Was it Racism & Homophobia That Did in Bernadette Clement’s Campaign? by Jamie Gilcig

Was it Racism & Homophobia That Did in Bernadette Clement’s Campaign? by Jamie Gilcig

Walking through the aftermath and wreckage of the election that just ended CFN has been talking to a lot of voters across the riding asking why they voted for who they chose and why they rejected candidates? Not surprisingly Bernadette Clement was tarred and feathered for being a Francophone woman with many citing allegations that […]

Of a Veggie Burger & The End of a Very Silly Election by Jamie Gilcig

Of a Veggie Burger & The End of a Very Silly Election by Jamie Gilcig

This has been the most disappointing of elections.   It’s like rows of Neanderthals grunting and throwing poo at each other here in SD&SG with no change expected. CFN was moving towards endorsing the NDP before the writ dropped which would be a first, but the local candidate, Patrick (Veggie) Burger, was so disappointing that […]

James Marshall LTE on Strategic Voting & Fear of Vote Wasting OCT 18, 2015

James Marshall LTE on Strategic Voting & Fear of Vote Wasting OCT 18, 2015

Dear Electors,   RE: Strategic Voting and the Fear of Wasting a Vote   With all due respect to Tim Hortons, there are some institutions that are held even dearer by Canadians: the old age pension, unemployment insurance, and universal medical care among them. And it will be news to many that not one of […]

Conrad Black Writes Stephen Harper’s Political Obituary – OCT 17, 2015

Conrad Black Writes Stephen Harper’s Political Obituary – OCT 17, 2015

The arguments for voting for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are numerous and persuasive. He has been a competent and diligent prime minister who has avoided fiscal imprudence, brought us well through the 2008 financial crisis and has gone to great and imaginative lengths to keep taxes down and shrink public-sector spending as a share of […]

Cornwall Councilor Maurice Dupelle Talks Chem Tanks After Lauzon Eruption by Jamie Gilcig OCT 16, 2015

Cornwall Councilor Maurice Dupelle Talks Chem Tanks After Lauzon Eruption by Jamie Gilcig OCT 16, 2015

CFN chatted with Cornwall City Councilor Maurice Dupelle over the Chem Tank scandal and cover up that has leaked its way into the Federal election as Councilor Bernadette Clement is running for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. While many media and politicos are targeting Lauzon the cover up clearly was by the City of Cornwall.    The […]

A Canadian Election Break Down With One Week to Go by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

A Canadian Election Break Down With One Week to Go by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

So with one week to go where do we stand with one of Canada’s longest elections? Stephen Harper clearly will not enjoy another majority which has many Canadians rejoicing.    Scandal after scandal has plagued his government, but most simply have grown tired of the politics of fear mongering and threats.    As my mentor […]

SD&SG Riding President Calls Incumbent MP A Bully on Social Media by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

SD&SG Riding President Calls Incumbent MP A Bully on Social Media by Jamie Gilcig OCT 12, 2015

As we get closer to the 19th it seems the local Liberals are feeling the frustration from trailing so badly in the poll numbers.      Or simply they have an utter boob as a riding President and simply didn’t replace him as they never had much hope of actually winning?   At the 8 […]

Media Pushing Hard for Justin Trudeau Victory in Federal Election by Jamie Gilcig OCT 11, 2015

Media Pushing Hard for Justin Trudeau Victory in Federal Election by Jamie Gilcig OCT 11, 2015

Maybe Stephen Harper was right all those years claiming an unfair media bias…or maybe all those years of claiming media bias are coming home to bite him on his thinking parts, but this election is seeing a clear surge this Thanksgiving weekend of media mania for all things Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. Which is […]

Will Justin Trudeau Drop Clement As SD&SG Candidate Over Chem Tanks? By Jamie Gilcig OCT 10, 2015

Will Justin Trudeau Drop Clement As SD&SG Candidate Over Chem Tanks? By Jamie Gilcig OCT 10, 2015

