Jim Brownell Project Truth the SD&G Highlanders & Why I Didn’t Attend Remembrance Day in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

brownell poppyDoes this image offend you?

It should.  It does me.

Does this one?DOCKERY poppy NOBLE fb RAW IMAGE

Can you imagine some drunken idiot putting a picture of someone in the centre of a poppy because they were suspended by Facebook?   I know.  Insane.

When presented this image Bill Maxwell of the Canadian Legion responded appropriately and was quoted in a piece we did LAST SUMMER.

“It is a first. I have never seen such a blatant defacement of our sacred symbol and believe that if other Canadians could see it, they’d be as outraged as I am,” says Bill Maxwell, who is secretary of the Legion’s Poppy and Remembrance Committee.

Now I may have some bias as the puppet person that leads the groups created around the boycotting of my businesses and personal defamation and threats to my person, co-workers, and clients is the party that posted the original defacement of the poppy.

That’s not even the story.  Drunken morons do stuff like that all the time.  We generally ignore them like most civilized people do.

However in this case James “Jim” Brownell, Hon. Lt. Colonel of the SD&G Highlanders, a military unit in our Canadian Armed Forces with a proud history, decided to participate and when shown the handiwork of the group stated that he was not his brother’s keeper and then went on to state the the group leader was his friend and former student and that I should mind my own business.

dockery poppy joking MOD

That of course included the group mocking the protest of the use of the poppy.

This was in June and July.      And  that even isn’t the issue.

The issue has been the cover up of the scandal and the hate group  by officers in the unit. the CO of the unit, the Legion, Esprit de Corps magazine,  several MP’s including our local one, even our local Friends of Vets group stood down rather than confront the mockery.    Even our PM Stephen Harper, was contacted with the evidence as were several media outlets.

The group was changed to secret or closed so it’s gone.  We have hundreds of screen caps of evidence, but why remove something if you’ve done nothing wrong and are proud of what you have typed or if you belong to a group as Mr. Brownell has proudly admitted?

aug 16 facebook jim brownell still in group

brownell in x files posting - url is a list of all items in x files brownell posted in as of Aug 2 2014

Why was Mr. Brownell,using his picture of himself in Uniform participating in a hate group in the first place?   And it is a hate group, as are the spin offs created by the same party and small active group.

angry mob facebook

You can’t say you’re not in a hate group and be a part of an angry mob.  Can you?  Well maybe in certain parts of Canada… These folks actually get upset when they’re called a hate group.

Hate admission in hate group

..sorry to go against the waves but I truly do HATE CFN and it’s blogging Editor Gilpig

Um, that’s hate.   That quote isn’t a typo.  The group things it’s clever to attack my being overweight.

Another member claims to have left the group because of racism.

reddick leaving Hate group on FB over racism NOV 8 2014

Which is what brought down the first group organized by these folks.

boycott removed

So you have a small group of people that started a boycott group against a local business;  who then defaced the poppy,  which Mr. Brownell kept on championing even posting in the latest incarnation in the group, this time MINUS his profile pic being in uniform from November 1, 2014.

brownell posting in hate group - nov 1 2014 FACEBOOK

See the doll on the end?  Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart of South Stormont.    And that ladies and gentlemen has been what this entire circus has been about.  Dirty small town politics in Eastern Ontario where a former Liberal MPP teamed up with a rabid conservative to attack a business to the extent that an election may have even been fixed.

The South Stormont results were over four hours late and when the results came through it was a victory for a former mayor that cost his township thousands and settled in a lawsuit against himself the insurance companies he worked for at a rate of pennies on the dollar; a deputy mayor who cost the township over $30K in the last term alone in Integrity Commissioner fees, a woman that broke the law to literally destroy any attempt to revitalize the South Stormont Chamber of Commerce while her own business failed (and is now closed) , another man who refuses to answer to whether he has had a criminal record and spent time in Kingston (or received a pardon) and waiting in the wings another retired military person who stood down after seeing the poppy in play.  It was an election filled with lies and bullying from door to door.

The voting in South Stormont was done electronically and via telephone.

And even this motley crew isn’t the issue.

The sole issue at this point is why this group would be allowed to cover up their actions.   Why would Mr. Brownell be allowed to attend Remembrance Day events in Cornwall Tuesday and lay a wreath in uniform after his actions?

We live in a society that covers up the truth far to easily.

