Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch on the Ontario Provincial Budget – Cornwall Ontario – March 29, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch on the Ontario Provincial Budget – Cornwall Ontario – March 29, 2010

The March 25 Ontario budget shows that the McGuinty Government has lost touch with the challenges facing everyday people in Ontario. There was little in the budget to help those who are hurting in the current recession, namely, the unemployed, seniors, and people living on low incomes. Ontario needs a comprehensive made-in- Ontario jobs plan […]

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert “SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY MCGUINTY!!” Cornwall Ontario – March 27, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert “SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY MCGUINTY!!” Cornwall Ontario – March 27, 2010

Dear Editor SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY MCGUINTY!! Will this Provincial Liberal government ever learn that your word is worth something in this world? This budget once again shows us that what Dalton says during election time is not at all what you can expect once elected.  In 2004 he introduced the […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes of South Stormont Ontario Isn’t Happy with SD&SG Federal MP Guy Lauzon – March 22, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes of South Stormont Ontario Isn’t Happy with SD&SG Federal MP Guy Lauzon – March 22, 2010

Dear Sir: Congratulations to our local newspapers for their excellent coverage.  They have brought to the surface the total ineffectiveness of our Conservative member of parliament [MP].  Without exception the local newspapers have found Guy Lauzon, the MP in question, to be missing in action on so many issues it is hard to believe he thinks he […]

Letter to the Editor – The State, Citizens and Taxes – Corneliu Kirjan – Cornwall Ontario

Letter to the Editor – The State, Citizens and Taxes – Corneliu Kirjan – Cornwall Ontario

The State, Citizens and Taxes For more than two decades, the neoconservative thought that has swept North America has succeeded in imposing its dogma of continually lowering taxes as the only acceptable financial truth.  Elaborated by neoconservative economists and applied in the United States by Republican presidents, this policy has been followed in Canada by […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Cornwall City Council Personal Expense Account Usage – March 17, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Cornwall City Council Personal Expense Account Usage – March 17, 2010

Dear Editor: I am concerned that Cornwall’s Mayor and city councillors are misusing the public relations portion of their expense accounts. The statement of expenses for Cornwall City Council for 2009 reveals that the bulk of the $35,000 public relations portion was spent by the Mayor and city councillors on donations to local charities and […]

Letter to the Editor – Allan Webster – Alisa Craig Ontario – Matching Government Donations not going where wanted – March 14, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Allan Webster – Alisa Craig Ontario – Matching Government Donations not going where wanted – March 14, 2010

Dear sirs, The other night, while watching the news, I saw a clip of Beverly Oda explaining that the government was matching the totals of all charities but the funds wouldn’t be going to the specific charity but rather to projects that fit the governments criteria and that various groups would have to bid to […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Incompetence and Security – February 28, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Incompetence and Security – February 28, 2010

Dear Sir: Prime Minister Harper, aided by Luc Lauzon and all the other anti-democracy Conservative Members of Parliament, determined to close down Parliament so they could play around, unimpeded by the opposition.  Everything fell nicely into place. The nightmare of Haiti was to provide a ready made grandstand opportunity and the security at our airports gave them […]

Letter to the Editor – Rebuttal from Ken Smith to Markus Noé – Why Coalitions Rarely Happen in Canadian Politics – February 19, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Rebuttal from Ken Smith to Markus Noé – Why Coalitions Rarely Happen in Canadian Politics – February 19, 2010

Why coalitions rarely happen The two main parties in Canadian federal politics, the Conservatives and the Liberals, maintain their images of power through singular identities. Stand-alone leadership is what defines the Liberals and Conservatives as main parties. Both main parties secretly fear joining coalitions because it dilutes their image as a main party. Stephen Harper, […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Cornwall Community Hospital Bed Cuts – February 18, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch –  Cornwall Community Hospital Bed Cuts – February 18, 2010

