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 […]

Dinner with Gerry Visca. Key Note Biz Fest Speaker in Cornwall Ontario Passionate About His Message – October 17, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Dinner with Gerry Visca.   Key Note Biz Fest Speaker in Cornwall Ontario Passionate About His Message – October 17, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

CFN  – It’s been a crazy week and it’s only Monday!    I stopped by the VIP dinner here in Cornwall where Key note speaker of Biz Fest, Gerry Visca, shared some of his vision and worked the crowd. Mr. Visca is a moving speaker; very slick and passionate about his message.  He’s written books […]

Corruption & Accountability Around the World and in Our Home Town – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 13, 2011

Corruption & Accountability Around the World and in Our Home Town – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 13, 2011

CFN – I’m reading this op-ed in the NY Times this morning….reading the words carefully after looking at so many stories that are going on in the world.   Protests, death, gross destruction of the enviornment, culture, and fundamental ways of doing things.  If you take the media accounts at the surface it seems that a lot […]

Gentleman Jim McDonell Turns SD&SG Blue – Premier McGuinty holds on with 53 seats in Ontario Election – October 7, 2011

Gentleman Jim McDonell Turns SD&SG Blue – Premier McGuinty holds on with 53 seats in Ontario Election – October 7, 2011

CFN –   What an odd end to the Ontario provincial elections.  In the “Big Picture” voter turnout was the key factor with the province slumping under the 50% mark. That means that over half of the eligable voters in this province just couldn’t be bothered or care about voting. How many of those that […]

I endorse Mark A MacDonald to be the next MPP for a Majority Liberal Dalton McGuinty Government for Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News

I endorse Mark A MacDonald to be the next MPP for a Majority Liberal Dalton McGuinty Government for Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News

CFN –   It’s been a long election season.  Debate after debate, speech after speech, private moments, heated moments, moments that separate one candidate from another. I can say that at both the local riding level here in SD&SG and at the Provincial level where I’ve seen Tim Hudak barr me from an event thus […]

Why Andrea Horwath Bumping the Minimum Wage to $11 Would Kill Small Business & Hurt Seniors – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 3, 2011

Why Andrea Horwath Bumping the Minimum Wage to $11 Would Kill Small Business & Hurt Seniors – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 3, 2011

CFN –  Wow, this 2011 provincial election is almost done.  It’s been an ugly and turdulent affair with Racoons, mice, name calling, liar calling, sleazy 30’s style propaganda, and other trickery. See people don’t get the difference between Ontario NDP and the Federal NDP.   There’s a HUGE difference. The NDP of Jack Layton and […]

The World will not be destroyed by those that do evil; but by those who watch them without doing anything. Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 1, 2011

The World will not be destroyed by those that do evil; but by those who watch them without doing anything. Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 1, 2011

CFN – On Facebook today there was a quote from Albert Einstein; “The World will not be destroyed by those that do evil; but by those who watch them without doing anything.” We live in a conformist world.  Where the Sixties was about confrontation today we shy from it. Why?   Well there’s always a […]

CON-firmative Action – When rookie Party Leaders show their inner ugly – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – September 13, 2011

CON-firmative Action – When rookie Party Leaders show their inner ugly – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – September 13, 2011

Cornwall ON –  Tim Hudak was politically spanked this week, and it may in the end cost him the election; although I don’t think he really had much of a chance to win to start? Hudak and his Tea Party Progressive Conservatives pounced like a hyena on a three legged sow with piglets at the […]

Desperate Hudak team sends in the Horsemen. MPP Lisa MacLeod Joins Mr. McFuddle Mayor Jim MacDonell at Hate Fest in Cornwall Ontario – Saturday September 10, 2011

Desperate Hudak team sends in the Horsemen.  MPP Lisa MacLeod Joins Mr. McFuddle Mayor Jim MacDonell at Hate Fest in Cornwall Ontario – Saturday September 10, 2011

Cornwall ON –   Isn’t it odd that that Progressive Conservative candidate for SD&SG Jim “McFuddle” McDonell has to have baby sitters when he has a speaking engagement?  Usually it’s Steve Clark, a very Mayor McFuddle strong politician who doesn’t seem to need full day  Kindergarten the way that Mr. McFuddle does. Jim  had MPP […]

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