Does Council Really Need to Fund a $70K Study for Sunday Bus Service in Cornwall Ontario FEB 5, 2016

Does Council Really Need to Fund a $70K Study for Sunday Bus Service in Cornwall Ontario FEB 5, 2016

It’s odd.  We live in a City where we pay large salaries to city staff and managers and then elect a mayor and council to lead. They then dump off decisions to even more pricey consultants.  Does this make any sense?  Maybe we shouldn’t have staff and managers and just hire consultants to run Cornwall? […]

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Elaine MacDonald Suggests People Move to Counties During Budget Delibs FEB 3, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Elaine MacDonald Suggests People Move to Counties During Budget Delibs FEB 3, 2016

As odd as politics can be at City Hall, Elaine MacDonald has hit a new low water mark. As reported in other media she stated the following as the budget process kicks off.  “everything is going up, and people should accept the fact that taxes will be going up.   If people want to live lean, […]

LTE: Larry Kazdan of Vancouver – Letter to Editor re: Cash Crunch of Uncosted Liberal Commitments JAN 18, 2016

LTE: Larry Kazdan of Vancouver – Letter to Editor re: Cash Crunch of Uncosted Liberal Commitments JAN 18, 2016

Re:  The cash crunch of commitments: uncosted spending vows lurk for Liberals, Andy Blatchford, 01/17/2016 1 The Bank of Canada can never run out of Canadian dollars, nor can the federal government which owns it.  In keeping their promises, Liberals should not be deterred by deficits, because if necessary these can be run indefinitely. In […]

TAG Cornwall President Wyatt Walsh Letter to the Editor – MARCH 18, 2015

TAG Cornwall President Wyatt Walsh Letter to the Editor – MARCH 18, 2015

Dear Editor, It was suggested at the Budget Committee session that TAG was not a stable organization or that there were questions about its future?. TAG Cornwall has been around over thirty years, over twenty in the same location. While it has endured criticism, as all organizations have at one point or another; it has […]

Cornwall Ontario Budget Committee Bad Theatre by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 14,2015 #cwlpoli #tagca

Cornwall Ontario Budget Committee Bad Theatre by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 14,2015  #cwlpoli #tagca

CORNWALL Ontario –  The Seaway News editor Todd Lihou was all goo goo over praise given to the paper along with The Freeholder and Cornwall Newswatch. He doesn’t  get why they get that praise.  During the budget process, of which Ms Clement is the chair, the city has been given a near free pass. The […]

Cornwall Flames Back at Fire Fighters As Budget War Heats Up by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 6, 2015

Cornwall Flames Back at Fire Fighters As Budget War Heats Up by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 6, 2015

CFN – As I was reading over this press release and mulling over some recent communication I found it odd to come to the reality that former disgraced CAO Paul Fitzpatrick actually communicated more with this media outlet than current CAO Norm Levac. Mr. Fitzpatrick may have had many faults as CAO, but he wasn’t […]

Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Dear Editor: With respect to the city budget and the huge financial problem that we are facing, we must stay focused on admitting that we (everyone that works for the city) have a problem and we need help. Empirical data shows that the disproportionate rate of growth in our protective services budgets is having a […]

Dave Windsor on Cornwall Ontario Runaway Municipal Budget FEB 27, 2015 LTE #cwlpoli

Dave Windsor on Cornwall Ontario Runaway Municipal Budget FEB 27, 2015 LTE #cwlpoli

The Emperor Has No Clothes   In reviewing the papers, hearing the gossip and assessing on my own thoughts it has become painfully obvious that a city, our city, has become part and parcel to an entrapment within the elements of our budgeting processes and that intimidation’s, blackballing’s, entitlements have a higher support or empowerment […]

Pink Shirt No Bullying – Firefighters & The UCDSB & Swastikas by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 26, 2015

Pink Shirt No Bullying – Firefighters & The UCDSB & Swastikas by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 26, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – So are things improving when it comes to bullying in the Cornwall area?   Another Pink Shirt day passed.  It was the usual blah blah rah rah. Monday night about 20 or so of our firefighters showed up at City Council.  Some might consider that a form of intimidation or bullying of […]

Cornwall Ontario Facing Budget Crisis Over Fire, EMS, & Police Services by Jamie Gilcig FEB 21, 2015

Cornwall Ontario Facing Budget Crisis Over Fire, EMS, & Police Services by Jamie Gilcig FEB 21, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Cutting taxes may be great buzz words to getting elected, but they are a lot harder to implement. What you have in today’s Cornwall are a group of council.   There are a few experienced hands on deck like Mayor O’Shaughnessy, Elaine MacDonald, Mark MacDonald, Andre Rivette, and Bernadette Clement. You have […]