Andre Rivette Clarifies Le/The Journal Advertisement – Cornwall Ontario – October 22, 2010

Cornwall ON – Andre Rivette sent us the following statement related to yesterday’s Le Journal story here on The Cornwall Free News.  It’s in response made to a comment left by one of our viewers.

Skeptic, Your right on target !!! I can’t believe Mark’s statement with regards to Le/The Journal Election Special Edition. I would like to make it VERY clear… the city did NOT pay for ANY advertisement in this Special Edition.  EVERYONE including myself signed a contract for their individual cost, Please note: Mark was asked on at least 3 occasions if he wanted to purchase an ad in the Special Edition but declined. I also contacted all other candidates that I could reach. Le/The Journal’s additional information was to allow the residents of Cornwall to be better informed of what the present council had done over the last 4 years.

I can make these statements in regards to the above, because it was a project I initiated for my employer.

Andre Rivette -Sales Manager-Le/The Journal

What do you think Cornwall?  You may post your comments below.

Bob Copeland ARTPreneur Schnitzels


  1. Andre, as a councilor, you must have been aware of the City’s policy regarding usage of its logo. If you initiated the project, why was the logo inserted in the ad, making it seem like an indorsement of the candidates who could afford to pay the price of such an ad?

  2. This is not a clarification but an attack on a mayoral candidate who exposed you.
    Man up, Rivette, Kilger et al. You exploited the city logo in an attempt to mislead voters.
    Dishonest and untrustworthy comes to mind.

  3. Sorry Emily sounds to me like to only one doing any attacking is Mark McDonald and from what Andre says … Mark knew the truth …. but hey this is politics … who cares about the truth !!

  4. Dear Mike,your speaches are better then some of these mayer.Please contenue and help you said before .We are like a small family.We stay together as a family .and bring our kids back please ty james

  5. I find it funny the pro MacDonald’s that are all trying to find a loop hole to bash the current council. Have you people not lived what they have done in the last 4 years. All that MacDonald has done is try to be the next Kennedy. Argue every point, delay every motion.

    Alsodo you honestly think that Mr. Rivette actually sits there and looks at every editorial to make sure there perfect. He’s in sales, he sells the spots… He’s not the papers designer…

  6. I was 30 years in sales, and yes I think Mr. Rivette looks at every editorial important to him. I did. It’s the best way to provide customer service to your best accounts.

  7. Dear James,

    Thank You for the compliment and your comments help me remain passionate about my speeches. I will die trying to create a place that retains more youth than it loses and I believe it will be a long and hard road but only determination and co-operation will take us to the end! It may take me most of my life but I will not leave Cornwall in a position of disgrace and I will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

    My success has always been judged by performance and I plan to ensure that I still use this ‘Basic’ philosophy to help me stay on the right path!

    Thank You,
    Mike Bedard

  8. You’ve got my vote Mike!

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