We Get Letters : Michael Labelle Says Goodbye Cornwall, Not Been Nice 121319

Editor’s Note. Mike was born in Cornwall. Went off for his career, and attempted to retire to Cornwall having purchased a home in Riverdale.

Hi Jamie. I thought I should make it official for you. I am no longer a resident of Cornwall.

Before I trash them I should give the thumbs up.

1/ the community organizations who seemed to be out there trying to make things better for the less fortunate.

2/ Gabby at Lornville. This was a lady I felt I could trust.

3/ You might find this one hard to believe. Benson’s on Pitt St. Especially Mike. I never went in their and felt I would be ripped off. Unlike most other business in the city

4/ Because of your past experience you will find this one very hard to believe. The Cornwall Police. Except for one I met, in my opinion they had a much better attitude then the Brampton Police.

5/ Cornwall BBQ and Cornwall pizza.

6/ My memories from when I grew up in Cornwall. There are no bad ones. We were poor. I am sure my parents cared but we didn’t, we were happy

7/ The river

The thumbs down

1/ The politicians, they have no vision whatsoever. Maintain the status quo.

2/ The rich people of the city who for the most part are living outside the city. They would not want to pay the taxes. The rich people who get richer on the backs of the poor. The same as when I was growing up there.

3/ The Cornwall Police and all the other ones who refuse to live in the city and pay the taxes. . Like the CEO

4/ The professionals. Over charging people for everything. It was a good thing I had benefits to call them on it. People do not know any better. They have never been anywhere. Anybody who thinks Cornwall is a cheap place to live had best think again.

5/ Eva at Lornville. Bring a shovel when you are dealing with her.

6/ The local media. You are the exception. We had our differences of opinion but at least you were trying to expose the city for what it is . A Hicktown.   The rest were just mouth pieces for the city.

7/ The taxes that just keep going higher with not much to show for it.

8/ I could go on and on.

I will close with a song. Everybody sing.

Goodbye Cornwall…. Not been nice….

Hope I find my. Paradise…

Tried to see your….Point of view…

Now go make my….Dreams come true….

Goodbye Bernie….Got no debts…

Try to sing a..Nice Duet



Hicktown, it is not a nice place to visit. You would never want to live there.

Michael Labelle

Somewhere in Ontario (at the moment)

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  1. Thank you Jamie. This should garner me a lot of friends in Hicktown. 🙂
    “Some they do and some they don’t
    Some you just can’t tell, Some they will and some they won’t
    The rest can go to” hell.

  2. Something more serious here. I had no choice but to leave Cornwall many years ago. All the years I was away I always said the same thing. When I retire I am going home. Home was Cornwall. That was then this is now. Then I came back as an adult and a taxpayer, I saw the reality of what I had grown up in. Cornwall should not be described as a city. It should be described as clique.

  3. Michael Labelle I too am originally from Cornhole and I went back once because of mom dying and I inherited the house and not long before the papers went through the lawyer, etc. I sold the house and happy to have left and never ever again would I go back. It has been a long while since I stepped foot in that mighty backward, uneducated town and never again.

  4. (MODERATED) Jules your posts won’t be published if you don’t learn some manners. Shame on you.

  5. {moderated} Almost Jules. If you can’t post without name calling you don’t get to post. And you should be sending us a huge viewer donation for all this extra moderation.

  6. Cops don’t want to be standing in line at the checkout counter with the pedophile they arrested yesterday but was put back out to molest someone else’s kid. My son is a cop that’s why he doesn’t live in the town he polices. I hate auto correct.

  7. Responding to Bill Jones. There is something fundamental wrong when a PUBLIC organization is paying your salary and you do not live there. There are a way too many of these people in that city. The CEO (?) not living in the city is a perfect example of putting a bad face on a city.

  8. I just want to wish one and all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, or whatever you may celebrate!!

  9. Well, I’ll take Hicktown over what outsiders use to call
    Cornwall when we first arrived and once settling in in 1979.
    Remember Domtar, Cortaulds, ICI and perhaps a few others?
    Why, that was the smell of money they’d say. Perhaps, but
    the connotation’s were quit different. I had left my fine town
    of Bellville and Peterborough before that and for the love of
    God, there was only one city in all Of Ontario that was worse
    than Cornwall. That was the a-hole back in time and perhaps
    still, the oil refinery city of Sarnia. I will avoid the other many
    vernaculars of the day. Perhaps we have fallen into this Hick-
    town as M.L. choses to refer it as, but by God, it is my Hick-
    town now and if this moniker fits, well not on me. Not on us.
    We live unencumbered here. We live free and though it isn’t
    always easy we have clear skies, easy access to the BIGGER,
    MAME. For the certain few or many, no matter, this town is
    friendly, courteous on the walks and streets and good views
    along the water front. Try and find that in Central City jungles.

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