Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Hydro will be THE election issue in Ontario.   With Premier Wynne fighting for her political life she’s blinked first and reacted to the NDP’s strong first blow. The day after leader Andrea Horwath outlined plans to even out the playing field hydro wise, Ms Wynne announced sweeping hydro cuts which reek […]

Shoppers MPAC Assessment Drops 26% in Cornwall ON $275K Refund FEB 7, 2017

Shoppers MPAC Assessment Drops 26% in Cornwall ON $275K Refund FEB 7, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – More fiscal hemorrhaging at the hands of the O’Shaugnessy government in Cornwall as they issued a press release stating that they mediated a settlement with Shoppers Realty Inc. that saw the MPAC assessment cut by 26%!   That’s a hard reality that if spread to more properties in the Industrial Park and […]

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 […]

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO –  Unlike Hugo “The Hack” Rodrigues at the Freeholder, I’m not afraid to give someone credit when credit is due.  Nor do I not mention their name like a silly silly petty person. His Friday editorial hits the nail on the head. Instead of dealing with the adversity of the budget for Cornwall […]

Budget Time Highlights Failure of Council in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig DEC 6, 2016

Budget Time Highlights Failure of Council in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig DEC 6, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – In business if you consistently make bad decision you end up shutting down.  Just ask Bryan Merkley. However when it comes to the public purse the cash never stops flowing. There are tipping points and Cornwall has been redlining for awhile now. Denis Carr is back in his seat as budget committee […]

Cornwall Councilor Mark MacDonald Balks At Bus Trip of Public Works Buildings OCT 6, 2016

Cornwall Councilor Mark MacDonald Balks At Bus Trip of Public Works Buildings OCT 6, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – While some CFN viewers have asked if City Councilor Mark A. MacDonald was in the Witness Protection program, the long time councilor did speak out today about a special council meeting to take one of their vaunted bus trips to look at the sites before deciding to write a large cheque for […]

Should Cornwall Follow Brampton & Clean House at City Hall by Jamie Gilcig SEPT 8, 2016

Should Cornwall Follow Brampton & Clean House at City Hall by Jamie Gilcig SEPT 8, 2016

The City of Brampton just axed 25 management and senior officials in what has to be one of the most progressive house cleaning jobs in Ontario Municipal history. From the Toronto Star article: “We had to notify 25 individuals that had to exit the organization this morning,” he said, but Schlange would not divulge details […]

South Stormont Spends Nearly 10% of Tax Hike in Legal Bills by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2016

South Stormont Spends Nearly 10% of Tax Hike in Legal Bills by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 7, 2016

$210,581, nearly $20 per resident of the township,  is about how much taxes are going up for South Stormont residents this year, or about 3.8%.  Ironically Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart and  her puppets fellow elected council, Jim Bancroft,  and Donna Primeau, ran on a platform of transparency, accountability, and killing the contract with the South Stormont […]

Is it Time to Regulate Gasoline Prices in Canada by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 29, 2015

Is it Time to Regulate Gasoline Prices in Canada by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 29, 2015

How many times during a week do you hear people ask why the price of gasoline is still so high when the price of oil has dropped so much? While we hear rhetoric about possible issues, the real focus should be on the Federal and Provincial governments allowing for gouging of the public.  Chiefly both […]

Liberal MP Candidate Bernadette Clement Off to AMO Conference During Race by Jamie Gilcig AUG 18, 2015

Liberal MP Candidate Bernadette Clement Off to AMO Conference During Race by Jamie Gilcig AUG 18, 2015

I was asked to run in the current Federal election as an Independent candidate.  A group had come together, cash in hand, ready to roll, but I decided I couldn’t do it with any integrity. Yes it would be fun to stand on stage and debate Guy & Bernie, to point out their frailties and […]

Marleau McConnell Intersection to Get Federal & Provincial Cash in Cornwall – JULY 8, 2015

Marleau McConnell Intersection to Get Federal & Provincial Cash in Cornwall – JULY 8, 2015

It should be easier for shoppers to get to Freshco after this project! Residents of Cornwall will benefit from the Marleau Avenue reconstruction project thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. The project involves reconstructing the urban roadway, from Marlborough Street to Alice Street including reconfiguration […]

Cornwall City Councillor Mark A MacDonald Hoping to Rescind Council Salary at Special Meeting – DEC 16, 2014

Cornwall City Councillor Mark A MacDonald Hoping to Rescind Council Salary at Special Meeting – DEC 16, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – If Mark MacDonald has his way council will be voting to rescind the whopping raises the Kilger team voted for themselves last term. Returning to council after a four year hiatus Mr. MacDonald has been firmly in support in stemming the high taxes afflicting one of the lowest per capita income cities […]

Jamie Gilcig Election Blog – My Three Core Truths For Cornwall

Jamie Gilcig Election Blog – My Three Core Truths For Cornwall

Taxes, taxes, taxes!    The next election will have a lot of chafe and mayhem; but the bottom line will be about taxes. Under Bob Kilger taxes have gone up insanely now for eight years; mostly to cover the costs of scandals, poor management and a lack of vision, and to essentially not only keep […]