Calling all local Political Junkies – The Cornwall Free News Wants You!

Calling all local Political Junkies – The Cornwall Free News Wants You!

We’re looking for area Politicos to participate in a few online debates.   We need people from all of the parties.  So if you’re a Conservative, Liberal, NDP, Green, and yes, even a Bloc Quebecois, Libertarian, or fringe party person who wishes to take part in our debates email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com.  We also will be […]

MP Guy Lauzon finally speaks to the Cornwall Free News! Cornwall Ontario – November 16, 2009 Defensive & Nervous –

MP Guy Lauzon finally speaks to the Cornwall Free News! Cornwall Ontario – November 16, 2009 Defensive & Nervous –

Ok, his only words were “no comment”, but it’s a start.  It’s like Scrabble.  You start with little words and maybe one day you get a whole sentence….. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ePGTvUUlM Mr. Lauzon’s wry smile as he said “no comment” actually showed some character.   The fact that he not only refuses to speak to one of […]

Fireworks over Richmond Drive as Cornwall City Council lets Stormont off the Hook and delays Truck Ban – Cornwall Ontario – November 9, 2009

Fireworks over Richmond Drive as Cornwall City Council lets Stormont off the Hook and delays Truck Ban – Cornwall Ontario – November 9, 2009

Mr. Wyatt Walsh was not a happy camper last night as he watched Cornwall City Council delay a truck ban they had given 60 days notice that they’d implement. It was a good night for Mayor Bob Kilger to be away.   Councilor Andre Rivette sat in as mayor and presided over a very animated session.  […]

Cornwall Unemployment numbers skewed by Ottawa? Denis Thibault & Elaine MacDonald – Different perceptions of the numbers – November 9, 2009

Cornwall Unemployment numbers skewed by Ottawa?  Denis Thibault & Elaine MacDonald – Different perceptions of the numbers – November 9, 2009

L I N K – Story today in the Free Holder about our Employment numbers for Cornwall.  Cornwall City Councilor’s Elaine MacDonald  and Denis Thibault are getting very different reads from the numbers. “MacDonald said the new figures from Statistics Canada presents a “false picture” of Cornwall since they include Ottawa, which is insulated from […]

Dog Killed on Richmond Drive by QuarryTruck Causes Concern – Resident to show photo to Cornwall Ontario Council as Fight for Truck Ban Continues

Dog Killed on Richmond Drive by QuarryTruck Causes Concern – Resident to show photo to Cornwall Ontario Council as Fight for Truck Ban Continues

Mr. Wyatt Walsh intends to show photos of the dog killed on Richmond Drive Monday night at Cornwall Ontario City Council.   The ongoing battle is heating up as residents clash with quarry owners in the area. Seating is free, but limited at Cornwall City Council and takes place this Monday night (November 9) at 7PM.   […]

Letter to the Editor – Bernadette Clement – Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Akwesasne – Cornwall Ontario

Letter to the Editor – Bernadette Clement – Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Akwesasne – Cornwall Ontario

STATEMENT BY BERNADETTE CLEMENT ON THE AKWESASNE/CORNWALL BORDER CROSSING ISSUE November 4, 2009 For the past 5 months, the people of Cornwall along with our close neighbours, the people of Akwesasne, have been struggling as we deal with the makeshift  “temporary” border facility at the foot of the Seaway International Bridge. And now with the […]

Labrador MP Todd Russell Shoots the Messenger – Guy Lauzon feathered by MP Mark Holland over Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Cornwall Ontario – November 4, 2009

Labrador MP Todd Russell Shoots the Messenger – Guy Lauzon feathered by MP Mark Holland over Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Cornwall Ontario – November 4, 2009

Liberal MP Todd Russell; Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Mark Holland Liberal MP for Pickering-Ajax; Critic for Public Safety and National Security, toured Akwesasne and met with MCA Chief Mike Mitchell today. “It’s the fault of the Government” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJvRkXPNNu4 They met with local press after before zipping back to Ottawa for a private members vote.   […]

