Bishop MacDonell Finishes Near Last of Fraser Institute Elementary School 2017 Rankings 121017

Bishop MacDonell Finishes Near Last of Fraser Institute Elementary School 2017 Rankings 121017

Cornwall Ontario – When you put politics ahead of kids you get the results that are this years report from the Fraser Institute ranking of 3,037 Ontario Primary schools.   Bishop Mac finished 2.997 out of 3,664 which is kinda scary.   Clearly our teachers and school boards get a failing mark for this year’s ratings overall. […]

An Open Letter to Patrick Brown re Accountability NOV 30, 2017

An Open Letter to Patrick Brown re Accountability NOV 30, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I get a lot of content inboxed.   All the political parties try to end around and massage story points, but today’s from Patrick Brown kinda takes the cake. I’ve decided to write this open letter to Mr. Brown and if Patrick wishes he can by all means comment or send a statement […]

Patrick Brown – People’s Guarantee Not Guaranteed. By Jamie Gilcig 112717

Patrick Brown – People’s Guarantee Not Guaranteed.  By Jamie Gilcig 112717

Cornwall Ontario – Don’t you hate the utterly Orwellian titles politicians are giving their game plans?  Kathy loves to use the term “fair” in her bills and plans even though most are certainly not fair to those that pay for them. Patrick Brown is in an interesting position.  He’s done well going from a closeted […]

NDP Calls for Bill to Protect Ontario Consumers from GAS GOUGING 112417

NDP Calls for Bill to Protect Ontario Consumers from GAS GOUGING 112417

NDP MPP Gilles Bisson announces bill to protect Ontario families from gasoline price gouging QUEEN’S PARK –On Friday, Timmins-James Bay NDP MPP Gilles Bisson announced his intention to table a private member’s bill to protect consumers from price gouging by regulating the retail price and wholesale mark-up of petroleum products in Ontario. “Gas companies and […]

NDP Hold Up Back to Work Legislation for Ontario College Strike 111717

NDP Hold Up Back to Work Legislation for Ontario College Strike 111717

Cornwall Ontario – After PC Leader Patrick Brown endorsed back to work legislation the NDP have delayed implementation of said legislation until Sunday because….they’re the NDP darn it! From their release today: QUEEN’S PARK – Kathleen Wynne can use her majority and pass a Conservative-style back-to-work bill this weekend. The Liberals will pass their bill […]

PC Leader Patrick Brown Calls for Back to Work Legislation for Ontario Teachers 111617

PC Leader Patrick Brown Calls for Back to Work Legislation for Ontario Teachers 111617

TORONTO ONTARIO – Both the NDP and PC Party are screaming about the strike by College Teacher’s across Ontario after the Province’s gambit to have Union members vote their latest proposal which failed. From a PC release today: “This is now the longest college strike in Ontario history.  Kathleen Wynne has allowed it to drag […]

Ottawa Human Rights Tribunal Leads to Ambulance Ride for Cornwall Businessman – by Jamie Gilcig

Ottawa Human Rights Tribunal Leads to Ambulance Ride for Cornwall Businessman – by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Lawyer Milena Cardinal may not be a great lawyer, but she once posited that we journalists needed to spend more time in the courts because lawyers, justices, and the system can brutalize lives.    She even went on about how police lie on the stand frequently.  Of course spending time and […]

Cornwall Not Getting a Retail Marijuana Outlet as Wynne Gov’t Announces 14 Cities 110317

Cornwall Not Getting a Retail Marijuana Outlet as Wynne Gov’t Announces 14 Cities 110317

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall City Councilor Bernadette Clement’s breakfast buddy Kathleen Wynne and her government have left Cornwall (SD&G) out from a retail outlet for recreational marijuana. The province announced the first 14 communities that will roll out retail outlets. Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Hamilton Barrie, Kingston, Kitchener NDP , London, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie […]

OPSEU Strike Struck Student’s Rally in Front of MPP Office in Cornwall by Seamus James 110317

OPSEU Strike Struck Student’s Rally in Front of MPP Office in Cornwall by Seamus James 110317