Dear Editor: I am very disappointed that the Cornwall Community Hospital has been forced to close 18 beds and lay off 30 employees because of inadequate funding from the provincial government. These cuts will certainly hurt the quality of health care in Cornwall and area. With an aging and growing population, the provincial government should […]

Letter to the Editor – Man Made Global Warming – John Milnes – Long Sault Ontario – February 17, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Man Made Global Warming – John Milnes – Long Sault Ontario – February 17, 2010

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye.  The verdict is now coming down with respect to the man-made global warming issue.  In fact, it is pretty well down with contrary statements from Professor Phil Jones, Director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and, perhaps, the greatest scientific proponent of the man-made global warming […]

Letter to the Editor – James Borer C.D. – NDP No Detail Politicians – Lunenburg Ontario – February 15, 2010

Letter to the Editor – James Borer C.D. –  NDP  No Detail Politicians – Lunenburg Ontario – February 15, 2010

Letter to the Editor  NDP – No Detail Politicians In most circumstances to have lots of rhetoric with no details we call it fiction, delusion, hypothetical and even fantasy.  But on the 9th of February at the NDP Annual General Meeting in Cornwall it was the talk of the party.  Now no doubt the people […]

Letter to the Editor – Ken Smith – Canada ready to stand on guard, says Harper – Cornwall Ontario – February 13, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Ken Smith – Canada ready to stand on guard, says Harper – Cornwall Ontario – February 13, 2010

Canada ready to stand on guard, says Harper The Vancouver Olympic Winter Games have begun. They will offer a stunning showcase of Canadian athletes and the beauty of the west coast Rockies while stirring our Canadian spirit. Stephen Harper’s Olympic message is that Canada’s always ready to stand on guard for itself. Parliament won’t be […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Man Made Global Warming vs Natural Global Warming – Long Sault Ontario – February 11, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Man Made Global Warming vs Natural Global Warming – Long Sault Ontario – February 11, 2010

10th February, 2010 Letter-to-the-editor Dear Sir: I have previously attacked the premise of man-made global warning, explaining in detail my convictions that we are, in fact, experiencing a natural global warming phenomenon..    I do believe, however, that it is wrong to be just negative since it is important we put our minds to work […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Harper Government Senate Appointments – Cornwall Ontario – February 1, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Harper Government Senate Appointments – Cornwall Ontario – February 1, 2010

Dear Editor: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent appointment of 5 new Conservative Senators is another reminder of why the Canadian Senate should be abolished. An appointment to the Canadian Senate is like winning the cash for life lottery. Senators earn $132,300 a year as a base salary, serve until age 75, and last year sat […]

Letter to the Editor – Gary Dale – Problems with Canadian Democracy – February 1, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Gary Dale – Problems with Canadian Democracy – February 1, 2010

The problem with Canada’s democracy is that MPs (and MMPs) like Guy Lauzon are neither responsible to the voters in their riding nor elected by them. That’s because of our outdated first past the post voting system which confuses the party with candidate. Many voters vote for the party, or more precisely, the party’s leader […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Johnson – Draft Disaster Protocal Proposal – January 18, 2010 (Haiti)

Letter to the Editor – Brian Johnson – Draft Disaster Protocal Proposal – January 18, 2010 (Haiti)

(Haitian Tent City in Aftermath of Earthquake) As a Nation we have the wealth, infrastructure, generosity, ability and compassion to create a world class disaster response mechanism.  We must get aid to those that need it, as fast as possible, as any delay will mean lost lives.  This plan could be put in place within […]

Canadians Have Spoken – Letter to the Editor from Bernadette Clement – Federal Liberal Candidate SD&G – January 15, 2010

Canadians Have Spoken – Letter to the Editor from Bernadette Clement – Federal Liberal Candidate SD&G – January 15, 2010

Canadians have spoken. Most of them are not happy with the Conservative decision to close down Parliament. I agree with them. But Canadians are also tired of old-style party politics. I agree with that too. Younger Canadians are especially disappointed with this approach. There is so much that we need to discuss reasonably together. We […]