Happy 2012! My first Editorial of the year. Making the World More Accountable One Act at a Time by Jamie Gilcig – January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!   My first Editorial of the year.   Making the World More Accountable One Act at a Time by Jamie Gilcig – January 1, 2012

CFN –   We made it!  If you’re reading this we’ve all jumped over the line and are blinking and breathing in 2012.    Now I know some of you are fretting and getting all Mayan, but I have a hunch 2012 is going to be a heck of a good year for many.   […]

China Jails Two More Online Writers – How Far Behind are We in Canada by Jamie Gilcig – December 27, 2011

China Jails Two More Online Writers – How Far Behind are We in Canada by Jamie Gilcig – December 27, 2011

CFN –   I’m reading today about China sticking an online dissident, Chen Xi, to ten years in Jail.  Another,  Chen Wei was recently given a 9 year sentence.   I know; we’re not China…yet. You have the mayor of Toronto cutting off the largest paper in his city because they wouldn’t write what he wanted.   […]

Our Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day and Christmas Wishes from Editor Jamie Gilcig – December 25, 2011

Our Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day and Christmas Wishes from Editor Jamie Gilcig – December 25, 2011

CFN – That’s a lovely Christmas photo from area photog Calvin Hanson.  I can’t think of a better Cornwall Free News photo of the day for this Christmas Day 2011! If you wish to submit your Photo or video of the day email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com Christmas is a time to make wishes too and […]

Komorowski’s Korner – Ezra Levant and the Ethics & Politics of Oil – December 23, 2011

Komorowski’s Korner – Ezra Levant and the Ethics & Politics of Oil – December 23, 2011

CFN – Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with his government, owe sophist (someone who argues with shrewd but intentionally fallacious reasoning) Ezra Levant a star columnist for Sun Media and the Glenn Beck Fox News North) big time, and are starting to repay the debt. Levant’s whole career has been tied to or sponsored by […]

Are you Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take it Anymore? Justin Trudeau seems to be? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 18, 2011

Are you Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take it Anymore?  Justin Trudeau seems to be?  Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 18, 2011

CFN –  Justin Trudeau sparked a storm of media coverage this week when he called Harper MP Peter Kent a “Piece of Shit” in Parliament.   It reminded people of his Dad’s “Fuddle Duddle” remark, but it hits certain notes of frustration that millions of people are feeling around the world. Whether in Syria, Iraq, […]

Editorial by Jamie Gilcig on the City of Cornwall’s Advertising Policy Against the Cornwall Free News

Editorial by Jamie Gilcig on the City of Cornwall’s Advertising Policy Against the Cornwall Free News

CFN –  What a weird and tiring week.   So much of the energy I had to expend this week was wasted because of some very thin skinned and incompetent people at city hall here in Cornwall. Whenever you enact a policy or law it should be something that makes sense; is grounded in logic […]

Year in Review : We Grade Cornwall Ontario City Council and Management for 2011 – December 14, 2011

Year in Review : We Grade Cornwall Ontario City Council and Management for 2011 – December 14, 2011

CFN –  Well City Council in Cornwall Ontario is done for 2011.   The last official non-secret meeting was held Monday night and it was a full agenda!   I thought it would be interesting to do a report card for the mayor,  council, and key city management. Mayor Kilger:   B – In hockey […]

OP ED – Kevin Parkinson of Cornwall Ontario on Canada US Border Concerns – December 12, 2011

OP ED – Kevin Parkinson of Cornwall Ontario on Canada US Border Concerns – December 12, 2011

I read your post on the Cornwall Free News on the border situation and agree that there are more questions than answers concerning border security, policing and setting precedents. We have known for some time that the North American Union is in the works, is always on the back burner and kept away from the […]

The Harper Government’s Slippery Slope of Canadian Autonomy and National Sovereignty – Cornwall Border Crossing to US Soil

The Harper Government’s Slippery Slope of Canadian Autonomy and National Sovereignty – Cornwall Border Crossing to US Soil

