We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – When I ran for Mayor of Cornwall in 2014 I was really clear about our number one issue, taxes. I had a clear plan that would cut taxes by 5%.   Now knowing the lay of the land; my false police charges, still not held accountable for by a corrupt police chief, crown […]

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Cornwall Ontario – The Benson Charity Golf Classic has folded.  Another cultural event dying in an area already nearly void of culture. Since 2002 it was a great tool to advance the Benson name, consolidate political power, and an excuse for some golfing buddies to have a great time and even raise a few shekels […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario – There are rules for In Camera meetings for a reason.    Past councils of Cornwall, including many current members have been sanctioned for violating them in the past. Now apparently they simply are trying to rewrite their rule book putting all the pressure on Clerk Manon Levesque which sadly will only lead […]

TAG 2.0 as Historical Society Impeaches Itself at AGM in Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig 040218

TAG 2.0 as Historical Society Impeaches Itself at AGM in Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig 040218

Cornwall Ontario – Corruption is not new to Cornwall.   Sadly it’s in the culture.  Bullying and ignorance is far too common.   This writer experienced it first hand during my time saving our former Art Gallery before it ultimately folded simply because of the insane politics of this area.    I had actually been able to […]

Silence is Golden for Ford Campaign as June Election Nears – by Jamie Gilcig 033118

Silence is Golden for Ford Campaign as June Election Nears – by Jamie Gilcig 033118

Cornwall Ontario – Contrary to what certain pundits blather about,  Doug Ford was the opponent Kathy Wynne didn’t want to face. Facing a well funded popular party with a leader that clearly is different than what else would be offered is a dilemma for the depleted and scandalized Wynne government.    To list the many […]

Holy Gilles Latour! Fresh Catch in Federal Prison! 2 Years for Scamming by Jamie Gilcig 230318

Holy Gilles Latour!  Fresh Catch in Federal Prison! 2 Years for Scamming by Jamie Gilcig 230318

CORNWALL ONTARIO – While Gilles Latour pled guilty to eight counts of over 1 million dollars, including his own mother, other seniors, Jason Christoff, and Andre Pommier, the bigger question is if cases like this are properly being handled by area police who clearly don’t have the manpower and resources to investigate frauds of this […]

Hometown Hockey Fail – It’s Not That Cornwall Isn’t a Hockey Town – Cultureless City by Jamie Gilcig 032318

Hometown Hockey Fail – It’s Not That Cornwall Isn’t a Hockey Town – Cultureless City by Jamie Gilcig 032318

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall is a big enough city to have culture.   Yes we have a lower income level, but that usually breeds art.  It usually attracts artists who are always looking for less expensive places to practice their art too. The problem is that there is no true appetite for  culture in this community.  […]

Can Facebook Fix #Datagate & the Cambridge Analytica Debacle? by Jamie Gilcig 032218

Can Facebook Fix #Datagate & the Cambridge Analytica Debacle? by Jamie Gilcig 032218

Cornwall Ontario – Many are suggesting that the Cambridge Analytica data issue is simply the tip of the zuckerberg; that in this one instance there’s a whistleblower that clearly defines this instance, but that data from facebook has always been used and reused, and possibly marketed by facebook itself. While those thoughts have not been […]

Rogers Snubs Cornwall’s Largest Newspaper For Hometown Hockey 031518

Rogers Snubs Cornwall’s Largest Newspaper For Hometown Hockey 031518

Cornwall Ontario –   Some might call this column “Sour Grapes”, but it really isn’t.  It’s more of a question? Rogers is a large and wonderful company that offers many great services.  It also has a huge footprint in hockey; something I know a bit about. My history with the sport professionally started in the 90’s.  […]

No Andre Rivette – The Police Board is to Give Direction to the CCPS. By Jamie Gilcig 031408

No Andre Rivette – The Police Board is to Give Direction to the CCPS. By Jamie Gilcig 031408

