Letter to the Editor – Eric Little Language Concerns raised by Bill C-419

Bill C-419 has passed second reading, been referred to committee and a report generated. http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?billId=5526983&Mode=1&Language=E  http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=6092470&File=24#1 My concerns with the bill, to increase guaranteed bilingual roles for 10 positions, are quality of those new hires, where do we get the workers from and when does it stop. The number of qualified possible candidates drops as […]

Chris Klimek of Oshawa of Stop100.ca : 100 km/h Speed Limit is Dangerous – January 8, 2013

Chris Klimek of Oshawa of Stop100.ca : 100 km/h Speed Limit is Dangerous – January 8, 2013

In response to: “Three minor crashes on same stretch of highway” http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/12/08/three-minor-crashes-on-same-stretch-of-highway On Saturday, Dec. 8, it was reported that three separate crashes occurred on the same section of freeway near St. Catherines during wet road conditions. The limit on that stretch drops to 80 from 100 km/h to warn motorists to slow down ahead […]

Why do you think Cornwall Ontario is Great? Your Letter Could Win you a Shopping Spree!

Why do you think Cornwall Ontario is Great?  Your Letter Could Win you a Shopping Spree!

CFN –  Cornwall Ontario is an amazing place.   But at times it gets a bad rap; usually because of some very bad people (that’s not what this story is about) but this is a city of nearly 50,000 people and there are some great people in this community who do some pretty awesome things […]

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 […]

Ernie Slump – Western Separatist Shouts Out at Ontario & Quebec – Letter to the Editor

Ernie Slump – Western Separatist Shouts Out at Ontario & Quebec – Letter to the Editor

Free Speech and being debt free belong on the same page.   Now that the folks in the Cornwall region have launched their initiative for language fairness–please forward my compliments. I was a founder and builder of the federal Reform Party in Osoyoos, BC– the Okanagan town on the border with Washington State.–The BC Reform Party was […]

Letter to the Editor – Liz Craik Not Happy with Ottawa Decision to Move Lily & her Kits – BEAVER

Letter to the Editor – Liz Craik Not Happy with Ottawa Decision to Move Lily & her Kits – BEAVER

Dear Editor,   Mayor Jim Watson, the City of Ottawa and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) decided last week to ‘relocate’ Lily and her two kits, the beavers who had been residing at the Paul Lindsay Park Pond since last summer. This ‘relocation’ seems somewhat suspicious due to the clandestine nature of how it […]

Letter to the Editor – RN Debbie Cameron of Cornwall Ontario: AEFO Vote Tainted – April 9, 2012

Mid-March 200 delegates of the AEFO-Association des enseignantes et des enseignantes franco-ontariens(Franco-Ontario Teachers’ Association) voted unanimously in favor of & expressed solidarity with the Francophone groups in Cornwall, over the controversal CCH bilingual hiring policy. . I take great insult to this vote on many levels.Firstly, Mr. Benoit Mercier ,President of the AEFO, mislead the delegates prior to the […]

Letter to the Editor – Debbie Cameron RN on the Bilingual Nursing Protest at Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital

Letter to the Editor – Debbie Cameron RN on the Bilingual Nursing Protest at Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital

I graduated in 1994 with  my Registered Nurse Diploma with Honors from St.Lawrence College in Corwall,ON.   During  my 3 years of schooling I trained in various hospitals including the former General(public & english) & Hotel Dieu(Catholic & english)Hospitals. . Soon after my graduation my husband(an RN too) & I relocated to the USA because nursing jobs were hard to […]

Letter to the Editor – Cornwall Ontario Taxpayer Ashly Desaulniers Outraged Over CAO Use of City Vehicle for Tow – March 15, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Cornwall Ontario Taxpayer Ashly Desaulniers Outraged Over CAO Use of City Vehicle for Tow – March 15, 2012

Good morning CFN, I am writing with a suggestion which should benefit the community as a whole and to give you a positive way of helping the Cornwall community.CAO Paul Fitzpatrick deemed it necessary not to spend out of his exorbitant salary to get a tow out of a ditch, but instead chose to get […]

Letter to the Editor – James Marshall on A Code of Ethics for the City of Cornwall – March 13, 2012

Letter to the Editor – James Marshall on A Code of Ethics for the City of Cornwall – March 13, 2012

Dear Editor and Fellow Residents of Cornwall, Cornwall city government and admistration are leading the community without a moral compass. For all the talk of modernity and progress, Cornwall’s governance and administration are embarrassing relics of a time when secrecy, backroom deals, and favouritism for family and friends were the rule. The first practical step […]

Letter to the Editors – Jim Quealey of Mississauga op to Vaillancourt Comment – March 8, 2012

Dear sir, As a former Montrealer, who witnessed the separatist movement from the start in the late 1950’s, I find Mr. Vaillancourt’s comments about how we should all get along and embrace bilingualism, as if this reflected the equality of English and French, to be insulting and disingenuous.  What a con. What he fails to mention, is that […]

Letter to the Editor – Jim Marshall of Cornwall Ontario on Corruption – February 6, 2012

Letter to the Editor –  Jim Marshall of Cornwall Ontario on Corruption – February 6, 2012

Dear Editor,   This corruption kerfuffle could very well be the platform from which to launch our own “Cornwall Spring”.   Surely Robert Menagh is not the only one to share the secrets of Cornwall City Council and Administration, albeit the only one paid enough to keep his trap shut.   Forums like the “Cornwall Free News” and the […]

Letter to the Editor – Mark A MacDonald of Cornwall Ontario Calls out MPP Jim McDonell – February 5, 2012

It’s been four months since the election and it’s time for MPP Jim McDonell to start doing something positive rather than crying and whining all the time. The wait times for senior’s needing long term care and decent affordable housing is a disgrace and McDonell is doing nothing about it. He was elected to make positve changes […]

Reaction to the Dr. Tombler Letter Regarding Bilingual Nurse Policy at the Cornwall Ontario Hospital PART 1 – POLL – February 3, 2012

CFN – Leave it to a Doctor to stir controversy regarding nursing!   That’s exactly what Dr. Tombler has done in Cornwall Ontario. The good doctor lashed out, and I have to admit, I agree with him, about the Cornwall Hospital policy of only hiring bilingual nurses full time. LINK “The reality is that the […]

Letter to the Editor – Elaine MacDonald On Harper Canada Pension Jacking – February 1, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Elaine MacDonald On Harper Canada Pension Jacking – February 1, 2012

To the Editor, re Threats to Old Age Security The Harper government is crying poor on pensions for seniors while it lavishes 13 billion in tax cuts for big corporations that don’t need the money. What’s wrong with this picture? They can’t afford to staff the EI phone lines so workers can access benefits for […]

Letter to the Editor – Ashly Desaulniers of Cornwall Ontario Wants the People of Cornwall to Take Back the City from Its Government

I understand for the most part that people don’t want to hear negative things. It’s really understandable, but standing behind the secret destruction that is going on in this city, is just shameful. . What got me thinking wasn’t that people are upset that any of this secret destruction is out in the open and […]

Letter to the Editor – Mark A MacDonald on Waterfront Development – January 24, 2012

Dear Editor: There are long waiting lists for our seniors who need affordable housing. There are long waiting lists for our elderly who need long term care. There are long waiting lists for people in wheel chairs that need a place to live. With all due respect, these are the people that should be “consulted” when considering […]