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 That’s because of our outdated first past the post voting system which confuses the party with candidate.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 […]

Letter to the Editor – Gabrielle Riviere-Reid – Victims of Historical Sexual Abuse – Cornwall Ontario – January 15, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Gabrielle Riviere-Reid – Victims of Historical Sexual Abuse – Cornwall Ontario – January 15, 2010

Mr Bentley, I just finished reading the press release from the Attorney Generals Office saying that victims of historical sexual abuse in Cornwall will be assessed for local support services while the government evaluates Commissioner Glaude’s recommendations, because the current funding was to help them get through the Inquiry. There are several problems with this: […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Johnson – A Call to Tim Hortons to Save Haitians – January 14, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Johnson – A Call to Tim Hortons to Save Haitians – January 14, 2010

A Call to Tim Hortons to Save Haitians In Haiti, millions are homeless and hundreds of thousands are missing and feared dead. Eight Hospitals are damaged and/or destroyed, leaving them ill-equipped to handle the injured. There will be a desperate need for clean water, food, Doctors and Nurses. History shows that many are going to […]

Letter to the Editor – Guy Lauzon Prorogued Parliament – from Gabriel Riviere Reid – Cornwall Ontario – January 8, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Guy Lauzon Prorogued Parliament – from Gabriel Riviere Reid – Cornwall Ontario – January 8, 2010

Dear Mr Lauzon, The backlash of scorn regarding the conservative governments decision to prorogue Parliament continues on strong. I would like to add my voice to that list, and put it on record with you and your colleagues: This is a complete affront to democracy and an insult to the Canadian people. I have little […]

Letter to the Editor and Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley from Gabriel Riviere-Reid – Project Truth Victims Therapy Funding Cut – Cornwall Ontario – January 7, 2010

Letter to the Editor and Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley from Gabriel Riviere-Reid – Project Truth Victims Therapy Funding Cut – Cornwall Ontario – January 7, 2010

Attorney General Chris Bentley has said that the survivors of historical sexual abuse currently receiving funded counselling from the Inquiry would not be abandoned. However, he has decided to completely cut the funding, which was to continue for 90 days after Commissioner Normand Glaude issued his report, in order to give the government time to […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – “Stephen Harper’s prorogation of Parliament for the second time in 12 months is another attack on Canadian democracy”. – Cornwall Ontario – January 4, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – “Stephen Harper’s prorogation of Parliament for the second time in 12 months is another attack on Canadian democracy”. – Cornwall Ontario – January 4, 2010

Dear Editor: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s prorogation of Parliament for the second time in 12 months is another attack on Canadian democracy. There is no valid reason for Prime Minister Harper to suspend the work of Parliament until March 3. Prorogation kills all government legislation pending before Parliament and shuts down all committees, including the […]

Letter to the Editor – John Towndrow – Not Happy with Stephen Harper Prorgue of Parliament – Cornwall Ontario – December 31, 2009

Letter to the Editor – John Towndrow – Not Happy with Stephen Harper Prorgue of Parliament – Cornwall Ontario – December 31, 2009

Editor, Although not surprised, I am shocked and dismayed as once again Prime Minister Harper prorogues parliament, not for the good of the country but to avoid difficult issues that may further erode confidence in this government! This is one more step in this government’s inexorable drift toward unchallenged power: ducking difficult questions around the Afghan detainees and attacking […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch re: Stipend Increases for Council – December 30, 2009

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch re: Stipend Increases for Council – December 30, 2009

December 30, 2009 Dear Editor: I disagree with the recent  suggestion by Mayor Bob Kilger that the City of Cornwall should provide stipends to council members who sit on the boards and committees of various community organizations. This is simply a pay increase through the back door for council members in addition to their regular pay […]

Letter to the Editor – Bouquet for Peter Ross Auctions – Jim Althouse – Cornwall Ontario – December 16, 2009

Letter to the Editor – Bouquet for Peter Ross Auctions – Jim Althouse – Cornwall Ontario – December 16, 2009

The family involved in the Peter Ross Auction Service showed the true spirit of the Christmas season on Saturday December 12th. At lunch time during an auction at their establishment in Osnabruck Center, the auctioneer paused between items for sale and announced to all those in attendance that his family members had prepared, and would […]