With the reinforcement of the City Council that SD&SG Federal Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement was a key part of covering up the Chem Tank contract from the public can Justin Trudeau afford a potential scandal? Clearly City Hall knew about the Chem Tanks nearly a year before they were constructed and by hiding that information […]

CFN Proven Correct on Waterfront Chem Tanks by MP Lauzon at Chamber Debate by Jamie Gilcig OCT 7, 2015

CFN Proven Correct on Waterfront Chem Tanks by MP Lauzon at Chamber Debate by Jamie Gilcig OCT 7, 2015

When CFN started to write about the Chem tanks and then expose former Mayor Kilger and his team at Economic Development team, and CAO for lying to the public about the chem tanks I personally was abused by certain members of the public and other media. (LINK TO ALL CFN CHEM TANK STORIES) Tonight at […]

Garden Girl is Sick of the Money Sucking Vortex & the Federal Election – OCT 3, 2015

Garden Girl is Sick of the Money Sucking Vortex & the Federal Election – OCT 3, 2015

Apparently Stephen Harper has visited S.,D. & G. and proclaimed that rural Canada should have better internet. The problem is not that we don’t have decent internet, it is that we are expected to pay astronomical amounts for data when our urban friends pay a pittance. Especially when our incomes are compared. In fact, there […]

Lauzon Toughs It Out During Election While Wife Endures Lymphoma by Jamie Gilcig

Lauzon Toughs It Out During Election While Wife Endures Lymphoma by Jamie Gilcig

It’s an odd and strange election here in SD&SG.  With MP Guy Lauzon polling with over 60% support there is little doubt he will be re elected.   The lack of pork delivered to the riding this term clearly shows that the Harper team feel no threat to SD&SG turning Red or Orange. In fact […]

William Hopkinson of Cornwall Concerned About Pension Security in Canada LTE Sept 21, 2015

William Hopkinson of Cornwall Concerned About Pension Security in Canada LTE Sept 21, 2015

Dear Editor;   This election, retirees across Canada are asking Members of Parliament and candidates, and all Canadians, to make sure the next Government of Canada honours its promises and commitments to retirees, and to all Canadians on retirement income security.   Employees played by the rules.  They served their employers with honour and dedication […]

Letter to the Editor – Tom Manley On Conservative Tax Credits SEPT 20, 2015

Letter to the Editor – Tom Manley On Conservative Tax Credits SEPT 20, 2015

Conservative Tax Credits Are Big Government The Harper Conservative are proposing a tax credit for service club memberships. That follows earlier tax credits for volunteer firemen, children’s organized sports, and children’s organized cultural activities. These are all very noble and worthy endeavours. But do they need tax credits? Do tax credits make them more worthy […]

Harper Wins G&M Leader Debate by Default – Mulcair for Best Tie! by Jamie Gilcig

Harper Wins G&M Leader Debate by Default – Mulcair for Best Tie!  by Jamie Gilcig

I have to admit I wanted to hear the three leaders of the parties with an actual chance to lead our government debate.   Elizabeth May would probably have kicked butt, but it’s important for voters to get as good a chance as they can to see the three contenders in action, especially with the […]

View From the Hill By Keith Beardsley – Thoughts of Inside a War Room SEPT 10, 2015

View From the Hill By Keith Beardsley – Thoughts of Inside a War Room SEPT 10, 2015

It is no secret that at the moment the Conservative campaign appears to be in trouble and there are plenty of calls for them to hit the reset button. Declining poll numbers are just one of many signs of that happening along with rumours of infighting and incompetence. Some of this will be true, much […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – 1st Rule of Issue Management – Never Be Part of the Story

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – 1st Rule of Issue Management – Never Be Part of the Story

One of the first rules in political issues management is to never be part of the story. Issues management works in the background, monitoring the news, briefing key staff on unfolding events, offering up counter-attack points and coordinating with communications staff as needed. The aim is to present your boss, in this case the Prime […]

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