Is OPSEU Deal A Precursor for Snap Election in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 12, 2017

Is OPSEU Deal A Precursor for Snap Election in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The Wynne Government and OPSEU announced a new deal to be ratified that will see its members get 2% increases for most of the pact with 1.5% for the first year. The Province’s release had no numbers in it, and no response was given to CFN’s email asking or them this morning. […]

NDP MPP Peter Tabuns Nails Premier Wynne on Hydro Rate Hike JUNE 8, 2017

NDP MPP Peter Tabuns Nails Premier Wynne on Hydro Rate Hike JUNE 8, 2017

Statement by Ontario NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns Wynne won’t stop another hydro rate hike   QUEEN’S PARK — “Months after the NDP called on the Liberal government in the legislature to stop the 20 per cent rate hike on hydro delivery charges, Kathleen Wynne has done nothing. She just doesn’t get it. Ontarians can’t […]

Glen Thibeault Letter to Editor to PC Leader Patrick Brown JUNE 8, 2017

Glen Thibeault Letter to Editor to PC Leader Patrick Brown JUNE 8, 2017

Mr. Patrick Brown, MPP Leader, Official Opposition Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON  M7A 1A8   Dear Mr. Brown:   I am writing in response to your letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding Hydro One’s rate application currently before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).  Your letter is just another distraction that reveals your willingness to […]

Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Hydro will be THE election issue in Ontario.   With Premier Wynne fighting for her political life she’s blinked first and reacted to the NDP’s strong first blow. The day after leader Andrea Horwath outlined plans to even out the playing field hydro wise, Ms Wynne announced sweeping hydro cuts which reek […]

Would You Like to Be Cornwall Ontario’s 11th Councilor? FEB 20, 2017

Would You Like to Be Cornwall Ontario’s 11th Councilor? FEB 20, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – As many regular CFN viewers know, CFN and its viewers played a strong role in dumping corrupt former Mayor Bob Kilger and half of his council last election. While the progress in that exercise was getting people to think about issues and take action for change, clearly the mission hasn’t been accomplished. […]

Michael Labelle of Cornwall Wants a Ward System & Ranked Ballots LTE Feb 15, 2017

Michael Labelle of Cornwall Wants a Ward System & Ranked Ballots LTE Feb 15, 2017

Citizens of Cornwall Cornwall needs to introduce ranked ballots. It should be a part of a plan to rework the governance of the city. The people of Cornwall are over Governed and over represented. 1/ Introduce ranked ballots 2/ The city is remapped into 4 wards 3/ 1 Councillor per ward and 1 Mayor. The […]

Time to Think About the Future of Lamoureux Park & Civic Complex by Jamie Gilcig OCT 21, 2016

Time to Think About the Future of Lamoureux Park & Civic Complex by Jamie Gilcig OCT 21, 2016

It is time.  Cornwall is at a critical point in its history.    With a struggling downtown, a weak economy, proposed school closings, a destructive brain drain of our youth, and a toxic business and political culture there are some easy steps forward, and some more difficult ones. Waterfront property is usually the most expensive […]

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018? Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018?  Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

As we prep our report card for council for the first half of 2015 there was some discussion about who will run for mayor possibly and who may or may not run for council from this motley group? The buzz is that there’s a chance of a duel between Councilors Maurice Dupelle & David Murphy. […]

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Mark A MacDonald on CAG Pledge – Letter to the Editor 28/12/14

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Mark A MacDonald on CAG Pledge – Letter to the Editor 28/12/14

The new year brings high expectations and great challenges for the new council.  Dealing with the budget is going to be our biggest challenge The main thrust of the election CAG pledge that was signed by 22 candidates, focused on the fact that taxes are 1/3 less in the counties.  In order for Cornwall to […]