Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Missing Boat on Harbor Debate in Cornwall Ontario OP ED by Jamie Gilcig

Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Missing Boat on Harbor Debate in Cornwall Ontario OP ED by Jamie Gilcig

That Hugo Rodrigues is one funny cat.   When I issued a release stating my intention to run for mayor again in the next election, and would do all possible to rescind the bizarre Harbor Deal in Cornwall Ontario that would give the good people of Akwesasne a half interest in the project; the venerable […]

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 […]

Kevin O’Leary Con Leadership Run Opens Language Debate in Canada by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2016

Kevin O’Leary Con Leadership Run Opens Language Debate in Canada by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2016

Kevin O’Leary is taking a page or two from Donald Trump in the US and trying to position himself for a leadership run to replace Stephen Harper for the Conservative Party. Like Trump he’s picking off popular topics that are getting him a lot of press. It’s not rocket science.   Hold out hope to […]

Bad Asset Management Leads to Habs Fall From Grace in 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig FEB 17, 2016

Bad Asset Management Leads to Habs Fall From Grace in 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig FEB 17, 2016

Going into this season Habs GM Marc Bergevin made very few impact changes.   Washington for example, clearly saw a need for some secondary scoring support and nabbed TJ Oshie, and Justin Williams. Montreal saw some lottery tickets.    Alex Semin, Zach Kassian, and Tomas Fleischman.     While “Flash” had a good start, as […]

Trudeau Makes Holocaust Statement Without Mentioning Jews – Thoughts, by Jamie Gilcig JAN 31, 2016

Trudeau Makes Holocaust Statement Without Mentioning Jews – Thoughts, by Jamie Gilcig JAN 31, 2016

This week an uproar occurred when our newly minted rock star Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued a statement regarding the Holocaust. Ottawa, Ontario 27 January 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: “On this day, we pay […]

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 […]

Dear Cornwall Ontario re: Ryan Gosling by Jamie Gilcig DEC 7, 2015

Dear Cornwall Ontario re: Ryan Gosling by Jamie Gilcig DEC 7, 2015

It was quite amusing to see some local media get excited by our homey Ryan Gosling mentioning Cornwall on Saturday Night Live, a NBC comedic institution led by Canuck Lorne Michaels who hails from Winterpeg.   As many know Ryan, who was born in London, grew up here and got his break via Montreal.   […]

Media Thoughts on Viewer Comments As CBC and Others Shut Them Down by Jamie Gilcig DEC 1, 2015

Media Thoughts on Viewer Comments As CBC and Others Shut Them Down by Jamie Gilcig DEC 1, 2015

In a quadruple media reference this morning a very interesting topic was discussed; online comments by viewers. The media trend now is to shut them down.   Locally the Postmedia owned Standard Freeholder has had them shut down for quite awhile, while two other outlets hyper moderate.   In our market we have the only […]

Syrian Refugee Debates Bring Out The Racisim & Ignorance in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

Syrian Refugee Debates Bring Out The Racisim & Ignorance in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

It’s sad when pundits…or hacks as in the case of Todd Lihou of the Seaway Media try to make hay on the suffering and misfortune of others. I  just read a very strange and bizarre editorial by Mr. Lihou on the Syrian refugee crisis and his suggestion that there’s plenty O room here in Cornwall. […]

What’s Biting Hugo’s Bum & The Return of Denis Carr to Council by Jamie Gilcig NOV 11, 2015

What’s Biting Hugo’s Bum & The Return of Denis Carr to Council by Jamie Gilcig NOV 11, 2015

You ever see someone and you know that either they aren’t sleeping, are about to lose their job, or simply aren’t getting enough TLC? Hugo Rodrigues, editor of the Standard Freeholder, has been on the warpath of late.   We here call it “Gilcig very very lite.” The biggest difference is that I tend to […]

Captain George’s Fish n Chips Review in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig NOV 2, 2015

Captain George’s Fish n Chips Review in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig NOV 2, 2015

I don’t normally review food from chain restaurants, but my dining companion wanted Fish n Chips and we decided to try “the new place” which turned out to be our new Captain Georges in Cornwall. It felt odd being in what had been a lovely and colorful Mexican restaurant.    The new decor is open […]

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