Justin Trudeau’s Political Suicide is Not Pretty to Watch – by Jamie Gilcig 070718

Justin Trudeau’s Political Suicide is Not Pretty to Watch – by Jamie Gilcig 070718

Cornwall Ontario – Justin Trudeau has been an interesting politician.  Tailor made for the strange age we live in.  He’s visual more than substantial.   There have been no great ideas or National directions emanated from him during his entire political career unlike his father, whom whether you agreed or notas PM,  clearly was a leader […]

Abram Benedict Re Election as Grand Chief Could Spell Land Fight for Cornwall Waterfront by Jamie Gilcig 070118

Abram Benedict Re Election as Grand Chief Could Spell Land Fight for Cornwall Waterfront by Jamie Gilcig 070118

Cornwall Ontario – Then next few years will be a defining period for both Akwesasne and Cornwall.  At stake is an extremely valuable strip of waterfront lands that the Federal government will be selling, most likely through a process via Canada Lands where the properties are evaluated and then sold at market values to gain […]

Death of Journalists in MD Shooting Highlights Needs of Free Press by Jamie Gilcig 062918

Death of Journalists in MD Shooting Highlights Needs of Free Press by Jamie Gilcig 062918

Cornwall Ontario –   This has been a very traumatizing week for a lot of people.   Being  a mere mortal myself we all only have so much endurance. While getting ready to escape Cornwall to celebrate the Strawberry Moon at a very dear friends joint, the news hit of the five journalists shot dead in Maryland.  […]

Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Cornwall Ontario – What a weird group around the council table Cornwall has.    It’s odd, as though some on council have brain function issues….or simply are trying to copy Brockville. Brockville’s art centre renovated an old theatre; with much public money, into a stunning and lovely facility that is a gem and attraction for […]

Petty Ignorant SD&SG NDP Candidate Marc Benoit Just Doesn’t Get it – by Jamie Gilcig 061018

Petty Ignorant SD&SG NDP Candidate Marc Benoit Just Doesn’t Get it – by Jamie Gilcig 061018

Cornwall Ontario –  My gosh there are a lot of little political turdettes that take runs at office!   People still don’t get it.  Being an elected official is serving the public – that includes people that you might not like or even like you.  It means that if you’re successful you have to represent everyone […]

Advanced Voting Down Nearly 15% in SD&SG Due to Corruption & Democratic Failure by Jamie Gilcig

Advanced Voting Down Nearly 15% in SD&SG Due to Corruption & Democratic Failure by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – With reports of Advanced Polling down nearly a whopping 15% in SD&SG clearly abuse by local riding teams and Elections Ontario are leading indicators. Instead of advertising for example, where you’re reading this right now, Elections Ontario advertised with US social media companies.   Surely someone should be fired for that? Likewise, the […]

Digesting the Ontario Leadership Election Debate by Jamie Gilcig 053118

Digesting the Ontario Leadership Election Debate by Jamie Gilcig 053118

Cornwall Ontario – This has been a mystifying election.   Leadership issues with the PC’s, the demise of a Premier and her party, and Andrea Horwath digging her heels in and not doing the right thing, as Doug Ford did, and jettisoning candidates that clearly should not be in elected office.   And yes, Hitler memes qualify […]

Is the Ford Campaign Running Out of Steam? By Jamie Gilcig 052518

Is the Ford Campaign Running Out of Steam?  By Jamie Gilcig 052518

Cornwall Ontario – Even short campaigns have their peaks and valleys.    After it became clear that Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberals were toast there’s been a huge shift, especially from the Labour Block, back to the NDP which has given Andrea Horwath and her NDP momentum. Lots of momentum. And in elections, especially […]

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Running for office is a major life decision. You are putting yourself out into the public eye to serve your community. There are many challenges. Whether you’re a rookie or experienced,  the two sessions of this seminar have something to add to your arsenal of tools and help you not only get elected, but serve […]

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Cornwall Ontario –  Running for office isn’t the only way to help a community.  For many it’s a vain ego thing.  I just turned down a new provincial party looking for a local candidate.   Looking around the table here in Council there really are only 1 or 2 that truly get what being a councilor […]

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

Cornwall Ontario –  Call it a Million Dollar Solution!    Even CUPE knows that Cornwall is in a budget crisis, but sometimes you need dramatic solutions to dramatic problems. You can’t blame city workers and their union for trying to improve their lot.  It’s part of what they do. The entire blame for this lies […]

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

Cornwall Ontario –   Our city councilor here in Cornwall, Claude McIntosh,  actually once wrote about me having to do all the jobs here at CFN as though it were something to be embarrassed about or amateur.   Of course he’s participated on a City Council that boycotts this newspaper and in fact his last column,  after […]

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 […]