What we’ll be covering this week – H1N1, The Regional Airport, ARTpreneur – November 2, 2009 – Cornwall Ontario

What we’ll be covering this week – H1N1, The Regional Airport, ARTpreneur – November 2, 2009 – Cornwall Ontario

The hot stories we’ll be covering this week will be plans for Walmart in Cornwall.   Will they be expanding on their current site or are they still looking for new digs? The Regional Airport – Councilor Syd Gardiner is angry that Guy Lauzon is dropping the ball with expansion plans that can bring good paying […]

“No Evidence of Any Progress to Resolve the Current Situation” Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger Suggests Mediation to Resolve Seaway Bridge Crisis – October 30, 2009

“No Evidence of Any Progress to Resolve the Current Situation”  Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger Suggests Mediation to Resolve Seaway Bridge Crisis – October 30, 2009

Cornwall Ontario –  Bob Kilger, the Mayor of Cornwall Ontario, stepped up to the plate and showed some leadership in this crisis today by sending a letter to Luc Portelance Executive Vice-President of  the CBSA and Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne.    It was cc’d to Minister Peter Van Loan suggesting that Mediation be used […]

Andrea Horwath In Cornwall for NDP Riding Association Fundraiser – November 29, 2009 – CORNWALL ONTARIO

Andrea Horwath In Cornwall for NDP Riding Association Fundraiser – November 29, 2009 – CORNWALL ONTARIO

Local Provincial NDP Riding Association to Hold Fundraiser Wine & Cheese With Andrea Horwath as Special Guest Brian Lynch, President of SDSG Provincial NDP Riding Association, has announced that the local provincial NDP riding association will be holding a fundraiser Wine & Cheese on Sunday November 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the […]

Guy Lauzon: “I’m just the messenger” That’s the Problem – Editorial – October 28, 2009 – Cornwall Ontario

“I’m just the messenger” That’s the problem with our MP and why the Seaway International Bridge Crisis is still lingering on and hurting our riding during a recession. Mr. Lauzon seems to have lost his path; if he ever was on the path; that he has been elected by the citizens of this riding to […]

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Speaks Out to Minister Van Loan regarding Seaway International Bridge CRISIS – Cornwall Ontario – Akwesasne – October 27, 2009

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Speaks Out to Minister Van Loan regarding Seaway International Bridge CRISIS – Cornwall Ontario – Akwesasne – October 27, 2009

It’s about time.   While my expectations of the Harper Government are low; based on their actions (lack thereof to date)  It’s good to see Cornwall speaking out for itself.  Kudos to Mr. Armstrong and the Chamber. L I N K “October 27, 2009 The Hon. Peter Van Loan Minister of Public Safety House of Commons […]

Cornwall City Council – Truck Bans, Arts Council, Swine Flu, Spirit of the City, Medical Scholarship – Cornwall Ontario – October 26, 2009

Cornwall City Council – Truck Bans, Arts Council, Swine Flu, Spirit of the City, Medical Scholarship – Cornwall Ontario – October 26, 2009

Short meeting at city hall last night as Council wasn’t in the mood to fight after Mayor Bob Kilger’s message of condolence to the family of Vanetia Warner who passed away from H1N1 this past weekend.   L I N K Cornwall is reeling from the impact of losing the first victim this season and a […]

City Council Safe – No reduction of size – No return to Ward system – Now who’s going to rerun? CORNWALL ONTARIO

City Council Safe – No reduction of size – No return to Ward system – Now who’s going to rerun? CORNWALL ONTARIO

L I NK – Kevin Lajoie reports for the Freeholder; “During a strategic planning session Friday, city council all but formally rejected the possibility of setting up a ward system, and they also poured cold water on the idea of reducing their own ranks. On the whole, the majority of councillors seemed pleased with the […]

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