Denis Carr Talks About the 2018 Cornwall Budget by Emily Hutcheon 0428

Denis Carr Talks About the 2018 Cornwall Budget by Emily Hutcheon 0428

Cornwall, Ontario – Denis Carr is the city’s longest running council member in the city of Cornwall. Carr has  been passionate about Cornwall, Ontario, and while he may in the upcoming years consider slowing down with his political career, he will always work to improve the city. He believes that there are not only more opportunities […]

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Submits Tax Reduction Plan to Council & Staff 042718

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Submits Tax Reduction Plan to Council & Staff 042718

Cornwall Ontario –   City Councilor Mark A MacDonald who has come under fire for pointing out the obvious, that which has inflamed the fiscal burden on the city’s budget might be where Cornwall has to look to find solutions, has come out with an intriguing and positive proposal which he’s released to city staff, council, […]

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –  It can be bewildering sitting in a council meeting in Cornwall.  Monday night was first one in about three years, but more about that in a later editorial. Monday night we were treated to a presentation of information from Transport Canada that any journalist or city staffer could’ve had the same answers […]

Conflicted Council in Cornwall Adds $500K to Benson Vanity CIC Slush by Jamie Gilcig

Conflicted Council in Cornwall Adds $500K to Benson Vanity CIC Slush by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario –  David Murphy has aspirations to run for Mayor of Cornwall in 2018.   In the meanwhile he voted to support the vanity project of his long time employer, Gerry Benson. The farcical waste of cash and Liberal slush funds going into the CIC are shameful pork of the rankest reek. While the likes […]

The Unknown Future for Cornwall Ontario’s Waterfront by Emily Hutcheon 042418

The Unknown Future for Cornwall Ontario’s Waterfront by Emily Hutcheon 042418

Cornwall Ontario – It’s been an exciting week so far! I finally returned to Cornwall after being away for over a year, just in time for an important city council meet.   Last night City council kicked off the meeting with a presentation on Waterfront Lands given by Rachel Perkins. At the beginning of the […]

BREAKING Gerry Benson Confirms Community Action Group Dissolved 042418

BREAKING Gerry Benson Confirms Community Action Group Dissolved 042418

Cornwall Ontario – CFN can confirm that CAG, the Community Action Group, supposedly dedicated to fighting rising taxes in Cornwall has dissolved. Group leader Gerry Benson spoke with CFN after appearing at council to beg for more cash for his vanity Liberal slush fund excuse to pump cash into the NAV Can facility that appears […]

Dysfunctional Conflicted Corrupt Cornwall Ontario City Council Heads to Ombudsman While Budget Burns by Jamie Gilcig 042418

Dysfunctional Conflicted Corrupt Cornwall Ontario City Council Heads to Ombudsman While Budget Burns by Jamie Gilcig 042418

Cornwall Ontario –   One area lawyer refers to Mayor Leslie O’Shaugnessy as a hobo.   They get irate that the man won’t wear a tie to council and dresses shabby even to going as far as once saying he was going to drop some coins onto the mayor’s desk to help him go to Agape and […]

The Problems of the Culture of “Choosing Cornwall” by Joe Boyer – 041718

The Problems of the Culture of “Choosing Cornwall” by Joe Boyer – 041718

“Choose Cornwall”. I did. In fact, both my wife and I did. We came here to attend St. Lawrence College, (SLC) not knowing much about the area.You can look at tourism sites, review sites and city websites but you never know what kind of culture a place has until you’ve experienced it from the inside. […]

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Calls Out CAG Councilors as 2 Faced HYPOCRITES 041118

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Calls Out CAG Councilors as 2 Faced HYPOCRITES 041118

Cornwall Ontario –  An incensed Cornwall Ontario City Councilor, Mark A MacDonald, sent an angry email from his vacation in Barbados over a budget committee vote for a tax hike of nearly 5% for 2018 to council and the media this afternoon!   At the root of his tirade was the Community Action Group (CAG) […]

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – When I ran for Mayor of Cornwall in 2014 I was really clear about our number one issue, taxes. I had a clear plan that would cut taxes by 5%.   Now knowing the lay of the land; my false police charges, still not held accountable for by a corrupt police chief, crown […]

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Cornwall Ontario – The Benson Charity Golf Classic has folded.  Another cultural event dying in an area already nearly void of culture. Since 2002 it was a great tool to advance the Benson name, consolidate political power, and an excuse for some golfing buddies to have a great time and even raise a few shekels […]

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay FIRST COLUMN! 040618

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay FIRST COLUMN! 040618

Cornwall Ontario – CFN is proud to present a new column by former City of Cornwall HR specialist and Whistle blower, Diane Shay. Diane was a manager at Glen Stor Dun Lodge, our area’s government run seniors residence who became embroiled in a massive Whistle Blowing case that the city spent millions of dollars fighting […]

Was Brock Frost a Police Informant While Sitting on Council in Cornwall Ontario? 040418

Was Brock Frost a Police Informant While Sitting on Council in Cornwall Ontario?  040418

Cornwall Ontario – Multiple sources are now identifying former Cornwall City Councilor Robert Brock Frost as a police informant for the CCPS and other police services. Three sources have fingered the Columbian challenged former councilor,  in particular to the Mike Logan cocaine bust and the Cedars on Wheels bust right across the street from the […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario – There are rules for In Camera meetings for a reason.    Past councils of Cornwall, including many current members have been sanctioned for violating them in the past. Now apparently they simply are trying to rewrite their rule book putting all the pressure on Clerk Manon Levesque which sadly will only lead […]

Sunshine List Comes Out – Cornwall Police up 4% City Hall UP $3M + 032318

Sunshine List Comes Out – Cornwall Police up 4% City Hall UP $3M + 032318

Cornwall Ontario – With the Sunshine List coming out (a list of public servants earning over $100K annually) it’s frightening to see the escalation of Cornwall area services, especially at City Hall where there’s a wage freeze and hiring freeze of unionized employees while management is seeing in some cases, double digit increases. Data from […]

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall? By Jamie Gilcig 031118

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall?  By Jamie Gilcig 031118

Cornwall Ontario –  The budget process has been so weird this year in Cornwall that the CBC gave a dingle to councilor Mark MacDonald who was the most diplomatic I’ve ever heard him be while hammering at the fact that it’s time to look at the big ticket items rather than meandering about cuts to […]

Treading Water Budget for Cornwall Highlights Failure @ City Hall – by Jamie Gilcig 030918

Treading Water Budget for Cornwall Highlights Failure @ City Hall – by Jamie Gilcig 030918

Cornwall Ontario – What an ugly budget procedure this year has been, and it’s not over yet.    What we’re starting to see clearly is that the adage that you get the government you deserve always comes home to roost.   A motion to cap an increase @ 4% because of a raping of reserve funds?  […]