Democratic Hiccup in Cornwall Ontario as Chamber of Commerce Singles out The Cornwall Free News for Special Harassment at All Candidates Debate. Btw, Bernadette Clement won! April 22, 2011

Democratic Hiccup in Cornwall Ontario as Chamber of Commerce Singles out The Cornwall Free News for Special Harassment at All Candidates Debate.  Btw, Bernadette Clement won!  April 22, 2011

Cornwall ON – Democracy experienced a hiccup last night at the All Candidate Chamber of Commerce debate in Cornwall Ontario.  It seems some members of the chamber are not familiar with the term “Freedom of the Press.” I was accosted as I entered the Salon in the civic complex by Mike Metcalfe who singled me […]

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC thinks “Prairie Premier ignorant of the rules.” – April 22, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC thinks “Prairie Premier ignorant of the rules.” – April 22, 2011

Dear Editor, Premier Brad Wall does not understand how parliamentary democracy works. So let me make it easy.  A government must retain the confidence of a majority of Members of Parliament sitting in the House of Commons. Mr. Harper has a third chance at winning a majority May 2nd. If he fails and cannot find […]

Harper MP Guy Lauzon Votes against Pension Security for Riding’s Seniors by Richard Komorowski – April 21, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Harper MP Guy Lauzon Votes against Pension Security for Riding’s Seniors by Richard Komorowski – April 21, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Did you know that every first of October is now “National Seniors (sic) Day” in Canada, as reported last October (unfortunately, after the fact) by the Seaway News? Most seniors probably missed this momentous event, especially with more pressing concerns such as healthcare, the ever-rising costs of food, energy and housing, and […]

Avonmore All-Candidates Debate by Reg Coffey – April 19, 2011

Avonmore All-Candidates Debate  by Reg Coffey – April 19, 2011

Avonmore ON – The Stormont County Federation of Agriculture sponsored an All-Candidates debate at the North Stormont Place, Avonmore on Tuesday night. Included in this debate for the first time was Darcy Neal Donnelly, the Libertarian candidate for SD&SG. . The meeting was well run and once started was politely controlled and kept on time […]

Letter to the Editor – Diane Marshall of Cornwall Ontario Concerned About Harper Government Bill C-474 & Monsanto – April 20, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Letter to the Editor – Diane Marshall of Cornwall Ontario Concerned About Harper Government Bill  C-474 & Monsanto – April 20, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO IS GOING TO CHANGE YOUR COUNTRY LOOK IN THE MIRROR! I have been so astounded, listening to people about the upcoming election. and saddened by so many people’s lack of being informed. . After  speaking  with many people here in Cornwall here are  some examples of what I hear. […]

MP Bob Rae’s Views on Internet Usage and more. Visit to Cornwall Ontario April 18, 2011

MP Bob Rae’s Views on Internet Usage and more.  Visit to Cornwall Ontario April 18, 2011

Cornwall ON – We’re catching up from editing all this election debate video.     MP Bob Rae visited Cornwall Monday and had a lot to say about health care and Mr. Harper and his government. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9XWusN0bZQ “Stephen Harper is currently enrolled in the witness protection program..” Oil Companies and Banks need to wait their […]

Bob Rae Visits Cornwall Ontario Health Care, the Economy, the Harper Government, and Internet Usage – April 18, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario – 1080 HD VIDEO

Bob Rae Visits Cornwall Ontario Health Care, the Economy, the Harper Government, and Internet Usage – April 18, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario – 1080 HD VIDEO

Cornwall ON – SD&SG Liberal Candidate has a lot to smile about today!   Her campaign is entering a new gear as she revs up for the last two weeks of the campaign. Today she had a visitor come to assist her in her campaigning; former Premier of Ontario and current MP, Mr. Bob Rae. […]

Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – Tough times on the Cornwall job front reports Statistics Canada – April 18, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – Tough times on the Cornwall job front reports Statistics Canada – April 18, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

ROGER SAUVÉ – We hear a lot about how the job picture and the economy has improved at the national level and that is indeed the reality. While this may be so, recent Statistics Canada reports reveal there are many significant variations around this trend.   Let’s look at the bright side first. In February […]

Conservative MP Guy Lauzon Voted against Human Rights Bill by Richard Komorowski – April 18, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Conservative MP Guy Lauzon Voted against Human Rights Bill by Richard Komorowski – April 18, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON –For some years now, Canadian mining and exploration companies have been coming under fire in South America and other under-developed nations for serious human rights and environmental abuses.  Canada has always prided itself in its human rights record, and even has a “Charter of Rights and Freedoms” to prove it. However, Cornwall MP […]

