SD&SG MPP Jim McDonell Tire Fires Autism Incident in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 031919

SD&SG MPP Jim McDonell Tire Fires Autism Incident in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 031919

I’ve only lived in this area since 2004, but something I’ve noticed is that people are not big on being accountable and owning their messes. I know that’s universal, but it’s especially ugly here, especially top down. When MPP Jim McDonell made a total boob of himself using the term “nazi” regarding the former Liberal […]

McDonell Office Staff Call Police on Autism Protesters in Cornwall Ontario 031219

McDonell Office Staff Call Police on Autism Protesters in Cornwall Ontario 031219

A very tiny protest led to police officers rushing to MPP Jim McDonell’s office on 2nd Street West in Cornwall this afternoon. It’s alleged that staff hit the actual panic button when a 5 year old wouldn’t stop fidgeting with the blinds in the riding office. No charges have been laid and the CCPS has […]

Ontario Ed Min Lisa Thompson to Introduce General Ban on Student Cellphone Use 031219

Ontario Ed Min Lisa Thompson to Introduce General Ban on Student Cellphone Use  031219

Statement from Minister of Education Lisa Thompson “Ontario’s students need to be able to focus on their learning – not their cellphones. “Last fall, we launched the largest-ever consultation on education in the history of Ontario. During this consultation we heard that 97% of respondents support some form of a ban on cellphones. “Our Government […]

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 022819

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk  022819

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Dr. Paul & EOHU Playing Politics Over Safety. Is there a Measles Outbreak in Cornwall Area? 022519

Dr. Paul & EOHU Playing Politics Over Safety.  Is there a Measles Outbreak in Cornwall Area? 022519

One of the most frustrating thing about dealing with the political corruption in Cornwall is we are kept from basic public resources that our taxes pay for. Specifically the Eastern Ontario Health Unit does not provide or respond to requests from this, the largest newspaper in Cornwall, about important health crisis such as your Fentanyl […]

Yada Yada Yada MPP Randy Hillier Suspended From PC Caucus Over NDP Autism Spat 022020

Yada Yada Yada MPP Randy Hillier Suspended From PC Caucus Over NDP Autism Spat 022020

Randy Hillier is kinda like the Don Cherry of Ontario Politics. You either love his style or you want to strangle him with his suspenders, metaphorically of course. The firebrand MPP got into a match over Autism which has led to the suspension by Premier Doug Ford so his caucus can mull…. My Statement:#onpoli pic.twitter.com/Tab6k5TMOK […]

Cornwall Elementary Schools Fail – Only 4 in Top 50% for Province FRASER REPORT 2019

Cornwall Elementary Schools Fail – Only 4 in Top 50% for Province FRASER REPORT 2019

Apparently if you want a good education in Cornwall you need to attend a francophone Catholic school according to the report from the Fraser Institute. What appears when you peruse the numbers is that Cornwall has a higher percentage of special needs students and a higher number of students who scored below average on tests. […]

Ontario Has Biggest Drop in Fraser Institute Report on Amount Canadians Give to Charity 122018

Ontario Has Biggest Drop in Fraser Institute Report on  Amount Canadians Give to Charity 122018

The Fraser Institute have come out with a report that shows donations to charities across Canada, but especially in Ontario are down over 30% since 2006. Boggling though, right here in Cornwall, this newspaper has over $2,000.00 available in our charity fund. Local business and area people, who aren’t looking for photo ops, have donated […]

Shameful Trial Muzzled by Justice Deborah Kinsella in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 121318

Shameful Trial Muzzled by Justice Deborah Kinsella in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 121318

Cornwall Ontario – Justice Deborah Kinsella, who brought a Judge Judy pencil bag to trial,  gagged a case this writer covered.   Not only did she place a gag order on the plaintiff and defendant.  She put the same order on the witnesses.    While there is a reason to gag elements of a case, to […]

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Ontario can no longer claim the shortest median wait time for medically necessary treatment in Canada, with patients in the province waiting an estimated 15.7 weeks (on average) in 2018, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Saskatchewan’s wait time of 15.4 weeks is the […]

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Cornwall Ontario – I kinda giggled when I found out that there was a Canadian Francophone organisation locally.   Not because I disrespect Francophones, but this area has people like that silly man with his pins and of course Dianne Poirier, retired school teacher,  who besides being President of this local group has been a driving […]

Methinks Amanda Simard Protests Too Much – To Sit as Independent by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Methinks Amanda Simard Protests Too Much – To Sit as Independent by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Cornwall Ontario –  All governments cannot be all things to all people.  Amanda Simard, a new MPP in Glengarry Prescott Russell who has some experience as a municipal councilor and was a Senate  page clearly either doesn’t understand politics or is playing amateur hissyfit politics. She is the first Conservative MPP in the riding since […]

Cornwall Francophone Mayor & Lawyer In the Closet Over Ford French Uni & Service Cuts by Jamie Gilcig 112618

Cornwall Francophone Mayor & Lawyer In the Closet Over Ford French Uni & Service Cuts by Jamie Gilcig 112618

Cornwall Ontario –  While many Francophones are upset at Ontario Premier Doug Ford over the plan not to move forward with a Toronto based French University and other changes to how the province handles some French services, one prominent name is missing;  Francophone Cornwall Mayor and Lawyer Bernadette Clement. Was she asleep in a closet […]

It’s Time for Maureen Adams to Give up on Cornwall MPAC Lawsuit by Jamie Gilcig 110718

It’s Time for Maureen Adams to Give up on Cornwall MPAC Lawsuit by Jamie Gilcig 110718

Cornwall Ontario –  Sometimes adults make mistakes.   There is an old saying….   The difference between winners and losers is how they deal with adversity. Maureen Adams was the city’s Chief Financial Officer before becoming its CAO.  Under her leadership, or lack thereof, the city’s finances have crumbled.   She’s part of a circle jerk between […]

Whistle-blower Forum 2018 Election & 2014 Election Broken Promises Pt 3 by Diane Shay 100118

Whistle-blower Forum 2018 Election & 2014 Election Broken Promises Pt 3  by Diane Shay 100118

  Cornwall Ontario – October 22, 2018 is almost here. Time to reflect before casting that vote. In the words of Albert Einstein: “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing” …which continues to reflect this Councils lack of ability […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Premier Doug Ford released the following statement today on the announcement of USMCA: “We want to make Ontario open for business. That’s why, from day one, we have offered our full support to our federal partner throughout the USMCA negotiation process to make sure a deal got done. We also need to create and protect […]

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

Toronto Ontario – Show of hands: how many of you expected the Ontario government to lose the constitutional challenge of its Bill 5, which aimed to reduce the size of Toronto’s city council? No one? Exactly. No one – no one who has been paying attention, at least – expected Doug Ford’s government to lose. Municipalities […]

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