Conflicted WFC Member Pat Clarke to Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario – July 30, 2014

Conflicted WFC Member Pat Clarke to Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario – July 30, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – In a bewildering flip flop Cornwall Waterfront Committee member Patrick Clarke sent in his press release to announce his decision to run for council. Mr. Clarke (seated between Roy Perkins and Councilor Glen Grant) recently at the meeting where the WFC went in camera illegally as outlined in the Fournier Report also […]

CFN asks the Cornwall Council Candidates – Would you Rescind the Outrageous Council Pay Hike? POLL

CFN asks the Cornwall Council Candidates – Would you Rescind the Outrageous Council Pay Hike?  POLL

CORNWALL Ontario – Last week CFN sent a query to all those officially running for council regarding the voted upon pay hike for elected officials at the last Council meeting. The raise was severe and many residents have voted their outrage at having such increases including those union staff asked to show restraint and accept […]

A Night Of Ignorance & Corruption at the Kilger Council in Cornwall Ontario PT 2 by Jamie Gilcig

A Night Of Ignorance & Corruption at the Kilger Council in Cornwall Ontario PT 2 by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – In what turned out to be one of the longest presentations to council I’ve ever endured Cornwall City council voted to give itself an unprecedented raise Monday evening. The presentation was so long that the mayor and four councilors took potty breaks during the monstrous amount of info provided by the consultants. […]

Should Barstool Prophet Graham Greer Stick to Music or Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

Should Barstool Prophet Graham Greer Stick to Music or Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – David Murphy, the  Cornwall City Councilor with the smooth voice and no substance has leaked at Lift Off that his bud, gifted musician Graham Greer, (The Wedgie King of Cornwall!)  is about to throw his guitar pick into the ring and take a run for council in the 2014 election. Mr. Greer, […]

Marc Pilote of Cornwall Ontario on Council Pay Increase – July 12, 2014 Letter to the Editor

Marc Pilote of Cornwall Ontario on Council Pay Increase – July 12, 2014  Letter to the Editor

I normally don’t comment much on municipal affairs but the issue of pay increases for city council that will come up Monday night bothers me no end and proves in my mind that those advocating it are in it for the money. I covered city council for about 30 years and of course pay hikes were always […]

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – What should we pay our mayor and council in Cornwall?  Clearly their salaries are low and some might say you get what you pay for. There are some, like Bernadette Clement, that spend mightily to get elected and clearly are using the role of Councilor as a stepping stone for either higher […]

What Will it Take to Get the City of Cornwall To Support Local Business by Jamie Gilcig

What Will it Take to Get the City of Cornwall To Support Local Business by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – One of the things that few people know about me is that I’m agoraphobic.  IE I have fear of crowds and in particular speaking in front of crowds. I know; it’s nuts;but there’s something magical about challenging our fears that amps me up. I used to joke about being a macho hypochondriac; […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – More Stink in Cornwall as Kilger Council Reverses Garbage Decision

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – More Stink in Cornwall as Kilger Council Reverses Garbage Decision

CORNWALL Ontario –  In election years many politicians pander to the public hoping to gain or retain support.  It’s not rocket science.  Some governments play with budgets even so as to have a war chest to spend.    Some simply throw bones not caring that taxes will go up. Last night our council reversed a […]

Mark A MacDonald Hosts Info Meeting for Cornwall Ontario Councilor Candidates – MARCH 6, 2014 CLICK FOR DETAILS

Mark A MacDonald Hosts Info Meeting for Cornwall Ontario Councilor Candidates – MARCH 6, 2014 CLICK FOR DETAILS

Greetings:  we will have two guest speakers and we are meeting at the Navy Club this time–we are starting at 6:00 pm. I am hosting an open meeting for declared candidates and those people that may be thinking of running for a COUNCILLOR POSITION.  This time it’s downstaris at the NAVY CLUB on Sixth St., from 6:00 pm till […]

Cornwall Ontario Councilor David Murphy Files for RE Election – Feb. 26, 2014

Cornwall Ontario Councilor David Murphy Files for RE Election – Feb. 26, 2014

CFN – Cornwall Ontario City Councilor David Murphy has filed his papers for re election.  The first time councilor has been a part of the most dysfunctional council in the city’s history. Murdering Beavers, Pigeons, Geese, Coyotes, the Fitzpatrick scandal, the firing of HR Manager Robert Menagh to move into a new direction which still […]