Cornwall Ontario – One of most crucial gigs on council is being on the police board.  It’s meaty. It’s one of the biggest budget items.  Yet it’s been used in a corrupt and abusive manner (last term under Kilger and Pat Finucan) and as a rubber stamp for police budget raises this term. The board […]

Conrad Black – Less Selfies, Better Government for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau 031418

Conrad Black – Less Selfies, Better Government for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau 031418

Toronto Ontario – It is too early to judge how profoundly Justin Trudeau and his government have been undermined by the debacle of the visit to India, which cannot be laid off by scapegoating Indian and Canadian officials. Coming on the heels of the “peoplekind” fiasco, it has created a worldwide credibility problem for this […]

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall? By Jamie Gilcig 031118

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall?  By Jamie Gilcig 031118

Cornwall Ontario –  The budget process has been so weird this year in Cornwall that the CBC gave a dingle to councilor Mark MacDonald who was the most diplomatic I’ve ever heard him be while hammering at the fact that it’s time to look at the big ticket items rather than meandering about cuts to […]

Ironically Doug Ford Wins PC Leadership – Will it Be Contested? by Jamie Gilcig 031018

Ironically Doug Ford Wins PC Leadership – Will it Be Contested?   by Jamie Gilcig 031018

Cornwall Ontario – Today has been a certain bit of delicious irony.   The Progressive Conservative Leadership circus may have ended.   If it has Doug Ford has surprised many and won the race on the first ballot, but not without at least one recount. One would think that after the Hilary Clinton election campaign farce that […]

Treading Water Budget for Cornwall Highlights Failure @ City Hall – by Jamie Gilcig 030918

Treading Water Budget for Cornwall Highlights Failure @ City Hall – by Jamie Gilcig 030918

Cornwall Ontario – What an ugly budget procedure this year has been, and it’s not over yet.    What we’re starting to see clearly is that the adage that you get the government you deserve always comes home to roost.   A motion to cap an increase @ 4% because of a raping of reserve funds?  […]

Happy International Women’s Day 2018 & Why I’m Not a Feminist by Jamie Gilcig

Happy International Women’s Day 2018 & Why I’m Not a Feminist by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario –   It’s funny how words can become corrupt.  Phrases start out well meaning, but then we humans start to interact and corrupt things.  According to some, Communism is the greatest form of government, but as anyone that ever read or watched Animal Farm can attest, it can be as corrupt as Capitalism. There […]

Cornwall Manigats the Seaway Silly Food & Beer Festival Because of Petty Politics by Jamie Gilcig 30318

Cornwall Manigats the Seaway Silly Food & Beer Festival Because of Petty Politics by Jamie Gilcig 30318

Cornwall Ontario – After living here in the River City for fourteen years I still get mystified at the tragic load of cow poop that some perpetrate on the public? Sadly because of a culture of exclusion and bullying, I call it the “Ed Lumley” factor, it leads to the demise of potentially good ideas […]

Conspiratorial Ontario PC Caucus Concerns Voters as Election Looms by Jamie Gilcig 030118

Conspiratorial Ontario PC Caucus Concerns Voters as Election Looms by Jamie Gilcig 030118

Cornwall Ontario – As it’s become clear that the political assassination of Patrick Brown was from within his own party it’s raised a number of questions for voters who clearly have had enough of the Wynne Liberals and their abuse of the public purse. From Hydro, to Sex Ed curriculum, and heavy handed favoritism of […]

CFN 2017 Numbers! 15,345, 911 Human Pageviews UP 13%! CLICK FOR DETAILS!

CFN 2017 Numbers!   15,345, 911 Human Pageviews UP 13%!  CLICK FOR DETAILS!

It’s always amazing to see some local ad choices by businesses in the Cornwall area. The newspaper with the most ads (not necessarily ad dollars) has the least amount of news and least amount of viewers.  We also have seen the demise of two newspapers, le Journal, which again shows that sadly the francophone market […]