CFN – I’m sure Pierre Trudeau is not happy wherever he is today….   While I didn’t agree with everything he stood for I was always proud of his relationship with the US.  In his memoirs his advice to Brian Mulroney: ” …be friends with the United States– the Canadian people like the Americans – […]

The Cornwall Free News Announces its new User Comment Policy – PROFANITY WARNING – December 6, 2011

The Cornwall Free News Announces its new User Comment Policy – PROFANITY WARNING – December 6, 2011

CFN –  Wow we had a ton of feedback on our story about Online Anonymity and our future policy regarding comments here on CFN.   It’s been interesting and I think will help our evolution and growth. With nearly 14,000 comments in three years I personally see the impact both positive and negative that your words can […]

Is Mr. Newman Correct About the Federal Liberal Party? A Few Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig – November 21, 2011

Is Mr. Newman Correct About the Federal Liberal Party?  A Few Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig – November 21, 2011

CFN –  An odd amount of discussion this weekend about the future of the Federal Liberals.   One author was blazed in headlines saying they were dead.   I received an email from a up and coming Grit here in this riding sharing the link and voicing an opinion. I can’t blame many Liberals for […]

Help the Cornwall Free News Form Its New Comments Policy! November 18, 2011

Help the Cornwall Free News Form Its New Comments Policy! November 18, 2011

CFN –  Boy this week has gone by in a blur!   It’s been crazy since Monday night when Cornwall City council tabled their report calling for a cease to advertising on media that have anonymous comments.   I think we’ve all learned a few things and we’ve been inundated with comments, calls, and emails of all […]

There is more than one villain in the Jerry Sandusky case – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – November 16, 2011

There is more than one villain in the Jerry Sandusky case – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – November 16, 2011

CFN  –  Penn State has had a long and proud football program.  That has come crashing  down around them and tarnished the name of the school forever after former coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with doing nasties with young boys and students.    Legendary Head Coach Joe Paterno was fired and the spin has been […]

So How Much has CAO Paul Fitzpatrick Cost the City of Cornwall with his heavy handed leadership? November 13, 2011

So How Much has  CAO Paul Fitzpatrick Cost the City of Cornwall with his heavy handed leadership?   November 13, 2011

CFN – A report was written this past week by our Economic Development team.  I’ve always thought that term a bit odd for Mr. Peters and Boileau as they certainly have not done anything to help develop CFN. I’ve been told that the first ad we had from the city was just to get us […]

Summation of the Ethier vs Cornwall Police Hearings Drag on for Second Day – Does $300K in Taxpayer Dollars Make any Sense? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 31, 2011

Summation of the Ethier vs Cornwall Police Hearings Drag on for Second Day – Does $300K in Taxpayer Dollars Make any Sense? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 31, 2011

CFN –   I spent a day of my life today at a hearing. It was summations for charges laid on two of Cornwall’s finest by Edgar Ethier over allegations that he was roughed up after being charged with impaired driving. Sergeants Scott Coulter and Troy St. Germain were in court along with Mr. St. […]

It’s time to Enforce the Wearing of Visors in the NHL – Pronger Injury Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 26, 2011

It’s time to Enforce the Wearing of Visors in the NHL – Pronger Injury Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 26, 2011

CFN – Chris Pronger has inflamed the debate about visors for NHL players.   There’s this whole drama about “forcing” players to wear this eye protection, and then union talk, but it’s all rhetoric to me. It’s ridiculous; especially in this cap age for this sort of injury to occur.   The NHL and the […]

CFIB Communities in BOOM report ranks Cornwall Ontario 98 out of 100. City & Chamber Protest – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 20, 2011

CFIB Communities in BOOM report ranks Cornwall Ontario 98 out of 100.   City & Chamber Protest – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 20, 2011

CFN –   For the second year in a row politicians and mavens in Cornwall Ontario are up in arms about their rating in the CFIB’s Communities in BOOM report which measures the Entrepreneurial environment of cities across Canada. From the CFIB: Ted Mallett, Vice-President & Chief Economist Queenie Wong, Senior Research Analyst Entrepreneurs create more than […]

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