Chuck Charlebois Not Invited to “THE” meeting in Ottawa Over Illegal Chem Tanks on Cornwall Ontario Waterfront

Chuck Charlebois Not Invited to “THE” meeting in Ottawa Over Illegal Chem Tanks on Cornwall Ontario Waterfront

  Cornwall Ontario – If things couldn’t get weirder than the bad theatre that has been the dumping of Chemical tanks onto the waterfront in Cornwall Ontario we now have learned that after all the celebration of Chuck Charlebois being invited to participate in the meeting in Ottawa today about the tanks that it wasn’t […]

Harper Government Going All in On Oil Sands While China & India Lead in Solar Power by Jamie Gilcig

"It's all marketing. It's all big money. This oil is all going to China. It's not ours" Neil Young

CFN –  Neil Young made a political statement participating in an event focused on First Nation’s treaties and the Oil Sands, but at the end of the day has the Harper Government gone all in on a losing bet? High resource prices led to massive shut down of factories and industry; ie jobs, in Canada […]

Letter to Editor re: Canada loses nearly 46,000 jobs in December by Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC

Letter to Editor re: Canada loses nearly 46,000 jobs in December by Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC

If the Harper Conservatives were serious about job creation, they would not rely entirely on the whims of private sector hiring. In 1944,  Canada’s unemployment rate dropped below 1 per cent because one out of every three adult males was engaged in military service and many private sector workers were fulfilling government contracts. As the […]

Why Didn’t the Feds Consult With the MCA Over Chem Tanks in Cornwall Ontario & Andre Rivette Says NO TANKS! Jan 12, 2014

Chief Brian David Says Feds Did Not Consult with MCA.

Why Didn’t the Feds Consult With the MCA Over Chem Tanks in Cornwall Ontario & Andre Rivette Says NO TANKS!  Jan 12, 2014

Cornwall Ontario –  At least one city councilor is speaking loud and clearly about the Chemical Tanks that the Federal Government has green lit to be constructed on Cornwall’s Waterfront.  Lands that clearly have been ear marked to be de industrialized and geared to fit into tourism and residential development.   The land where the […]

Open Letter to Mayor Bob Kilger of Cornwall Ontario Run Again or Fold & Chem Tank Lands by Jamie Gilcig

Open Letter to Mayor Bob Kilger of Cornwall Ontario Run Again or Fold & Chem Tank Lands by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario –     Dear Bob, you still haven’t publicly stated that you’re against the Chemical Tanks on the former Kaneb property even though just about every single resident of Cornwall is against them as well as the tanks being against the city’s future waterfront plans. Why is that? Now comes word that you […]

Provincial Elections Lead to Federal Chess Game by Maddie Di Muccio – Jan 5, 2014

Provincial Elections Lead to Federal Chess Game by Maddie Di Muccio – Jan 5, 2014

CFN – Two provincial elections expected in the spring could have huge repercussions for the federal Conservatives. Just as Ground Hog Day is a sign that spring is coming, photos of Premier Kathleen Wynne showing up at the doors of Toronto homeowners with baskets of food indicates Ontarians will soon be heading to the polls. […]

Groupe Renaissance Group PUBLIC APPEAL re Chemical Tanks on Cornwall Ontario Harbour POLL PETITION

Groupe Renaissance Group PUBLIC APPEAL re Chemical Tanks on Cornwall Ontario Harbour  POLL PETITION

“IN THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNICATIONS”   AND AS A FOLLOW UP TO OUR FRIENDLY PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION AT THE SITE IN QUESTION ON MONDAY DECEMBER 09 2013 AND OUR PUBLIC MEETING OF DECEMBER 11 2013   WE ASK ONE MORE TIME THAT YOU THE GENERAL PUBLIC HELP US STOP THE CONSTRUCTION OF STORAGE TANKS ALONG THE WATERFRONT […]

Chem Tank Construction Continues in Cornwall Ontario as Political Infighting Doesn’t Challenge Lies from Feds & City Government by Jamie Gilcig

Canada Transport & City of Cornwall & Council Turtling as Construction Continues

Chem Tank Construction Continues in Cornwall Ontario as Political Infighting Doesn’t Challenge Lies from Feds & City Government by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – There are now four petitions asking the Federal Government to stop construction of Chemical Tanks on the Cornwall Ontario Harbourfront. What we know is that as early as February 2013 Economic Development; most likely Bob Peters, was contacted by parties connected to what would become Trillium Distribution Cornwall Inc. That the city […]

