Letter to the Editor – Joe Hueglin of Niagara Falls Ontario on Pipeline Debate & Mr. Harper – January 20, 2012

Dear Editor, Prime Minister Harper’s analogy is of Canada not being a ” ‘giant national’ park for the U.S.” and that the “Pipeline debate should be left to Canadians” More valid is this: Canada is a giant resource base. He would have American environmentalists excluded from pipeline debate. For consistency so too ought all foreign […]

Letter to the Editor – Kevin Glover of Cornwall Ontario Personal Journey on Lack of Mental Health Care – January 18, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Kevin Glover of Cornwall Ontario Personal Journey on Lack of Mental Health Care – January 18, 2012

Henry Miller is famously quoted as saying:  “the tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we’re passing one another without a look of recognition.” It’s common knowledge that One in five people in Canada experience mental health problems in their life time […]

Letter to the Editor – Eric Little of Ottawa Ontario On Habs Coach Linguistic Protest – Jan 16, 2012

CFN – We apologize for being late in publishing this letter to the Editor. Dear Taxpayer Over the weekend Montreal area residents were upset and protested in the streets over a unilingual hockey coach, the media and fans have been at this constantly since mid December. We have Canada’s Language Commissioner sending out secret shoppers […]

Letter to the Editor – Joe Hueglin of Niagara Falls Ontario On Harper Government Being a Powder Monkey – January 6, 2012

Dear Editor, Stephen Harper is preparing Canadians to support a war against Iran by saying for the second time it is “the most serious threat to peace and security in the world”, Iran has no nuclear weapons as does North Korea, China and Russia nor has it made war on other countries. Rather than this […]

Letter to the Editor – Lee C. Estabrook of Minden Louisiana on KEYSTONE XL Pipeline and Canadian Resources – January 2, 2012

I live in Louisiana, an oil & NG producing state.  I can understand your opposition to building a pipeline to serve the Chinese market and sending a Chinese Production Company (Sinopec) oil at their cost of production.  As an resident of “the States” I would much rather see the pipeline from Canada to our Gulf […]

Letter to the Editor – Mark A MacDonald wants the Old General Hospital to become a Permanent Long Term Care Facility – Cornwall Ontario – December 22, 2011

Dear Editor: Getting funding for our health services, especially for the elderly and those less fortunate, is going to be a major challenge in the future. The old General Hospital is presently an “Interim Long Care Facility” and with lengthy delays for long term health care, affordable assisted living and accessible housing there is no way […]

Letter to the Editor – Mayor of Cornwall Ontario Bob Kilger on City’s Advertising Policy – December 22, 2011

  Dear Editor,  I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify City Council’s recent decision regarding the establishment of an advertising policy.  There have been some misguided suggestions that this is an attempt to censor public discussion. This is simply not the case. The City of Cornwall enjoys a positive working relationship with the media, […]

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC Not Happy with Harper Loopholes – December 22, 2011

Dear Editor, The citizens’ organization Democracy Watch has noted that in Canada it is still effectively legal for a person like Karlheinz Schreiber to fundraise for and make secret donations to nomination race and party leadership candidates, to lobby and make secret deals with Cabinet ministers and government employees, and for everyone involved to be […]

Letter to the Editor – Joe Hugelin of Niagara Falls Ontario on the Harperite Phone Games Against MP Irwin Cotler – December 16, 2011

Hiring telephoners to say ‘There are rumours that there might be a byelection,’ (1) when there were none is untruthful. Equally so is speechifying to wheat farmers that ” his party “respects the vote” of farmers who back the single desk and suggested there won’t be any attempt to impose dual marketing on the Canadian […]

Letter to the Editor – Corneliu Kirjan of Cornwall Ontario Not Happy with Harper Government’s Messaging – December 16, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Corneliu Kirjan of Cornwall Ontario Not Happy with Harper Government’s Messaging – December 16, 2011

Since the May 2nd election, the government has never stopped lying to the population and manipulating Canadian public opinion. With an army of more than 1500 «communicators» spread out into all the departments and about 100 others in the PM’s Office, the government has flooded the media and citizens’ mailboxes with messages aiming to create […]

Letter to the Editor from Corneliu Kirjan – Who does Jim McDonell work for? December 8, 2011

SD&SG PC MP Jim McDonell during election . In difficult economic times, governments make efforts to implement programs that meet the needs of the population while allowing for economic recovery.  In 2009, the Federal Conservative government implemented such a program to encourage renovation and boost the economy, and the results were conclusive since some 380,000 […]

Letter to the Editor – Shirley Barr of Cornwall Ontario Responds to Standard Freeholder Story about Sculptures to Promote International Peace in Lamoureux Park

Dear Editor: . Please allow me to comment on the proposal for the installation of sculptures promoting international peace in Lamoureux Park and  to thank you for keeping us informed of the status of this proposal. . I found this article very inspiring because it picks up on a deep desire within our human family […]

Letter to the Editor – C. Klymchuk of Ottawa Ontario on their car being broken into at East Side Marios in Cornwall – December 7, 2011

Letter to the Editor – C. Klymchuk of Ottawa Ontario on their car being broken into at East Side Marios in Cornwall – December 7, 2011I wanted to thank those individuals who broke into our rental van last evening at the East-Side Mario’s Restaurant in Cornwall. It is a good lesson learned for our family and also a reminder for all that regardless of time of year one has to worry about petty car thieves. . I now have a [...]

Letter to the Editor – Mario Leclerc is not happy with the Harper Government cutting vote subsidy for parties – October 31, 2011

As you are aware the PC government is going to impose – its majority comprises of 39% of popular vote – to undermine our democracy by eliminating the per-vote subsidy system in Canada.    The per-vote subsidy in Canada is for each registered federal political party that received at least 2% of all valid votes the […]

CFIB Communities in BOOM report ranks Cornwall Ontario 98 out of 100. City & Chamber Protest – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 20, 2011

CFN –   For the second year in a row politicians and mavens in Cornwall Ontario are up in arms about their rating in the CFIB’s Communities in BOOM report which measures the Entrepreneurial environment of cities across Canada. From the CFIB: Ted Mallett, Vice-President & Chief Economist Queenie Wong, Senior Research Analyst Entrepreneurs create more than […]

Eduard Hiebert of Manitoba on Premier Greg Selinger – Letter to the Editor – October 17, 2011

Dear Editor! Did Manitobans really vote to give Selinger almost two-thirds of the Legislature? Shining light on the paper thin electoral code that all political leaders love to use for feathering over and obscuring several natural democratic principles of fair play, illuminates that the answer is an emphatic and resounding “no”!  Here’s why, including how […]

Letter To The Editor – Tom Manley Supports The Liberals and SD&SG candidate Mark A MacDonald – September 26, 2011

Dear Friends.   A general election is the prime time for a public discussion among friends about direction and choices for Ontario. I think it is useful to set aside one’s political loyalty for a moment to take a good look at the options. As you know, I can change my position when there is […]

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario on Changes to Upper Canada Village – September 15, 2011

Morrisburg ON – A visit today to Upper Canada Village is a shock.  The Rose Garden has been cleared away. Between sixty and a hundred mature trees have disappeared. Stumps mark the spots where they flourished before. .  As a result, what was once beautiful parkland in keeping with the Village’s 19th century rural-agricultural setting is now bare grassland scarred […]