Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark MacDonald states that “No Akwesasne, No Deal” on Cornwall Waterfront Property Development – April 25, 2010

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.

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  1. I watch council meetings religously, they can be both hilarious and frustrating at the same time. Remember when Thibault first presented this motion, and the wording was really sloppy, and it was amended, and amended again? By the time it came to vote on the thing, he had no idea what he was voting on. It was classic.

    Qucik question: does anyone know what portion of the waterfront we are talkng about here? i believe it is the harbour area, but I don’t know any specifics.

  2. Rodney depending on who you talk to that claims include all of Cornwall!

  3. I say save the wasted time and money and move your asses on the environmental cleanup of Cornwall. We in Cornwall live above a giant unmeasured vat of mercury that with the rising tides in the next few years will poison the entire community. What you werent aware of this? There’s alot this city has hidden from its residents. Wake up people and allocate your funds to support the future onslaught of environmental issues. The bridge? Forget about it, there is one there already so why waste money on redeveloping something that will be under water in three years. If anything the current bridge will be a place of refuge for many. Dont believe me? Ask NASA? This isnt some rant driven out of Mayan Prophesy or the like, it’s scientific fact. Look around yourselves Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Earthquakes galore and more to come with greater frequency. I say we develop an emergency plan in the happenstance that what is predicted transpires and we can save a few Cornwall troglodytes for future breeding. If you ignore the true issues you deserve to drown… (plays Aenima by TOOL) …Fret for your figure and
    Fret for your latte and
    Fret for your lawsuit and
    Fret for your hairpiece and
    Fret for your prozac and
    Fret for your pilot and
    Fret for your contract and
    Fret for your car.

  4. REPENT – The end is near

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