Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall –  by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

The lady doth protest too much, methinks For a man that to my knowledge has never set foot in Cornwall’s public Art Gallery, Standard Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues sure likes to write about it. He writes about the gallery far more than say…..the shady Harbor Front deal, or how Big Ben is leeching poison into […]

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, […]

Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig DEC 23, 2015

Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig  DEC 23, 2015

It’s interesting to see what hits a button with people and what doesn’t?   In this age of internet newspapers like CFN we get to see direct results by page view counts, comments, and of course Social Media chatter. In 2015 we also live in an age of near Orwellian times.   Mass media, the […]

City Code of Conduct Exercise a Total Toothless Tiger by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 26, 2015

City Code of Conduct Exercise a Total Toothless Tiger by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 26, 2015

So I just finished reading the document that Mayor O’Shaughnessy & CAO Norm Levac are trying to ram though a all too often gullible public.  Remember, this is the city that elected Brock Frost. The principle of a Code of Conduct is of course a wonderful thing other than the thought that if you have […]

Conflict of Interest Application In Cornwall to Change Date as Judge in Conflict On Same Committee JUNE 19, 2015

Conflict of Interest Application In Cornwall to Change Date as Judge in Conflict On Same Committee JUNE 19, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – In an ironic and um….conflicted twist, Cornwall Ontario Solicitor David Sherriff Scott of the firm Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) has requested a new judge for the first appearance of the Conflict of Interest Application against Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, & councilors Elaine MacDonald, and Carilyne Hebert because of a conflict of the judge […]

Maybe Cornwall City Council Should Go to the Dogs Or Is the City Paying Conflict of Interest Legal Bills by Jamie Gilcig – MONDAY June 15, 2015

Maybe Cornwall City Council Should Go to the Dogs Or Is the City Paying Conflict of Interest Legal Bills by Jamie Gilcig – MONDAY June 15, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Apologies for not writing as much as I normally do for the last while.    I was in mourning. My beloved dog Melly passed away a week ago Saturday. She was one of the greatest relationships in my life.    She was always there, and always will be.  Sadly she succumbed to […]

O’Shaughnessy Takes Frost Approach to Conflict of Interest Suit in Council – Frost Absent – JUNE 9, 2015 #cwlpoli

O’Shaughnessy Takes Frost Approach to Conflict of Interest Suit in Council – Frost Absent – JUNE 9, 2015  #cwlpoli

CORNWALL Ontario –  Shades of Bob Kilger last night at City Council.  Oddly enough both the Seaway News and that wacky Bill Kingston reported on Mayor O’Shaughnessy’s comments regarding a CFN story  yet never reported that the Mayor and Councilors Elaine MacDonald and Carilyne Hebert were served prior to a council meeting (May 25th) with […]

Will Leslie O’Shaughnessy Quit Again And Be Replaced by Bob Kilger? JUNE 3, 2015

Will Leslie O’Shaughnessy Quit Again And Be Replaced by Bob Kilger? JUNE 3, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – What about Bob?    Is he coming back?  Is Cornwall turning into a George Romero movie? Leslie O’Shaughnessy is one bad poker player. In other media reports he stated that he had a legal opinion on his Conflict of Interest incident and that he’d be getting a second opinion. Legal opinions are expensive. […]

Hypocrites & Scoundrels in Cornwall – Lihou Frost & Almost All of Council by Jamie Gilcig MAY 30, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – I wrote, over a year ago, that Brock Frost was to Politics what Syphilis was to dating. Oddly enough within 24 hours of posting that on Facebook Mr. Frost dialed me up, asked for a meeting and purchased an ad package for his run for Council. It was truly odd as he’d […]

Conflict of Interest & Harassment in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MAY 28, 2015

Conflict of Interest & Harassment in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MAY 28, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – This can be a very very odd town to not only cover news, but deal with how stories are covered. Cornwall Housing threatens to evict seniors and tenants if they put in window air conditioners and we’re the only outlet to cover the story.  Not a peep out of The Freeholder, The […]