Cornwall Ontario – Although the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) consistently declared that the College Employer Council (CEC) was unwilling to come to the bargaining table, it was the CEC reportedly, that asked the Government to bring OPSEU back to the table. Are there two sides to the college strike standoff? …More like three […]

Should Danny Aikman Be Appointed Police Chief of Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig 110117

Should Danny Aikman Be Appointed Police Chief of Cornwall?  by Jamie Gilcig 110117

Cornwall Ontario – The Police Board of Cornwall, led by Cornwall City Councilor Andre Rivette, announced that Deputy Chief Danny Aikman has been appointed the title of Designated Chief as of January 1st, 2018 to replace Chief Dan Parkinson on January 1, 2019. It is this writer’s opinion that this current police board, having done […]

Students First Rally at Cornwall MPP Office WEDNESDAY NOV 1st 1PM-3PM

Students First Rally at Cornwall MPP Office WEDNESDAY NOV 1st  1PM-3PM

How to Support the Students First Rally!! We understand as students that not everyone who wants to can make it to Toronto for the College Student Alliance’s student rally at Queen’s Park this Wednesday, November 1st; however, there is still a way we can all participate and join the collective student voice by having our […]

Can Jagmeet Singh Help Andrea Horwath Become Premier of Ontario? by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Can Jagmeet Singh Help Andrea Horwath Become Premier of Ontario?  by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a lot of buzz about new Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, but he’s not expected to have a Mulcair or Layton type impact in the next Federal election. (Former NDP leader & player behind the Orange Crush, the Lion of Outremont, Thomas Mulcair in happier times) However, provincial NDP supporters may […]

Ontario Marijuana Policy Will Fuel Black Market – by Jamie Gilcig 101917

Ontario Marijuana Policy Will Fuel Black Market – by Jamie Gilcig 101917

Cornwall Ontario – Black market Marijuana sellers are shaking their heads at the Province of Ontario’s plans for recreational retail sales of weed. Demand and ease of availability see prices as low as $50 per ounce for trimmings to only $100 per ounce for high quality BC bud. Yet the province wants all of retail […]

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against $15 Minimum Wage at Queen’s Park – 101817

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against $15 Minimum Wage at Queen’s Park – 101817

MPP Jim McDonell and Conservatives Vote Against $15 Minimum Wage   [Queen’s Park] This afternoon Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell along with Patrick Brown’s PC caucus voted against historic changes to raise Ontario’s general minimum wage. In public comments over the last few months PC leader Patrick Brown said that increasing the minimum wage is […]

Day 3 of St. Lawrence College OPSEU Strike by Marshall Waddell 101818

Day 3 of St. Lawrence College OPSEU Strike by Marshall Waddell 101818

Cornwall Ontario – It’s “hump day” on the picket line for faculty at SLC (St. Lawrence College) Cornwall, where members of Local 417 OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union), are on day 3 of strike action.   Local 417 represents the librarians, counsellors and faculty at all three campuses of St. Lawrence College (Brockville, Kingston […]

Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Ontario – As many CFN viewers know we’ve been pushing the CCPS to be more accountable to the public, in particular, via the media.   With a per capita cost to taxpayers nearly on par with Toronto, and Cornwall’s tax rate already way too high, most residents want to know what they’re getting for their […]

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions? By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions?  By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Cornwall Ontario – Thanks to a NDP Freedom of Information request we now know that the Wynne Government spent $5.5 million dollars advertising their putrid sale of Hydro One.  A plan that also sees the government essentially financing the sale to unions and groups they want support from. A release from the NDP goes on […]

St. Aubin Tries To Whitewash Maclean’s Cornwall Story & Fails. By Jamie Gilcig 091017

St. Aubin Tries To Whitewash Maclean’s Cornwall Story & Fails.  By Jamie Gilcig 091017

Cornwall Ontario –  There are many people that you meet who at first seem to be more than they really are. Etienne St. Aubin is one of those.    He recently ran a piece in the Freeholder trying to whitewash the Maclean’s article that embarrassed the community for no other reason that its own words. In these […]

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