MP Bob Rae Visits Cornwall Ontario to Help Local Candidate Bernadette Clement – April 18, 2011

MP Bob Rae Visits Cornwall Ontario to Help Local Candidate Bernadette Clement – April 18, 2011

Cornwall ON – Bob Rae is coming to Cornwall Ontario to help local Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement stump for votes. He will be at her campaign office at Montreal Road for a meet and greet with the party loyal and public at noon. Pictured left with Ms Clement is Mr. Rae when he was in […]

Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne Speaks to The Cornwall Free News – Bridge Crisis, Federal Election, Harper Government – Changing Perceptions – April 16, 2011

Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne Speaks to The Cornwall Free News – Bridge Crisis, Federal Election, Harper Government – Changing Perceptions – April 16, 2011

Akwesasne Mohawk Territory – I caught up with Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne Friday.    As usual he was a moving target and on the run. The Ronathahon:ni Cultural Centre better known as The Native North American Traveling College where a grant from Ontario was presented by MPP Jim Brownell.   The Grand Chief also debuted […]

Letter to the Editor – Mr. Eugene Parks of Victoria BC – A Vote for Mr. Harper A Vote to End our Parliamentary System? – April 16, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Mr. Eugene Parks of Victoria BC – A Vote for Mr. Harper A Vote to End our Parliamentary System? – April 16, 2011

Dear Editor, Is trashing democracy ok? Mr. Harper has abused every watchdog, every potential oversight, every attempt (from others) at making government transparent. He has refused to report to parliament and grossly misstates activities and budgets when he does. . He has prorogued parliament to avoid accountability. Those are facts. Doesn’t a vote for more […]

Letter to the Editor – Ken Smith of Cornwall Ontario – Reigning in corporate tax cuts – April 14, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Ken Smith of Cornwall Ontario – Reigning in corporate tax cuts – April 14, 2011

The Quebecor Sun Media news chain, including our Standard-Freeholder, has circulated another dubious story on basement corporate tax cuts. . Jim Hendry, editor of the Peterborough Examiner, has issued a new piece “Lower corporate tax cuts are an economic winner” for the multi-corporate news agency. . Hendry cites Stephen Harper’s claim that the most recent […]

Letter to the Editor Matthew D. Livingstone of Sudbury – A Vote for Canada – April 14, 2011

Letter to the Editor Matthew D. Livingstone of Sudbury – A Vote for Canada – April 14, 2011

I agree with any politician that says Canadians deserves better because we desperately do. The manner and deportment of Mr. Harper and his government has been undeniably child-like, arrogant and at times simply illegal, yet too many Canadians seem willing to give Mr. Harper and his government a free pass on character and integrity for […]

Letter to the Editor – Joe Hueglin of Niagara Falls on Harper Government Quote Abuse – April 14, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Joe Hueglin of Niagara Falls on Harper Government Quote Abuse – April 14, 2011

Dear Editor, Statements made by both Auditor General Shelia Fraser and Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. have been quoted out of time and place in a Conservative Party Committee Report. Research had to have been undertaken to locate suitable quotes or a file kept of usable quotes and while “The two other quotes contained in […]

It’s Time for the French Language Debate! Catch our coverage as we post LIVE and evaluate after. April 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

It’s Time for the French Language Debate!  Catch our coverage as we post LIVE and evaluate after. April 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – We’re going to be covering the French debate tonight.   Keep coming back as we’ll be updating the page as the debate evolves. Governance up first.   Iggy gives us a geographical lesson on French communities of Canada.  Duceppe jabs at Ignatieff on coalitions.   Iggy counters on clear choice focusing on […]

So who won the first Federal Election Debate? POLL – April 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

So who won the first Federal Election Debate?  POLL – April 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – So who do you think won the English Canadian Federal Election debate?   I’m not sure anyone did, but if I were scoring points I’d probably give it to Gilles Duceppe which has a certain Canadian kind of irony to it. There were no major surprises.   The only leader to really […]

Coverage of the UnDemocratic Canadian Federal Election Debates COMMENTARY by Jamie Gilcig – April 12, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Coverage of the  UnDemocratic Canadian Federal Election Debates  COMMENTARY by Jamie Gilcig – April 12, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – The debate has started and the blows are landing heavily on Stephen Harper who I caught reeling from a Michael Ignatieff blow early on. Gilles Duceppe got in an early blow on the PM offering money to help Newfoundland hydro projects when Quebec had no Federal help. Jack Layton reminisced and reminded […]