Group Formed to File Conflict of Interest Complaint Against Mayor & Two Councilors in Cornwall Ontario MAY 15, 2015

Group Formed to File Conflict of Interest Complaint Against Mayor & Two Councilors in Cornwall Ontario MAY 15, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – A group is forming which will lead to the filing of a formal Conflict of Interest complaint against Cornwall Ontario Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, and Councilors Elaine MacDonald and Carilyne Hebert. The incident stems from a group that came to council seeking funds that all three are on the steering committee of. Not […]

Code of Conduct for Cornwall Ontario City Council an Exercise in Hypocrisy by Jamie Gilcig MAY 12, 2015

Code of Conduct for Cornwall Ontario City Council an Exercise in Hypocrisy by Jamie Gilcig MAY 12, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  Last night was odd and funny.  Cornwall City Council debated a new committee to hash out a Code of Conduct. There is the municipal act, the Council and CAO covenant (a joke document that the Mayor said isn’t even implemented) , and just plain common sense, but this council wants a new […]

Conflicted Eric Covington Appeals to City Hall To Cut Art Group Funding by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 24, 2015

Conflicted Eric Covington Appeals to City Hall To Cut Art Group Funding by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 24, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – First he was on the board of YAC (Your Arts Council) and then he was off, rumored to be regarding a…..Conflict of Interest. Next Eric Covington joined up with TAG’s new board (The Art Gallery of Cornwall).    TAG, going through it’s third board in less than five years has been struggling at […]

South Stormont Councilor In Conflict As Township Kills Advertising Deal by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 18, 2014

South Stormont Councilor In Conflict As Township Kills Advertising Deal by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 18, 2014

CFN – Well that was an interesting and anti-climatic council meeting in Long Sault. The new council under Comrade Tammy Hart decreed to kill advertising on both The South Stormont News and Cornwall Free News. At no point in our service to the township had we had any complaint regarding our service or product. The […]

Is Elaine MacDonald Using the Labour Council to Game the Election in Cornwall Ontario?

Is Elaine MacDonald Using the Labour Council to Game the Election in Cornwall Ontario?

CORNWALL Ontario – One of the reasons why I feel we need a stringent conflict of interest policy at City Hall in Cornwall is what I call the Elaine MacDonald factor. Ms MacDonald frankly is the most corrupt councilor we currently have.   She has long ago sold out her NDP principles in favor of […]

CFN 1 on 1 With Rob Hickley On Funding Failure Against City of Cornwall & Mayor Bob Kilger – VIDEO

Cornwall Ontario – Former Cornwall Ontario Deputy Fire Chief Rob Hickley sat down one on one with CFN and talked about losing his appeal for funding for his Whistle Blowing case against the City of Cornwall & Mayor Bob Kilger over the hiring of the Mayor’s son as a City Fireman. It took months for […]

Third Whistle Blower in Cornwall Ontario Interviewed by Police Over Kilger Mail Issues at City Hall – Nov 5, 2013

Third Whistle Blower in Cornwall Ontario Interviewed by Police Over Kilger Mail Issues at City Hall – Nov 5, 2013

Cornwall Ontario – A third Whistle Blower officially stepped forward today in Cornwall Ontario.   The City Employee sent a letter to each councilor and the mayor back in December 2010.   Those letters did not find their way to council so another 11 envelopes were delivered to City Hall. The Employee contacted one city […]

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Maurice Dupelle Conflict of Interest Motion – Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Maurice Dupelle Conflict of Interest Motion – Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – It’s frustrating being a rookie councilor in this insane group of elected officials this term in Cornwall Ontario.   While I do not always agree with Councilor Maurice Dupelle’s decisions I don’t think anyone can repute that he’s not the hardest working councilor this term. He still knocks on doors, does his […]