South Dundas - Jan. 20, 2014: We are barely two weeks into 2014, and few weeks into
nominations for this year's Municipal Elections. Yet things are
already heating up here in Dundas County. Already some interesting
announcements have taken place making this election some political
theater that will be interesting to watch. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Jan. 12, 2014: It would seem that most of the chattering class expect an election in Ontario this spring. Even most political junkies say there will be an election. Andrea Horwath waffles. I’m surprised by her position but I’m sure she has some reasons. Now Kathleen Wynne is building her election platform. More government, 10 cent additional gas tax, an Ontario pension plan, higher hydro rates. Please don’t laugh. Some people agree with her. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Dec. 11, 2013: There are many people in the City of Cornwall who have expressed displeasure in the Federal Government's decision to re-institute a tank farm along Cornwall's waterfront. As this story unfolds and more manure hits the fan, fingers are pointing in many directions. Interestingly, MP Guy Lauzon seems to have the least amount of fingers pointing towards him and his government which I find surprising. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Dec. 10, 2013: Today, Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released her 2013 Annual Report and her findings are consistent with the reality that families like ours live everyday - much progress has been made in relation to autism awareness and funding, but much more is required. Tristan will likely receive IBI services sooner than most in the Province, but he will still miss the optimal four year target. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Dec. 5, 2013: I received a disturbing email tonight from a good friend, former Councillor Chuck Charlebois. It is very disappointing to learn that the Federal Government is reinstituting this oil tank farm use on the City's beautiful waterfront. Sadly, it is being reported on TheCornwallDaily.com that both Mayor Bob Kilger and MP Guy Lauzon were “not aware of anything going on there”. FULL STORY
South Dundas - Oct. 29, 2013: Why do we have such a lack of connection to our natural waterfront? This is a consequence of the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway project 55 years ago. A large amount of the land that borders the river is blocked from access. The problem is not just in South Dundas, but also all municipalities which front onto the river. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Oct. 18, 2013: The Harper Government’s Throne Speech on Oct. 16 was a lacklustre document which failed to address the real issues facing everyday Canadians in these uncertain economic times. The Throne Speech was short on details and new ideas and long on rhetoric and political messaging. It lacked a comprehensive jobs strategy to stimulate the sluggish economy, to create jobs, and to assist the 1.3 million Canadians who are looking for work. FULL STORY
South Dundas - Sep. 17, 2013: Recently at SDG County Council, Township of South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis has pushed for an expansion of development lands in that municipality. There is opportunity for that township to increase development there, which at first blush sounds great. However that expansion comes at a detrimental cost to another municipality, making South Dundas the lesser of six equals. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Sep. 2, 2013: As I travel across Stormont-Dundas- South Glengarry, people talk to me about the need to get this province back on track and to create the jobs that will allow our children to enjoy a bright future. Small businesses owners are frustrated by the unnecessary regulations and government forms. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business identified Ontario employers as having to face the largest regulation burden in Canada, costing them more than $11.8 billion in 2013. FULL STORY
Windsor - Aug. 26, 2013: Tonight, Windsor City Council will debate how to fill the vacant Ward Seven seat as a result of the departure of Councillor Percy Hatfield. Hatfield was recently elected to Queen’s Park as an NDP member in the provincial by-election in Windsor-Tecumseh. Mayor Eddie Francis and his colleagues will have three choices in terms of dealing with the vacant seat. FULL STORY
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