Cornwall Ontario 1 – Bob Kilger 0 – City Chooses Change As Mayor & Cronies Dumped – OCT 28, 2014

Cornwall Ontario 1 – Bob Kilger 0 – City Chooses Change As Mayor & Cronies Dumped – OCT 28, 2014

kilger aug 11 2014 angle CORNWALL Ontario – Voters wanted change and they made their voices heard Monday night as Mayor Bob Kilger went down in flames.  Going along with him were long term councilors Syd Gardiner, Denis Carr, the despised Glen Grant and Gerry Samson.

As of 9:25 PM one poll still wasn’t reporting but the numbers were clear with Leslie O’Shaugnessy garnering 6,277 votes to Bob Kilger’s 5,396.

CFN Editor Jamie Gilcig drew 687 votes.

But it was on council that most of the changes will be visible with first timers Carilyne Hebert, Justin Towndale, Claude McIntosh, and Brock Frost along with returning Mark A MacDonald joining now second term candidates David Murphy & Maurice Dupelle.

Bernadette Clement, Andre Rivette, and Elaine MacDonald.

The nail biter was Rivette who kept a slim lead over Guy St. Jean all evening.

Denis Carr, Glen Grant, & Syd Gardiner finished 11, 12, and 13th.

It marks the end to one of the dirtiest campaigns this journalist has ever seen which included gross media bias by the Seaway News & Cogeco.

In South Stormont voters were upset with ultra long delays in results which many are already questioning as telephone and computer voting were used.

Unofficial results include Jim Bancroft defeating incumbent Bryan McGillis.  Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart being re-elected as well as councillor Rick Waldroff.   Newcomers Donna Primeau & Dave “Grumpy” Smith all will most likely have to await a recount.

Glitches also impacted other area vote counts as many clearly wish for paper ballots.

CFN will have extensive coverage Tuesday!

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David Oldham

The information regarding the end date of Dec 2019 can be found at This current contract was signed in 2008 and publicly announced by the city of Cornwall in a news release (which is how I became informed. So to address who knew and when the answer is everyone knows and has known since 2008. I just cannot get a response from council on this issue. My only conclusion is that they either don’t have a clue between the lot of them or they simply have no interest or concern for the matter. I might be better off going… Read more »


Harry Valentine said: ALSO, amazing that Todd Lihou commented on the exact same subject under discussion at CFN.

Where on CFN? I’d like to see his comments.

Harry Valentine

Hi Hugger . . . he published his comments at Seaway News . . . exact same subject that we were discussing about Cornwall Electric’s contract ending in December 2019. David, back in 2008, McGuinty was still expanding initiatives into government funded green energy, mainly solar and wind farms. The Ontario CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE has come out in favour of expanding importation of electric power from Quebec . . . . it is less costly than solar, wind and nuclear. Except that politically connected persons who are also connected to solar, wind and nuclear industries have come out opposing any… Read more »


Jamie and folks we just came back from Cornwall and dead as usual. We walked along the shore of Lamoureux Park and went to Harveys. Jamie I have some news for you to have a good chuckle. We drove on Nine Street and couldn’t get on to Marlborough St. and went on McConnell. While at the Marlborough St. area you wouldn’t guess who I saw. One of the cops from the Barney Fife PD (the one with the beard that I insulted when he along with others were taking you out of City Hall) and you talk about me roaring… Read more »


Jeez, do you think Todd reads CFN?

David Oldham

Todd can read?

Harry Valentine

With regard to Cornwall’s economic future, Ontario Energy Board may force Cornwall to accept electric power from Ontario, abandoning the connecting from Hydro Quebec. The question then begs to be asked, since we’re located right next to a large power dam, should be get the benefit of a minimum transmission charge between the power dam and the city ?? If not, we’ll have to pay identical power rates as Ottawa that depends on the power transmission line. Such rates mean that Cornwall customers will be cross-subsidizing the cost of electric power in Ottawa, where the little power dams on the… Read more »

Harry Valentine

David Oldham . . . . it may be possible to keep the doors to Hydro Quebec open after December 2019 . . . . call me by telephone re this