CFN – Cornwall Ontario suffered a great loss today as Councilor Leslie O’Shaughnessy resigned from council a midst the strife and undertow of countless in camera meetings. His voice was one of the strongest and loudest against the corruption the is rife at council and resulted in bloated amounts of money spent on litigation and settlements almost all muzzled by Non-Disclosure Agreements.
On E Bikes
Council members themselves have been muzzled because of the in camera meeting with the public not knowing who voted for what or many times not knowing what has been agreed upon behind closed council chambers.
On the Bilingual Nurse Protest
Greg Kielec of The Journal broke the news. His interview is online and will be in their print edition tomorrow. We will be updating this story and hope to sit down and video an interview with the departing former Mayoralty candidate.
The big money question will be if the number 11 vote getter Gerry Samson will get the nod to take his seat at Council or if other options will be invoked such as leaving the seat empty, or council themselves appointing another person which has many concerned that it would be another close person to the clique at council who would simply support the status quo and possibly help grease the way for a return of CAO Paul Fitzpatrick from sick leave.
Gerry Samson (3rd speaker in clip)
Still no word on Mr. Fitzpatrick returning the costs to Cornwall for using a City Vehicle to tow his car from the Soccer Fields.
UPDATE 1:14 PM April 3, 2012
Councilor O’Shaughnessy confirmed that he has submitted a letter of resignation dated to start April 10, 2012
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