Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams Issues No Comment After CUPE Rejects Leave Clawback Proposal by 92.5%

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams Issues No Comment After CUPE Rejects Leave Clawback Proposal by 92.5%

Cornwall Ontario –  Taxpayers and users of city services are in the fog as to what will happen next regarding the strike by over 400 CUPE workers for the City of Cornwall. The City has put itself in an apparently untenable position by attempting to see short term leave rates clawed back, something former HR […]

BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

Cornwall Ontario –  Cornwall council has embarrassed the city multiple times over the last few terms.   From the Fitzpatrick scandals, to the CFN boycott that included a mayor hitting the panic button over a t shirt he didn’t like, to this writers false arrest during the election while the mayor and his campaign manager were […]

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Cornwall Ontario – The buzz finally hit the page as Cornwall City Councilor Andre Rivette leaked to the CBC and then confirmed with CFN,  that the issue that led to the CUPE strike is the city asking the union to move from 100% of wages for up to 17 weeks per year of short term […]

Will Cornwall Council Hold CAO Maureen Adams Responsible For Multiple Issues Including Election Act Violations? 052918

Will Cornwall Council Hold CAO Maureen Adams Responsible For Multiple Issues Including Election Act Violations? 052918

Cornwall Ontario – A weak council has essentially allowed runaway management raises and hirings, labour unrest, a record budget increase, and general communication breakdowns with media outlets including this one. This month alone we have had to deal with a new public information officer not having CFN on her media list.  A list she said […]

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT – 24 Inch Water main Breaks in Downtown Cornwall – Water & Augustus 052418

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT – 24 Inch Water main Breaks in Downtown Cornwall – Water & Augustus 052418

Cornwall Ontario – As budgets rise the city has been hit with another emergency water main break. CFN is just starting to get info from the City of Cornwall again after some drama and childish antics via CAO Maureen Adams and new Public Information Officer Emma Meldrum. We’re hoping that the City will resume to […]

CUPE on STRIKE in Cornwall Ontario DAY 1 – City Doesn’t Send Release to CFN 051718

CUPE on STRIKE in Cornwall Ontario DAY 1 – City Doesn’t Send Release to CFN 051718

Cornwall Ontario – One wonders what Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams has to hide by not sending releases to the largest newspaper in the city?  From excerpts published in other media  it certainly doesn’t look highly important?  In fact striking CUPE workers and organizers seemed incensed at the nature of the city’s release while chanting GEOFF CLARKE […]

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

Cornwall Ontario –  Call it a Million Dollar Solution!    Even CUPE knows that Cornwall is in a budget crisis, but sometimes you need dramatic solutions to dramatic problems. You can’t blame city workers and their union for trying to improve their lot.  It’s part of what they do. The entire blame for this lies […]

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –  It can be bewildering sitting in a council meeting in Cornwall.  Monday night was first one in about three years, but more about that in a later editorial. Monday night we were treated to a presentation of information from Transport Canada that any journalist or city staffer could’ve had the same answers […]

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – When I ran for Mayor of Cornwall in 2014 I was really clear about our number one issue, taxes. I had a clear plan that would cut taxes by 5%.   Now knowing the lay of the land; my false police charges, still not held accountable for by a corrupt police chief, crown […]

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall Ontario – After years of labour peace it seems giving managers double digit raises while freezing hiring and wages for union staff leads to Strike votes. CUPE issued the following: Cornwall municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate CORNWALL, ON – Municipal workers in Cornwall have given their union a strong strike mandate following […]

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall? By Jamie Gilcig 031118

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall?  By Jamie Gilcig 031118

Cornwall Ontario –  The budget process has been so weird this year in Cornwall that the CBC gave a dingle to councilor Mark MacDonald who was the most diplomatic I’ve ever heard him be while hammering at the fact that it’s time to look at the big ticket items rather than meandering about cuts to […]

Adams Wanted Clement Cornwall Condo Project In Camera & Mayor Spins? JULY 11, 2017

Adams Wanted Clement Cornwall Condo Project In Camera & Mayor Spins?  JULY 11, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Sources have confirmed to CFN that City CAO Maureen Adams wanted the Clement Marina Condo project kept in camera, but that some on council stated it wasn’t an in camera issue which led to a 6-5 vote to move the issue to PAC. Because the meeting was in camera CFN cannot confirm […]

Should Maureen Adams Be Fired for Not Informing Council About #Boobygate? JULY 10, 2017

Should Maureen Adams Be Fired for Not Informing Council About #Boobygate? JULY 10, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Holy Paul Fitzpatrick!   In what seems to be a chapter out of the ol Kilger council, rookie councilor Justin Towndale went public on his social media page with a statement claiming that council was left out of the loop of the Human Rights Tribunal Case of Nekkid Boobies. As many of […]

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO –  Unlike Hugo “The Hack” Rodrigues at the Freeholder, I’m not afraid to give someone credit when credit is due.  Nor do I not mention their name like a silly silly petty person. His Friday editorial hits the nail on the head. Instead of dealing with the adversity of the budget for Cornwall […]

Maureen Adams Not Answering How Much Failed Loblaws Centre Cost Cornwall AUG 8, 2016

Maureen Adams Not Answering How Much Failed Loblaws Centre Cost Cornwall  AUG 8, 2016

The City of Cornwall is about to write a cheque for over $2 Million dollars to buy back a large chunk of its Industrial Park as Loblaws is bailing on the 121 Acre parcel in the city’s industrial park. Was it a game of chicken with its Quebec Unions for concessions?  Part of the Shoppers […]

Did Cornwall Councilor Claude McIntosh Leak Finn Termination to The Seaway News? JUNE 16, 2016

Did Cornwall Councilor Claude McIntosh Leak Finn Termination to The Seaway News?  JUNE 16, 2016

Oh look, another BREAKING story about City Hall in the Seaway News?   The TC Media paper has a sitting City Councillor on the payroll in one Claude McIntosh. The long time former Standard Freeholder lawsuit attractor doesn’t write these stories, but there does seem to be a large volume of “scoops” coming from City […]

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams calls Kilger T Shirt Incident DISTRACTION as City Release Settlement info MAY 16, 2016

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams calls Kilger T Shirt Incident DISTRACTION as City Release Settlement info MAY 16, 2016

Oddly enough today the City of Cornwall issued a press release.  Kevin Lajoie, Public Information Officer, once again neglected to include CFN in the release and I only found out about it after a reporter contacted me for comment. What our new CAO calls a distraction was a clear violation of Human Rights and Freedom […]