CFN– Ah Bob if only….. Today is Monday March 11, 2013. While I know you’re not a techie you do have people around you that read CFN; your city lawyers for a start, Mr. Peters, who did your election banner above while working on City time; Courtney (young people are better with Smart phones and computers) , and maybe even Mr. Latour?
Bob it’s time for that trip you make down the 138 so often to be one way. The public taxpayers of Cornwall have served you well over the years; but I’m not sure we can afford your services any longer? It’s time you gave back and stopped the bleeding of dollars on you and your “Good Friends” behalf. Corruption can be good and bad. Add in a mix of arrogance and ignorance….well; you see where we are now. You sir made a choice. You made a choice to support your “Good Friend” Mr. Fitzpatrick over the welfare of your constituents and you convinced enough of your
sycophants councilors (Denis Thibault, Denis Carr, Elaine MacDonald, Syd “Vicious” Gardiner, & of course your prized pet, Bernadette Clement( a lawyer no less!) to stay with you as loyally as you stood by Mr. Fitzpatrick. Your paths are littered with legal settlements and bills; in camera decisions that muzzled the few councilors that opposed you including one that resigned after repeatedly walking out of meetings. The streak of bullying and abuse are not shallow. Can you imagine sir refusing to fund a fire control panel at the seniors residence that your own mother lives in while spending more than the cost of that panel on legal bills? Where are your priorities? That’s a rhetorical question. You don’t have to answer that not that you really could honestly. From what I was told the “Fat Cats” have already told you that you’re done.
The question now is whether you care enough about Cornwall to save a sliver of your name and spare taxpayers the further embarrassment and cost, and step down now, this week, before the protests in front of City Hall, and the next council meeting, or drag this out scandal after scandal.
OJ too had his lawyer rule that he was innocent. Sadly for OJ it’s judges and the court of public opinion that rule the day although I like your concept where you break the law and simply find a lawyer who’ll take enough money to make things go away. And of course nobody had charged you with anything nor had you declared anything which makes the press release shouting your innocence look even more odd and you look more guilty. If lawyer Fay Brunning’s allegations last week are right; and most lawyers don’t issue such public statement if they are wrong; then not only you, but many of our councilors have impeached themselves and any by law or decision made could very well not stand up in court. Cornwall sadly; because of a vacuum of community leadership with the testicular fortitude to stand up to you and your posse will now be faced with a mess that it’s never really seen before. What I do know is that once you step down, one way or another, and once Cornwall is cleaned up and some Cancer’s removed from City Hall then we can start to heal and start to grow. And we have a pretty good situation to grow from. The soil is rich with the blood of the innocent. It’s fertile and green, and primed for the future. But first Bob, you have to go. There is no other option for our city.