You can’t wash your hands of Healthcare – Accountability and Medicare – Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

You can’t wash your hands of Healthcare – Accountability and Medicare – Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

Some problems you can’t just wash away.    The hot topic in Cornwall if not in all of Ontario is health care.  Chiefly slashes to health care budgets which of course lead to job cuts. While there are plenty of fingers to point ultimately the bottom line is that we as Canadians, at all levels […]

Desperate PQ Pauline Marois Suggests Liberal Premier Jean Charest Corrupt – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

Desperate PQ Pauline Marois Suggests Liberal Premier Jean Charest Corrupt – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

The PQ must be getting desperate.   The internet killed their vision of Separatism that she and some of her “Pure Laine” Separatists visioned, and now because the PQ has not evolved politically into this century with the rest of the population of Quebec they sit in the shadows lobbing grenades as they did in this recent article claiming […]

EDITORIAL – NAFTA Under the Gun – Canada should never be for sale – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 10, 2010

EDITORIAL – NAFTA Under the Gun – Canada should never be for sale – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 10, 2010

It may be time to circle the wagons here in Canada.  A group of politicians in the US are planting the seeds to open the NAFTA trade agreement. Created during the Mulroney era, NAFTA has been argued on both sides of the border since its inception.   This US initiative is essentially being directed in […]

When Large Corporations Become Petty – Editorial – February 27, 2010

When Large Corporations Become Petty – Editorial – February 27, 2010

We at The Cornwall Free News just celebrated our 1st Anniversary.   It’s something we’re all proud of because many people gave us little chance of making it to our first birthday, but people can surprise you and the response to our online newspaper was way beyond even our own expectations; not only locally here […]

Canadian Woman’s Hockey Team Get Gold Medal for Canada and Partying – Editorial – February 27, 2010

Canadian Woman’s Hockey Team Get Gold Medal for Canada and Partying – Editorial – February 27, 2010

At least they were drinking Canadian Beer 🙂 Congratulations to the Woman’s Hockey team for winning gold and making Canada proud.   I’m totally bewildered by all the news drama created by Girls being Girls. Come on; they’re hockey players!    The stuff that I can’t print that I’ve witnessed, never mind the lore of […]

Editorial: The Stephen Harper Government Burning the Edges of Democracy – Flirting with Facism in 2010

Editorial: The Stephen Harper Government Burning the Edges of Democracy – Flirting with Facism in 2010

FACISM a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. Dictator ?   √       He’s been studying many of Mr. Putin’s game plan books.  Have you ever heard any original thought or dissent […]

Medicare System Not Quite Dead – Town Hall Meeting on Health Care not well Attended – Cornwall Ontario – February 8, 2010 – Editorial

Medicare System Not Quite Dead – Town Hall Meeting on Health Care not well Attended – Cornwall Ontario – February 8, 2010 – Editorial

Medicare not quite dead….yet. There was a meeting last week here in Cornwall Ontario.  It was  a town hall meeting and the subject was something that plays a role in every person’s life in Canada, and in particular Ontario. LINK It focused on the budget for the local hospital which our community strongly supports.   […]

CLARIFICATION – An Open Letter to Our Readers and the Conservative Party of Canada – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – January 24, 2010

CLARIFICATION – An Open Letter to Our Readers and the Conservative Party of Canada – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – January 24, 2010

Geez we get an awful lot of emails and comments about us not liking Stephen Harper, Guy Lauzon, or the Conservative Party of Canada.  We get called a “Liberal Rag”, a “NDP Voice” , and a reusable “Green Party of Canada” cloth. The fact is that the “Free” in The Cornwall Free News is that […]

Water Meters to be an Election Issue here in Cornwall Ontario? January 18, 2010

Water Meters to be an Election Issue here in Cornwall Ontario?  January 18, 2010

Water meters for Cornwall Ontario.   Hmm….Nope.   I don’t want one.  I don’t know too many people that do and I certainly don’t think too many think that they will save a whole lot of money. Ontario is going through a similar issue with these new “SMART METERS” for electricity.   A politician stated this recently. […]

“They Took My Whole Room” Ottawa Area Radio Pirate Jayhaed Still Spinning Tunes and Being A Juvenile – Online Now only – January 16, 2010

“They Took My Whole Room” Ottawa Area Radio Pirate Jayhaed Still Spinning Tunes and Being A Juvenile – Online Now only – January 16, 2010

So I’m listening to little Jayhaed Saade’s online radio station.  He’s busy dropping f-bombs over tracks while soliciting money.  It’s hypnotizing.   It shows what happens when parenting goes awry.     It also gives a reason why some minors should be tried as adults in court. It looks like he’s a bit unhappy about […]

Rope a Dope? Harper Slipping in Polls as Canadians React to Proroguing – Ignatieff on the War Path – January 16, 2010

Rope a Dope?  Harper Slipping in Polls as Canadians React to Proroguing – Ignatieff on the War Path – January 16, 2010

A true warrior uses his brain.   Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxers in history.  He wasn’t a flash in the pan or a shooting star.  He had a long and gloried career.   He wasn’t Joe Louis,but he could knock you out.   He could dazzle you.  He could head f*** you […]

From Porn to Blade Runner – The Future of “Selfs” Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – January 12, 2010

From Porn to Blade Runner – The Future of “Selfs” Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – January 12, 2010

If I ever teach a film class, or a writing class, Blade Runner will probably be one of my favorite films to share with my students.   It’s a seminal film that explored back then so many issues that are creeping into our reality. Shot in 1982 by directing legend Ridley Scott; based on the […]

Getting Ready For More ‘Shock Therapy’ in 2010? – Editorial – Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario – January 6, 2010

Getting Ready For More ‘Shock Therapy’ in 2010? – Editorial – Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario – January 6, 2010

Getting Ready For More ‘Shock Therapy’ in 2010? Naomi Klein’s, The Shock Doctrine was one of the best books in the last decade to spell out how the world is moving towards a global government, disguised as a benevolent democracy,  in which nation states are brought to their knees at a moment’s notice. Economic shock […]

Cornwall and Toronto Share many of the Same Municipal Election Issues – January 4, 2010

Cornwall and Toronto Share many of the Same Municipal Election Issues – January 4, 2010

We’re both Waterfront cities.  We both have diverse multicultural communities with all the challenges and benefits that it brings. Budget shortfall issues plague both cities. Transportation is a big issue too. Expansion of the airport and the new low level bridge have the potential to turn Cornwall into a BOOM town if done right and […]

Photo Radar about to be Dropped in Arizona – I say get rid of them all! Cornwall Ontario – January 3, 2010 EDITIORIAL

Photo Radar about to be Dropped in Arizona – I say get rid of them all!  Cornwall Ontario – January 3, 2010 EDITIORIAL

I don’t like Water Meters, but I hate Photo Radar.   No, I’ve never been caught yet, but to me Photo Radar represents the worst of those paranoid “Big Brother” theories coming home to roost. Arizona looks like they’ll be pulling theirs down.    Good for them.  Maybe it’s more of a reason to consider […]

Stephen Harper Takes his Ball and Shuts Down Parliament – BREAKING NEWS – December 30, 2009

Stephen Harper Takes his Ball and Shuts Down Parliament – BREAKING NEWS – December 30, 2009

He’s done it again.  That wacky Minority government leading Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has run to Michaelle Jean asking for yet another time out. Just when I gave him a thumbs up for at least creating the perception of strength he pulls one from the Richard Simmons School of Strength and Conditioning by calling a […]