Recently we had an issue with a Principal at a local school not taking clear action to remove swastikas in her high school.   I was told that she was given a three day suspension but allowed to attend school so as to not appear to be punished. (not confirmed)  Doesn’t that defeat the purpose?  And recently we had the head of the School board (David K Thomas)  do a quickie retirement (allegedly and unproven, for a relationship with a principal that involved more than textbooks) If Mr. Thomas had done anything akin to the rumours why would he be allowed to retire?

Or here in Cornwall where our former CAO was allowed to go on Executive leave and retire rather than be held accountable for his actions which have cost the city millions in legal fees, settlements, and other costs.

Just like how the province of Ontario spent over $50 MILLION dollars on Project Truth, which was to investigate claims of a pedophile ring here in Cornwall and the area which ultimately was a cover up of those that covered up for certain pedophiles.

So yesterday I laid down like our PM, various MPs, media, and others.  I didn’t want this story to marr the event with any possible outburst on Remembrance Day.     I have always stood up for vets.  As opposed to the Seaway News we didn’t commercialize Remembrance Day.  We shut down CFN from Monday night until Tuesday at 11:11AM with the poem Flanders Field on our home page as we have done in year’s past and will do in year’s future.

I will always support our Veterans because THEY ARE their Brother’s Keepers.  They should not just be there for photo ops for politicians.

Sadly we live in a society that while tragic, comes out for two deaths when far too many soldiers end their own lives after being destroyed by their experiences serving our country.

Soldiers are held accountable by the very risk of their lives that they willingly put on the line.   They deserve better than what has occurred here in Cornwall.

I have been targeted by sheer volumes of hatred for exposing stories like this.   People are angry seeing names in print, especially when it’s their own or friends; but what kind of society do we want to live in?

I can’t speak for those reading this; but I know I want my community to stand up against bullies, lies, and corruption.

We all failed this time.  Frankly Mr. Brownell should be stripped of his honourary title.  The CO of the Glens, Mr. Young, should be pulled and forced to resign.  Captain James Borer of the Glens, a political chum of Mr. Brownell should also be held accountable for not taking clear action in this scandal.   The Legion failed locally (they refused to respond) and Nationally as Mr. Maxwell refused to add to his quote after finding out about Mr. Brownell.

Mr. Borer’s own words in a letter to the editor published here on CFN ironically chastising Deputy Mayor Hart.

In the same way that you decry the use of taxpayer’s money to support Canadian Citizens and the Canadian Charter I am opposed to you using taxpayers money to lobby against Canada.

Either resign as Deputy Mayor or stop using taxpayer money in your personal crusade against bilingualism.

James Borer – South Stormont

Mr. Borer is the former Provincial Liberal Riding Association President and close to the Hon. Lt. Colonel.

In our community we have been well supported by the Provincial Liberal Government and the Ministry of Health through the major capital projects and considerable increase to the Cornwall Community Hospital operating budget.  These positive changes have set the conditions for success within the new Health Based Allocation Model.  We can be proud of these recent achievements and continue to work to strengthen our community’s health care as we move forward together.

James Borer
Lunenburg ON.

One should never put Politics ahead of what the Poppy is supposed to symbolize.  That sadly has occurred this year.

The rest is up to the public.   The truth is there for anyone that wants to investigate the emails and evidence which have been offered for examination to many mentioned above.

And I end this piece with In Flanders Field, written by a Lt. Colonel who understand about Honour, John McCrae.  Hopefully more people support our Soldiers for whatever reason they choose and something like this never happens again in our country.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

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  1. The only person that sees this as a “story” is yourself. What kind of society do we want to live in? Perhaps one that allows people to be freely associated with any group they wish via social media and to not be viciously attacked by an ignorant, completely out of touch idiot like yourself. I question your mental stability, and would refer you to seek any help that may be required. “Issue” after “issue”, it’s always Jamie versus the world lol You have an incredibly small group of loyal followers, to the point that it’s actually laughable. The people of Cornwall have spoken about you, and the people of South Stormont have spoken about your “business”. Time to take a hint, then take a hike.

  2. Defacing a poppy,standing up for someone defacing a poppy does not deserve to be in Remembrance Day services,shameful disrespect to all veterans, the Legion sure has come down a peg or two

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    Colin Munro if you are a proud member of the hate groups which boycott CFN why are you posting here?

  4. Because I can. I also enjoy reading terrible grammar, terribly structured sentences and countless spelling mistakes. I also enjoy reading this knowing the author considers himself to be a legitimate journalist doing the public a service. That’s hilarious to me and the overwhelming majority of people who read your blogs.

  5. I have been a silent reader for a long time. No more.

    this is not a story, Its (MODERATED)

    Jim has done nothing but amazing things for our community on a MP level and personal one. His volunteering with local groups has shown he cares even after retirement with the GOC.

