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 – 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 […]

Editorial: The Stephen Harper Government Burning the Edges of Democracy – Flirting with Facism in 2010

Editorial: The Stephen Harper Government Burning the Edges of Democracy – Flirting with Facism in 2010

FACISM a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. Dictator ?   √       He’s been studying many of Mr. Putin’s game plan books.  Have you ever heard any original thought or dissent […]

NDP Hold Their Annual General Meeting – Federal – Provincial – Cornwall Ontario – February 10,2010

NDP Hold Their Annual General Meeting – Federal – Provincial – Cornwall Ontario – February 10,2010

The Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Federal & Provincial NDP riding associations elected their executive members for 2010 at their joint annual general meetings on February 9 at the Navy Veterans Association in Cornwall. The federal NDP candidate for SDSG Darlene Jalbert was re-elected as the federal riding association President. Former Cornwall Mayor Brian Lynch will serve for […]

Harper Is Selling Another Piece of Canada to the United States – Letter to the Editor – Corneliu Kirjan – Cornwall Ontario – February 8, 2010

Harper Is Selling Another Piece of Canada to the United States – Letter to the Editor – Corneliu Kirjan – Cornwall Ontario – February 8, 2010

Harper Is Selling Another Piece of Canada to the United States By signing the agreement on government procurement, the Harper government is selling another piece of our country to the Americans. The provincial and municipal public markets were not included in NAFTA or the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement. The Harper government, that has already […]

SD&SG Federal NDP Candidate Darlene Jalbert on Leader Jack Layton’s Prostate Cancer Scare – by Markus Noé Cornwall Ontario – February 7, 2010

SD&SG Federal NDP Candidate Darlene Jalbert on Leader Jack Layton’s Prostate Cancer Scare – by Markus Noé Cornwall Ontario – February 7, 2010

Cornwall Ontario – The NDP party received some upsetting news Friday when their leader, Jack Layton, announced he was in a battle with prostate cancer. For the past seven years Layton has been the charismatic leader of the NDP and is known to keep a very full schedule. Unfortunately, only one day after his announcement Layton has been forced to cut back his workload. Layton was only […]

Cornwall Ontario You’re About to Get a New Radio Station! February 5, 2010

Cornwall Ontario You’re About to Get a New Radio Station! February 5, 2010

Radio sure has changed over the years.  We’ve gone from old tubes to online radio, and starting this month you’ll be able to click the listen button and hear our community live! Cornwall Ontario you’ve asked us, and we’re making it happen.   It’s our special birthday gift to you.   I know, normally when […]

What Prorogation?: Liberals Gaining in Polls by Refusing to Stop Working – By Markus Noé – Ottawa Ontario – February 5, 2010

What Prorogation?: Liberals Gaining in Polls by Refusing to Stop Working – By Markus Noé – Ottawa Ontario – February 5, 2010

What Prorogation?: Liberals Gaining in Polls by Refusing to Stop Working Once again the Liberal’s wanted to demonstrate how they were still hard at work despite Parliament being prorogued. Liberal MP and Public Safety Critic Mark Holland organized a round table discussion yesterday focusing on community safety. Crime prevention was the topic most discussed during […]

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 […]

Liberal MP Public Safety Critic Mark Holland Critiques Seaway International Bridge Crisis and New Minister Vic Toews – by Markus Noé – Cornwall Ontario, January 29, 2010

Liberal MP Public Safety Critic Mark Holland Critiques Seaway International Bridge Crisis and New Minister Vic Toews – by Markus Noé – Cornwall Ontario, January 29, 2010

Liberal Critic, Critiques Bridge Issue  Since late last spring Cornwall residence and businesses have been victimized by the ongoing border dispute. This issue was ignited when the Government of Canada decided to arm all of its border guards. The Cornwall Port of Entry is the only border crossing in this country that resides on a […]

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak Speaks with Small Businesses in Cornwall Ontario – January 28, 2010

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak Speaks with Small Businesses in Cornwall Ontario – January 28, 2010

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak Speaks with Small Businesses in Cornwall NEWS: Cornwall, ON – Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak today met with local small business leaders in Cornwall to solicit input on the steps they would like to see to encourage economic recovery in Ontario. Hudak continues to travel across the province speaking with […]

More Pictures from the Canadians Against Proroguing Rally at Parliament Hill – Globe & Mail Editorial Slams Prorogation as well – Monday January 25, 2010

More Pictures from the Canadians Against Proroguing Rally at Parliament Hill – Globe & Mail Editorial Slams Prorogation as well – Monday January 25, 2010

If public opinion actually counted at any time other than election day Parliament would be open for business today. Prorogation is a device that is usually intended to expedite or close a house; not a shield from the elected representatives of Canada. Cornwall City Councilor and Liberal Riding Candidate meets Michael Ignatieff at the rally. […]

CLARIFICATION – An Open Letter to Our Readers and the Conservative Party of Canada – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – January 24, 2010

CLARIFICATION – An Open Letter to Our Readers and the Conservative Party of Canada – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – January 24, 2010

Geez we get an awful lot of emails and comments about us not liking Stephen Harper, Guy Lauzon, or the Conservative Party of Canada.  We get called a “Liberal Rag”, a “NDP Voice” , and a reusable “Green Party of Canada” cloth. The fact is that the “Free” in The Cornwall Free News is that […]

Facebook – Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Protest Draws Thousands on Parliament Hill – Ottawa Ontario, January 23, 2010 by Markus Noé

Facebook – Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Protest Draws Thousands on Parliament Hill – Ottawa Ontario, January 23, 2010 by Markus Noé

(picture above courtesy of Patrique Brisson) Thousands Gather On Parliament Hill to Protest Ottawa Ontario – Rallies in 50 cities and 4 countries were held today in protest against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s prorogation of Parliament. MPs were expected to be back at work this upcoming Monday after a holiday break.   Mr. Harper reasoning […]

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