… Read more »
Lassie
Guest

Sure it’s just another councillor handing out our cash to friends and future winers and diners… but it all adds up.

Hugger1
Guest

Some people like Cornwall, some don’t. Whatever…..

Hugger1
Guest

I agree Admin. My comment was aimed at Jules.

jules
Guest
Hugger Jamie nailed it where people who see things that are not right but don’t speak up then things get a lot worse. We also had cigarette butts put in front of our apartment door by the manager’s husband, this man also called my husband a skyjacker who is a Christian and had absolutely nothing to do with what happened on 911 and believe me I can write up plenty of what we went through. Cornwall’s BFPD did absolutely nothing at all to help us and I know the hell that Jamie has gone through and everything seems hopeless. Hugger… Read more »
Hugger1
Guest

I agree that you should speak up when things aren’t as they should be. But when you have a lot of people willing to accept what is going on it makes it hard to get anything done. That’s one of the problems with Cornwall. That and it has a large senior population who just want to go with the flow.

Hugger1
Guest

Admin….I agree 100%. .That’s a big part of the problem; people are willing to accept incompetence & corruption and sit on their hands. Personally I am not willing to accept incompetence and corruption. Isn’t the Internet lovely? Things you say can get misconstrued and misunderstood.

wpDiscuz