Cornwall ON – It should be an interesting round at City Council Monday night. Councilor Mark MacDonald is curious why there were any negotiations with Akwesasne about the Cornwall Waterfront while the Akwesasne Liason Committee of the city has never had a single meeting? A committee he supposedly sits on.
The waterfront is a huge opportunity for the area, but because of land claims Akwesasne is a stake holder. While the claims remain unclear and so far uncontested in court, at one point when Transport Canada attempted to initiate a sale of the lands there were chats with Akwesasne directly from the Federal government.
Councilor Denis Thibault has initiated actions to create an agency to oversee development of the waterfront area of Cornwall; much of which is currently owned by the Federal Government of Canada.
Mr. MacDonald was categoric that no deals can be made regarding the waterfront without Akwesasne being a partner; something echoed recently in my discussion with a representative of the MCA.
What do you think? Feel free to post your comment below and I encourage people to attend City Council. It’s free. It’s reality TV, and you can really see how your tax dollars get spent and how the city is run. The next meeting is Monday April 26th at 7PM in City Hall.
please visit our sponsors: