Omg! Patrick Brown Takes Another Ontario Hydro Position! JULY 17, 2017

Omg!  Patrick Brown Takes Another Ontario Hydro Position! JULY 17, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – PC leader Patrick Brown has been criticized for not taking positions, but the PC war room issued another clear stance today. Putting a Stop to Kathleen Wynne’s ‘Green Energy’ Shakedown Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, will place an immediate moratorium on signing new energy contracts that force Ontario families to pay for […]

Liberal Minister Sandals Stakes Patrick Brown Over Govt Advertising JULY 13, 2017

Liberal Minister Sandals Stakes Patrick Brown Over Govt Advertising JULY 13, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – It’s fun watching the election rhetoric ramp up.  I think Minister Sandals missed though on this one.  Instead of spinning back to Mike Harris perhaps it might have been more on the money to mention that not once did Mr. Brown complain about Prime Minister Harper’s Action Plan that saw millions spent […]

PC Leader Patrick Brown Says He’ll Kill Wynne Cap & Trade JULY 10, 2017

PC Leader Patrick Brown Says He’ll Kill Wynne Cap & Trade JULY 10, 2017

Making life better for Greenhouse operators, owners and workers Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader would scrap Wynne’s Cap-and-Trade Scheme and provide relief to the greenhouse industry   KINGSVILLE, ON – Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader slammed the Kathleen Wynne Liberals for making life harder for the Greenhouse industry under their Cap-and-Trade scheme. Brown committed to […]

Ontario Kicks in $100K French Legal Dev Centre in Ottawa JUNE 16, 2017

Ontario Kicks in $100K French Legal Dev Centre in Ottawa  JUNE 16, 2017

Ontario Invests in Province’s First Continuing Professional Development Centre for Francophone Legal Professionals Ontario, in partnership with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, is improving access to justice in French by establishing the province’s first continuing professional development centre for Francophone legal professionals. The pratiquO pilot project will help Francophone and Francophile justice professionals […]

Is OPSEU Deal A Precursor for Snap Election in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 12, 2017

Is OPSEU Deal A Precursor for Snap Election in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The Wynne Government and OPSEU announced a new deal to be ratified that will see its members get 2% increases for most of the pact with 1.5% for the first year. The Province’s release had no numbers in it, and no response was given to CFN’s email asking or them this morning. […]

Glen Thibeault Letter to Editor to PC Leader Patrick Brown JUNE 8, 2017

Glen Thibeault Letter to Editor to PC Leader Patrick Brown JUNE 8, 2017

Mr. Patrick Brown, MPP Leader, Official Opposition Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON  M7A 1A8   Dear Mr. Brown:   I am writing in response to your letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding Hydro One’s rate application currently before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).  Your letter is just another distraction that reveals your willingness to […]

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I often wonder why Post Media’s Standard Freeholder would allow one of its competitor’s people to write articles for them?   I know times are hard, what with another round of buyouts that saw the likes of editor Len Hooper, and long time local fave Greg “Boomer” Peerenboom depart, but this week’s […]

Wynne $50M Min Income Plan Voter Pandering by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 24, 2017

Wynne $50M Min Income Plan Voter Pandering by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 24, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a reek of petty desperation and vote buying in the latest cookie being tossed to voters in Ontario.    At the end of the day many see through it though.    Lindsay, Hamilton, and Thunder Bay have been chosen for a pilot project for guaranteed minimum incomes. $50M divided by 4,000 […]

Queen’s Park Introduces Rent Control Reform & Eviction Protection APRIL 24, 2017

Queen’s Park Introduces Rent Control Reform & Eviction Protection APRIL 24, 2017

Legislation Includes Rent Control Reform, Eviction Protections to Keep Rentals Affordable Ontario has introduced new legislation that would, if passed, help keep rental housing costs predictable and affordable while strengthening protections for tenants across Ontario. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, would address rising rental costs faced by people in Ontario by expanding rent control to […]

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against Safer School Zones APRIL 11, 2017

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against Safer School Zones APRIL 11, 2017

Patrick Brown PCs Vote Against Safer School Zones Act   TORONTO ONTARIO –  This afternoon following Question Period, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell and the Ontario PC Caucus voted against important legislation that protects school children, seniors, other pedestrians and cyclists.   This is in spite of the PCs previously indicating support for such measures: […]

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Presses Wynne on OUTRAGEOUS Hydro One Salaries APRIL 4, 2017

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Presses Wynne on OUTRAGEOUS Hydro One Salaries APRIL 4, 2017

  TORONTO ONTARIO – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath didn’t let Premier Kathleen Wynne off the hook during the first question period following the release of the sunshine list, pressing Wynne for allowing an untold number of million-dollar salaries to be paid out to Hydro One executives while forcing Ontarians, buckling under skyrocketing hydro bills, to […]

An Open Letter to Premier Wynne Regarding Hydro Delivery Charges by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 16, 2017

An Open Letter to Premier Wynne Regarding Hydro Delivery Charges by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 16, 2017

Dear Premier Wynne, Your legacy will be decided by the Hydro mess that you yourself publicly own. The impact of the abuse of Ontario residents via the debacle that is our Hydro system is public record.  From paying management ten times as much as other provinces, to dumping electricity for less than it costs and […]

North Dundas Conservative Mayor Eric Duncan Comes Out of the Closet MARCH 8, 2017

North Dundas Conservative Mayor Eric Duncan Comes Out of the Closet MARCH 8, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – In 2014 I asked if politicians should still be in the closet.   Today, in 2017, rising conservative star and North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan surprised very few people by coming out.  He came out on of all places Linked in.  He didn’t issue a press release; at least we didn’t get […]

Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy From Waste Procurement SEPT 27, 2016

Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy From Waste Procurement SEPT 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 Decision Will Reduce Electricity Costs for Consumers Ontario will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects. This decision is expected to save up […]

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown Forces Premier Wynne to Retreat With First Question at Queen’s Park SEPT 15, 2015

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown Forces Premier Wynne to Retreat With First Question at Queen’s Park SEPT 15, 2015

Ontario Conservative leader Patrick Brown took his seat at Queen’s Park and took aim at Premier Kathleen Wynne with his first question. He attacked on high hydro rates in the province which the Premier ducked and deflected.   What do you think dear CFN viewers?   Does Brown have game?  Will have have the ability […]

Kathleen Wynne Ducking Patrick Brown By Election by Jamie Gilcig JULY 27, 2015 #onpoli POLL

Kathleen Wynne Ducking Patrick Brown By Election by Jamie Gilcig JULY 27, 2015 #onpoli  POLL

Premier Wynne blinked and has officially delayed PC leader Patrick Brown’s first opportunity to win a seat and sit at Queen’s Park. Normally it’s a courtesy to allow a leader of a party to gain their seat.     Delaying a by election is usually a sign of nastiness or fear. In Wynne’s case it […]