Conrad Black: Only Muslims Can Attract Collective Admiration from Non-Muslims FEB 24, 2017

Conrad Black:  Only Muslims Can Attract Collective Admiration from Non-Muslims FEB 24, 2017

Toronto ON – There are several problems with the House of Commons private members’ motion 103 on “systemic racism and religious discrimination.” It is based on the assertion that there is a “need to quell” an “increasing public climate of hate and fear” and, implicitly, that the Parliament of Canada has the ability to “quell” […]

Conrad Black Thinks the Conservative Leader Has to Speak French FEB 19, 2017

Conrad Black Thinks the Conservative Leader Has to Speak French FEB 19, 2017

CFN – For many weeks I have been reviewing and meeting candidates for the leadership of the federal Conservative party. It has been an astonishing race, with a multiplicity of candidates, few of whom are household names to a significant number of Canadians, and in an electoral process that is a computerized, remote-control treatment of a […]

CFN Turns 8! What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

CFN Turns 8!   What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Eight is a mystical number.  It’s also a version of the infinity sign if you turn it sideways. The Cornwall Free News turned eight this week, on the 9th.    I decided to not have any fanfare or major celebration as the last time I did so, our 5th anniversary, I was […]

Another Pregnancy Issue at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre by Jamie Gilcig FEB 3, 2017

Another Pregnancy Issue at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre by Jamie Gilcig FEB 3, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – It’s amazing the games that politicians play with the lives of citizens.    After the Julie Bilotta case which has resulted in a $1.3 million dollar lawsuit on her behalf via Super Lawyer Lawrence Greenspon, yet another incident has occurred at the much maligned facility. Clearly not enough was changed in the […]

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Ontario – Surviving a conspiratorial City of Cornwall led boycott isn’t easy.   As we approach our 8th Anniversary good news is always nice to see especially as we survive on a near non budget with little to no staffing. Thanks to our many contributors and supporters who helped make this an amazing year […]

It is Time to Clean Up the Cornwall Community Police Service? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 26, 2017

It is Time to Clean Up the Cornwall Community Police Service? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  The Standard Freeholder ran a puff piece spinning a higher amount of complaints about the CCPS. Oddly enough there were less reported crimes in Cornwall in 2016 even though they still are raising their budgets. The police service is a cash cow.  It comes down to money and power.    If you’re […]

CBC Shows Lack of Culture in Cornwall Over La La Land Miss by Jamie Gilcig

CBC Shows Lack of Culture in Cornwall Over La La Land Miss by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – Another black eye for Cornwall, and yet another sad miss in trying to rebuild a relationship with Hollywood star Ryan Gosling who grew up in the River City and got his big break by commuting to auditions in Montreal. La La Land, which has tied a record for Oscar Nominations has yet […]

Jeanne Assam on Airport Security After Esteban Santiago Ft. Lauderdale Shooting JAN 6, 2017

Jeanne Assam on Airport Security After Esteban Santiago Ft. Lauderdale Shooting JAN 6, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – This active shooter at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is yet just another example that we need to have strong security while entering the airport and not just before boarding the plane.  An inconvenience, yes, but necessary. How many times does this have to happen before we take action? I am a police […]

Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Another cronyism hiring in Cornwall Ontario.  As in many smaller cities it’s really hard to get a reasonably good, non minimum wage job,  never mind an actual “Career”. In a perfect world of course people would be hired based on merit, especially when dealing with the public purse, but Cornwall takes cronyism, […]

Another #Epicfail Civic Complex Event Fail Due to Petty Cornwall Politics by Jamie Gilcig DEC 29, 2016

Another #Epicfail Civic Complex Event Fail Due to Petty Cornwall Politics by Jamie Gilcig DEC 29, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – I always marvel at the depths that the Bob Peters, Bernadette Clement, Guy Lauzon cliques, and their sillier psychophantic followers,  will sink to in proving, that one, they aren’t terribly good at what they do, and two, that whether or not they like it the vast majority of this city reads CFN […]

David Reevely Responds to Team Cornwall Disconnect by Jamie Gilcig DEC 22, 2016

David Reevely Responds to Team Cornwall Disconnect by Jamie Gilcig DEC 22, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Some Cornwallites can be hyper sensitive about any discussion of the reality of our community.    They don’t want to look at failures or miscues, but instead simply raise taxes and hope the issues go away, or simply bully those who point out that our many wannabee emperors are in fact wearing […]

Justice System in Ontario PAST REDLINING by Jamie Gilcig DEC 21, 2016

Justice System in Ontario PAST REDLINING by Jamie Gilcig DEC 21, 2016

Cornwall Ontario –   When I heard about the case of one of Canada’s most decorated soldiers, Collin Fitzgerald,  being utterly screwed over by our court system right here at the Cornwall court house I rushed over. Because of this newspaper a requested gag  order by the crown might have been allowed which means we […]

Cornwall Politics Impact United Way & Charity Fund Raising by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Cornwall Politics Impact United Way & Charity Fund Raising by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – One of the saddest thing about the clique politics of a small tiny town like  Cornwall Ontario is that the clique usually fails at what they do.  It’s sad. It’s sadder that people are allowed to be in positions to fail rather than be inclusive or remotely professional. A few months ago […]

Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – It’s only 1.48%, but how many in Cornwall are not seeing their incomes go up by that much?  And of course while the percentage may sound small, these taxes rarely if ever go down. Again, how many on council actually earn a living other than by the public purse? How many actually […]

Cornwall Mayor All Wet Over 2017 Water Bill Hikes by Jamie Gilcig DEC 14, 2016

Cornwall Mayor All Wet Over 2017 Water Bill Hikes by Jamie Gilcig DEC 14, 2016

Cornwall Ontario –   Privately a few councilors have expressed frustration with this current council as there are some pretty clear blocks when it comes to voting. Conflict of Interest Queen Elaine MacDonald leads the pack.   You have to remember that while the person that mops the floor at City Hall can’t run for […]

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO –  Unlike Hugo “The Hack” Rodrigues at the Freeholder, I’m not afraid to give someone credit when credit is due.  Nor do I not mention their name like a silly silly petty person. His Friday editorial hits the nail on the head. Instead of dealing with the adversity of the budget for Cornwall […]

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