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 […]

Did Bob Kilger Lie to Cornwall? Mentions Construction on NOV 21 at Waterfront Development City Meeting

Did Mayor Kilger Sell Out Cornwall? Residents Outraged at Chemical Tank Construction on Federal Waterfront Lands

Cornwall Ontario – Hmm…how to gentrify a former industrial city with a stunningly beautiful waterfront…. a) build luxury condos?  b)  build lovely green spaces for the community to enjoy?  c) lease out lands to a firm that will plunk a chemical tank or two after the property had been cleaned up at taxpayer expense to […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Will MP’s Have the Guts to Pass Reform Act Bill?

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Will MP’s Have the Guts to Pass Reform Act Bill?

CFN – There has been much discussion this week about Michael Chong’s Private Members Bill to reform some of the aspects of how our parties act and control MPs. Whether one agrees with all the details found in his bill, one thing is certain; it can’t make things any worse than they already are on […]

Counter Point – Bill Kingston Mouth Farts his Partisan Harper Blue Over Reform Act Bill by Jamie Gilcig

Counter Point – Bill Kingston Mouth Farts his Partisan Harper Blue Over Reform Act Bill by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario– I know commentary is supposed to trigger a reaction in the media.   We pundits, columnists, and editorial scribblers can even handle when response isn’t favorable, but Bill Kingston’s mouth farts today on our local Corus radio station bring up those little bits of pre-vomit  as Mr. Kingston attacked  Conservative MP Michael Chong’s […]

P.J. Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario Gives MP Michael Chong’s Reform Act a Thumbs Up LTE

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, Conservative MP Michael Chong introduced a private member’s bill known as the Reform Act, which is designed to renew parliamentary democracy in Canada. As I understand it, the Reform Act would: Empower MPs to represent their constituents rather than being the trained seals of respectively, the prime minister, the PMO, and party leaders Empower members of party caucuses to fire […]

Joe Clark’s new book How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change (Random House Canada, 273 pages) Reviewed by PJ Robertson

Intriguing title for a wise, well-researched and timely book.

Joe Clark’s new book How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change (Random House Canada, 273 pages)  Reviewed by PJ Robertson

  CFN – How We Lead covers past, present, and future, “we” being Canada as a whole— citizens, businesses, corporations, NGOs and “not just governments,” Clark insists. And, importantly, Canada’s reputation in the world.   What kind of leadership, he asks, have we shown in a changing world over the past century up until today? […]

Conrad Black on Duffygate – Horton Hears a Who Reverse Embezzlement Should Not Lead to Lynching November 30, 2013

Conrad Black on Duffygate – Horton Hears a Who Reverse Embezzlement Should Not Lead to Lynching November 30, 2013

This week’s by-election results — two for the Tories, two for the Liberals — suggest that voters are not too much concerned by the shenanigans in the Senate. Nor should they be. Mike Duffy was accused of excessive aggression in submitting his expenses, and Nigel Wright paid $90,000 out of his pocket to keep the […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Liberals & Conservatives Can Both Claim Victory in Bye-Elections NOV 26, 2013

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Liberals & Conservatives Can Both Claim Victory in Bye-Elections NOV 26, 2013

CFN – Four more bye-elections enter the history books. The two main protagonists, Liberals and Conservatives can both claim victory and their spin machines are already in action. In politics what matters is that you get to send someone from your team to Ottawa, so in that sense the Conservatives can pat themselves on the […]

Will Stephen Harper Drag Out Duffy Senate Scandal or Come Clean With Canadians by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – Stephen Harper finds himself in a strange quandary and one that will impact his legacy as a Prime Minister of this Great Country. The Senate Scandal that has his own appointee, journalist Mike Duffy, at its centre clearly is pointing at his desk. You can’t have a tight controlling PM not know what’s […]

Stephen Harper Visits Crysler’s Farm 1812 Remembrance Day Event in Morrisburg Ontario

Stephen Harper Visits Crysler’s Farm 1812 Remembrance Day Event in Morrisburg Ontario

CFN – Cornwall Free News viewers Mary Bray and the Cameron family headed up to Upper Canada Village to catch Prime Minister Stephen Harper join the Remembrance Day event with the SD&G Glen’s commemoration of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm and the War of 1812 when Canada whooped our American neighbors and sent them back […]