View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Adding up the Tabs on the G8/G20 – Cornwall Ontario – June 3, 2010

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Adding up the Tabs on the G8/G20 – Cornwall Ontario – June 3, 2010

Cornwall ON – Sun Media reports today that some $19.3 million were spent by bureaucrats on meetings leading up to the G8 and G20. Some of it will astound you. For instance, besides Ottawa, DFAIT had 156 contracts for prep meetings in Victoria, Calgary, Yellowknife and Quebec City. In Ottawa, they paid $22,000 for flowers […]

Letter to the Editor by Matthew Dubois – G8/G20 costs!! – Cornwall Ontario – June 3, 2010

Letter to the Editor by Matthew Dubois – G8/G20 costs!! – Cornwall Ontario – June 3, 2010

To the Editor/Letters to the Editor, Every Canadian citizen should be doing something to stop the outrage that the Conservative Government is trying to pull over the people of this country! A Billion Dollars or more to host a couple of meetings is INSANE! Yes, Canada should host them once in a while and yes, […]

Canadian Medicare on the Ropes – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – June 2, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Canadian Medicare on the Ropes – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – June 2, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I love reading about our Medicare system in Canada from outside sources.   It’s interesting to see other perspectives. LINK Canada, fretting over budget strains, wants to prune its system, while the United States, worrying about an army of uninsured, aims to create a state-backed safety net. Healthcare in Canada is delivered through a […]

Letter to the Editor by Darlene Jalbert – A Stronger Canada Pension Plan

Letter to the Editor by Darlene Jalbert – A Stronger Canada Pension Plan

A Stronger Canada Pension Plan For your entire career you work hard and build a good life for your family. Every Pay cheque, your deductions include a small amount that is tucked away in your public pension plan. When retirement comes, you expect to be able to live in dignity with some measure of financial security.  Yet this […]

Bridging the Chasm – letter to the editor by John Milnes – South Stormont – May 29, 2010

Bridging the Chasm – letter to the editor by John Milnes – South Stormont – May 29, 2010

BRIDGING THE CHASM letter to the Editor by John Milnes Cornwall ON – Our Member of Parliament, Guy Lauzon, and his Conservative play-pals must soon get their act together.  Are they still studying how to construct a low level bridge?  Someone should mutter in their ears many low level bridges have been built throughout the history of the […]

Burning Yaks – Why does the Harper Government NEED to spend $1 BILLION Dollars on Security for the G8 & G20? Cornwall Ontario – May 28, 2010

Burning Yaks – Why does the Harper Government NEED to spend $1 BILLION Dollars on Security for the G8 & G20? Cornwall Ontario – May 28, 2010

Cornwall ON – Burning Yak for May.   The media in Canada is abuzz about the BILLION dollars in Canadian tax payer monies being spent on security for the G8  and G20 meetings taking place in the Toronto area. Sure there’s some partisan opportunity here, but to me the question is simply what is it […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Liberal Leader Blowing in the Wind – Cornwall Ontario – May 27, 2010

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Liberal Leader Blowing in the Wind – Cornwall Ontario – May 27, 2010

Cornwall ON – Ignatieff shifts like sand blowing in the wind when it comes to the Auditor General auditing MPs books. While publicly stating that the Board of Internal economy should meet with Sheila Fraser to resolve the audit issue, we learn that internally, Iggy is asking his MPs not to be transparent and to […]

Parliament becoming OK Corral – Another show down looms – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – May 26, 2010

Parliament becoming OK Corral – Another show down looms – View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – May 26, 2010

Cornwall ON – The recent announcement by Jay Hill, the Government House Leader, that ministerial staffers will no longer appear before committees, opens up a Pandora’s Box of potential issues. The first issue of course is who is supreme? Is it Parliament as represented by its MPs on committees or is it the Prime Minister’s […]

Do you want to live in a Soylent Green Kind of World – Medicare, Eldercare, and you. Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – May 25, 2010

Do you want to live in a Soylent Green Kind of World – Medicare, Eldercare, and you.   Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – May 25, 2010

Cornwall ON – Isn’t it horrible when you dread going to a hospital whether as a patient or for a loved one or friend?   I got the call Monday morning.   Heart attack.  The person called 911 and made it to the hospital quickly where two angioplasties were inserted into the artery and the […]

Letter to the Editor – Jeff Leggat of Maple B.C. not happy with Monsanto’s Impact on Canadian Agriculture – Cornwall Ontario – May 25, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Jeff Leggat of Maple B.C. not happy with Monsanto’s Impact on Canadian Agriculture – Cornwall Ontario – May 25, 2010

Cornwall ON – Letter to the Editor – Jeff Leggat vs Monsanto Letter to the Editor, Have you heard of the multinational chemical corporation Monsanto?  Did you know it is currently threatening to destroy the Canadian agricultural economy? This is the company that brought you Agent Orange, Genetically Modified Organisms, carcinogenic herbicides, PCBs and DDTs!  […]

When the Bloc is acting with the MOST concern for Canadians you know…. VIEW FROM THE HILL by Keith Beardsley – May 21, 2010

When the Bloc is acting with the MOST concern for Canadians you know…. VIEW FROM THE HILL by Keith Beardsley – May 21, 2010

Cornwall ON – While MPs of all parties continue to stonewall the public on the Auditor General’s request to audit Parliament, pressure continues to mount on them. Most MPs still don’t get it. This is one issue the public can understand and no amount of spin from our MPs or their spokespersons will work. Canadians […]

Two Meals, Two Different Worlds – Editorial – Nobody Should be Hungry or Homeless in This Day and Age – Cornwall Ontario – May 20, 2010

Two Meals, Two Different Worlds – Editorial – Nobody Should be Hungry or Homeless in This Day and Age – Cornwall Ontario – May 20, 2010

Cornwall ON – Today for lunch at the Agapé food bank the menu du jour was a vegetable soup, some cooked ham, scalloped potatoes, some white bread with hydrogenated margarine, coffee, and cold rice pudding.   For $1 it’s a deal.  Many of the packed room eating didn’t have to pay.    The space was […]

Towards a Greener Ontario – Provincial Government Supports New Solar Technologies by Richard Komorowski – Cornwall Ontario – May 20, 2010

Towards a Greener Ontario – Provincial Government Supports New Solar Technologies by Richard Komorowski – Cornwall Ontario – May 20, 2010

Towards a Greener Ontario – Provincial Government Supports New Solar Technologies by Richard Komorowski Cornwall ON – The Ontario Government today announced that it is supporting Morgan Solar Inc. to the tune of $1.86 million to help the company start commercial production of new, highly innovative solar electricity generating panels. The panels use a radically new […]