Dear Premier Ford – Carbon Taxes & Gas Gouging in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 041119 PETITION

Dear Premier Ford – Carbon Taxes & Gas Gouging in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 041119   PETITION

I don’t envy your job Doug. I would never want to be Premier of Ontario. I admire your fight against the pointless and abusive cash grab that is the carbon tax. While that is going to be a long fight there is something your government can actually nail down and help we struggling Ontarian’s with […]

McDonell Office Staff Call Police on Autism Protesters in Cornwall Ontario 031219

McDonell Office Staff Call Police on Autism Protesters in Cornwall Ontario 031219

A very tiny protest led to police officers rushing to MPP Jim McDonell’s office on 2nd Street West in Cornwall this afternoon. It’s alleged that staff hit the actual panic button when a 5 year old wouldn’t stop fidgeting with the blinds in the riding office. No charges have been laid and the CCPS has […]

Shameful Trial Muzzled by Justice Deborah Kinsella in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 121318

Shameful Trial Muzzled by Justice Deborah Kinsella in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 121318

Cornwall Ontario – Justice Deborah Kinsella, who brought a Judge Judy pencil bag to trial,  gagged a case this writer covered.   Not only did she place a gag order on the plaintiff and defendant.  She put the same order on the witnesses.    While there is a reason to gag elements of a case, to […]

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Ontario can no longer claim the shortest median wait time for medically necessary treatment in Canada, with patients in the province waiting an estimated 15.7 weeks (on average) in 2018, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Saskatchewan’s wait time of 15.4 weeks is the […]

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Cornwall Ontario – I kinda giggled when I found out that there was a Canadian Francophone organisation locally.   Not because I disrespect Francophones, but this area has people like that silly man with his pins and of course Dianne Poirier, retired school teacher,  who besides being President of this local group has been a driving […]

Methinks Amanda Simard Protests Too Much – To Sit as Independent by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Methinks Amanda Simard Protests Too Much – To Sit as Independent by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Cornwall Ontario –  All governments cannot be all things to all people.  Amanda Simard, a new MPP in Glengarry Prescott Russell who has some experience as a municipal councilor and was a Senate  page clearly either doesn’t understand politics or is playing amateur hissyfit politics. She is the first Conservative MPP in the riding since […]

Cornwall Francophone Mayor & Lawyer In the Closet Over Ford French Uni & Service Cuts by Jamie Gilcig 112618

Cornwall Francophone Mayor & Lawyer In the Closet Over Ford French Uni & Service Cuts by Jamie Gilcig 112618

Cornwall Ontario –  While many Francophones are upset at Ontario Premier Doug Ford over the plan not to move forward with a Toronto based French University and other changes to how the province handles some French services, one prominent name is missing;  Francophone Cornwall Mayor and Lawyer Bernadette Clement. Was she asleep in a closet […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Premier Doug Ford released the following statement today on the announcement of USMCA: “We want to make Ontario open for business. That’s why, from day one, we have offered our full support to our federal partner throughout the USMCA negotiation process to make sure a deal got done. We also need to create and protect […]

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

Toronto Ontario – Show of hands: how many of you expected the Ontario government to lose the constitutional challenge of its Bill 5, which aimed to reduce the size of Toronto’s city council? No one? Exactly. No one – no one who has been paying attention, at least – expected Doug Ford’s government to lose. Municipalities […]

Ford Gov’t Goes Full Poutine & Invokes Not Withstanding Act Over Toronto Council Decision 091018

Ford Gov’t Goes Full Poutine & Invokes Not Withstanding Act Over Toronto Council Decision 091018

Cornwall Ontario – Shock and Awe as an Ontario Conservative government takes a page out of Quebec politics to chop up Toronto City Council. The only issue this writer has are the optics.  Surely there are other councils, like the one here in Cornwall which are not serving the public equitably. Many in the public […]

Open Letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford Regarding MinComs and Media in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 080318

Open Letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford Regarding MinComs and Media in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 080318

Dear Doug, I sit here in my office of my struggling Independent media outlet.   An outlet that was fair and friendly with you during the election. Even though we’re the largest in our market with large audiences in other key Ontario markets we received zero advertising from your campaign or the PC party during the […]

Breaking – HYDRO ONE CEO Mayo Schmidt to Retire & Board Resign by August 15, 2018

Breaking – HYDRO ONE CEO Mayo Schmidt to Retire & Board Resign by August 15, 2018

TORONTO — Today, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford released the following statement: “Our government was elected on a promise to lower electricity bills for the people of Ontario. This included a promise to address governance at Hydro One. Today, Hydro One has informed us that Chief Executive Officer Mayo Schmidt is […]

Steve Clark Gets Cab Position – Jim McDonnell Doesn’t – Premier Doug Ford Names Cabinet 062918

Steve Clark Gets Cab Position – Jim McDonnell Doesn’t – Premier Doug Ford Names Cabinet 062918

Cornwall Ontario –  The Doug Ford led PC government has just released their cabinet appointments.   Left out was Sd&SG MPP Jim McDonnell who didn’t support Ford in the leadership contest. The new ministers are as follows: Peter Bethlenfalvy – President of the Treasury Board Raymond Cho – Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Steve Clark – […]

Ford Ontario Government’s 1st Act to Challenge & Scrap Feds Cap & Trade 061518

Ford Ontario Government’s 1st Act to Challenge & Scrap Feds Cap & Trade 061518

Incoming government will use every power available to challenge federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families, individuals and small businesses TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority […]

Petty Ignorant SD&SG NDP Candidate Marc Benoit Just Doesn’t Get it – by Jamie Gilcig 061018

Petty Ignorant SD&SG NDP Candidate Marc Benoit Just Doesn’t Get it – by Jamie Gilcig 061018

Cornwall Ontario –  My gosh there are a lot of little political turdettes that take runs at office!   People still don’t get it.  Being an elected official is serving the public – that includes people that you might not like or even like you.  It means that if you’re successful you have to represent everyone […]

John Baird Joins Ontario Premier Designate Ford Transition Team 060818

John Baird Joins Ontario Premier Designate Ford Transition Team 060818

Cornwall Ontario – Day one and the Ford team is busy establishing a transition team. As per their release below. Premier-Designate Doug Ford announces Transition Team Queen’s Park — Today, Premier-designate Doug Ford announced his team that will oversee the transition into government. “We have a team that has already hit the ground running as we […]

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