O’Shaughnessy Pulls a Kilger as Freeholder Reports to Ombudsman. By Jamie Gilcig 092317

O’Shaughnessy Pulls a Kilger as Freeholder Reports to Ombudsman.  By Jamie Gilcig 092317

Cornwall Ontario –  Oddly enough the Standard Freeholder was pretty much silent when this writer took our very hypocritical Mayor and two councilors to court over their gross conflict of interest over the utter joke that was the Benson Vanity University project that the mayor and councillors Elaine Macdonald, and Carilyne Hebert sit on.   […]

More Clique Cronyism as EOTB Denis Thibault Hires City Councilor HEBERT June 5, 2017

More Clique Cronyism as EOTB Denis Thibault Hires City Councilor HEBERT June 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – No sireee, no Cronyism and corruption in the River City as Councilor Carilyne Hebert announced her new gig at the EOTB. The Eastern Ontario Training Board is run by long time Liberal and former City Councilor Denis Thibault. Essentially funding is politically massaged to government friendly hangers on and companies that tow […]

No Elaine, Taxes are Never a GOOD Thing by Jamie Gilcig MAY 16, 2017

No Elaine, Taxes are Never a GOOD Thing by Jamie Gilcig MAY 16, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Cornwall City Council finally agreed at a residential tax hike for this budget of just under 2%. Much gnashing of teeth and rendering of garments as Councilor Elaine MacDonald and her pet monkey bemoaned the small increase after failing to bump it up to near 3%. “We are looking at this the wrong […]

Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Another cronyism hiring in Cornwall Ontario.  As in many smaller cities it’s really hard to get a reasonably good, non minimum wage job,  never mind an actual “Career”. In a perfect world of course people would be hired based on merit, especially when dealing with the public purse, but Cornwall takes cronyism, […]

Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – It’s only 1.48%, but how many in Cornwall are not seeing their incomes go up by that much?  And of course while the percentage may sound small, these taxes rarely if ever go down. Again, how many on council actually earn a living other than by the public purse? How many actually […]

Toxic Culture @ Root of School Closings Failures in Cornwall Area by Jamie Gilcig NOV 20, 2016

Toxic Culture @ Root of School Closings Failures in Cornwall Area by Jamie Gilcig NOV 20, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – I left Team Cornwall after a sampling of its former President Gilles Latour, who’s now waiting his court dates from charges of fraud, including of his mother. I also am no longer a member of the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce.    When I first ran for a seat on its […]

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, […]

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

Yes, I know, I’ve got emails from many of you complaining that I haven’t been writing as much here on CFN these past months. The truth is since January of this year I’ve been spending 40-60 hours per week trying to save our 33 year old institution that is our public art gallery here in […]

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 […]

OP ED – Hugo By Elections Are the Rarity – Not the Norm by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 10, 2015

OP ED – Hugo By Elections Are the Rarity – Not the Norm by Jamie Gilcig  JUNE 10, 2015

Hugo, Hugo, Hugo….  The Freeholder editor took on the question of whether to replace an elected official or hold a bye election.  He cited the Brock Frost drama, but omitted to mention the Conflict of Interest lawsuit pending Mayor O’Shaughnessy, and Councilors Hebert and MacDonald. The irony is that some or all of those three […]

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 […]

City Leaves 33 Year Old Public Gallery Out of Art Centre Discussion in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 4, 2015

City Leaves 33 Year Old Public Gallery Out of Art Centre Discussion  in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 4, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – In an odd twist of events the City Report from staff to council to be presented Monday night excludes The Art Gallery of Cornwall.  The city’s 33 year old public gallery was left off of the report to council of groups to confer with regarding the city spending $50,000 on a study […]

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 […]