    Have you not questioned why people arent getting back to you to make a comment? Because they know how Mr Brownell really is. Your biast “journalism” has become repetative. You have ran this story how many times now? still not gaining any real traction?

    {MODERATED for unfounded claims of a litigious nature}

    When is your hate for our community going to stop?

    Im sure this wont get published, but lets see what happens…

  6. Colin Munro if you lived in a country like China, N. Korea and many others including my husband’s own Lebanon you would disappear into some goolag and murdered and your family and friends would not know where you are or what happened to you. Well this may be coming up sooner than you or anybody else thinks. There is way too much freedom on the people and that is coming to an end soon including the net as we know it.

    About the poppy you may not think it to be anything but it is and it is one of the symbols of freedom that the soldiers fought for during the world wars. Jim Brownell should be mighty ashamed of himself to be associated with such a bunch of haters and they are traiters to Canada and any other civilized country. Jim Brownell should be literally stripped of his uniform and his title and all. About Jamie he is the best that came to Cornwall to expose the dirty secrets and former cop of the Barney Fife PD (a good cop) paid the ultimate price and his family as well and left Cornwall with their lives intact. I am ashamed of Cornwall and would never go back ever again and that is the truth. People like you Mr. Munro and that Tammy Hart and Richard Currier just to name a few. Cornwall is mighty backward and I say that till the day I die.

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    Mr. Belanger you have no been silent. You have posted on CFN using different names. I have zero hate for the community that I have chosen to live in. I don’t even hate people like Colin Munro below. Hate is a powerful and toxic force that smart people avoid.

  8. @ Mr. Belanger: This story isn’t about Mr. Brownell’s “other” or normal volunteer work. It’s about the abnormal and misguided decision he made as a member of Canada’s military to openly and willfully join a cyberabuse mob/gang, now active for almost a year to “voluntarily” wage war on another citizen. In addition, this mob isn’t the sort that rises up spontaneously after an alcohol-fueled event, such as a hockey or soccer game to overturn or burn police cars, smash windows or go on a looting spree with relative anonymity and the disinhibition that attends mob behaviour. This is a mob/gang of adults who proudly and willfully join, and forgo anonymity to terrorize a person with their perverted, cruel, ugly and obscene actions while bystanders cheer them on or look the other way. The defacement of the poppy cannot be separated from what is scientifically understood about mob behaviour. Members who would otherwise never deface a sacred symbol (even in the name of freedom of expression) have abdicated their senses, lost their individuality, and are now experiencing cognitive dissonance; the evidence being that they continue to lay blame elsewhere. In this case, back on their victim.

  9. Monday my daughter and I went to the library and I needed a pattern for one of my quilts and it was found in the children’s section and the librarian was so nice and found the exact pattern that I needed to trace. To make a long story short I saw a book on the shelf where the title was: “Bullies are Losers” and right away I thought about the bullies on Cornwall’s facebook and yes this is true indeed bullies are losers. You are all just lowering yourselves and are the gutter if you think that good people will look at you in a nice way. Jim Brownell has lowered himself to the gutter literally and should resign from his post and should also be mighty ashamed to be called a teacher as well. I can tell you all something that one day you will regret what you said about the poppy and about Jamie and any good person. Bullies always have other bullies and stupids near them for strength but one day those bullies will turn on you – what goes around always comes back and much worse than you dish it out and believe me I have never seen it to fail yet. Things have been done to myself and my mom and I can tell you that what went around to the bad ones I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. When you call Jamie horrible names you are going to get something back in return that you never have expected in life and it doesn’t matter how short or how long it takes but it always hits back. I have seen things happen after 30 and more years that you would never believe it unless you saw it or heard it with your own ears and yes it sure did happen. I myself was in horrible shock to hear what had happened. Jamie is the best thing that came to Cornwall and you don’t deserve a good man like Jamie. You will see soon that the kitty is pretty well bare in Cornwall and how you are going to have the streets and sidewalks shoveled with the Arctic winter that we are going to experience. Don’t think that taxes will remain the same – they have to increase to keep up with the demand. If things get bad you may all wind up shoveling the streets with your own shovels and don’t think that this is funny – it can happen.

  10. Jamie, as much as I enjoy coming here to read non-mainstream news of the city, you could have posted this above the headline : “WARNING! DEAD HORSES WILL BE BEATEN IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE!” There was really no news in this article. Just a diatribe.

