11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Of Arts & Bike Paths in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 12, 2015

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Of Arts & Bike Paths in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 12, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  Monday night two subjects stood out.   Now these were distractions from the bigger mess of our budget which preliminary numbers are looking at a tax increase of over 5% which simply is not acceptable, especially considering the bloating of taxes through eight years of Kilger rule. The first issue I’ll write […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Should any of the WFC Members Be Allowed to Serve This Term in Cornwall NOV 24, 2014

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Should any of the WFC Members Be Allowed to Serve This Term in Cornwall  NOV 24, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – A new Lay committee is being formed to decide on who gets a seat on the many committees in our fair city. There are lots of options to serve.   Last term I applied for several but was denied because….well essentially all but one of the Lay committee was not re-elected so that should answer that […]

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – What should we pay our mayor and council in Cornwall?  Clearly their salaries are low and some might say you get what you pay for. There are some, like Bernadette Clement, that spend mightily to get elected and clearly are using the role of Councilor as a stepping stone for either higher […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – More Stink in Cornwall as Kilger Council Reverses Garbage Decision

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – More Stink in Cornwall as Kilger Council Reverses Garbage Decision

CORNWALL Ontario –  In election years many politicians pander to the public hoping to gain or retain support.  It’s not rocket science.  Some governments play with budgets even so as to have a war chest to spend.    Some simply throw bones not caring that taxes will go up. Last night our council reversed a […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig- Circus Over Freeholder Story on MacDonald Lauzon Resignation Suggeston

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig- Circus Over Freeholder Story on MacDonald Lauzon Resignation Suggeston

CFN – The circus that has become the Chem Tanks plunked on our waterfront by Trillium Distribution Cornwall Inc. has taken a bizarre turn. Mark A MacDonald who is running for council suggested that Council demand that Guy Lauzon resign. It makes for great filler on a slow news day; but is quite bewildering? What’s more […]

Cornwall General Hospital Sold to Ottawa Developers – Did Cornwall Fail? 11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – When politics take over principles we all lose.   Today it was announced that the Cornwall General Hospital site was sold to developers in Ottawa for $2M.     We have not confirmed that number as the Hospital has not sent us a release. Sadly politics doomed a much needed facility for […]

11th Councilor – Is it time for a Puppy Mill Bylaw in Cornwall Ontario? I say yes! by Jamie Gilcig

11th Councilor – Is it time for a Puppy Mill Bylaw in Cornwall Ontario?  I say yes!  by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario –  In this edition of the 11th Councilor I’m going to talk about Dogs.  Not our city going to the dogs, but about a new by law that might be time here in our fair city, and that is to not allow the sale of dogs except by registered local breeders or from […]

11th Councilor – City Hall Needs to Come Clean on the Chem Tanks as 1 Month Adjournment Announced by Jamie Gilcig

11th Councilor – City Hall Needs to Come Clean on the Chem Tanks as 1 Month Adjournment Announced by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario –  City Hall here in Cornwall just issued a release stating that Trillium Distributing Cornwall Inc. is going to halt for a month while ongoing talks continue. Frankly that’s frightening.    The Mayor and Council have still refused why Economic Development knew about the project starting in February 2013.  Council has not brought […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig Rookie Politicians Talk of Turning le Village in Cornwall Ontario into Arts Enclave on Public Monies

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig Rookie Politicians Talk of Turning le Village in Cornwall Ontario into Arts Enclave on Public Monies

Cornwall ON –  There’s a lot of smoke right now as certain political types; mostly rookies with no comprehension of how the system works, about turning le Village in Cornwall into some sort of Arts Enclave.  People dream big when spending tax dollars. Odd.  Le Village was at one point a hearty community; the French […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – We need more truth in Waterfront Negotiations between Kilger Council, MCA & Feds

Should any deals be made before the 2014 Municipal Election?

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – We need more truth in Waterfront Negotiations between Kilger Council, MCA & Feds

CORNWALL Ontario – Cornwall’s waterfront is in play.    The Chem tank situation is the Canary in the Coal mine and now our Mayor is at play with the Federal government.  Akwesasne is involved is well. What should be alarming to the public is that this is all being conducted behind closed doors in an […]

11th Councilor – Is Bob Peters Going to Get Mark Boileau’s Job for Rigging the Chem Tanks on Cornwall’s Waterfront?

11th Councilor – Is Bob Peters Going to Get Mark Boileau’s Job for Rigging the Chem Tanks on Cornwall’s Waterfront?

CORNWALL Ontario – The buzz around City Hall via the Chem Tanks is that shortly Economic Development head Mark Boileau will be shifted out into Stephen Alexander’s gig, and that Bob “Vienna Sausage” Peters will take over the department. Now of course this is rumour and speculation; but it sadly is almost believable based on […]

11th Councilor – A Wake Outside of the Chem Tanks in Cornwall Ontario – Press Conference at City Hall 2 PM Thursday Feb 20, 2014

11th Councilor – A Wake Outside of the Chem Tanks in Cornwall Ontario – Press Conference at City Hall 2 PM Thursday Feb 20, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Humility can be a great lesson.   What we are learning today as Transport Canada and the Federal government allowed Trillium Distribution Cornwall Inc. to pour concrete and finish their Chemical tanks on our waterfront is that when you don’t work together you lose. In this case our community loses.   It’s […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – The Chemical Tanks on the Kaneb Oil Tank Site Issue Feb 18, 2014

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – The Chemical Tanks on the Kaneb Oil Tank Site Issue Feb 18, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – The Chemical tanks on the former Kaneb Oil tank site issue is  heating up  again.   Some of the questions I get in conversation is what I would have done if I had been mayor or on council in regards to the tanks as much of the issue is in the hands […]

11th Councilor – $160K For Cornwall Is My Place Study? Puh lease! by Jamie Gilcig

We will never reign in taxes with this sort of brown stuff!

11th Councilor – $160K For Cornwall Is My Place Study?   Puh lease! by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario –  Politician’s, or at least some of them; alright far too many of them love spin. Spin is the act of caging a situation in the light they wish it to be seen in. Recently the City of Cornwall agreed to shell out nearly $200,000 – that’s right, nearly $200,000 to a…..CONSULTANT to […]

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11th Councilor Has Council Lost Control Over City Hall? Councilor Rivette One on One with CFN over Kilger Budget for 2014

CORNWALL Ontario –  Andre Rivette was not happy Tuesday after Mayor Bob Kilger pulled a quick motion to add 1% to the 2014 budget which was quickly seconded by Bernie “Boo Boo” Clement.   Ms Clement, always quick to support her mayor was not available to comment.   Mayor Kilger, when he is in Cornwall, […]

The 11th Councilor – Today’s Guest Councilor Mark A MacDonald re BUDGET PROCESS

The 11th Councilor – Today’s Guest Councilor Mark A MacDonald re  BUDGET PROCESS

Cornwall Ontario – Part of the 11th Councilor Column will be guest appearances by current and former Municipal elected officials. Today’s guest 11th Councilor is former Cornwall Ontario Mark A MacDonald.   Mr. MacDonald also ran against Bob Kilger in the last election and ran for MPP.   When not playing music he’s involved in […]

Your 11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Outside Agency Funding – Let’s Stop the Bleeding

Your 11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Outside Agency Funding – Let’s Stop the Bleeding

CORNWALL Ontario –  Thank you for the response to our 11th Councilor column.   It’s been impressive and your feedback has been helpful and amazing. The biggest issue since we started was the  waste spending on outside agencies here in Cornwall. It’s that time of the year when outside agencies come hat in hand asking […]