What Prorogation?: Liberals Gaining in Polls by Refusing to Stop Working – By Markus Noé – Ottawa Ontario – February 5, 2010

What Prorogation?: Liberals Gaining in Polls by Refusing to Stop Working – By Markus Noé – Ottawa Ontario – February 5, 2010

What Prorogation?: Liberals Gaining in Polls by Refusing to Stop Working Once again the Liberal’s wanted to demonstrate how they were still hard at work despite Parliament being prorogued. Liberal MP and Public Safety Critic Mark Holland organized a round table discussion yesterday focusing on community safety. Crime prevention was the topic most discussed during […]

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 […]

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 That’s because of our outdated first past the post voting system which confuses the party with candidate.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 […]

Liberal MP Public Safety Critic Mark Holland Critiques Seaway International Bridge Crisis and New Minister Vic Toews – by Markus Noé – Cornwall Ontario, January 29, 2010

Liberal MP Public Safety Critic Mark Holland Critiques Seaway International Bridge Crisis and New Minister Vic Toews – by Markus Noé – Cornwall Ontario, January 29, 2010

Liberal Critic, Critiques Bridge Issue  Since late last spring Cornwall residence and businesses have been victimized by the ongoing border dispute. This issue was ignited when the Government of Canada decided to arm all of its border guards. The Cornwall Port of Entry is the only border crossing in this country that resides on a […]

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak Speaks with Small Businesses in Cornwall Ontario – January 28, 2010

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak Speaks with Small Businesses in Cornwall Ontario – January 28, 2010

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak Speaks with Small Businesses in Cornwall NEWS: Cornwall, ON – Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak today met with local small business leaders in Cornwall to solicit input on the steps they would like to see to encourage economic recovery in Ontario. Hudak continues to travel across the province speaking with […]

More Pictures from the Canadians Against Proroguing Rally at Parliament Hill – Globe & Mail Editorial Slams Prorogation as well – Monday January 25, 2010

More Pictures from the Canadians Against Proroguing Rally at Parliament Hill – Globe & Mail Editorial Slams Prorogation as well – Monday January 25, 2010

If public opinion actually counted at any time other than election day Parliament would be open for business today. Prorogation is a device that is usually intended to expedite or close a house; not a shield from the elected representatives of Canada. Cornwall City Councilor and Liberal Riding Candidate meets Michael Ignatieff at the rally. […]

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 […]

Facebook – Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Protest Draws Thousands on Parliament Hill – Ottawa Ontario, January 23, 2010 by Markus Noé

Facebook – Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Protest Draws Thousands on Parliament Hill – Ottawa Ontario, January 23, 2010 by Markus Noé

(picture above courtesy of Patrique Brisson) Thousands Gather On Parliament Hill to Protest Ottawa Ontario – Rallies in 50 cities and 4 countries were held today in protest against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s prorogation of Parliament. MPs were expected to be back at work this upcoming Monday after a holiday break.   Mr. Harper reasoning […]

No Prorogue! Rally in Ottawa for Saturday January 23, 2010 – Will you be there Cornwall Ontario?

No Prorogue!  Rally in Ottawa for Saturday January 23, 2010 – Will you be there Cornwall Ontario?

NDP Candidate for SD&SG Darlene Jalbert will be attending the Rally; Saturday January 23, in Ottawa. She’ll be making the journey to Parliament Hill from Cornwall Ontario as will many area residents. There are over 200,000 people signed up for the facebook page against proroguing.  Meanwhile Conservative MP Helena Guergis suggests that “people are pleased with […]

BREAKING NEWS – David Rawnsley Stepping Down as Green Party of Canada Candidate for SD&SG – Considering run for Mayoralty of South Glengarry – January 22, 2010

BREAKING NEWS – David Rawnsley Stepping Down as Green Party of Canada Candidate for SD&SG – Considering run for Mayoralty of South Glengarry – January 22, 2010

David Rawnsley has his eye on being the Mayor of South Glengarry. It’s an interesting choice and he would have to topple incumbent Jim McDonell, a name considered to be a possible replacement for MP Guy Lauzon. Mr. Rawnsley announced today that he is stepping down from his position as Green Party of Canada candidate […]

BREAKING NEWS – Peter Van Loan out as Minister of Public Safety – by Markus Noé – January 19, 2010

BREAKING NEWS – Peter Van Loan out as Minister of Public Safety – by Markus Noé – January 19, 2010

Van Loan out as Minister of Public Safety Cornwall Ontario – Peter Van Loan is no longer the Minister of Public Safety. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his cabinet shuffle this morning and Van Loan his now the Minister of International Trade. This apparent demotion came as a result of the PM’s dissatisfaction with Van […]

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 […]

MP Guy Lauzon comments on Prorogation – Cornwall Ontario – January 13, 2010

MP Guy Lauzon comments on Prorogation – Cornwall Ontario – January 13, 2010

LAUZON – Prorogation: What and Why “There has been a lot of discussion about our government’s decision to prorogue the current session of Parliament. Prorogation is a Parliamentary procedure that is part of the House of Commons’ rules that allows the government of the day to end the current session and to restart Parliament with […]

CBC Poll Shows Canadians Don’t like Proroguing any more than on our poll – Facebook Pages racking up members – Cornwall Ontario – January 8, 2010

CBC Poll Shows Canadians Don’t like Proroguing any more than on our poll – Facebook Pages racking up members – Cornwall Ontario – January 8, 2010

My dog Melly doesn’t like Stephen Harper Proroguing the Canadian People or dogs either.   She’s not so sure about cats and Hamsters though, and really likes Cheeseburgers. CBC just released a poll showing that Canadians are really steamed about Proroguing. LINK “The poll, released exclusively to CBC News on Thursday, found the majority of Canadians surveyed […]

Proroguing of Parliament Poll – Cast your vote – Cornwall Ontario – January 7, 2010

Proroguing of Parliament Poll – Cast your vote – Cornwall Ontario – January 7, 2010

Proroguing of Parliament.  Take our poll and share what you think by posting your comment.   Most of you who read this of course know by now that Stephen Harper and the Minority Conservative government of Canada have prorogued Parliament for the second time in their mandate. Many Canadians are quite upset by this; then again […]