  11. How can someone be suspended AND still be on the job?

    If Jim Brownell wants to be part of a group that defaces the poppy he needs to get his act straight. Either he’s part of a hate group or he’s a member of the SD&G Highlanders, not both.

    Good on you for what you did for Remembrance Day on CFN. Also by not attending the ceremony you avoided a possible situation with various individuals and let the focus stay on where it should be the veterans and the ceremony.

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    Hugger on November 11th Veterans should always come first. Issues can always be sorted out after if sadly they weren’t handled before.

  13. Agreed. Did you read the article in the Ottawa Citizen about the fake soldier that was interviewed on TV as a real soldier?

  14. Sorry, the article on the fake soldier was on CBC.

  15. Colin Munro, I live in South Glengarry. When it came time to vote, I specifically made sure I didn’t vote for a big mouth like you. I vote for people that are careful how they present themselves, act, professionally, think before speaking ect. You act and speak like a punk. I didn’t even know who you were until you started spewing your hateful words on the CFN site. Then I find out you are running for a counsil seat in my district. When your nice, thick, glossy mailer came to my house it was very impressive. However, I threw it directly in the recycling bin because I knew enough about you already based on how you portray yourself here. You may want to think about that the next time you run for a seat.

  16. Hugger my husband told me about the fake soldier just this morning going by the name of Gervais. There are so many weirdos anymore and you have to be mighty careful. We sure don’t live in the same kind of a world that we once lived in.

  17. We not only see the likes of Jim Brownell posing as some sort of a leader of the SD&G highlanders but we get in this Gervais fellow as well posing as a member of the armed forces. My husband has been laughing and poking fun of it all ever since. This is really crazy. We not only come across this but all the fraudsters coming from Cornwall posing as international banksters as in gangsters which they are and selling you mutual funds, etc. and stealing it after you put your money down and signed on the dotted line. LOL LOL. ROLF! What is next on the horizon. When I said that you cannot trust anyone anymore I meant that and will always mean that. One like Brownell should be mighty ashamed of himself and get lost somewhere that nobody knows where he disappeared to. You have a man like this Williams fellow who lived here in Orleans who flew the queen and other dignitaries and goes and fornicates around and putting on women’s underware and killed many women and now in jail but not only that folks it doesn’t end there – he collects full pension while behind the bars. What is next. Only in Canada you say. LOL LOL. ROLF!

  18. We live in the same kind of world Jules.This stuff has been going on for ages its just that people are speaking up now.
    Procect truth will go down in the far future as the biggest fraud the goverment has pulled on the people.

  19. You are absolutely right Marc L. and the government protects the evil archy of society. Some will call them the elites and the high archy but one man in California who is well known in Hollywood calls them the evil archy and I have adapted that name ever since because they are evil.

  20. Was that too much of a callout you coward? And you say you’re about freedom of speech? You allow your fake robots to comment things about me but then when I address the comment you block it? Did I hurt your feelings? Oops.

  21. Colin Munro…..you’ve made your point (though I don’t know what it is). Now, please, just go away.

  22. Angry little man carrying a big chip.

  23. Actually my points were made in the comment that this editor cowardly decided to block. Some pretty good points too. I will not go away, the editor of this blog picked the wrong person to confront.

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    Mr. Munro I think our viewers have seen enough of your hate on this online newspaper. You can scurry back beneath whatever rocks you feel comfortable under.

  25. Colin Munro, enough already please leave,no one is forcing you to read CFN but I,m thinking that you secretly love his stories,Jamie has already shown you more patience than I would have …go away!!!

  26. Colin Munro Jamie is a very good person and I have said those words from the first time I found his paper. Jamie tells the truth which is something that other papers do not do. A lot of people don’t get everything put on and I am one of them since I am a big nuisance to Jamie and I don’t mind it because this is Jamie’s paper and he has the right to post what he wants. You will see that a lot of us do defend Jamie because we know that he is a good man and it takes a lot of courage to stand up for what you believe in and we stand up with Jamie. If you do not like it Mr. Munro you don’t have to read CFN and can read the regular “toilet papers of record” that makes no sense at all.

  27. A good person? Asking if I burn crosses because I’m in a Facebook group? You’re as dilusional as he is. When it comes to the criminal charges you are currently facing, I hope that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. You are not a good person. Your attempts to ruin people are laughable, and of course I say “attempt” because you are not relevant enough to persuade anyone but a bunch of faceless and nameless online “supporters”. I can keep going all day, you’re absolutely pathetic. Can’t wait for the next blog so I can laugh hysterically at you and these comments.