Jamie Gilcig for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario & I announce that My CFN Shares Go to Market Feb 21,2014

Jamie Gilcig for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario & I announce that My CFN Shares Go to Market Feb 21,2014

CORNWALL Ontario – One of the reasons I didn’t run for office last term is that CFN was still in its infancy and frankly the other media have been less than civil.   Note in question is that the two that covered my announcement yesterday both went yellow bringing up the political smear of last […]

11th Councilor – Is Bob Peters Going to Get Mark Boileau’s Job for Rigging the Chem Tanks on Cornwall’s Waterfront?

11th Councilor – Is Bob Peters Going to Get Mark Boileau’s Job for Rigging the Chem Tanks on Cornwall’s Waterfront?

CORNWALL Ontario – The buzz around City Hall via the Chem Tanks is that shortly Economic Development head Mark Boileau will be shifted out into Stephen Alexander’s gig, and that Bob “Vienna Sausage” Peters will take over the department. Now of course this is rumour and speculation; but it sadly is almost believable based on […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – The Chemical Tanks on the Kaneb Oil Tank Site Issue Feb 18, 2014

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – The Chemical Tanks on the Kaneb Oil Tank Site Issue Feb 18, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – The Chemical tanks on the former Kaneb Oil tank site issue is  heating up  again.   Some of the questions I get in conversation is what I would have done if I had been mayor or on council in regards to the tanks as much of the issue is in the hands […]

Cornwall Ontario Spent How Much on Food Stuffs & Provisions in 2013? Letter to the Editor From Jim Marshall

Cornwall Ontario Spent How Much on Food Stuffs & Provisions in 2013?  Letter to the Editor From Jim Marshall

Councillors and Mayor, A recent post on a local news site suggested that something like $600,000 dollars was spent by the city for food stuffs and food provision.   I found a 2013 budget document from the City of Cornwall that roughly confirms that information.   Please be kind enough to provide some itemization and […]

The 11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – How Much did the Kilger Council Spend on the My Place Event that drew 67 out of 45K citizens?

CORNWALL Ontario – The City of Cornwall has spent a lot of money hiring a team of consultants to initiate a new study, in an election year, focused on Cornwall being our place.  Of course it’s phrased “My Place” and judging from the behavior of the Mayor and his cronies on council the term has […]

The 11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Why did Andre Rivette Support $10K Consultant on Cornwall Ontario City Council Pay Raise Question? Jan 29, 2014

Cornwall Ontario – He’s so nice.  She’s so nice.   Look how well he dresses are not really criteria for voting for a mayor, councilor, MPP or MP; or even dog catcher.   Frankly I think many voters forget that we are electing people to spend our money and make decisions that cost us money. […]

City Council Round Up In Cornwall Ontario for Monday January 27, 2014 by E. V. Hutcheon

City Council Round Up In Cornwall Ontario for Monday January 27, 2014 by  E. V. Hutcheon

    Cornwall Ontario – On Monday evening  Cornwall’s City Councilors met to go over and discuss current issues happening. It was a small meeting this week, with Councilor Carr M.I.A, only three reporters and four people sitting in on the meeting. The mayor as always, joined us in fine fashion as he sat down […]

Transport Ministry Tosses the Salt – City of Cornwall Informed in FEBRUARY 2013 DETAILED PLANS in JUNE 2013 – Kilger & Thibault Skip Public Meeting

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” ― Walter Scott

Transport Ministry Tosses the Salt – City of Cornwall Informed in FEBRUARY 2013 DETAILED PLANS in JUNE 2013 – Kilger & Thibault Skip Public Meeting

Cornwall Ontario – Over 200 people crammed into Salon B of the Civic Complex in Cornwall Ontario.   The crowd clearly and unanimously were against the tanks being constructed on our waterfront.     Guy “I don’t know anything” Lauzon shuffled through papers and did the political speak.   Minister Lisa Raitt was supposed to […]