Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Harper Government Senate Appointments – Cornwall Ontario – February 1, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Harper Government Senate Appointments – Cornwall Ontario – February 1, 2010

Dear Editor: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent appointment of 5 new Conservative Senators is another reminder of why the Canadian Senate should be abolished. An appointment to the Canadian Senate is like winning the cash for life lottery. Senators earn $132,300 a year as a base salary, serve until age 75, and last year sat […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Region has more smokers than almost anywhere in Ontario – Summerstown Ontario – February 1, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Region has more smokers than almost anywhere in Ontario – Summerstown Ontario – February 1, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Region has more smokers than almost anywhere in Ontario Smoking kills! That is the message that Canadians have been hearing for at least two decades. Are you listening? Are you doing anything about it? The incidence of smoking in this region is […]

Letter to the Editor – Gary Dale – Problems with Canadian Democracy – February 1, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Gary Dale – Problems with Canadian Democracy – February 1, 2010

The problem with Canada’s democracy is that MPs (and MMPs) like Guy Lauzon are neither responsible to the voters in their riding nor elected by them. That’s because of our outdated first past the post voting system which confuses the party with candidate. Many voters vote for the party, or more precisely, the party’s leader […]

Jamie Lee Curtis “Fix the Income” January 31, 2010

Jamie Lee Curtis “Fix the Income” January 31, 2010

The Real Revolution of the “New Media” is that it opens to door to a lot of new voices. Some familiar, some not, but the point being is that at least for today, more people can have the soapbox. Will more people listen?  Not sure.  I’m not sure that it even matters, but I do […]

Life Trends – Facts and Figures That Matter To You – November EI claims up in Cornwall Ontario – by ROGER SAUVÉ – January 25, 2010

Life Trends – Facts and Figures That Matter To You – November EI claims up in Cornwall Ontario – by ROGER SAUVÉ – January 25, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts and Figures That Matter To You – November EI claims up in Cornwall. Not good news for the Cornwall region, but it could be worse. This morning, Statistics Canada released the number of people receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. For Canada as a whole, about 800,000 people were collecting, up […]

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 […]

Is a natural product always earth friendly? – Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – January 22, 2010

Is a natural product always earth friendly? – Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – January 22, 2010

Is a natural product always earth friendly? Some months ago we switched to recycled newspaper pellets, ‘Yesterday’s News’ for our furry felines as we came to realize that a simple natural clay substance wasn’t necessary the best choice for our home environment or for our earth. According to Wikipedia about 2 million tons of cat […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – The People of Cornwall and SD&G – A 10 week feature for the Cornwall Free News – Week 10 – The Education Miracle – January 19, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – The People of Cornwall and SD&G – A 10 week feature for the Cornwall Free News – Week 10 – The Education Miracle – January 19, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – The People of Cornwall and SD&G – A 10 week feature for the Cornwall Free News – Week 10 – The Education Miracle The levels of education in SD&G have changed dramatically over the last generation. The availability and the need for higher education have been behind this progress. In addition, the older […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Johnson – Draft Disaster Protocal Proposal – January 18, 2010 (Haiti)

Letter to the Editor – Brian Johnson – Draft Disaster Protocal Proposal – January 18, 2010 (Haiti)

(Haitian Tent City in Aftermath of Earthquake) As a Nation we have the wealth, infrastructure, generosity, ability and compassion to create a world class disaster response mechanism.  We must get aid to those that need it, as fast as possible, as any delay will mean lost lives.  This plan could be put in place within […]

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 […]

Canadians Have Spoken – Letter to the Editor from Bernadette Clement – Federal Liberal Candidate SD&G – January 15, 2010

Canadians Have Spoken – Letter to the Editor from Bernadette Clement – Federal Liberal Candidate SD&G – January 15, 2010

Canadians have spoken. Most of them are not happy with the Conservative decision to close down Parliament. I agree with them. But Canadians are also tired of old-style party politics. I agree with that too. Younger Canadians are especially disappointed with this approach. There is so much that we need to discuss reasonably together. We […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Are you flushing precious resources down the drain? – January 15, 2010

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Are you flushing precious resources down the drain? – January 15, 2010

Are you flushing precious resources down the drain? I had to examine this question after reading Mr. Komorowski’s article on the water meter question a while back. Mr. Komorowski suggested that local government consider a program to subsidize low flow toilets before looking at purchasing and installing water meters to encourage people to conserve treated […]

Letter to the Editor – Gabrielle Riviere-Reid – Victims of Historical Sexual Abuse – Cornwall Ontario – January 15, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Gabrielle Riviere-Reid – Victims of Historical Sexual Abuse – Cornwall Ontario – January 15, 2010

Mr Bentley, I just finished reading the press release from the Attorney Generals Office saying that victims of historical sexual abuse in Cornwall will be assessed for local support services while the government evaluates Commissioner Glaude’s recommendations, because the current funding was to help them get through the Inquiry. There are several problems with this: […]