  28. Colin Munro you are pathetic and Jamie never made malicious calls to anyone and you know it. People did what they could to try and frame Jamie and the Barney Fife PD didn’t do their job. I know all about political frame ups and it is done everyday. Cornwall is not a place for good people to live in and I have warned Jamie for a long time now and people who read CFN know what I have said for many years. Jamie thought different in his own mind and thnking that the people would accept him and I tried my darndest to warn him and I try to warn others as well whether political or not. Cornwall is a place that I dread going to visit and always have horrible feelings about that town. You Mr. Munro as well as your hateful group of Facebook bunch will regret your words that you spoke about Jamie and others and that I guarantee you. Bullies are losers.

  29. Please allow me to raise the tone of this discussion…

    Mr Munro, your mother wears army boots, and she dresses you funny too! Take that, you silly poo-head!


  30. Are these more threats, “Jules”? Seems to be a habitual, whoever you are. As far as the editor of this blog being framed, that’s as laughable as the blogs he posts. There is obviously a reason these charges haven’t been dropped, or they’d be dropped. It would appear that the editor of this blog seems to feel that the whole world is out to “get him” , and anyone who disagrees with his twisted logic is a liar and a hater. I told you I can go all day, keep posting nonsense and I’ll reply to hold you to account. Someone has to! And by the way, nobody cares that you weren’t at the Remembrance Day ceremony. I’m sure people were relieved to not have your camera in their face asking them irrelevant questions about non issues. Quite the journalistic approach, and perhaps the reason that people think this website and the editor are a complete farce.

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    Now Colin we’re either an editor or blogger. I know you used the term blog several times as though it were some sort of insult, but you’re not an illiterate 70 year old man, no? You did want to lead your community in council, right? Remember once we post a comment it’s up there for good.

  32. More free publicity via the Free News! Thanks JG, glad you got my good side!

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    Well I do believe you’re framed correctly, yes.

  34. An interesting comment, “Furtz” ; speaks to the intelligence level of your average CFN reader (that takes this seriously) lol and JG, I’m really not concerned that these comments are up for good. You’re so irrelevant it doesn’t even matter. I will continue to stand up for what is right and stand with the likes of Jim Brownell and Tammy Hart (my friends and actual community leaders) and let the real haters keep hating. I’m out, have a great weekend!

  35. @ Mr Munro. I just calls it as I sees it and yous is a poo-head. Say hi to Tammy for me… she’s hot!!!

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    Furtz what are you drinking out there in the bush….

  37. Just cuttin’ loose with a mug of Ovaltine, and trying to address Mr Munro at his level of intellect. No point in talking over his head. LOL ROLF etc.

  38. Jamie I think that Furtz is on some sort of strange moonshine this evening and must be awfully lonely to want “hurricane Hart” of all things. I guess that is what happens living out in the bush. LOL LOL. ROLF! You get to go a little off like your Jules. LOL LOL.

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    Furtz I myself drink Ovaltine. I mix it with some whey protein too….

  40. Furtz your ovaltine must be mighty powerful. I haven’t stopped laughing ever since. I cannot control my laughter just now. You are mighty funny indeed. Gee and all I have here is ginger ale and I cannot control my laughter. It is a good thing that I have nothing stronger to drink. Oh wait I do my husband’s whiskey. Jamie would literally disqualify me from posting if I drank and came on with all kinds of doozies. LOL LOL. I haven’t touched whiskey since the time I had to have teeth removed and was in such pain that it dulled it for a short while. That reminds me this weak I have to pick up some wine and a few other things for Christmas. I won’t drink the wine I promise I get blind drunk. I told it before here and Jamie didn’t post it and it was a funny real story that happened to me 40 years ago.

  41. Now and then, I’ll add a splash of brandy to my Ovaltine. But I only do that when I’m alone or with somebody.

  42. Furtz with a little splash of cognac on your ovaltine you must have drunk the entire bottle. Are you sure you haven’t spotted Hurricane Hart flying over your house with her broom and the haters along with her. LOL LOL. ROLF! I just have a glass of water and needs replenishing. I am laughing so hard – you are funny.

  43. Jamie and Furtz the more I read this the more laughter I have and almost fell off my chair with laughter. Furtz must have polished off the bottle. One thing about your paper CFN it is never boring – not with Furtz around. I can’t stop laughing. This Colin figure, and the rest of the haters are something else mighty despicable characters. Furtz comment is so hilarious. Can you imagine Furtz in person if he is this funny in his blogs. LOL LOL. ROLF! Furtz I am laughing so much that I almost fell off my chair again. Furtz would have polished off that bottle lickety split.

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