CFN 1 on 1 with Warren Kinsella on Hate Crimes & Recipe for Hate 112917

CFN 1 on 1 with Warren Kinsella on Hate Crimes & Recipe for Hate 112917

Cornwall Ontario – It’s amazing how different people’s paths can cross over similar goals.   Fighting racism has been one of mine, and for Warren Kinsella, it’s been a passion for over twenty years, if not longer. It’s recently culminated in a win for justice.    Thanks to his, and his team’s efforts, which include his […]

Patrick Brown – People’s Guarantee Not Guaranteed. By Jamie Gilcig 112717

Patrick Brown – People’s Guarantee Not Guaranteed.  By Jamie Gilcig 112717

Cornwall Ontario – Don’t you hate the utterly Orwellian titles politicians are giving their game plans?  Kathy loves to use the term “fair” in her bills and plans even though most are certainly not fair to those that pay for them. Patrick Brown is in an interesting position.  He’s done well going from a closeted […]

NDP Calls for Bill to Protect Ontario Consumers from GAS GOUGING 112417

NDP Calls for Bill to Protect Ontario Consumers from GAS GOUGING 112417

NDP MPP Gilles Bisson announces bill to protect Ontario families from gasoline price gouging QUEEN’S PARK –On Friday, Timmins-James Bay NDP MPP Gilles Bisson announced his intention to table a private member’s bill to protect consumers from price gouging by regulating the retail price and wholesale mark-up of petroleum products in Ontario. “Gas companies and […]

NDP Hold Up Back to Work Legislation for Ontario College Strike 111717

NDP Hold Up Back to Work Legislation for Ontario College Strike 111717

Cornwall Ontario – After PC Leader Patrick Brown endorsed back to work legislation the NDP have delayed implementation of said legislation until Sunday because….they’re the NDP darn it! From their release today: QUEEN’S PARK – Kathleen Wynne can use her majority and pass a Conservative-style back-to-work bill this weekend. The Liberals will pass their bill […]

PC Leader Patrick Brown Calls for Back to Work Legislation for Ontario Teachers 111617

PC Leader Patrick Brown Calls for Back to Work Legislation for Ontario Teachers 111617

TORONTO ONTARIO – Both the NDP and PC Party are screaming about the strike by College Teacher’s across Ontario after the Province’s gambit to have Union members vote their latest proposal which failed. From a PC release today: “This is now the longest college strike in Ontario history.  Kathleen Wynne has allowed it to drag […]

St. Lawrence College Cornwall Hit the Picket Lines by Seamus James 102717

St. Lawrence College Cornwall Hit the Picket Lines by Seamus James 102717

CORNWALL ONTARIO – In a switch from having to cross a picket line, St Lawrence College students in Cornwall came out Thursday to join the OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) picket, to demonstrate their need to have classes resume, as well as to show their support for College Faculty – but not so much […]

Wynne Marijuana Legislation All About CASH. Keeps Distribution for Province 090817

Wynne Marijuana Legislation All About CASH.   Keeps Distribution for Province 090817

Cornwall Ontario – In an announcement that will benefit everyone but the actual users of Marijuana, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne basically said. It’s all mine! The LCBO will oversee the legal retail of cannabis in Ontario through new stand-alone cannabis stores and an online order service. This approach will ensure that there will be only […]

What Will Kathleen Wynne Do Today at Queen’s Park? By Jamie Gilcig 081717

What Will Kathleen Wynne Do Today at Queen’s Park?  By Jamie Gilcig 081717

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a buzz in the air emanating from Queen’s Park.  The politicos are murmuring as social media buzzes about a cabinet meeting and closed door caucus session of the Wynne government for today. Speculation is that either there will be a snap election called as expected or that Wynne will pull a […]

Omg! Patrick Brown Takes Another Ontario Hydro Position! JULY 17, 2017

Omg!  Patrick Brown Takes Another Ontario Hydro Position! JULY 17, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – PC leader Patrick Brown has been criticized for not taking positions, but the PC war room issued another clear stance today. Putting a Stop to Kathleen Wynne’s ‘Green Energy’ Shakedown Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, will place an immediate moratorium on signing new energy contracts that force Ontario families to pay for […]

Liberal Minister Sandals Stakes Patrick Brown Over Govt Advertising JULY 13, 2017

Liberal Minister Sandals Stakes Patrick Brown Over Govt Advertising JULY 13, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – It’s fun watching the election rhetoric ramp up.  I think Minister Sandals missed though on this one.  Instead of spinning back to Mike Harris perhaps it might have been more on the money to mention that not once did Mr. Brown complain about Prime Minister Harper’s Action Plan that saw millions spent […]

PC Leader Patrick Brown Says He’ll Kill Wynne Cap & Trade JULY 10, 2017

PC Leader Patrick Brown Says He’ll Kill Wynne Cap & Trade JULY 10, 2017

Making life better for Greenhouse operators, owners and workers Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader would scrap Wynne’s Cap-and-Trade Scheme and provide relief to the greenhouse industry   KINGSVILLE, ON – Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader slammed the Kathleen Wynne Liberals for making life harder for the Greenhouse industry under their Cap-and-Trade scheme. Brown committed to […]

Ontario Kicks in $100K French Legal Dev Centre in Ottawa JUNE 16, 2017

Ontario Kicks in $100K French Legal Dev Centre in Ottawa  JUNE 16, 2017

Ontario Invests in Province’s First Continuing Professional Development Centre for Francophone Legal Professionals Ontario, in partnership with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, is improving access to justice in French by establishing the province’s first continuing professional development centre for Francophone legal professionals. The pratiquO pilot project will help Francophone and Francophile justice professionals […]

Is OPSEU Deal A Precursor for Snap Election in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 12, 2017

Is OPSEU Deal A Precursor for Snap Election in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The Wynne Government and OPSEU announced a new deal to be ratified that will see its members get 2% increases for most of the pact with 1.5% for the first year. The Province’s release had no numbers in it, and no response was given to CFN’s email asking or them this morning. […]

Glen Thibeault Letter to Editor to PC Leader Patrick Brown JUNE 8, 2017

Glen Thibeault Letter to Editor to PC Leader Patrick Brown JUNE 8, 2017

Mr. Patrick Brown, MPP Leader, Official Opposition Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON  M7A 1A8   Dear Mr. Brown:   I am writing in response to your letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding Hydro One’s rate application currently before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).  Your letter is just another distraction that reveals your willingness to […]

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I often wonder why Post Media’s Standard Freeholder would allow one of its competitor’s people to write articles for them?   I know times are hard, what with another round of buyouts that saw the likes of editor Len Hooper, and long time local fave Greg “Boomer” Peerenboom depart, but this week’s […]

Wynne $50M Min Income Plan Voter Pandering by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 24, 2017

Wynne $50M Min Income Plan Voter Pandering by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 24, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a reek of petty desperation and vote buying in the latest cookie being tossed to voters in Ontario.    At the end of the day many see through it though.    Lindsay, Hamilton, and Thunder Bay have been chosen for a pilot project for guaranteed minimum incomes. $50M divided by 4,000 […]

Queen’s Park Introduces Rent Control Reform & Eviction Protection APRIL 24, 2017

Queen’s Park Introduces Rent Control Reform & Eviction Protection APRIL 24, 2017

Legislation Includes Rent Control Reform, Eviction Protections to Keep Rentals Affordable Ontario has introduced new legislation that would, if passed, help keep rental housing costs predictable and affordable while strengthening protections for tenants across Ontario. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, would address rising rental costs faced by people in Ontario by expanding rent control to […]