Freedom isn’t Free: South Glengarry Ontario Council Booed for not showing Courage

Freedom isn’t Free:  South Glengarry Ontario Council Booed for not showing Courage

CFN – To many, Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 will long be remembered as the day that an Eastern Ontario township Council (South Stormont) took a strong stand in support of Canadians’ inalienable right to freedom of expression. Why was that necessary? Language rights activist Howard Galganov will tell you it was essential to push back […]

Police form human shield at Canadian Unity Rally in Montreal when separatist agitators arrived on the scene

Police form human shield at Canadian Unity Rally in Montreal when separatist agitators arrived on the scene

CFN – Some members of the local language rights group Language Fairness for ALL (LFA) spent a cold, wet Sunday afternoon at Place du Canada, in Montreal Quebec, supporting the Quebec Office of the English Language Unity Rally Against Discrimination. Upon arrival, the situation was quite intimidating, as 50 or so Quebec police had formed […]

Stand up for your language rights! Howard Galganov to Appear Before South Glengarry Council November 13, 2012

Stand up for your language rights! Howard Galganov to Appear Before South Glengarry Council November 13, 2012

  Let’s help keep the momentum building. On September 26, 2012 . . . South Stormont Council raised the bar for Ontario and the rest of Canada. The South Stormont Council UNANIMOUSLY adopted a ground-breaking RESOLUTION to honour a section of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, by committing itself to NEVER infringe upon the […]

Letter to the Editor – Cory Cameron asks if Bilingual Nurses are Necessary? Southern US numbers.

Letter to the Editor – Cory Cameron asks if Bilingual Nurses are Necessary?  Southern US numbers.

I have been a regular contributor for the last half year now, writing ‘Letters to the Editor’ to various Cornwall media on the Language Debate that seems to have anchored itself within the City of Cornwall; especially in regards to government hiring practices.  There are those of us who have outlined and made aware to the […]

Passions ran high at South Stormont Language Fairness Meeting with Howard Galganov & Jurgen Vollrath – UPDATED

Passions ran high at South Stormont Language Fairness Meeting with Howard Galganov & Jurgen Vollrath – UPDATED

CFN – Two guest presenters appeared on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of Language Fairness for All.  Human rights activists Howard Galganov and Jurgen Vollrath spoke with tremendous passion about the absolute need for more Canadians to wake up and put a stop to the steady erosion of rights which were defended by our forefathers […]

Language Fairness Champion Howard Galganov takes next step in Campaign – EXCLUSIVE

Language Fairness Champion Howard Galganov takes next step in Campaign – EXCLUSIVE

  CFN – Regular readers of Cornwall Free News will recall our recent report detailing the South Stormont Council decision to, as one daily paper put it: “enshrine the status quo” with regards to acceptable languages on outdoor signs. Some French media outlets have been using a good deal of ink to put forth the notion that […]

LANGUAGE POLICE IN CORNWALL? & Alleged Whitewash During Cornwall Community Hospital Accreditation Site Visit

LANGUAGE POLICE IN CORNWALL?  & Alleged Whitewash During Cornwall Community Hospital Accreditation Site Visit

CFN – Bright and early last Monday morning, some members and supporters of the area’s Language Fairness for All group descended upon Cornwall Community Hospital in a demonstration designed to coincide with a three day hospital accreditation site visit. CCH Board Chairperson Helene Periard escorted the four member inspection team onto the site as the […]

Bye Bye Mon Cowboy – Charest Loses Quebec – Losing in Sherbrooke – Real Estate Numbers SKY HIGH in Cornwall Ontario 9:40 PM

Bye Bye Mon Cowboy – Charest Loses Quebec – Losing in Sherbrooke – Real Estate Numbers SKY HIGH in Cornwall Ontario 9:40 PM

CFN –  It was a short election, but not a surprising one.   As of 9:40 PM tonight Mr. Charest looks to have lost his own riding and his government as PQ leader Pauline Marois becomes the first Woman Premier of the Province of Quebec. She’s predicted to pull in 58 seats, 5 short of […]

Big Losers in Quebec Election Are Anglophones – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – September 4, 2012

Big Losers in Quebec Election Are Anglophones – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – September 4, 2012

CFN –  With rumblings of tonight’s election giving Pauline Marois a government of some sort the biggest losers will be Anglophone Quebecers. Ms. Marois and her party have already stated some very punitive actions to come in a PQ government, but even if only a minority government surely the limits will be pushed on the […]

Language Fairness demanded of people in Glass “House” in Cornwall Ontario by Don Smith

Language Fairness demanded of people in Glass “House” in Cornwall Ontario by Don Smith

CFN – This morning, symbolically standing in solidarity with non-Francophones in the neighbouring province of Quebec, some members of the area’s Language Fairness for All and the Ottawa-based Canadians for Language Fairness groups brought their latest Act of Activism to Cornwall’s Federal building on Water Street, across from the Civic Complex and Marina 200.  They […]

Taking it to the Supreme Court: Battle over Language Rights kicked up a few Notches by Don Smith

Taking it to the Supreme Court:  Battle over Language Rights kicked up a few Notches by Don Smith

CFN – On Saturday, at his sprawling Maple Ponds Equestrian Centre in Williamstown, human rights activist Howard Galganov and his wife Anne hosted a bbq lunch, rally and fundraiser. About 100 invited guests from places such as Cornwall and area, Ottawa, Toronto, Timmins, Montreal, and further afield, enjoyed the burgers, sausages, salads and desserts over […]

Eastern Ontario Health Unit Protested by Language Fairness Group in Cornwall Ontario – Get on board the Train by Don Smith

Eastern Ontario Health Unit Protested by Language Fairness Group in Cornwall Ontario – Get on board the Train by Don Smith

CFN – This morning some members of the Language Fairness for All group used a homemade train as their latest vehicle to promote awareness of what they see as increasingly discriminatory hiring policies at area places of employment. Amid cries that members of the Anglophone majority are being forced to: “take the train west” in […]

No English Language Debate for Pauline Marois. Imagine?! Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – August 4, 2012

No English Language Debate for Pauline Marois.  Imagine?!  Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – August 4, 2012

CFN – You have to love PQ leader Pauline Marois if you want language laws reviewed in Canada.   Official bilingualism has cost our great country billions of dollars since implemention, but what it’s chiefly done is create this special class of civil servant which grossly favours those with a French background. The question is […]