Ottawa Police Wearing Bracelets to Support Montsion Wrong by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 1, 2017

Ottawa Police Wearing Bracelets to Support Montsion Wrong by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 1, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The tragedy that was the death of Abdirahman Abdi was something we covered when the story broke.   Cases can take time, especially when it involved police officers. Eventually Ottawa Police Service Constable Daniel Montsion was charged after an SIU investigation with Manslaughter.  He was the only officer charged in the incident which […]

Lawrence Greenspon to Defend CFN vs UCDSB Over Swastikas in CCVS by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 26, 2017

Lawrence Greenspon to Defend CFN vs UCDSB Over Swastikas in CCVS by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – What should happen when Swastikas or other Hate Graffiti are discovered in a school washroom? If you’re York University, or a high school in Brockville Ontario, or this high school in the US, perhaps a letter like this outlines the appropriate actions? Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, I want to share with […]

McGill Fails Andrew Potter & Democracy by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 24, 2017

McGill Fails Andrew Potter & Democracy by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 24, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  I never graduated McGill University, but it is the only one I’ve attended as a student.  I always thought that McGill was a shining beacon in Montreal, the city where I was born, something to be proud of for all of Canada. Like many English institutions in la belle province it’s faced […]

Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC on Bill Morneau’s Empty Cupboard Budget LTE March 23, 2017

Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC on Bill Morneau’s Empty Cupboard Budget LTE March 23, 2017

Re:  Canada Committed to Lower Debt Ratio, Morneau Says Before Budget, 2017-03-20 http://bloombergtv.ca/2017-03-20/news/politics/canada/canada-committed-to-lower-debt-ratio-morneau-says-before-budget/ After the 2008 financial crisis, central banks created trillions of dollars to bail out big banks and corporations. Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our government stepped up with a $200 billion package for troubled lenders – the Extraordinary Financing Framework.  In normal […]

An Open Letter to Premier Wynne Regarding Hydro Delivery Charges by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 16, 2017

An Open Letter to Premier Wynne Regarding Hydro Delivery Charges by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 16, 2017

Dear Premier Wynne, Your legacy will be decided by the Hydro mess that you yourself publicly own. The impact of the abuse of Ontario residents via the debacle that is our Hydro system is public record.  From paying management ten times as much as other provinces, to dumping electricity for less than it costs and […]

Canadian Legion Hypocrisy Over the Arthur Murray Cornwall 419 Case by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 16, 2017

Canadian Legion Hypocrisy Over the Arthur Murray Cornwall 419 Case by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 16, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Franckly (yes, spelled that way on purpose) it was most disturbing to see the Canadian Legion roll out the dog and pony show over Franck Gervais who misguidedly and apparently well intentioned, was charged under section 419 of the Canadian Criminal code for wearing a military uniform. Legion Dominion Secretary Brad White […]

City & Counties Squabble Goes Public – Highlights Need for Amalgamation by Jamie Gilcig MARCh 14, 2017

City & Counties Squabble Goes Public – Highlights Need for Amalgamation by Jamie Gilcig MARCh 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The Counties of SD&G and the City of Cornwall are essentially waving their dirty laundry around as they duke it out in public over their shared services issues. Essentially both councils lack the ability to professionally work together.  The County for example, did not send their letter to this media outlet even […]

LTE Jack White of Toronto Asks if Taxpayers Harbouring Refugee Criminals MARCH 13, 2017

LTE  Jack White of Toronto Asks if Taxpayers Harbouring Refugee Criminals MARCH 13, 2017

Dear Editor People who pose such a threat to the safety of Canadians, that upon extensive reviews  have their refugee request denied, or, have such a checkered background, that they will not qualify, and as such, chose not to apply. Now given Canada’s most open and generous policies toward refugee claimants, that we even identify those illegally crossing […]

Marc & Jodie Emery Doth Protest Too Much Methinks by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 12, 2017

Marc & Jodie Emery Doth Protest Too Much Methinks by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Marc Emery has led an interesting crusade in the name of making Marijuana legal and accessible to Canadians. He, his wife Jodie, and his supporters,  along with others in the mostly BC led industry deserve thanks from all Canadians who think it’s insane for marijuana to be prohibited while tobacco and alcohol can […]

Erin Merkley LTE to UCDSB Closure of Benson Public School MARCH 7, 2017

Erin Merkley LTE to UCDSB Closure of Benson Public School MARCH 7, 2017

March 6, 2017 Board of Trustees Upper Canada District School Board   Dear Board of Trustees: RE: Pupil Accommodation Review, Proposed Closure of Benson Public School Please don’t let this happen. NOW is the time for you to take the opportunity and represent the needs and best interests of the people who elected you. Please […]

Millennial Survival in Toronto by E.V. Hutcheon – Hello World & Drinking Hard MARCH 7, 2017

Millennial Survival in Toronto by E.V. Hutcheon – Hello World & Drinking Hard MARCH 7, 2017

  TORONTO ONTARIO – Toronto is a crowded place with millions of people coming and leaving the city every day, everybody is always in a rush to get somewhere here. I used to joke that I was a chickadee surrounded by millions of sparrows stuck inside a large, concrete bird cage. Mind you I was […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Playing Cowboys & Indians in Cornwall MARCH 5, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Playing Cowboys & Indians in Cornwall MARCH 5, 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – My friend Frances Glass-Irwin and I often reminisce about growing up in Cornwall, which was a few years ago, of course. She said that she remembered when she was about 10 or 12 years old walking all the way down to near St. Lawrence Park (where the St. Lawrence College […]

Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Hydro will be THE election issue in Ontario.   With Premier Wynne fighting for her political life she’s blinked first and reacted to the NDP’s strong first blow. The day after leader Andrea Horwath outlined plans to even out the playing field hydro wise, Ms Wynne announced sweeping hydro cuts which reek […]

Josh Frappier Wants to Rename the Civic Complex in Honour of Bob Turner LTE March 2, 2017

Josh Frappier Wants to Rename the Civic Complex in Honour of Bob Turner LTE March 2, 2017

Michael’s Right! Let’s Honour Bob Turner!   Michael Labelle’s wonderful February 15 letter inspired me to do a little bit more research into Bob Turner, his legacy, and the (typically pathetic) steps that Cornwall’s municipal government has taken to honour the man subsequent to the city’s having torn down the Bob Turner Memorial Centre on […]

Have Cornwall Community Police Solved All Crime – Is it Time to Amalgamate by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 28, 2017

Have Cornwall Community Police Solved All Crime – Is it Time to Amalgamate by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 28, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – As I write this the CCPS have not reported any crime since February 23.  That’s five days.   It’s a bit bewildering considering their budget? The United Counties of SD&G with about 50% more population, and far larger area to cover including CCPS Chief Dan Parkinson’s home outside of the City, had […]

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” […]